Wander, otherwise we are lost.

Top 8 things to do in Istanbul for first time visitors

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Planning to spend a weekend in Istanbul, but don’t know where to start? Not sure what to see or skip? Istanbul is huge, so you will have to make some choices. In this post, I picked the 8 things I liked the most and that I’m so glad I did not missed. Suspended between Europe…

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Yoga retreats: are they for everyone?

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Yoga is an ancient practice. It brings uncountable benefits to body and mind.  People in their 80’s practise yoga likewise people in their 30’s. At yoga classes you meet business women, housewives, students, retirees. Recently, has become quite trendy to go on yoga holidays as well. What are exactly yoga retreats, and are they for…

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Venetian Thanksgiving: the “Salute” feast

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Every year, on November 21st, Venice celebrates the feast of Salute. The word “salute” literally means “good health” and on this day we use to go to Mass and pray Our Lady for the good health of our city and families. The festival is both a religious holiday and an expression of laic folklore, similar…

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Sailing Narcissus

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Home is where the anchor drops Welcome back to my beloved homespot. Venice, Italy. We expect 7 million people to visit in 2017. It’s high season in my beloved hometown, it’s in this time of the year we get the most of the flow of tourism; Every morning, hundreds of tourists invade Saint Mark square,…

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Invitation to Seychelles: an archipelago called Heaven

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The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea - Isaac Dinesen Seychelles is a natural medicine for the soul. The fact that places like this exist for real is already reassuring. In a way it seems it could defeat all the evil of the world. The archipelago of 115 pristine islands…

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