Rio de Janeiro points of interest

At the Copa, Copacabana

Whenever I think of Rio de Janeiro, the words to Barry Manilow’s Copacabana always play in my head. Showgirls, beaches, hot nightclubs and models playing volleyball on the beach are what I always imagined Rio to be. To my surprise, the reality turned out very differently.  Read more

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Dubrovnik for the history lover in you

The arrival

Getting off the ferry and onto the pier in the Old City of Dubrovnik was like stepping back in time. Imposing medieval walls rose in front of us in majestic glory as the smooth marble-paved road glistened in the sun before us. Just like many must have done before, we made our way to the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the walled city, with our mouths hanging open and our minds blown.  Read more

Accidentally Zagreb

That time we went to Zagreb

Sometimes the best vacations are in places you haven’t planned on ever visiting. Couple of summers ago, we spent two weeks on a lovely European tour. We started in Amsterdam then went to Berlin, then Prague and ended up in Croatia.  We really wanted to see Dubrovnik, but since there were no flights to Toronto from there, Zagreb was the closest thing. Read more