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Lafayette Louisiana and it’s Cajun Roots

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Destinations, Lafayette Louisiana, Lafayette Louisiana, Small Town Explorer, United States | 4 comments

Lafayette Louisiana

Lafayette Louisiana and its Cajun Roots , contributed by Susan Moore, who blogs at Solo Trips and Tips is the sixth small town expose in the series  Small Town Explorer.  You can find Susan’s bio and social media links at the end of this post.

The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. In this series readers are introduced to small centers around the globe from travel bloggers who have experienced the location firsthand; featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, and often where to stay and where to dine.

Previous towns featured in the series:

Bourtange

Ravello, Italy 

Sanzhi, Taiwan

Ollantaytambo

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Bavaria’s Medieval Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Small Town Explorer | 0 comments

Rothenburg ob der tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Bavaria’s Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contributed by Corrine and Jim Vail at Reflections Enroute, is the fifth small town expose in the series  Small Town Explorer.  The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. In this series readers are introduced to small centers around the globe from travel bloggers who have experienced the location firsthand; featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, and often where to stay and where to dine.

Previous towns featured in the series:

Bourtange

Ravello, Italy 

Sanzhi, Taiwan

Ollantaytambo

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Ollantaytambo : Citadel of the Inca

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Ollantaytambo, Small Town Explorer | 0 comments

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo: Citadel of the Inca, contributed by Dean and Pauline at lavidaglobal.com, is the fourth small town expose in the series  Small Town Explorer.  The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. Readers are introduced to small centers around the globe; featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, and where to stay and where to dine.

Previous towns featured in the series:

Bourtange

Ravello, Italy 

Sanzhi, Taiwan

 

Little has changed here over the past 500 years, the descendants of the brave Inca army that held out against the invading Spanish for so long still live in the houses of their ancestors and the ruins of the once great fortress still strike awe into all who witness them. This is Ollantaytambo, Citadel of the Inca.When you are located on the doorstep of one of the seven wonders of the modern world it is easy to be overlooked. However there is a silver lining for this neighbour of the great Machu Picchu, this town has not been overrun by tourists and has been able to maintain its authenticity.

Ollantaytambo Citadel of the Inca

Ollantaytambo Citadel of the Inca: Pinkuylluna

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Charming Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Destinations, Italy, Ravello, Small Town Explorer | 4 comments

 Ravello, Italy

Charming Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast, by travel blogger Barbara Wagner, is the third small town featured in our  Small Town Explorer Series The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. This series introduces readers to small towns and centers around the globe, featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, where to stay and where to dine. Come along as Barbara introduces us to the charms of Ravello, Italy. In case you missed the first two towns in the series:

Bourtange

Sanzhi 

Ravello, Italy

View of Salerno Bay

Ravello, Italy is located on the Amalfi Coast in the Southern Italian commune of Salerno. It is a peaceful Mediterranean town with a population of about 2500 people and built on Monte Torello, which is 350 m tall. The town is one of the most charming small towns in Italy with stunning views of the Mediterranean. In the 12-13th century, the city flourished under the rule of the Rufolo family. At the time, the city had 25,000 inhabitants. The family created the cathedral in the main square and many other religious buildings around the town. The home of the family, Villa Rufolo is the most visited tourist site in the town. You can enjoy a beautiful view of Salerno Bay from its gardens.

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10 Crazy Driving Laws Around the World

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Travel Tips | 6 comments

Driving abroad: check out these strange driving laws from around the world.

Have you ever wanted to drive around naked? Or perhaps, on the contrary, you dream of a world in which you never had to see another person sitting in their vehicle with no top on? Maybe your dog is always suggesting that you provide them with a seatbelt? Or perhaps you have recently found yourself fuming because a careless driver splattered you with puddle water on a rainy day and you wish that there was some legal outlet for your revenge? No matter what your weird and wonderful (or entirely reasonable) driving tastes and fantasies, there is sure to be a country that caters for them. So sit down, crack open a beer (which you can do at the wheel on one of the countries on this list) and read up on some of the weirdest driving rules in place in the world today. Where are you going to drive to?

10 crazy driving laws around the world! 

With driving laws becoming stricter in the UK, you might be refreshed to hear that some of our laws aren’t the most outright ludicrous. From drinking to nudity, here are some of the craziest driving laws from around the world!

  • In Japan, driving through puddles and splashing pedestrians is worthy of a hefty fine!
    You’re walking to work following the latest rainstorm and the next thing you know it… SPLASH! You’re now soaked. In the UK, the driver’s most probably laughing at your expense, but in Japan, laughing is the last thing they’d be doing!

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