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Exploring the Almendres Cromlech on an Evora Megaliths Tour

Exploring the Almendres Cromlech on an Evora Megaliths Tour

I loved Evora in Portugal.  This beautiful city has so much to offer, yet many people only spend a day here on a whistle-stop Lisbon to Evora day trip – they are missing out big time!  I spent three days enjoying Evora at a relaxed pace, and with plenty of things to do in Evora, I wasn’t bored!  However, one of my favourite activities in Evora was actually outside the city, when I took an Evora Megaliths Tour with Portugal…

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Cuba Transportation: A Guide to Getting Around Cuba

Cuba Transportation: A Guide to Getting Around Cuba

Cuba is larger than I thought, and I was surprised at how long it took to travel from place to place.  Getting around Cuba is more challenging than in other countries due to the restrictions on tourists using the local forms of transport which are just for Cuban citizens.  However, with a little inside knowledge of Cuba transportation methods, it isn’t that difficult to understand.  I’ve explained here all the types of transport in Cuba, to help you figure out…

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Where to Stay in Evora Portugal: Heaven Inn Hostel Evora

Where to Stay in Evora Portugal: Heaven Inn Hostel Evora

A lot of people come to Evora just for a day trip from Lisbon. That is such a shame, and they are missing out on so much in Evora and the Alentejo region. There are a lot of things to do in Evora city itself, much more than you can do in a day, and then there are so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit in the region too. If you are wondering where to stay in Evora Portugal,…

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The Best Benagil Cave Tour to visit the Benagil Caves Portugal

The Best Benagil Cave Tour to visit the Benagil Caves Portugal

Benagil Sea Cave is the most famous cave in Portugal, but there are lots of Algarve caves to explore, as the whole of the Algarve coastline is filled with caverns, caves archways and bizarre rock formations.  The best way to enjoy all of the caves and the coastline is to take a Benagil Cave tour which will get you up close and personal to the Benagil caves in Portugal and show you the rest of the coastline at the same…

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Where to Eat in Lagos Portugal: Take a Lagos Food Tour

Where to Eat in Lagos Portugal: Take a Lagos Food Tour

So, you’re wondering where to eat in Lagos Portugal?  There is no shortage of good restaurants in Lagos, that’s true, but sometimes it is hard to sort the good from the bad and the excellent!  As you probably know by now, I adore taking food tours as they are so much more than just a meal.  Bearing all this in mind, I contacted Eat Drink Discover Algarve Food Tours and was thrilled when they invited me to join their food…

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Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Many people plan a trip to Cusco in Peru just for Machu Picchu, but there is so much to explore here!  As well of plenty of things to do in Cusco, there is also a lot to do in the Sacred Valley.  While you are in Cusco you could (and should!) take several day trips from Cusco to explore the different towns, landscapes and archaeological sites that surround the city.  Some Cusco tours are ideal to help you acclimatize to…

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What is the Boleto Turistico Cusco Tourist Ticket & Why Do you Need It?

What is the Boleto Turistico Cusco Tourist Ticket & Why Do you Need It?

If you are coming to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, it is a good idea to spend a few days in Cusco to explore the city and acclimatize to the altitude before taking on any treks or more strenuous activities.  If you want to visit the archaeological sites around Cusco, you will need the Boleto Turistico or Cusco Tourist Ticket.  The Boleto Turistico Cusco ticket gives you access to several key sites in and around Cusco, so you can explore…

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Airbnb Guide: How to Use Airbnb for the First Time

Airbnb Guide: How to Use Airbnb for the First Time

Airbnb has taken the world by storm.  In many cases, it is cheaper and more convenient than booking a hotel room, but if it is your first time using Airbnb you may be wondering how to use Airbnb properly and be looking for some tips for getting started with Airbnb.  Look no further!  I’ve designed this Airbnb guide to share all my Airbnb tips and tricks, including how to set up an Airbnb account, explaining how the Airbnb booking process…

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Backpacking South America: A Backpacker’s Guide to South America on a Budget

Backpacking South America: A Backpacker’s Guide to South America on a Budget

Backpacking South America was my dream trip.  So many beautiful places, delicious cuisines, friendly people and some of the best parties in the world.  It was my first proper backpacking adventure, and I jumped right in at the deep end when my plane landed in Bolivia.  It took me a few days to find my feet, then it didn’t take long at all for me to fall in love with this incredible continent.  What began as a once-in-a-lifetime journey triggered…

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The Best Hikes in Peru – Hikes & Treks in Peru You Will Love

The Best Hikes in Peru – Hikes & Treks in Peru You Will Love

Peru is one of the best countries in the world for hiking and trekking.  Hiking in Peru you will discover vast mountain ranges and deep canyons, stunning snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes as well as the ruins of ancient civilisations.  There aren’t many countries in the world which can match the variety and beauty of trekking in Peru!  I asked fellow travel bloggers to share their favourite hikes and multi-day treks in Peru to come up with this epic list…

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