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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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Jean Doré Beach, Jean-Drapeau Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Jean Doré Beach is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. It is a beautiful beach of golden sand, with quality water, only 5 minutes from downtown Montreal; accessible by car, metro, bus and bike. It is the ideal place to stroll in the sun or do water activities, play beach volleyball or go swimming with family or friends. The maximum depth is 1.60 meters and the beach is supervised with the presence of several rescuers.


You can purchase a season passport or daily entry tickets. If you opt for the second option, make sure there is space when the temperatures are high enough so you don't have the surprise of not being able to get in when you arrive because it's full.

You can bring your lunch but you will also find some options on site.

The Aquazilla attraction is not included in the price of the entrance.

Bring your sunglasses, protective cream, flip-flops, cap and everything you think you need because there are no sales of this type on site.



Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Ushuaia (founded in 1884) is the capital of the southernmost Argentinian province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands; south of the Great Island of Tierra del Fuego, near the Beagle Channel, the city is considered the southernmost of the world. There is a deep water port that is closest to Antarctica and is surrounded by the Martial and Olivia Mountains and valleys. Its climate is subpolar oceanic comparable to that of Reykjavik, Iceland. The weather is often cloudy and misty and snowfall is common and can occur at any time of year as the temperatures remain always around 0 ° C but is also exposed to prevailing winds west, the westerlies which bring softness and moisture throughout the year. The williwaws, sudden and violent winds, are often a hazard to navigation. During most of the first half of the twentieth century, the city developed around a prison for especially dangerous criminals; their main activities were cut timber on land surrounding the prison and build the city. Today, almost the entire economy of Ushuaia is related to tourism in a direct and indirect way. To visit or see: Tierra del Fuego National Park (where you will see Lapataia Bay and the border with Chile); the museum’s southernmost of the world (ethnographic and historical heritage of the province); the southernmost lighthouse of the world (famous for the novel by Jules Verne); among others.


There’s a variety of hotel facilities, from the hostel to the five-star one even as campsites.
Several activities invite the visitor to discover this part of the world; you can take a boat or ship to go to the Beagle Channel to see cormorants, Magellanic penguins and sea lions on the surrounding islands. The ideal is to take a few days to see the glaciers also, Cape Horn, the Cordillera, etc. Yachts and charter ships make the crossing to the Falkland Islands and Antarctica.
From June to September (winter), the city is also a trail ski resort and known worldwide for its quality background snow.
You can also go fishing, horseback riding, trekking, fly over the area by small plane or simply walk to discover the place and its nature.

Corfu, Greece

Corfu or Corcyra, capital of the periphery of the Ionian Islands, is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, on the western side of Greece, near its border with Albania. It is an island full of beauty that presents gigantic faults that were born in the tertiary. The island has three very different zones, in the north the mountains, to the south the plains and to the center the hills and it has three large lagoons. Mount Pantokrator, 906 m, is its highest point. It is the greenest area of Greece because it is both moist and fertile. To see: the residence of the British governors where is the Museum of the Asian arts; the Achilleion (residence built by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, called Sissi); the monasteries of Vlachernes and Pontikoníssi; the palace of Mon Repos; the Byzantine castle of Angelókastro; the Old Fort and Fort Neuf; Palaia Peritheia (the oldest village); the beaches of Glyfáda, Sidári, Rhóda, Ágios Stéphanos, Ágios Górdios, Palaiokastrítsa; among others.


From November to March (winter), it often rains and in summer it is really hot and it is very sunny. The month of July is generally the driest.

If you have the opportunity to visit Corfu at Easter, you could enjoy the well-known festivities. During the 3 days before Easter, all the schools of music, in full uniform, march through the streets of the city, until late at night and Easter Saturday at 11 am exactly, the inhabitants throw pitchers and pots full of water through the windows covering the streets of broken shards.

In September, the Corfu festival takes place with performances of plays, ballets, concerts and operas.

If you like hiking, you will find trails around Mount Pantokrator.