Cuba: Famous places connected to Fidel Castro and his revolution

After the news of Fidel Castro passing away, I cannot resist not to publish this impromptu blog post. I am not going to write about the history and his biography. You can now find a lot of articles related to all this in the media.

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Discovering Cuba in 14 days

What do you know about Cuba? That was my first question after deciding on my next trip destination. Now after my return back I have to admit, I knew a little about this beautiful island between the Atlantic ocean and Caribbean. I knew Havana is the capital city, people speak Spanish,

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5 reasons for visiting Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was not originally among countries I always dreamed to travel to, like Jordan, Italy, France or Norway, for example. The country appeared on my travel bucket list more by a chance. First, one of my best friends entertained the idea of visiting Sri Lanka, but this was just around the time the peace agreement between the government and Tamil Tigers had been signed and I did not consider visiting the country safe, yet. Several years later I moved to Abu Dhabi and researched Sri Lanka for my list of “safe-and-easy-to-reach” travel destinations. And after talking about the country with my fantastic colleagues who either were born on the island or already visited the country, it was decided. The visit was only a few-days long and I have seen only the southern part of the island. But being there with a fantastic group of friends and having great time makes me want to come back and see more. Why?

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Jordan: Around the country in five days

My last minute trip to Jordan to visit the Red Sea, Wadi Rum desert, ancient city of Petra, crusader’s castle Karak, Moses’ Mt. Nebo or dip in the Dead Sea was meant as a necessary relax after an intensive time at work. Peak season in Jordan is usually in spring or autumn, in the winter it is quite cold and in summer quite warm. However, that is relative.

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