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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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The Corinth Canal, Greece

The Corinth Canal is an artificial waterway carved through the Isthmus of Corinth, Greece, which connects the Gulf of Corinth, in the Ionian Sea (West) and the Saronic Gulf, in the Aegean Sea (East). Since the 7th century BC, this union had been desired and at the time they used a system in wood to guide ships. Already in 67, Nero had thought of the construction of the canal which had begun but was immediately stopped because of his death. In 1882 that construction began, but everything they had calculated took a lot more time and cost and unfortunately the work was stopped 7 years later when there was a good part done. Finally the canal is inaugurated in 1893 but it become functional a year later. The channel is 6.343 meters long and 24.60m wide, with a depth of 8 meters. While passing by, the ships save 400 km, avoiding the peninsula of Peloponnese. There are other two submersible bridges (Isthmia and Posidonia) at each end that since 1988 allow to cross the channel. There is also a road bridge and two railway bridges. Due to its narrowness, the canal is little frequented.

Tips

To have a good view and enjoy the passing ships, go on one of the bridges, Isthmia or Posidonia, from where you will have a magnificent vision.

Take advantage of your trip to visit the site of Ancient Corinth (paying) and the Archaeological Museum. If you are driving, it only takes 20-30 minutes to get there.

There are yachts you can take to cross the canal, it’s well worth it.

Budva, Montenegro

Budva is a town on the Adriatic Sea belonging to the Budva Riviera in Montenegro. It is very popular for its beautiful beaches and even for its nightlife. The old medieval town, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Sea, is surrounded by walls and its architecture, in general, has many Venetian influences: doors, windows, balconies. Its streets are narrow and there are several small squares and three main churches, the oldest of which dates from the 7th century BC. The walls of the city date from the fifteenth century. To visit: the citadel, the church of St. Ivan, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary of Punta, the Little Mermaid, the marina and the promenade. You can also visit the island of Sveti Stefan where the luxury hotel Aman Sveti Stefan is located. The beach of Budva is usually full of tourists but you also have the Mogren 2 beach which is accessible by a narrow path.

Tips

If you want to enjoy a beautiful sandy beach, visit Becici beach which is just a few minutes away from the city. There is also a yacht club where you can rent pedal boats. Other activities are possible such as jet ski or banana boat.
If you like casinos, visit the one on the top floor of the Splendid Hotel. You will also have a beautiful view of the city thanks to its glass installations.
If you go with children, you have the Aqua Park Mediteran that will delight the whole family.
For epicureans, you can enjoy beautiful typical plates with good beer or locally produced wines.
 

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest city in Uruguay, founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, after disputed and occupied by the Spaniards who lived in Buenos Aires, it keeps the mixture in its constructions of two occupants. It is located in front of Buenos Aires on the bank of the River Plate. The historical part of the town invites us to a journey through time, with streets paved, its houses with one modest and colorful floor, typical lighting, its lighthouse, its ruins, classic old cars, beach, its artisans and restaurants serving traditional dishes of the River Plate. Its inhabitants are very friendly and they highly value the passage of tourists worldwide.

Tips

To get an excellent view of the city, go to the lighthouse (nineteenth century). You can also visit the ruins of the Convent of St. Francis near the lighthouse. The most beautiful street is the Sighs Street near the Major Square with its colorful houses with wooden roofs covered with tile. Colonia is the place to buy your travel souvenirs as many craftsmen live there. If you want to have a relax holiday, Colonia is a good choice. It is a city to rest, walk, take beautiful photos as if you are in a time scenario.