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Postcards from Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital and largest city, and one of the smallest capital cities in the world. Usually, I am not a big fan of spending time in a country’s cities, especially not those where countless adventure activities beckon in surreal and untouched landscapes. Reykjavik city, however, was a little

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Come as a stranger, leave as a friend: Ocean View B&B Review

Port Edward boasts some incredible scenic landscapes and houses a nice blend of mountainscapes, gorges, beaches that deserve blue flag status, the world’s smallest desert, the Umtunvuna River and so many more amazing activities for the nature lover. This scenic vista is home to the Ocean View Bed and Breakfast

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5 star treatment at Days at Sea Beach Lodge

Just when I think I know South Africa well, I accidentally stumble across a really incredible place that leaves me feeling like I have arrived at some remote destination on the other side of the world. Little did I know that we have an oceanside establishment along the South Coast

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Traditional “Espigueiros” of Northern Portugal & Spain

Have you ever heard of the term “Espigueiros” or “Horreo”? No? How about “Canastros” ? No? If you have heard of these terms, have you seen them in person? I hadn’t, but that was until I did a road trip through Northern Portugal & Spain. Maybe you have heard of a granary? The term  – “Espigueiros” is a traditional stone structure that is raised above the ground by four granite pillars. They are unique to rural Galician architecture and traditionally used in agriculture for the storing, curing, and drying of corn during the long winter months. At first glance, they appeared to be some sort of catacomb. As distinguishing traits of Northern Portugal and Northern Spain landscapes, these granaries date back to XII A.C. I spent a lot of time admiring them in all of the small villages around  ​Peneda-Gêres National Park, especially in Soajo & Lindoso. In these areas, old farm-styled houses have at least one standing tall alongside their corn fields. In some areas, they are clustered together and laid out across a flat slab of granite similar to tombstones found at a cemetery. It is estimated that there are 18 000 left, some are well preserved whilst others are merely ruins. Soajo has 24 of them,

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20 Weird & Wonderful Facts about Iceland

There is just something so mystical about Iceland, an unspoken force that grabs a hold of your travel soul and refuses to let go. The allure is just so strong. It is a country with a unique personality that I am yet to come across in other parts of the

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