Budapest :Things to do on the Pest Side

Most of the action lies in Pest, east of the Danube, the Jewish Quarter and the Palace District , with fashionable restaurants bars, restaurants and boutiques in neighborhoods like the Inner City , Budapest Pest side is the place to be . The Pest side is where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s where the main city center is,…

Budapest :Things to do on the Buda Side

The hilly Budapest Buda side , the Buda Castle and renewed, and Turkish-era thermal baths reward travelers . Separated by the Danube, the hilly Buda side is a beautiful area of Budapest with great walking paths, scenery, views of the Pest side, and it’s also home to the picturesque Fisherman’ Bastion and Buda Castle. Here what to do on Budapest’s…

Budapest Travel Tips

If you are planning on taking a trip to Hungary’s capital , here are the basic Budapest travel tips and things you should know before you go . A visit to Hungary’s striking capital means being right on the Danube River , in one of Europe’s finest cities. One of the largest cities in Europe, ,with the trees on the…

Exploring the Moorish Castle of Sintra

Maybe because it has more history than all of the Sintra sights combined , maybe because it has the most authentic feel to it , less crowds and the true bird’s eye view for everything including Atlantic Ocean if you are lucky , visiting Moorish Castle in Sintra was one of the highlights of my Portugal trip . There is…

Why You Should Visit Pena Palace

Why you should visit Pena Palace. The Sintra region had been a favorite of English travelers since the Crusades. Sintra seems to have it all : spectacular palaces and mansions, lush parks, Roman ruins and Europe’s westernmost shores with wild rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and natural pools. No wonder , that later , around 15 century , Philippa, daughter of…

Key Lime Pie

The Key Lime pie didn’t become Florida’s flagship dessert until the 1950s, but it’s now synonymous with the State’s identity and pride of the Keys.

Lemon and lime pies have been around for centuries. A rustic version of the modern lime pie could have been enjoyed even by the Ancient Greeks.

More recently, you can find records of meringue-topped lime pies in Switzerland sometime in the early 19th century, and they came to be quite popular. 

Costa Rica Coffee Farm : a Must Visit

The best Costa Rican coffee comes from plantations in the Central Valley, from Monteverde to San José. There are many family-owned coffee farms in this region, producing high-quality coffee with unique flavor profiles. Costa Rican coffee is the superior Arabica variety. While the unique microclimate on each farm affects the coffee’s specific flavor, Costa Rican coffees tend to be round and balanced, with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and apricot, and a hint of brown sugar sweetness.

Sustainable Farming in Costa Rica

I was lucky to spend a few days living at a real sustainable farm in Monteverde , ran by a 60 year old Hermida and a few volunteers and have a real sustainable farming experience. Hermida is one of the most amazing strong willed women I have ever met , she shared her “sustainability secrets” with me . This blog…

Horseback Riding in Costa Rica Cloud forest

Most tourist destinations offer horseback riding tours. While these kinds of tours are often premium packages in other countries, where you might pay $100 for an hour of slowly walking down the beach, these tours in Costa Rica are affordable and offer a wide variety of experiences.

Monteverde has especially great horseback riding tours. It’s always lush and green, and the average temperature is 64 degrees year-round: perfect weather for a ride. This national park tour will let you see the jungle at its most wild, as well as the unique coffee plantations.

Hanging Bridges : Selvatura Park in Monteverde

Selvatura Park is famous for its hanging bridges. They may be the best in the entire country, and that’s saying something when you’re talking about the Costa Rica, which is known for them.
The park is in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica, about ten minutes north of Santa Elena. You should expect to spend about two hours in the park.There are several tours available: ziplining for the adventurous; herpetarium, butterfly garden, insect garden, and hummingbird garden tours.

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