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Nuevo Berlin: A Small but Rich Town in Uruguay

Nuevo Berlin is a small town situated on the banks of the Uruguay River in the Rio Negro region, 42 km from Fray Bentos. It is rich in history, culture, and nature. The town serves as one of the gateways to the protected area “Parque Nacional Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay,” a […] Read more

Full-Day Expedition through Porto from Leixoes by Taxi

Nestled along the banks of the majestic Douro River, Porto beckons travelers with its rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural marvels. For those venturing from the nearby port town of Leixoes, a day trip to this enchanting city offers an immersive experience into the heart and soul of Portugal’s second-largest metropolis. Join us as […] Read more

Punta del Este: the main tourist center of Uruguay

Punta del Este is one of Uruguay‘s main tourist centers. Located in the southeastern part of the country, bordered on one side by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and on the other by the vast estuary of the Río de la Plata, it is undoubtedly one of the best-known destinations in the cruise industry. […] Read more

Fray Bentos: the old industrial area of Uruguay

Fray Bentos, renowned for having been a significant industrial area throughout the 20th century, is a city located in the western part of Uruguay, along the banks of the Uruguay River. This industrial zone, once home to a large canned meat production plant and close to important waterways for goods transportation, has now largely been […] Read more

Pittsburgh: City of Sports, Rivers and Bridges

Bridges are a great city’s great connectors. Pittsburgh is experiencing a River Renaissance, affirming an identity drawn from its famous bridges and rivers. These iconic structures connect the land mass to the downtown and riverfront.   The city’s three Sister Bridges are a strategic way of connecting people. They strengthen existing neighborhoods and create new ones. […] Read more

Discovering Ribeira, the pulsating heart of Porto

Ribeira is the most characteristic neighborhood of Porto, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 for its unique features. It consists of narrow streets that climb up the hill, steeply overlooking the Douro River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean a little further ahead. Due to its hillside location, Ribeira is characterized by continuous […] Read more

Colonia del Sacramento: the oldest city in Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento, located on the banks of the Río de la Plata, is the oldest city in Uruguay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This small city, rich in picturesque streets and hidden corners to explore, is a place steeped in history and charm, showcasing an incredible fusion of Spanish, Portuguese, and post-colonial architecture. […] Read more

Porto: a city to fill up with art, history, and culture

Once in Porto, one can’t help but feel immersed in its art, traditions, and history. Perhaps that’s why the third most populous city in Portugal continues to attract more and more tourists every year who take advantage of visiting it to admire its wonders. Before we begin to discover the city’s artistic beauties, let’s treat […] Read more

Valencia in a Day, to Discover by bike

Valencia is a completely flat city, and its 200 kilometers of bike paths allow travelers to reach any point of interest with ease. Adding to this, the fact that good weather is practically constant here, it goes without saying that the bicycle is the ideal means to explore it far and wide. Indeed, visiting Valencia […] Read more

Discovering Porto and the Folk Music of Fado

Recognized by UNESCO since 2011 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Fado is a genre of Portuguese folk music, typical especially of the cities of Lisbon, Coimbra, and Porto. For its musical passion, Fado is often compared to tango; however, Fado is a more introspective and intimate music that, recalling the past, sings with sadness […] Read more