Discovering all the amazing and breathtaking places on Earth!

Destinations

The Shadow of the Wind Barcelona

Earlier this month, I saw a good friend of mine posting a photo on Facebook of the new book she was reading, “Into the wild” by Jon Krakauer. I’ve read the book and saw the movie also, so I was curious on her opinion on the book. She wasn’t exactly thrilled with it and said that it wasn’t just because she didn’t like it, but because she was still under a spell from the previous book she had read. “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Unfortunately, I don’t read as much as I’d like to, and to my embarrassment, I didn’t know anything about the book or the author. But I got curios and after reading a little about it, I downloaded it to my kindle. Just two days later, I had finished and was completely under Zafon’s spell. If you’re just like me, you’ve also probably fell in love with the mystery in the books, the dark atmosphere and especially the amazing way he describes Barcelona. Right now I’m reading the second book in the “Cemetery of the Forgotten Books” series, The Angel’s Game, which is just as good as The Shadow of the Wind” (though perhaps a little more “Hollywoodian”) and which takes place in the same beautiful city.

After finishing the book, I was extremely curious to see the locations he so beautifully described in the book, so here are some of the most important locations in Zafon’s book, which you might like to see if you’re ever in Barcelona and loved “The Shadow of the Wind”. The locations are also very convenient to see as they are within walking distance one from another, since most of the action in the book takes place in the old city. The area is also very touristy, so easy to get around. [Click here to read more…]

{ 0 comments }

Europe is a great place to visit if you’re going on holiday no matter which part of the world you are from, this is because depending on which part of Europe you go to get a very different experience compared to everywhere else in the continent. This along with fantastic history of Europe makes it a fantastic place to go and enjoy a great holiday. One kind of holiday that you might expect from Europe is a casino holiday, when most people think of casino holidays they think of Las Vegas and America. However this is not the case as many European countries have casinos much older than America and there is actually quite a heritage in terms of casino history in Europe. [Click here to read more…]

Post image for Amsterdam: An Introduction to Netherland’s Most Famous City

Amsterdam is undoubtedly one of the most well-known cities in the world. This famous Dutch destination is a popular spot for people who want to spend their time unwinding and relaxing within the city. Amsterdam may have been known for its red light districts or legal use of cannabis—which may cause families to think twice before heading here—but this should not hinder people to come and visit the place because there is a wide variety of clean and fun holiday activities and destinations that can be found here. [Click here to read more…]

Post image for Life Inside an Active Volcano: Aogashima Island, Japan

Around 200 people (205 at the 2009 census) live on the Aogashima volcanic island in the Philippine Sea. The island is part of the Izu archipelago, being administered by the city of Tokyo as part of the Hachijo Subprefecture. Located 220 miles south of Tokyo and 45 miles south of the nearest populated island, Aogashima is the most isolated populated island in the archipelago and is also considered the least populated municipality in Japan. [Click here to read more…]

Post image for The Best Budget Beach Destinations

Sadly, jetting off to tropical shores is pipedream for so many of us. Although our pockets might not stretch to getaways in Thailand or the Maldives, there are plenty of low cost beach holidays available to fit all budgets. [Click here to read more…]

Post image for Golf and Dinner in The Algarve

If you are taking all inclusive holidays in Portugal then a visit to the Algarve is a must. Why? For three very good reasons: sun, golf and food. It’s the holy trinity of any trip to the Algarve.

Portugal’s southernmost province reaches an average temperature in September of 26 degrees (22 in October), and it is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for holiday-makers that want to abandon the Autumn weather and head for warmer climes. [Click here to read more…]

Thumbnail image for Three weeks in Ireland

Three weeks in Ireland

This spring, in May to be more precise, I had the chance to live in Ireland for about three weeks. My cousin and a few friends are involved in an online start-up and they were there on business so I decided to visit them and catch a break after a rough period of my life. So there I was, on May 12, landing in Dublin,

Thumbnail image for Top Stag Party Destinations: Manchester

Top Stag Party Destinations: Manchester

The home town of The Smiths, Oasis, The Stone Roses, and world class football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, Manchester is a top destination for stag parties. A bloke’s haven, the city is jam packed with fab bars, pubs, clubs and a ton of daytime activities.

Thumbnail image for Spending holidays in Dubai

Spending holidays in Dubai

Dubai Holidays Dubai has transformed itself from a desert outpost to one of the most important economic centres in the Middle East. As a result, the city has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. Holidays in Dubai offer a mix of old world markets and contemporary architecture, sunny beaches and sprawling shopping centres, imposing skyscrapers and world class museums.

Thumbnail image for Dream Destinations: Sivory Punta Cana Hotel, Dominican Republic

Dream Destinations: Sivory Punta Cana Hotel, Dominican Republic

The Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel is located on the Dominican Republic’s east cost, about 40 miles north of Punta Cana (that’s about a 60-minute drive or you can also choose a helicopter ride, which will get you there in 15 minutes). The hotel’s location is absolutely breathtaking, among a lush tropical garden and facing a large private beach. Not to mention the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is rated as […]

Thumbnail image for Dream Destinations: Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

Dream Destinations: Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 104 islands (5 are only revealed during low tide) located in northwestern Malaysia, close to Thailand. To get to the island, you can take a direct flight from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Phuket or you can choose the ferries operating from mainland Malaysia or Thailand. Anyway, once you get there, perhaps one of the best destinations on the […]

Thumbnail image for London 2012: Nine Architectural Wonders That Changed The City

London 2012: Nine Architectural Wonders That Changed The City

As you probably know by now, the United Kingdom’s capital will host the 2012 Olympics, one of the most important sports events in the world. And since the games’ debut is getting closer and closer, preparations in London are also getting more frantic. In the year when London will host the Olympic Games for the third time (after 1908 and 1948), 10 impressive projects will be inaugurated, signed by famous […]

Thumbnail image for Plitvice Lakes National Park, The Wonder of the Balkans

Plitvice Lakes National Park, The Wonder of the Balkans

With amazing places like the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro or Dubrovnik in Croatia, the Dalmatian seaside has become a popular destination for many travelers, but Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in Croatia between Zadar and the capital Zagreb is quickly becoming one of the major tourist attractions in the Balkans. And if you’re wondering why more than one million tourists from all over the world come here each year, […]

Thumbnail image for North Island, Seychelles – Paradise on Earth

North Island, Seychelles – Paradise on Earth

The North Island was among the first islands in the Seychelles archipelago to be discovered, in 1609. Now, more than 400 years later, the island has managed to keep its absolutely amazing look and all of those who had the chance to visit it agreed that it can’t be far from what we usually call Heaven on Earth. And if you think their reactions are exaggerated, just look at the […]

Thumbnail image for Amalfi Coast and Capri, the pearls of the Mediterranean Sea

Amalfi Coast and Capri, the pearls of the Mediterranean Sea

Besides the splendid landscapes offered by this region, what the Italians call the Costiera Amalfitana impresses with it architectural and artistic masterpieces that can be seen in the cities in this region and also with the inventive thinking of the people in the area that built their homes on the steep cliffs on the coast. This area’s beauty was also formally recognized by UNESCO, which included the Amalfi coast on […]

Thumbnail image for Yosemite National Park – Splendid Lanscape And History

Yosemite National Park – Splendid Lanscape And History

American journalist Horace Greely called the park “the greatest wonder of the North American continent”, while famous American naturalist John Muir pictures the park, in his writings, as having “the most noble forests and the deepest canyons sculpted by glaciers”. If you’re visiting California, especially the Central or Eastern part of the state, then you definitely need to go to the Yosemite National Park. You will be delighted by incredible […]