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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?
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Faro, Algarve, Portugal

The city of Faro, capital of the Algarve, is located in the extreme south of Portugal. The international airport is in this city and receives more and more tourists, some of which remain in the beach of Faro which is on an island while the rest are distributed in the various seaside resorts of the coast. There is a beautiful part of the city which is surrounded by Roman walls having a place that formerly was a Roman forum. There are many small restaurants, bars, cafes and theaters as well as apartments. There are not many ancient buildings or monuments as the city was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake, however there are some Moorish and Roman ruins. To see: the Cathedral; the Church of Our Lady of Carmel, well known for bone collections of more than 1200 skeletons; the Archaeological Museum; the Ria Formosa Natural Park (10km from the city); among others.

Tips

If you like golf, you will find several courses all along the way to Albufeira.

If you are in the city between June and September, enjoy visiting the island of Barreta, one of the barrier islands of Ria Formosa Park, which is accessible by boat only (20 minutes from Faro). You could admire several species of birds and practice sailing or windsurfing. There are no buildings there except what is strictly necessary for the activity of the beach.

If you are with your family, the most popular beach to go with children is on Tavira Island. You could go by ferry only; there are two lines leaving from Tavira but only one from the city center, offers regular service. You will find 7 km of fine sand with several restaurants and cafes around and also a campsite. Unfortunately, the water is cold even in summer.

Nature park of the Visitation Island, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The nature park of the Visitation Island in the heart of Sault-au-Recollet (established in 1984) is a large park located in Montreal, Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montreal North. The island of Visitation, the old hydraulic installations, now abandoned, the island of Cheval-de-Terre, connected to Laval by the Central Prairie River and woodland left in its natural state along Des Prairies River, are part of the park it has 34 hectares. In 1736, the Sulpicians (lords of the places), connect the island to the shore by a causeway to be able to control the current strength. Simon Sicar, engineer, erect the dam and built a sawmill near the island. He then built a stone mill to grind grain and another to card wool. In 1806, a house was built for pressing apples to make cider but there remain only the basics of masonry. There is a dam at the hydroelectric plant of the Des Prairies River. There are several places and walkways from where you can observe nature and its inhabitants.

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It is a perfect place to walk in summer or visit by bike, there’s a path along the river and you can visit the historical monuments mills sites, the house of the press and the miller’s house. There is also a small train with entertainment for children and other organized activities which you can view online on the park site.
There is a bar and terrace with tables next to the historic site of the mills on the edge of the water.
In winter you can practice cross-country skiing. There is a cottage that remains open to change clothes.

The Grand at Moon Palace, Cancún, Mexique

The Grand at Moon Palace is an all-inclusive hotel located 14 km from Cancún International Airport, a 20-minute drive from the city center. It is considered luxury with all kinds of accommodation; all rooms have whirlpool for two people, balcony, large bathroom with dryer, dining area, desk, flat screen TV, coffee maker, mini fridge with a wide variety of drinks, dispenser with other alcoholic beverages, bathrobe, slippers, safe and bottle of wine upon arrival and chocolates and snacks that are refilled daily; in short, the great comfort! You also count with 24-hour room service. There is a souvenir shop, a hairdresser, 24-hour front desk, a buffet, several restaurants and bars, a nightclub, theater, conference rooms and large spaces for events. Among the activities, you have water sports, golf, spa, bike rental, several pools, water park and private beach. Staying at this hotel you can visit the other hotels in the chain except The Blanc, you can enjoy the facilities and services of each hotel. The property has a system that gives you a credit equivalent to $ 1500.00 which can be exchanged for excursions, romantic dinners, spa treatments, etc .; you must stay a minimum of 3 nights to have them.

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As the property is very large, you will find stops of small carts that will take you from one place to another. The shuttles pass very often. You can also use these shuttles to visit the two nearest establishments: Sunrise and Nizuc. There is also a free bus service. If you want to visit the other hotels that are further away (Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres), you can take a taxi by reserving it at the reception. You will have a flat rate for the round trip.

If you want to eat something anytime you want, there’s a cafeteria opened 24/24 that serves sandwiches, cookies, tea, coffee, chocolates and also a good variety of icecream.