Brava, Cape Verde - The Greenest and One of the Best Islands of the Archipelago

Brava, Cape Verde - The Greenest and One of the Best Islands of the Archipelago

Brava is the greenest, coolest and one of the smallest islands of the archipelago Cape Verde. It has its own micro-climate which makes it so unique. Most of the tourists tend to flock to the dry, sandy islands such as Sal or Boa Vista, but in my opinion the less known ones are way more interesting. And Brava was the one we liked the most. Contrary to Sal, in Brava, you won't see any crowds of tourists.

It's located right beside another pretty unique island with the infamous volcano in its center - Fogo (take a look at my post about Fogo to see the entire old village engulfed by lava and a new village with typical round houses made of volcanic rock built by the locals on top of the destroyed town). When you're in Fogo, don't miss Brava - it's so close and it feels like a completely different world! Brava does not have typical sandy beaches but it does have amazing cliffs, coastline, nature and pretty much the most picturesque towns in Cape Verde.

Is Beirut, Lebanon Safe? Visiting the Most Beautiful City in the Middle East

Is Beirut, Lebanon Safe? Visiting the Most Beautiful City in the Middle East

Beirut used to be called the "Paris" of the Middle East. But to be honest, after having visited both cities, it's way more interesting than the real Paris. Thanks to the diversity of various cultures, the city boasts influences from Europe and the Middle East. It is especially evident in the unique, golden architecture around the Nijmeh Square. Due to the city's sensitive location, this diversity is not only a blessing but, unfortunately also a curse. As recently as the 1990s, Beirut was heavily damaged by the Lebanese Civil War. Now it has been rebuilt and if it wasn't for the reputation of the region, Beirut would be as popular as all the other great cities on our planet. But is it safe to visit it now?

Koper and Strunjan - Mediterranean Town and Hidden Beach in Slovenia

Koper and Strunjan - Mediterranean Town and Hidden Beach in Slovenia

The town of Koper in Slovenia is rarely on anyone's itinerary. Initially, it wasn't on ours either. It was supposed to be simply the first point of entry into the country. Although it is not as spectacular as the neighboring  Piran (a must see when visiting Slovenia - it has the vibe and beauty of the extremely famous Dubrovnik), Koper still boasts the Mediterranean charm and the tiny Old Town covered with red brick roofs is similar to other towns along the Adriatic coast. Near Koper, we also found a little, secluded wild beach shielded by a large white cliff - it's completely off the beaten path and visited by locals only. What a nice surprise it was after the whole day of visiting!

How to Get to Big Almaty Lake, Kazakhstan - One of the World's Most Surreal Lakes

How to Get to Big Almaty Lake, Kazakhstan - One of the World's Most Surreal Lakes

Big Almaty Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes we've ever seen. If it was located somewhere in Europe, it would definitely be one of the most visited natural attractions, especially considering the fact how easy it is to reach it. However, because it is in the high mountains of the country that no one cares about - Kazakhstan, hardly anyone even heard about it. But if you love off the beaten path places, you'll love Kazakhstan. And Big Almaty lake will be one of the highlights of this vast and rich in spectacular natural wonders country. But although it's so close to the largest city in Kazakhstan - Almaty - and getting there is not a problem, it's quite tricky because it has been closed off for tourists by the government. So, how to get there?

Cycling on the Irish Coast: A New Way to See the Country

Cycling on the Irish Coast: A New Way to See the Country

The Irish coastline is known for its beautiful scenery, rich cultural heritage and of course, plenty of pubs to get a pint of Guinness. It makes for the ideal weekend getaway with the family or short active break with a partner or friend. With its plentiful roads and network of cycle paths, traveling by bike can be an invigorating, rewarding and unique way to see the Emerald Isle. So, what are you waiting for? Get on your bike!

Minsk, Belarus - A Visit in the Capital of Europe's Last Dictatorship

Minsk, Belarus - A Visit in the Capital of Europe's Last Dictatorship

Minsk is one of those European cities that are usually unheard of both by Western Europeans and tourists visiting Europe. Tourist guides dedicated to Europe rarely mention anything about Belarus. Some people are even surprised it exists at all. 
It seemed to me that Minsk was one of the most unknown among all the capitals on the old continent (although later, it turned out that there's another - even less popular - Chisinau in Moldova which we also visited). Having been to so many unpopular destinations, the fact that no one else was interested in visiting Minsk was one of the main reasons we got intrugued about it and, contrary to the popular trend, we really wanted to see it - does it really feel like a police state of Europe's last dictatorship? Is it gloomy, filled with communist-era Stalinist architecture? Are the locals cold and unapproachable? 
 

Best Place to Spend Valentine's Day in Canada

Best Place to Spend Valentine's Day in Canada

Canada is well known for its many wonderful romantic destinations, and if you're thinking of arranging a special trip for you and a special someone to celebrate Valentine's Day, there is no shortage of places for you to visit. If you want to make the occasion memorable for the love of your life, there are several ways that you can make the day one to remember for a lifetime. Check out these awesome Valentine's Day gifts from Eternity Rose – the ideal surprise to present to your loved one during to a trip to one of these amazing locations.

Ayutthaya Temples, Thailand - One of the Best Places to See around Bangkok

Ayutthaya Temples, Thailand - One of the Best Places to See around Bangkok

Ayutthaya is probably the most popular (and impressive) historical site near Bangkok. After the first day in Thailand’s capital which turned out to be extremely dreadful and filled with bad luck (you can read about it in this post), we were happy enough to leave it behind and go exploring different places in Thailand - hoping they would turn out to be better. And fortunately, they surely did. Ayutthaya Historical Park is rich in ancient temples and Buddha statues (especially the famous one at Wat Mahathat temple which is surrounded and entangled with branches).

Best places to see in Lofoten, Norway - Part 1 - Lofoten South

Best places to see in Lofoten, Norway - Part 1 - Lofoten South

Lofoten archipelago is a truly spacial place. It's located above the Arctic Circle and during the summer, the sun never sets (in winter, it never rises which is perfect for admiring Aurora Borealis). From mid May till August, you can walk around at 2 am and feel as if it was late afternoon.

Lofoten is extraordinary not only because of the unusual sunrise/sunset times. I must admit it is the most beautiful place on our planet I have ever seen. Surrounded by the vast Norwegian Sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, the archipelago is warmed up by its waters and the climate is surprisingly mild, even in winter. The islands emerge suddenly right out of the sea and their pointy peaks resemble the highest parts of the Alps. Surprisingly, apart from the spectacular mountains, Lofoten has... tropical looking beaches that you'd never think could exist so far north. Perfect, white sand and turquoise, clear waters seem to bea carbon copy of the Caribbeans. All this unusual mixture of landscapes otherwise not seen side by side creates an unique fantasy scenery that you'd expect to see in a video game rather than in reality.

Top 5 Affordable and Astonishing Safari Tours

Top 5 Affordable and Astonishing Safari Tours

So you want to take a safari but you need it to be not only amazing but affordable. Since the old days, you can now have a more upscale safari without adding too much to the price of it. In this article, we are going to give you the top 5 most affordable and astonishing safari tours so you get a great adventure that won’t break the bank!