Sep 11

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Berlin

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Berlin

 

The Grand Hyatt Berlin is a trendy and modern establishment that is well situated in the city’s shopping, historic and restaurant scene. Much can be said of it, well staffed, great amenities and stunning decor to create the perfect stay for business or pleasure. Continue reading

Aug 21

Mission San Juan Capistrano: historic California attraction

Mission San Juan Capistrano: historic California attraction

 

This centerpiece of Orange County in Southern California and the renowned home of architectural wonders and the famous swallow birds is a site not to miss. Set in the former mission hills and valleys it is a timeless compound full of centuries old artwork, modern displays and unique architecture. The setting is the small town of Capistrano just about an hour and a half North of San Diego and two hours South of LA. It is on the Ortega highway which is just a slight diversion inland from the scenic Pacific highway that runs along the beaches. Continue reading

Aug 14

A good itinerary when visiting Guatemala

A good itinerary when visiting Guatemala

 

Guatemala is not a very big country in Central America, but it does not fall short of attractions for all kind of visitors. There is a very rich history, natural beauty, colonial cities, good food and activities to keep anyone busy and happy for weeks. Like any other destination it is always hard to try to cover everything. In fact people get the feeling that there is always more to see and one trip is not enough. I will suggest here some places and things to see for the person that goes there for the first time. I know that it is still a lot to see so it is possible to just choose some of the suggestions or to plan a long vacation and see all of these. Continue reading

Aug 09

Exploring the Markets of Fez Morocco

Exploring the Markets of Fez Morocco

 

Traditional Markets in North Africa and the Middle East are sensory experiences that bring one to the essential needs and treasures of life. The overflowing stalls, the chatting shopkeepers and the bargaining buyers are just part of the scenery. Going into the commercial district is an experience that involves all one’s senses, and the sellers know that, which is why everything seems to jump out at you and this is certainly representative of the markets of Fez. Continue reading