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The purpose of its creation is precisely to exchange travel tips with friends of the page, the different ‘tips’  we collected through our travels, share experiences, make known places through photographs, in short, everything that could be useful to those planning a trip.
When you go to an agency, we haven’t generally all the time we’d want to ask all to the agent; if you are looking on the net, it is not sure that all what they say is what we will really find at the destination so what is better than our own testimonies?
We  have people with experience in the field to whom we can ask our questions, small local businesses who would like to be known, bed and breakfast, hotels, guest houses, apartments everywhere and we could organize trips, group trips,  tours, etc.
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Warnemünde, Germany

Warnemünde is a seaside resort at the mouth of the Warnow; north of the city of Rostock and overlooking the Baltic Sea. It is a small town known for having beautiful beaches of 150 meters wide, its small fishing port, the sale of fresh fish on the spot and its walk along the Old Canal, with several restaurants, pubs and kiosks selling typical or craft products depending on the season of the year. It is also an important port of call for cruise ships and tourism is one of its most important resources. You can find an old lighthouse built in 1897 that still operates and close to it, a building called Teepott (teapot in German) with a curved roof that dates from 1926; it was renovated in 2002; it houses restaurants. In the old part of the city, you will find picturesque fishermen’s houses, very well maintained. You can also visit the church dating from 1866.

Tips

If you want to go to Rostock and you are 4 people or more, you can take a train ticket for the group traveling together and you will get a very good price. You will have to go to the Tourist Office to get it.

If you visit the city while doing a cruise, it is possible to visit Warnemünde and Rostock in the same day.

In summer it is possible to visit the lighthouse tower (37 meters high) from where you can have a very beautiful view of the Baltic Sea even as the northern districts of Rostock.

The Andromeda fountain, Segovia, Spain

The Andromeda fountain is in the gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso; one of the residences of the Spanish Royal Family, located in the province of Segovia in the Royal Site of San Ildefonso, with other beautiful fountains, being the highest and most important of the Horse Racing. In the middle of the pond stands a high cliff; Andromeda half naked, appears to be strongly linked to rocks and some geniuses who try to release her. There is also Perseus reducing the monster while showing the head of Medusa to immobilize him and behind Perseus, Minerva with her weapons to help if necessary. The main jet comes out of the mouth of the dying dragon and reaches a height of thirty-seven meters only a few meters less of the jet of water from the fountain of Fame. In Andromeda Square, where we find the eight streets called of Andromeda, there are some statues: Nereida with dolphins; Honor (the man in Roman costume, crowned with laurel and trumpet in the right hand); Cibeles, with a crown of towers and cornucopia; Faun crowned with ivy and a flute in his right hand; among others; all characters from Greek mythology. The fountain has its own lawn with cedars and redwoods.

Tips

To know a little more about the history of Greek mythology and learn about the exact time that was represented in sculpture, you can consult the book of Francisco Herrero, ‘Mythological Route, by the fountains of the Gardens of la Granja ‘.

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece

Myrtos Beach is a beach in the Gulf of Myrtos, in the municipality of Pylaros, on the island of Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece. It was considered the best Greek beach on many occasions and is considered one of the best in the world. It is located between the feet of Kalo Mountain (901m) and Agia Dynati (1131m). The beach is made up of round, white cobblestones and when you approach to the sea, the wave energy is very high and causes the gradation trends from cobbles to pebbles along the beach. A steep, winding road, about 2 km in length and with hairpin turns, leads down to the beach from the village of Divarata.

Tips

In summer (high tourist-season) you can arrive to the beach by bus from the harbour area in Agia Efimia. It’s convenient you check the timetables online or at the Tourist Information Office cause they don’t run all the time. You also have many taxis going and coming from the beach to the port and vice-versa but you must ask for the price before because they don’t have a calculator like in other countries to have the distance and the price so you can get it dealing with the taxi driver, if you are with other people, it could be convenient cause you don’t have to wait an hour for the bus to come and it’s always crowded.
If you go by car, you have a parking at the base of the cliffs.
You can hire beach lounges and umbrellas.
If you want to eat or drink something, you’ll find many tavernas at the top of the road leading down to the beach in the village of Divarata.

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