Athens, Greece

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece; popular for being one of the oldest cities in the world with its history of almost 3400 years. The ancient city was at the foot of the Acropolis. The Port of Piraeus is part of the Greater Athens. Numerous testimonies of its glory were preserved like the Parthenon, the Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, the Olympeion, among others. The city extends on the plain of Attica, on the shores of the Aegean Sea. Plaka is the oldest headquater and Kolonaki is the upscale neighborhood. Because of its geographical position, the city suffers pollution and there is also a lack of green space. Unfortunately, since 2009, the city lost many inhabitants because of the economic crisis.

Tips

There are Sundays when you can visit archaeological sites such as the Acropolis for free, ask the calendar where you are staying.

Wear comfortable, flat shoes like sneakers especially in archaeological sites because there are lot of marble and is quite slippery.

For a great view of the city, go to the Lycabettus Hill.

You can tour the city by public transport without problems: metro, bus, train. You have the subway that arrives at the airport too. The tram (line 4), connects Piraeus to Syntagma Square. Regarding taxis, they take several passengers who go more or less in the same direction.

If you do a multi-day stay in the city, visit the Museum of the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum, it is worth it!

Montreal Casino, Île Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal Casino is the largest casino in Canada, located on Île Notre-Dame in Montreal, in the old pavilions of France and Quebec during the 1967 World Expo; opened on October 9th, 1993 and managed by the Society of Quebec’s casinos, a subsidiary of Loto-Quebec. The building has 9 floors, 150 gaming tables, almost 5,000 electronic slot machines and games, one of the largest Keno games in America, four restaurants, a theater and cabaret of Montreal Casino that is the only place in Montreal where you can also have a meal. It includes all the traditional games and also an electronic racetrack Royal Ascot, video lottery terminals and a section for high bets.

Tips

You can arrive by metro or car and park it in the car park and take the free bus service that offers the Casino.

It’s also a good place to spend a nice evening without having the obligation to play, just to listen to music usually with live entertainment as well as dancing lessons in the central scenario where there is also a place for a dance practice, you can have a drink or coffee at the tsame place.

You can attend several  free varieties shows and other shows paying a ticket that change according to the calendar.

There are also various restaurants and the last opening was the Garden, a large terrace where you can eat, have a drink, attend live shows and dance.

Emerald Pool, Thailand

Emerald Pool, (‘Sa Morakot’ in Thai), located 60km from Krabi in a national park, is a natural pool of clear water in the middle of the jungle. To get there you must walk around 800 metres in the wilderness through a tropical rainforest, the sound of crickets and frogs will accompany your walk. Its name is due to the beautiful emerald colour that give its waters. You can dive into this beautiful pool and also stroll in the jungle. You will find well maintained paths and you could admire the beauty of this jungle to the thousands of shades of green; many of its trees are labeled with the name of their species, you can also enjoy the scent of exotic flowers.

Tips

The best way to arrive is by motorbike or private early morning tour to enjoy the place until tours with lots of tourists begin arriving. You have to pay the access.
Remember that you are in a national park so if you bring plastic bottles or food with you, do not leave anything on the ground, take the waste with you please!