The most spectacular Mayan ruins in Yucatan and Chiapas

Did you know that there are over 20 Mayan sites in Mexico?  That’s right, one of the world’s biggest civilizations ever has left a huge mark on Mexico’s heritage sites!  After exploring Mexico City, make sure to visit the states of Yucatán and Chiapas, where the majority of the Mayan ruins can be found.  The proximity of most of them makes it handy to go on a Mayan exploration spree without having to cover too much distance.… Continue reading

The best places to visit on Kefalonia

Kefalonia, with its green, pine-covered slopes and Mount Ainos majestically towering over the surrounding azure blue waters, is the biggest island of the Ionian Sea.
Does its name ring a bell? Very possible! The island of Kefalonia was the setting for the 2001 movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”, in which Nicolas Cage played an Italian captain during WWII.… Continue reading

The most beautiful colonial towns of Brazil

From the Portuguese colonial town of Paraty to the northern city of Olinda: colonial architecture and cobblestone streets can be found all over Brazil. But nowhere is the concentration so high than in the inland state of Minas Gerais. Minas Gerais has long been known for its wealth of minerals and its mining activities, which, together with the goldrush, created huge wealth in the 18th century.… Continue reading