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what can be more beautiful than visiting places that we only dreamed of ?

Nepal October 27, 2008

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Nepal. A particular destination with minimal luxuries. A life time travel for many of us. Not anymore for Alex, who made his dream reality…

Thank you Alex for the photos

lets enjoy them! Nepal Photo Gallery

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2CV October 22, 2008

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DODOS

DODOS

It doesn’t only matter where you go, but also how you go. And travelling with a 2CV can be a unique experience!

This is  for Maio and Dodo!

 

Mexico October 19, 2008

Mexico is a land with thousand places to visit. Inside the country you can travel from its mythology to its reality and from the absolute wealth to poverty ,just by driving only few kilometers.
Mexico-City is the biggest city in the world. It has almost 9 million people (2008), a number which daily increases. The wealth is shared between a few families, that live in specific regions with tall walls and electrical fences for protection. And absolute poverty is found in the limits of the city. The “lost cities” are extended daily, without specifications for the existence of the people who are hoping for a better life in the city. No words can describe these cities..
Mexico has a rich mythology. Teotihuacan is one of the most famous archaeological place. The name Teotihuacan means” the place that Gods have been born” because it is believed that the universe were created there. This name, however, is not the region’s real name, because it was given after the disappearance of the existing culture. Teotihuacan hides an enormous mystery. Although it had a great civilization, and more population than latest Rome, it disappeared suddenly at 700AD. It is located 25 miles northeast from Mexico-City. The Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon are really imposing. The Avenue of the Dead, that links the two pyramids impresses with its size.
The National Museum of Anthropology is located in Chapultepec Park. It can be considered as a  sample of exceptional architecture and arrangement. The  “El paraguas”, which is an impressive umbrella – fountain, dominates in the inner yard of the Museum. The exhibits are many and very good maintained. The history of the Country unfolds into the Museums walls. Astonishing big is the Calendar of the Maya (Calendrier Mayan, or Stone of the Sun).
The Palace constitutes an other appreciable destination for visit. In its walls dominates the history of Mexico painted by Diego Rivera.
After destroying the Temple of Aztecs, Herman Cortes decided to build the Cathedral Temple precisely at the same spot. The Cathedral however was destroyed in 1573 and reconstructed with the stones that preexisted in the Temple of the Aztecs. The Temple was completed in 1687 but got its final appearance  in 1813. Unfortunately it was built on soft subsoil so a part of it  receded  and after an intense rainfall in 1989 some cracks appeared. The Temple has been maintained but its angle is obvious. The temple is open for both faithfuls and visitors.
A very popular habit, not only for travelers but also for locals is the boating on the channels of Mexico. Life goes on inside the boats themselves as floating canteens, musicians and shops. An odd scene to notice are the dolls on the trees.
In the peninsula of Cancun, with its impressive in size luxury hotels, you can  also find the Park of Xcaret.  A park where ecology meets culture and the wild nature of Mexico. It is a fabulous place to visit but I believe that one day, to do it, is not enough.

I think that Mexico constitutes a destination that charms the travelers and make them want to visit it again.

PS. Don’t forget to try the local coffee.

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Autumn Excursions in Greece October 8, 2008

Autumn is the ideal season for small excursions in Greece. There are many places to visit. Ipiros’ villages and especially Zagorochoria, are the most popular destination the past few years. Although many hotels and farms were built to suit the traveler, the villages kept the local colour and their tradition, giving us the chance to escape from our every day life.

The day can be spent peacefully by visiting the villages around, quiet walks by Aoo or Voidomati river, or enjoy a Greek coffee in a local cafe. A beautiful site to visit is the “stone pools”, a very beautiful shaping of nature that connects Megalo and Mikro Papigo

For those who want to enjoy an easy trekking good choice is the path by river Voidomati. It begins at the bridge (in the street Konitsa – Ioannina) and ends in the bridge after the village of Aristi. A popular route is also the path to “Moni Stomiou”. The path starts at the stone bridge of Aoos and reaches up to the monastery (Moni Stomiou) with the imposing view in the canyon of Aoos. All the paths have labels with information about the time needed for the different itineraries.

For the mountaineers the region offers a multitude of choices. The path to the shelter of Papigo constitutes the most frequent destination and the nearest. From the shelter you can walk up to Drakolimni, to Gamila and Astraka. These paths are more exigent but reward each effort. The shelter doesn’t operate all the time during winter. Before starting your trekking it is necessary to contact the supervisor of the shelter and check also for the availability of beds.

Zagorochoria is a great place for cyclists. They can find from easy to difficult routes to practice their passion.

For those who want to live extreme moments, rafting is the easiest way. Here also the difficulties vary. For beginning exceptional choice is Voidomatis river, with the splendid landscape and its dark and light blue color. The difficulties increase in Arachthos river, which is located in Tzoumerka (between Ioannina and Arta). The river shows unique beauty, the landscapes appear more imposing and fulfill the most exigent visitor. The rafting excursions are organized by local companies of alternative tourism that have their base in the region.

And at the end of the day a shot of raki in the distillery or somewhere else with some local tidbits is the best way to finish the day.

I am waiting to hear from you for places you visit, or you would like to visit during autumn.

 

Tsipouro.. October 5, 2008

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In a splendid Farm in Ipiros the preparations for the distillation of tsipouro have begun…

*tsipouro: the local name for raki

 

London, Amsterdam or Berlin.. October 4, 2008

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..some times they seem so similar..

 

October

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October is  the most beautiful month in our country for  mountainous tours. The temperature is pleasant and allows us to  enjoy all day-long excursions and relaxing moments , in evening, in front of the fireplace. The nature has unique colors that change every day. We can see  yellow and green leaves but also orange and deep red, all in the same landscape. I think these can be some of the most beautiful pictures that we can capture with our photo lenses.