Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario9 Feb 2016

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest and most famous in Ontario, and one of the biggest in Canada, with a surface of 7.725 square meters covered by lakes, forests, swamps and rivers. It’s located above Toronto, at a distance of 3 or 4 hours by car, and the chances to enjoy the true nature are countless, whether you want to walk a few kilometres by the prepared routes, or whether you want to try long

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Zermatt and Matterhorn5 May 2015

Zermatt and Matterhorn

This was our last visit in Switzerland. And I have to say that just arriving to the village that leads you to the top of the mountain is a true adventure, by car and by train. Matterhorn (in German), Cervino (Italian) or Cervin (French) is one of the most famous mountains in the Alps, because its shape is like a pyramid and because it’s one of the highest (4.478 m). The peak is in the

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Blausee, the blue lake29 Apr 2015

Blausee, the blue lake

The Blausee Lake (near Kandersted) is one of the most visited mountain lakes in Switzerland, because of the intense blue color of the underground water. Most of the rivers and lakes in Switzerland have green or grey coloured water, because it comes from the ice melting of the glaciers and it’s very mixed with the sediments. The legend says that this is a place where a beautiful broken hearted maiden with blue eyes died, and

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Giessbach Falls22 Apr 2015

Giessbach Falls

During our staying in Interlaken we made an excursion to Giessbach Falls, which owes its name to the river of the same name and runs into Brienzersee Lake, East of Interlaken. They are composed of 14 consecutive water falls which fall from a height of 500 meters from the high valleys of Faulhorn, and later run into the Brienzersee Lake, by a historical building where nowadays the Giessbach Grand Hotel is located. It’s like a

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Pico do Arieiro14 Jul 2014

Pico do Arieiro

Pico do Areiro is another excursion you simply cannot miss. This is the third highest mountain of the island (1818 m above the sea level). The whole excursion is, in fact, made by car until the viewpoint at the top. The landscapes along all the way force you to stop several times to see them slowly.  

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Levada do Caldeirão Verde10 Jul 2014

Levada do Caldeirão Verde

The second levada we walked in during our journey was Caldeirão Verde. It is 6,5 km long and it goes in parallel to one ditch in the North of the island. The starting point of the route is 4 or 5 km from the village of Santana, where there are indicators. There’s not much free space in the parking area, so it’s recommendable to arrive soon or to be ready for leaving the car parked

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