TOP THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE IN ONE OR TWO DAYS AND BEST ONE DAY EXCURSIONS

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Santiago is a city of more than 6 million inhabitants, but almost all places of interest are within walking distance of the historic center. Continue reading “TOP THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE IN ONE OR TWO DAYS AND BEST ONE DAY EXCURSIONS”

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Iceland

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In 2008 I met the first person who had been in Iceland. Scandinavian countries were well known, with their capitals populated by low buildings painted in bright colors and their churches with towers ending in sharp peaks, Lapland plains full of snow and reindeer where Santa Claus lives and the imposing panoramas of Norwegian fjords, traveled by countless cruises in the summer months. But the country whose name means “the land of ice” was a complete stranger. Continue reading “Iceland”

Kyushu (九州)

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Ignored by the vast majority of international tourists, recognized by the Japanese, the largest island to the west of the country has enough attractions for us to consider an exclusive trip to the area. Its temples can not be compared at all to those in central Honshu, but its nature is described as poetic, original and sometimes sensational: Continue reading “Kyushu (九州)”

MALAGA PROVINCE

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I know this province very well, or should, because it is where I live. What better way to honor Andalusian day than to introduce one of the most interesting provinces of such an interesting country as Spain, where, in turn, there are not many who know what it offers apart from its coast: Continue reading “MALAGA PROVINCE”

YELLOW MOUNTAIN OR MOUNT HUANG (HUANGSHAN 黄山)

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  • We were here: September 28 and 29, 2018.
  • Recommended number of days: 2.
  • My score: 4/5.

If there is anything that abounds in China, they are the mountains. There are from small coastal hills to some of the highest in the world in Tibet, but those that Chinese really like are not those of the Himalayas but Continue reading “YELLOW MOUNTAIN OR MOUNT HUANG (HUANGSHAN 黄山)”

ZHANGJIAJIE (张家界)

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  • We were here: October 12, 2018.
  • Number of days recommended: there is a lot to see; for the most interesting save 2, if we intend to visit everything, between 3 and 4 days.
  • My score: 4/5.

This is one of the most magical places in China, which, as in many other cases, is overlooked by the majority of foreign tourists, and yet it is not totally unknown: Continue reading “ZHANGJIAJIE (张家界)”

LONGJI RICE TERRACES (龙脊梯田)

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  • We were here: October 17, 2018.
  • Number of days needed: 2. We would gladly have stayed a second day having had more time.
  • My score: 5/5.

It is not that this place is more or less beautiful than Guilin mountains, it is different but equally impressive; if I rate it a bit higher is because there are not as many rice terraces as karst mountains in China. This is simply a lovely site. Continue reading “LONGJI RICE TERRACES (龙脊梯田)”

AUSTRALIAN DESERT

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  • I was here: from December 23 to 25, 2005.
  • Number of days needed to see the most famous spots: 2.
  • My score: 4/5.

Thinking about writing about an unusual place where I have spent Christmas, the answer has come immediately to my mind, as far as I do not know what may be more unusual for a Spaniard than spending Christmas eve dining kangaroo barbecue and bathing in a pool at 30ºC at midnight, and Christmas hiking at 45ºC in a desert at the antipodes. Continue reading “AUSTRALIAN DESERT”