Showering While Traveling

Showering While Traveling

There are a thousand ways to travel. When you’re young, chances are that you start out with an InterRail around Europe and spending nights in youth hostels barely worth the 10 € per night charge. Since we’ve all been through this, we can attest to the fact that at these times our personal hygiene is somewhat lacking. Showers are usually short and cold, while you sweat more than is desirable while visiting the sights on sunny days and wear the same shoes every day… that ´s why one of the first things you want to do upon arriving home is to take a good shower. In any case, bathing is done a bit differently in each country. Here are some extraordinary examples. If you travel to Budapest, one of the things that you absolutely must visit one of the city’s spas. While many tourists come here for this experience, many locals come here to wash and purify their bodies. Showering before entering the hot pools is mandatory, but many people skip this and get right in. We are not saying that the pools are dirty but rather that this is a place where people come to wash, either in the pool or saunas, following a tradition that has been around for thousands of years. On the other hand, if you’re traveling to Central America you may find yourself in a shower stall in which the water heater is not behind the wall but in the shower stall itself. This means that an electric appliance and the water actually touch. Is it dangerous? Very. In fact, a good number of...
The Best European Destinations for Family Vacations

The Best European Destinations for Family Vacations

Traveling with family is always complicated. Things were easier when you were younger and you could go where you wanted without worrying if anyone else will enjoy it and without spending too much. But that doesn’t have to mean that you can’t have a good time as a family. Traveling with children can be problematic, since little ones can get bored with things you like, especially the cultural side of your journey. There are, however, many places that are appealing to all. Here we propose several European destinations that are perfect for the whole family where you will be able to rent apartments and have the freedom and privacy that you’ll need when traveling with little ones. vía Moyan_Brenn Rome The Eternal City is a destination that combines history, culture and cuisine as well as activities for children so they can have a little fun after visiting the museums and monuments. One of the best places to go is the Macchine di Leonardo Museum, which showcases the inventions of this Italian Renaissance genius and where children can enjoy interactive displays. Rome is a city with many pedestrian areas, which means it is safer, and the distances between the most important spots are not that great. The Roman Colosseum is sure to impress anyone, regardless of age, and the restaurants on the pleasant plazas of the Trastevere serve Italian food at a great price, which means you won’t have to spend a complete fortune every time you eat out. Of course, you can also buy your own food in Roman markets to cook back at your apartment in Rome.   ¡Book...
The Best Cities to Discover on Foot

The Best Cities to Discover on Foot

I always say the same thing: anyone who doesn’t like to walk will never be able to fully enjoy a city. And it´s true, since the true character of the places we visit cannot be experienced entirely without being on the ground in the center of it all, something that is not achieved with any tour bus or something similar. In any case, there are cities with much to see but where the most important spots are scattered about the city at great distances from one another and walking 2 or 3 kilometers to visit them is less than ideal. Venice If you visit the Serenissima, the beautiful city of Venice, there aren’t a whole lot of options other than visiting on foot. The fact that it’s car-free is one of its most attractive features. Getting lost in the labyrinths of San Marco or stumbling upon a sunny square in the middle of Dorsoduro is priceless. Venice is one of the best cities to visit on foot, because, even though there is no alternative, it’s the best way to appreciate the city’s charm and surprises. Marrakech Another city that is best discovered on foot is Marrakech. To be honest, the Medina is the best part to visit in this Moroccan city where you’ll find souks and the emblematic square of Djemaa el-Fna. Walking through these streets amidst the smell of leather and spices is a truly unique experience. Get lost in the souks and then walk to the Kasbah, a route that offers the most authentic and oldest sides of the city. Marrakech is large enough to keep you...
The World’s Best Carnivals

The World’s Best Carnivals

February has arrived and that means carnival is here. Although we are still in the midst of winter, cities around the globe are embracing a festive spirit and forgetting their work and daily grind for a few days. Carnival is celebrated all over the world but each city has its own distinctive style. Here we give you a list of the best carnivals in the world, each unique in and of itself.  Rio de Janeiro When we think of carnival, the first things that we think of are color, music, party, costumes… And this pretty much describes the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, which is probably the most famous carnival and certainly the most crowded in the world. The festivities in Rio de Janeiro last for five days as floats parade through the center of the Sambadrome, the hotspot of carnival action, to the rhythm of the samba music. If you enjoy dancing in colorful costumes, the carnival of Rio is right for you. It takes place this year from February 28 to March 4. vía karendesuyo Cologne Of course, you don’t need samba to celebrate carnival as God intended. In Europe we also celebrate carnival in a variety of ways. One of the most important is held in the German city of Cologne. Although it was officially opened in November, it really begins in February. The week-long festivities take place between Fat Thursday and Ash Wednesday, with seven days of madness, partying, parades, costumes and lots of beer in between. Oh, and let´s not forget: Kölle Alaaf! Venice For something more sophisticated, head to southern Europe, to the beautiful...
The Best Carnival Costumes for Travellers

The Best Carnival Costumes for Travellers

You cannot attend carnival without a disguise. Well, you could but it is not the same experience. Carnival costumes are the thing that sets this party apart from all others, which is also why wearing something special is almost an obligation. If you’re traveling to a place where they celebrate carnival, don’t worry about costumes. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a costume (it’s enough having to finance the trip!), because we’re going to give you some ideas to help you enjoy the celebration and on how to dress for the occasion. via bit.co 20 of Our Favorite Homemade Halloween Costumes Low-cost option One of the best options for people who want to dress up without spending much money is to look through what you have at home. You can certainly find some worthwhile things in your closet that haven’t seen daylight in a few years. If you’re traveling abroad a good choice is to wear a costume that is typical for your country or region. Even if you don’t have anything like this in your wardrobe, surely you know someone who does or a place where you can buy it cheaply. This would enable you to dress up and it’s a great way to start up a conversation about where you are from with other carnival-goers.   Improvisational option Don’t worry if you’ve reached your destination without a plan. I´m sure you can improvise with something from your bag. In fact, unless you’re going to one of the prestigious events of the Carnival of Venice, you can simply put on some clothing items of various colors...