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Alona Tiunina

What To Do In Unawatuna

Unawatuna is located on the South of Sri Lanka around four hours by train from Colombo. It is a coast city and if you are going here than you are probably looking for a relaxing time on the beach. I must say it is a great place to do so but there are few more things that you can do in Unawatuna to make the most of your time. Relax On Unawatuna Beach This is…

Kandy Day Trip

If you are going to Sri Lanka chances are you want to see Sigiriya rock and the Dambulla Cave temple. There are two ways for how to visit these places. First, you can stay at Sigiriya village if you want to spend a lot of time, or second, do a Kandy Day Trip. The best way to do the day trip is to hire a private driver a it will be cheaper than online tours…

Hotel Review: Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel Presidential Suite (Cappadocia)

Staying at a cave hotel on your visit to Cappadocia always seems to make the list of things to do. While there are plenty of hotels offering cave hotels, one of the best in my opinion is the Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel. The hotel is located in Goreme, Cappadocia and is an easy walk from many of the best restaurants in the city. I should mention early on that this was also one of the…

20 Things To Do In Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv is not only the cultural capital of Ukraine, AND one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but it’s also where I live. You may have noticed that by just how much content I have about this great city. This ever expanding list of things to do in Lviv Ukraine will be useful to anyone looking to visit Lviv, either for a city break or a long term stay. Table Of Contents…

Itinerary for a 14 day Trip Around Turkey

Turkey is a country of contrast, it is a great mix of cultures, religion, nations, architecture and history. And even now people can’t decide if it is more Middle East or Europe. This is the country that should be on the bucket list of everyone who thinks of themselves as a traveler. There are many places to visit in Turkey and a year won’t be enough to explore this part of this world…

Agora of Smyrna

Turkey is a country of many cultures, nations, and religions, and therefore it has many sites that were built in different epochs by various empires. There is of course Istanbul which has everything from Ancient Greece to the Byzantine Empire, to the Ottoman palaces and mosques. But there are also some big cities that have just a few ancient pieces that were preserved. In this category you can place the city of Izmir and the…

How To Get To Petra From Eilat

“One of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. That is how UNESCO described the ancient city of Petra. Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and made it to the list of New 7 Wonders of the World. Here is the detailed description on how to get to Petra from Eilat. The first time I saw Petra was in the movie “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade” and I fell in…

Fun Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

To visit Rio de Janeiro was always my dream. And because I am from Ukraine and didn’t really have the chance to travel when I was a kid, Rio de Janeiro was something magical and unreachable to me. The exotic place that people don’t really go to or even thinking about going to. That is what surprised me the most, when my friends talked about going to Paris or New York for example…

5 Foods In Istanbul You Have To Try

Going to the city where east meets west? Here are 5 foods in Istanbul you have to try! Pictures and addresses included for each entry. We came to Istanbul right after our trip to Sarajevo and Mostar. Two cities that were influenced by Turkish culture. In Istanbul there is so much to see, but for this article I’m going to focus just on some must try foods in Istanbul for a true Turkish…

Istanbul Airport Lounge Review

Right off the bat I’ll say that Turkish Airlines has one of the best lounges I’ve been to. The main reason? The food. Ask anyone who has been to the lounge in Istanbul airport and they probably remember the vast selection of food available. That being said, an airport lounge review cannot just be about the food, so I’ll give you a full rundown of the entire thing. In late 2018 a…