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Our exploration around Old Havana would have us exploring several of the cities four squares in this historic region. We’d explore these grand places with something to see around every turn. The surprise of such a European City in an island in the tropical Caribbean was a surprise to us all as we discovered something new. Activity: Tackling the Four Squares of Old Havana, Cuba. We then wandered down past Hotel Los Frailes… Read More

Our travel took us into one of Cuban’s most famous fortresses that was designed to keep enemies out. We would also get our first impressions into Old Havana. We would discover European styled public squares that are in the process of being restored to a world class squares and gathering spaces. Activity: Climbing on Castillo de Los Tres Santos Reyes Magnos del Morro and Stepping into Old Havana, Cuba. Our driver picked… Read More

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Venice, Italy is the ability to take a gondola ride around the canals of Venice. It’s not a cheap experience, with rides costing upwards of 80€ ($93 USD) for 30 minutes. Having been to Venice before, and not having experienced the rides, I wasn’t going to miss out on this experience. Was it all worth it? We outlay our experience riding a Venice Gondola… Read More

Our time in Malta led us to the capital city of Valetta. Valetta is a terrific walled city that is a UNESCO world heritage and a popular cruise ship stopover destination. We’d get to experience a unique day of exploring through the walled city with history around every corner. Activity: Wandering in the Walled City of Malta. Getting to Valetta, Malta: On our third day, we organized a day trip to Valletta…. Read More

Instead of staying another day at Dubais’ beaches, we rented a car and headed out into the United Arab Emirates’ heartland. We headed to Al Ain to see one of the United Arab Emirates most historic sites at the Al Jahlili Fort. The fort used to be a summer residence belonging to the the ruling Sheikh’s of the United Arab Emirates and now stands as part of the countries fledging history. Attraction:… Read More

The Victoria Falls straddling the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia is a highlight of any travels across the Southern Sahara African Belt. The history and legacy of the Cape to Cairo Railway that founded the dreams of this town are constantly in the forefront of any visit. Our visit to Victoria Falls allowed for a great day of exploration surrounding this exotic attraction, along with plenty of opportunities to get wet. Activity:… Read More

One of Namibia’s greatest attractions are the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Home to one of the world’s greatest salt pans, the sand dunes tower over visitors at heights of over 400 meters. A self guided visit through the park was among the highlights of our trip to Namibia. Activity: Hiking the Majestic Sand Dunes at Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sesriem, Namibia “The Sossusvlei Sand Dunes are… Read More

The Amber Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India is among the city’s most popular attractions. We allowed ourselves a whole day to see this highlight of Jaipur. While we didn’t exactly have any tourist experience in mind, we really enjoyed the experience of being able to explore this place at our own pace, and relish in some of the unique features of travelling in India. A Day in the Footsteps of Royalty; Touring… Read More

We had a day of sightseeing around the Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. Jaipur has a few interesting attractions within it’s city limits, and we found it worth our time to spend a day sightseeing in and among it’s pink streets. We took in the famous Hawa Mahal, the historic astronomy centre of Jantar Mantar, and the City Palace. Jaipur was a much more authentic place than industrial New Delhi,… Read More

The second half of our time in Agra, India was spent at the other great attraction in Agra; the Agra Fort. The two locations are interconnected in the history of Agra, India. While you’d never mistake the Agra Fort for the main attraction in town, it’s well worth a visit on any trip to Agra. A visit to the Agra Fort will allow for a greater understanding of the local history and… Read More

Our travels to New Delhi had us visiting the world famous Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of those locations in the world that every serious traveller has to go and visit at least once. During our visit, we were able to take in all the major features of the palace, and happened to enjoy our visit on a day that didn’t have all too many visitors. The Greatest Ode to… Read More

Europe is full of terrific towns and city walking experiences that we don’t get in the Americas or many other parts of the world. Our around the world trip had us touching down in Warsaw, Poland for several days, allowing us to take in the streets of Warsaw, Poland and it’s historic Old Town. Our walking experience had us wandering to no particular destination at all, which is sometimes a travel feature… Read More