When Pictures Tell More Than Words|Cuando las Fotos dicen mas que las Palabras

Petra a destination you CAN NOT miss/ Petra un destino que NO TE PUEDES Perder

 

Consider one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra is magic. See it for yourself.  Considerada una de las Siete maravillas del Mundo, Petra es sinonimo de magia. Compruebalo tu mismo.

Scenic Walking through different colors and rocks formation/ El camino es sencillamente bello con diferentes colores y formaciones rocosas.

You can also find souvenirs and places to eat and rest/ Tambien puedes encontrar lugares para comprar recuerdos y lugares a para comer y descansar.

 

As you get closer, you can see the light coming through and you get more excited/ En la medida que te acercas, comienzas a ver la luz y te emocionas.

Then, you get to see what you were waitng for…. PETRA/ Entonces te encuentras con lo que estaba buscando…. PETRA.

After the Treasury, you can continue walking, visit the Monastery, the amphitheater, and the caves ( 8km in total). Good luck and have fun travelers!!!!!

Despues de esta parte llamada el Treasury, puedes seguir caminando y visitar el Monasterio, el amfiteatro y las cuevas (un total de 8km) Buena Suerte viajeros y que se diviertan!!!!

De Paso por Nazareth/Nazareth Village

Jesus’s hometown is a special place, a replica of the First Century Nazareth Village brings to life a Galilean village as it was 2000 years ago.  Once you book your ticket (the tours are small), you will be able to learn from the past. Visit the cultivated terraces and vineyards, learn about a working olive press and wine press. talk to the ancient characters from the Bible such as Abraham (volunteers). Feel the ambiance and the presence of God while listen to a very knowledgeable tour guide, after all, a trip to Israel isn’t complete if you don’t learn the history behind it since the beginning. The Nazareth Village is a Christian non-profit organization that works with the help of volunteers to spread God’s Word.

Jesus paso gran parte de su ninez en pueblo llamado Nazareth, esta villa es una replica bastante completa de lo que una ves fuera una villa Galileana hace 2000 anos atras. Una vez hayas comprado tu ticket, y te recomiendo que lo hagas con antelacion,porque los tours son pequenos; podras visitar las terrazas cultivadas con olivos, podras aprender acerca del proceso del prensado de los olivos para hacer el vino y tambien podras conversar con personajes tan importantes de la Biblia como lo fue Abraham (son trabajadores voluntarios). Podras sentir la presencia de Dios a medida que que vas escuchando al guia. Creo que un viaje a Israel no seria completo sino entenderiamos su historia desde sus comienzos. La Villa Nazareth es una organizacion sin fines de lucro que trabaja gracias a la ayuda de voluntarios para dar a conocer la Palabra de Dios.

Are three days enough to visit a city? ¿Son tres dias suficiente para visitar una ciudad?

 

Hello Travelers: This post is not about what to pack or not. Is not about how to organize your carry on and much less, is not about how to teach you how to visit a city in three days. Is to consider few things before you decide if you will want to visit in a city only few days or if  you’ll need more time.

Is it three day trip enough to visit a city?

             The truth is, that for many people a three day trip (in only one city) is enough.

The answer varies when a three day trip is not only in one place, but also, people want to do day trips to different others cities. It also depend on your traveling style. Are you a person who likes to wake up late? Are you a tourist, only looking for sightseeing and landmarks? Are you an adventurer, an explorer? Do you travel with kids, alone?

No matter what your answer to this questions are, perhaps the most important one depends on how well you organize your itinerary. The time you spend in attractions, transportation, walking tours, excursions, breakfast, lunch and dinner is very important. You must keep in mind festivities days, and holidays,  this will make places crowded and lines will be longer. Suggestion: buy tickets in advance, online. The time of the year you travel is also part of the research you need to do prior booking. Consider some cities in winter have less light time than in summer and many place will close earlier .  Have a map of the city handy as well a train schedules, subways, buses, and metros routes. Use a highlighter to find your locations on the map faster. Number the attractions in the order you would like to visit them, make sure they are open at the time you want to go. If booking an excursion, have all necessary information ready, names of the agent, reservation # and be on time! To save some time have a pocket dictionary of the country you’ll visit and highlight the most useful words and phrases you might need. Have enough currency of the country, so you don’t need to look for an exchange currency place or bank. Last, but not least, enjoy what you see and do in those three days.

Even though is a three day trip, if you plan in advance and correctly, there is enough time to enjoy the city and learn about it.

Hola Viajeros: Este post no es acerca de que, ni como empacar. tampoco es acerca de como organizar tu maleta de viajes, ni mucho menos es para enseñarte como planificar tu estadia de tres dias en una ciudad. Este escrito es para hacerte pensar en algunas cosillas que debes tener en cuenta a la hora de decidir si viajaras por unos pocos dias o si necesitaras mas tiempo.

 

¿Son tres dia suficientes para visitar una ciudad?

 La realidad es que, para muchos, tres dias (en una misma ciudad), es suficiente.

 La respuesta a esta pregunta varia cuando un viaje de tres dias a una ciudad comienza a incluir viajesillos de un dia fuera de ella. Tambien depende del tipo de viajero que eres. ¿Eres una persona que prefiere dormir las manañas?¿ Eres de los que madruga?¿ Te consideras un turista, solo interesado en la atracciones mas notables de la ciudad? ¿Te consideras un adventurero , quizas un explorador? ¿Viajas con niños, solo?

No importa cual sea tu respuesta a esta pregunta, quizas lo mas importante depende en lo bien que planifiques y organizes el itinerario de viaje. El tiempo que te tome visitar las atracciones, el tiempo de trasladarte de un lugar a otro, el medio de transporte que uses, la excursiones, los desayunos, almuerzos y  tiempo para las cenas son muy importantes. Tambien deberas tener en cuenta los dias festivos y festivales de cada ciudad, esto hace que las lineas para entrar ya sea a restaurantes, como a atracciones se vuelvan insoportablemente largas, los lugares por lo general estan repletos! Aqui te sugiero comprar boletos de entrada con tiempo de antelacion en la internet. Deberas considerar si es verano, invierno, tiempo de lluvia en la ciudad que visitaras, ya que algunas ciudades tienen pocas horas de luz solar por lo que los lugares cierran temprano y limita tu dia. Ten un mapa de la ciudad a mano, asi como tambien los horarios y rutas de los trenes, buses, subways, metros. Usa un marcador de colores para señalar los lugares de interes y asi encontrarlos mas rapido en tu mapa. Numera las atracciones en el orden en que te gustaria visitarlas, prioriza tus gustos. Confirma que esten abiertos los lugares a los que quieres ir. Si reservas una excursion guiada, ten la informacion a mano, el numero de reserva y el nombre del agente, pero sobretodo se puntual! Te sugiero mantengas contigo un diccionario de bolsillo marcado anteriormente con las palabras mas comunes y usadas para un viaje mas placentero. Viaja con la moneda del pais a visitar y ten cambio suficiente para que no pierdas tiempo en buscar una casa de cambio o banco. Como ultimo, te aconsejare, que disfrutes al maximo lo que veas y lo que hagas en tus tres dias de viaje.

Aunque solo sean tres dias, si los planificas correctamente, podras disfrutrala y aprender mucho de ella.

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award

          Viajando Together has been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!award

 

It is an honor to be nominated by Fede, (by the way, THANK YOU Fede for this nomination) Fede is a fellow blogger who shares her passion for travel like many of us. Her blog La Depaysee, is positive, clear and an inspiration for people of all ages. I invite you to visit her blog, you won’t regret it. No wonder she is been nominated several times with different awards. Click here to check some of her posts:

Fede, La Dépaysée               https://abelinati.wordpress.com/

Sunshine Blogger Award is a great opportunity to encourage bloggers to continue writing about their passions. It’s a way to inspire and feel inspired by others. It’s a reward for what you do.

                                                                         Thanks for the Award!

 

The Rules

Post the award on your blog

Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you

Answer 11 questions that have been assigned to you

Nominate 11 deserving bloggers for the award

Ask 11 questions to your nominees

 

 

Here are the questions I was asked and my answers to them:

1) What is your favorite drink? 

Few years ago was the mojito (I’m cuban) and a good mojito with yerba buena its delicious, but in the present time, I prefer red wine.

2) If you could gain a talent/skill, which one would you choose?

I would like to be able to sing. I’m a terrible singer:(

3) Have you ever felt alone in your life? What circumstance did make it happen?

I think most of us have felt lonely at least once in our life time. I felt like that when I left my family and became an immigrant

4) Where are you from? And what country would you have liked to be born or just to live in? 

I am from Cuba. I have not regrets for being born in Cuba, but I which to live in Spain at some point in my life.

5)Do u like more the sea or the mountains? Explain why.

I love the ocean, I have Caribbean blood in my veins. It just relaxes me, the color, the sound, the smell.

6) What is/are your hobby/ies?

I have many hobbies: I’m ALWAYS planning trips, I blog, I read and write (I published a book in 2011), and spend time with my family and friends.

7) What is your favorite cuisine?

Italian

8)When did you have the best and the worst moments of your life?

The moments of my life were when both of my daughters were born. The worst? When my mother died.

9)What is your biggest fear/s?

I’m afraid of high, but my biggest fear is not to live long enough to see the world 

10) What is your favorite language?

Spanish

11)What do you do when you feel depressed?

Grab some travel magazines and go to the beach

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My nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Awards are blogs with personality, they express happiness and an irresistible love for travel. Check them out and see if you agree with me:

  1. Italophilia

2.Little Miss Traveler, Love Travelling

3. Kaitlyn, Me, Myself and Everything Else

4. Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan, fromdreamtoplan

5.simpletravelourway

6. travelrat, Travelrat’s Travels

7. Live Life Lah

8.Ruben Arribas, Gamin Traveler

9. sofiapozuelo, Come, Ama, Viaja

10.Lyn, Travelling Italy with Lyn

11. Becca and Alex Foss, roamwildandfree

 

Here are the questions for you guys:

  1. What makes your blog different?
  2. Which part of the world (country, continent) you enjoy most or you had the best experiences?
  3. When did you discover your passion for travel?
  4. How you choose the places you will visit or live in next?
  5. What’s your #1  item on your bucket list?
  6. How you travel:  alone, couple, family, friends? Why?
  7. Which part of the world you like least or you had the worst experience?
  8. What is the most appreciated gift you have ever received?
  9. What inspires you in life?
  10. One word that describes you is:____________
  11. Any future dreams or goals?

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving| Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias

Did you find your pumpkin yet? I’m sure you did! It is Thanksgiving! That time again to give Thanks for everything we have. Today I want to Thank you all for your likes, your comments, e mails and suggestions. I wish you all a wonderful time, enjoy your life, your families, your friends and every trip. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! Many Blessings!!!

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¿Ya encontraste tu Calabaza? Seguramente que si. Ya es El Dia de Accion de Gracias. Una ves mas dando Gracias por todo lo que tenemos. Hoy quiero darte Gracias por tus correos, tus likes, tus sugerencias, tus comentarios. les deseo a todos la pasen fenomenal, disfruten  su vida, a sus familiars, amigos y cada uno de sus viajes. Feliz dia De Accion de Gracias de parte de nuestra familia para la suya. ¡¡¡Bendiciones!!!

 

The Second Best Thing To Do. La Segunda Mejor Cosa Para Hacer

It is a Personal Opinion!!!!

It is not new to my followers, and to the people that know me well, that I’m a people-person. I don’t enjoy being by myself for a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I need my time once in a while; but I do like being with people. Whether I know them or not, I will establish some type of dialog just to make new friends and have a conversation. The second best thing to do is just being with friends and families and spending quality time together.  We are a group of people that get together by the beach, just to enjoy the company of each other, laugh, talk about trips we’ve taken, have some wine, and swim in the middle of the night. After all, the best wine is the one you drink with your friends.

Spending time with people is a beautiful thing!

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¡Es una opinion personal!

No es nuevo para aquellos que me conocen y para algunos de mis seguidores, que soy una persona sociable a la cual le gusta estar rodeada de personas mucho mas si estas personas son amigos o familiares.

No importa donde o con quien me encuentre, siempre trato de entablar algun dialogo o conversacion para no sentir la soledad. Espera, no me mal interpretes, a veses es necesario un poco de tranquilidad y de estar con uno mismo, pero la mayor parte del tiempo, lo prefiero pasar junto a las personas. La segunda mejor cosa para hacer es precisamente pasar tiempo junto a familiars y amigos. Somos un grupo que nos reunimos a la orilla del mar para compartir anecdotas, historias, celebraciones, reirnos, planificar cosas y nadar miemtras degustamos vinos. A fin de cuentas, el mejor de los vinos, es el que bebes con tus amigos.

No dejes que la soledad se apodere de tu vida, compartir con otros es un sentimiento hermoso.

 

 

Essentials That Will Help You Save $$$. Cosas Escenciales Que Te Ahorraran $$$.

In no particular order these are Essentials you can’t forget, just because they can help you save some time and a few bucks here and there.

  1. You should carry an empty bottle of water at all times. It is very convenient when finding a water fountain for a free refill. Even when you buy your wine or any liquor, at a market/store, you can always save the bottle’s left overs inside your convenient bottle. I found a good one, that can be folded when it’s empty that way I also save space in my bag.
  2. Poncho or raincoat: For every trip, my poncho is with me. I remember those rainy days in Italy and the umbrellas I ended up buying because the rain/wind wouldn’t stop. Since then, I suggest to my followers to fold a cheap raincoat or poncho in their suitcase for weather emergencies. It doesn’t take up space in your luggage, yet will save you from headaches and a couple of $$.
  3. It doesn’t matter which country you are visiting, try to have some available cash in their native currency to avoid lines at a bank, delays at airports, and transactional fees. Look for an exchange place ahead of time, check what will they charge you for every $, do your math, and establish a budget having some singles/ short money in your pocket to handle in any case. Also keep in mind not all the places are open, don’t have sufficient amount, or may only carry large bills (very inconvenient) at the time you might need the cash.
  4. Scarf: As I mentioned in another post, the scarf has saved my outfit from being wet, for being inappropriate for some temples and churches, has saved me from the chillier weather, and has decorated my bags. So in all these cases, it has saved me some time and extra money.
  5. Go Pro, Selfie Sticks, Phone and Phone Water Proof Cover are part of my travel tools. With these 4 essentials, I don’t care if I forgot the camera or the laptop. Everything I need is in these 4 pieces. They are easy to carry, to store, and to use. I don’t have to ask anyone to take a picture or video of me. I can check my emails and be aware of my flight, train, and hotel information. You can check words and phrases in other languages and download a map application of the city/country you are in. Note: For some travelers a physical dictionary and map will be better.
  6. Earplugs or Headphones: To me they are a must. Just the fact that you need to pay for them in some airlines makes me remember to take them with me everywhere I go. It saves some bucks and I need them to concentrate on my work while traveling.
  7. Last but certainly not least: the Hidden Passport/Money Purse I carry it under my shirt in some countries to avoid pick-pocketing. (If you look at the picture, it’s the red square below the poncho.) Extremely convenient and leaves you worry-free.

These items are not the only ones you need on any trip, but are some of the most needed ones when exploring new countries, cultures and places. I hope I was able to provide you with some good tips and ideas for your next travel experience.

Keep traveling!

essentials

 

Sin ningun orden en particular, aqui les dejo cosas sencillamente Escenciales y utiles que debes empacar, por la conveniente razon de que te ahorraran tiempo y algo de dinero.

  1. Querras llevar contigo una botella vacia en todo momento. No tienes idea de lo utiles que son. Si encuentras agua en una fuente, si te sobra de ese vino que compraste, ahi tienes donde cargarlo. Yo encontre una muy buena botella que al estar vacia, puedo doblarla y guardarla en mi mochila, asi no pesa y no consume espacio en mi equipaje. 
  2. Poncho o Capa de Agua: En cada viaje, el poncho viaja conmigo. Recuerdo aquella epoca de lluvia en Italia, donde el viento rompia cada sombrilla que compraba y gastaba sin necesida extra $. Desde entonces, la experiencia me obligo a llevar el poncho conmigo. No me quita espacio en el equipaje y me ahorra algunos dolores de cabeza.
  3. No importa el pais que este visitando, siempre trata de llevar algun dinero o moneda del pais al que vas, esto te hara tu viaje mas placentero, te ahorra tiempo de lineas en los aereopuertos, casas de cambio, y en hoteles. Tambien te ahorrara cargos  por el cambio. Si lo planificas bien, puedes buscar una casa de cambio que te de un precio justo por tu $. Ademas es importante tener en cuenta que muchos lugares no estan abiertos, no tienen suficiente dinero, o los billetes son muy grandes (valor) y/o simplemente no esta disponible cuando tu mas lo necesitas.
  4. Bufanda: Como he mencionado en escritos anteriores, la bufanda es una pieza de gran utilidad. Me ha salvado en numerosas ocaciones cubriendome del frio clima, de la lluvia. La he usado alrededor de mi cabeza al visitar templos, iglesias , ha decorado mi ropa cuando he necesitado lucir un poco mas presentable y hasta ha decorado mi bolso en algunas ocaciones. En todos estos casos me ha ahorrado tiempo y dinero.
  5. Go Pro, Selfie Sticks, Phone and Phone Water Proof Cover: Todos estos son mas que accesorios, para mi son herramientas de viajes y trabajo importantisimos. Con estas 4 cosas no me importa si se me queda la cabeza, la computadora , ni la camara de fotografias. Todo lo que necesito esta en estos cuatro electronicos. Son faciles de cargar, de guardar y de usar. No molesto a nadie para que nos tome fotos o videos, puedo chequear mis correos electronicos, responderlos, ajustar hotels, trenes, tickets de avion etc. Buscar el diccionario y bajar aplicaaciones de los mapas de ciudades, paises y carreteras. Se que para muchos es mas sencillo un mapa y un diccionario, asi que pueden incluirlo en su lista de importancia.
  6. Audifonos: Para mi el audifono es obligatorio para la concentracion, me ayuda a dormir en los trenes, y aviones y a concentrarme al escribir. Solo el hecho de que algunas aereolineas te cobren un audifono, hace que lleve los mios conmigo todo el tiempo y ahorrarme esos $ que no estan de mas. 
  7.  Por ultimo, pero no por eso menos importante, esta mi diminuta carterita, donde escondo mis pasaportes y algun dinero , asi como tarjetas de credito y la cargo debajo de mi ropa. Si miran la foto, es la roja. Este sistema es muy eficaz y seguro.

Estas cosas no son las unicas importantes para llevar a un viaje, pero si son de gran utilidad y escenciales sobretodo cuando explores nuevas culturas, paises  y lugares. Espero haberte ayudado con estas ideas y consejos para tu nueva experiencia viajera.

¡Continua viajando amigo, de eso se trata !

15 Things To Do Before Leaving your House.

     

 15 Things in your To Do List before leaving the house to any trip. Applicable for any lengths of the trip. Complete list:

  1. Throw away the garbage.
  2. Unplug your electronics. Switch off.
  3. Clean the refrigerator, throw the left overs.
  4. Pay your bills or schedule payments.
  5. Call your bank, let them know which countries you are visiting.
  6. Close the main water access and turn off the air conditioning, heater and water heater.
  7. Leave copies of itineraries, flight  information, copy of passports, contact numbers, alarm system, passwords to someone you trust or e mail it to that person.
  8. Take off and put away your jewelry.
  9. Don’t leave dirty clothes on the laundry basket. Do laundry.
  10. Don’t leave any thing in the sink. Wash dishes before leaving.
  11. Make arrangements for someone to water the plants and take care of the animals.
  12. Take a picture of your passport and save it on your camera or mobile.
  13. Close windows and doors. Lock gates. Set the alarm.
  14. Leave a copy of your key with the same person you are leaving everything else.
  15.  Pray for a wonderful trip.

Te regalo una fabulosa lista, para que te sea mas facil recordar lo que debes hacer antes de salir de viaje.
          15 Cosas que hacer antes de salir de tu casa. Aplica para cualquier viaje, no importa cuan largo sea.

  1. Botar la basura.
  2. Desconectar los equipos electricos. Apagarlos.
  3. Limpiar el refrigerador y botar las sobras de alimentos.
  4. Pagar las cuentas o ajustar los pagos mensuales.
  5. Llamar a tu banco, dejarles saber que paises visitaras.
  6. Cerrar el acceso  de la llave de agua y apagar o ajustar la temperatura del aire acondicionado, el calentador de agua y/o el heater.
  7. Dejar copias de tu itinerario de viaje, informacion del vuelos, copia de pasaportes, numeros de contacto en caso de emmergencia, las claves para la alarma, todo esto a alguien de tu confianza o familiar.
  8. Quitarte las prendas y guardarlas cuidadosamente.
  9. No dejar ropa sucia. Lavar antes de salir de viaje.
  10. No dejar vajilla sin fregar en el fregadero.
  11. Hacer arreglos para que alguien cuide tus plantas y/o animales.
  12. Tomar fotos de los pasaportes y guardarlas en la camara o mobile.
  13. Cerrar las ventanas y las puertas. Asegurar los portones. Poner la alarma
  14. Dejar una copia de la llave de la casa con la misma persona con la que dejaste todo lo demas.
  15. Pedir que tu viaje salga maravillosamente bien.

 

 

3 Must Do’s When Abroad| 3 Cosas que debes hacer mientras viajas.

  • Try local and new food: Don’t be a picky eater and try new and local food! This establishes a connection with the culture and its people. When trying “strange food” you feel like a baby, at first it’s a weird, scary feeling, but little by little you adapt and feel more comfortable with it.  If traveling with kids, expose them to new food items, don’t be afraid that you guys are gonna get sick, just try it! (of course you are not going to eat in a place your instincts don’t trust) Look for clean places!!!!Long trips give you the opportunity to mature and learn how to open to a new gastronomical aspect.
  • Blend with the locals:  Trying new foods is just the beginning but blending with locals is a must! You feel like you have visited the country! People and culture with its similarities and differences make a country. Dance, eat, live and work with them. Listen to their stories, what they do for a living, their traditions, etc.. The fascinating world of culture differences, and the history behind them will help you understand why this mixture is needed in the world. The more I travel around different continents, the more I respect its people. Become one of them.
  • Take lots of pictures: When that moment is gone, there is no way back; it’s gone forever, so my advice to you is to take your camera everywhere you go and shut, shut, shut. Better safe than sorry. Treasure those moments before you move to your next destination. Capture the faces. They are so different from all around the globe!!! If traveling with children, you will see them grow through pictures. The experience you have together: with new people, your partner, your family, yourself it’s a reward that you will carry with you all your life.

Laugh often, enjoy your trip, keep traveling. 🙂

 


  • Probar las comidas nuevas y del lugar : No ser muy selectivo al comer y probar la comida local y nueva es un reto! Ya lo se, pero esto establece una conexión con la cultura y su gente. Cuando se trata de “comidas raras”  uno se siente como un bebé, al principio es un verdadero, miedo, una estraña sensación, pero poco a poco te adaptas y te sientes más cómodo con la idea. Si viaja con niños,  exponlos a alimentos nuevos, no tengas miedo de que los chicos puedan  enfermar, deja que por lo menos lo intenten! (por supuesto no vas a comer en un lugar en los que tus instintos no confian) Busca lugares limpios!!!!!! Viajes largos te dan la oportunidad para madurar y aprender a abrirte a un nuevo mundo gastronomico. 
  • Mesclarse con los lugareños: Probar nuevos alimentos es sólo el principio pero la mezcla con los lugareños, es una necesidad! Usted siente que ha visitado el país!  La gente y su cultura con sus similitudes y diferencias hacen un país. Bailar, comer, vivir y trabajar con ellos; escuchar sus historias, lo que hacen para vivir, sus costumbres. El fascinante mundo de las diferencias de cultura y la historia detrás de ellos te ayudará a entender por qué se necesita esta mezcla en el mundo.
  • Tomar muchas fotos: Cuando el momento se ha ido, no hay forma de recuperarlo, se ha ido para siempre, así que mi consejo es: toma la cámara  y llevala a todas partes. Atesora esos momentos antes de pasar a tu próximo destino. Captura  los rostros, las emosiones. Si viajas con tus niños, los verás crecer a través de imágenes. Las experiencias y vivencias con nuevos amigos,  con tu pareja, con la familia, son una recompensa que te llevas contigo toda tu vida.

            Rie a menudo, disfruta el viaje y continua viajando. 🙂

Did you know…? ¿Sabias que…?

There are 196 countries in the world!!!!! How many have you visited or lived in? Hay 196 paises en el mundo. ¿Cuantos has visitado o en cuantos has vivido?

Do you have anything interesting to talk about or do you just live to work and go home? ¿Tienes algo interesante que contar o eres de los que va del trabajo a la casa?

A friend of mine send me this list; I want you guys to have it. From there, begin planning your next adventure, but do it in a way that will be realistic to you. Save, save, save, and cut back on unnecessary expenses; this is the key to later being able to spend and have fun on your trip. I am not an expert in the travel industry but it is a passion that made me realize that we don’t really need much in this life. All your possessions (moneys, jewelry, cars, properties) will stay the day you are gone from this life. So why not to spend your money on something you can really take with you: your memories and your adventures. Spend time surrounded with happiness, and get to know what its out there in other countries and continents. As I saw it in a movie: place the map of the world on a wall, cover your eyes and throw a dart. Make where it lands your next destination and begin saving for that moment. Make it a part of your daily expenses, just like one more bill you need to pay, and soon you will be leaving your comfort zone, and be traveling.  Don’t get me wrong, if you have enough $$$$ to cover everything, even better, but Don’t wait too much; you won’t have enough money, energy or health  all the time to travel and time doesn’t wait for us.IMG_3161

Una amiga me envio esta lista y quiero que ustedes la tengan. A partir de aqui comiencen a planificar su nueva aventura, pero haganlo de forma realista para ustedes. Ahorrar, ahorrar, ahorrar y no hacer gastos innecesarios es la clave para poder gastar y disfrutar el viaje mas tarde. No soy experta en la industria de viajes, pero es mi pasion por ellos lo que me permite darme cuenta que no hacen faltas tantas cosas materiales en la vida. Todas esa posesiones (dinero, autos, joyas, propiedades) nada de esto nos lo vamos a llevar cuando nos toque marcharnos de este mundo, entonces ¿Por que no gastarlo en algo que nos podremos llevar con nosotros: nuestras vivencias, momentos, recuerdos, emociones vividas, pasar ratos rodeados de alegria, explorando lo que hay alla afuera, paises, continents?. Como vi en cierta pelicula es la hora de colgar ese mapa del mundo en la pared, cubrirse ls ojos y lanzar el dardo, donde caiga, ahi comienza tu viaje por un primer pais, lugar y empiezas a ahorrar para eso. Hazlo parte de uno de tus pagos mensuales, y pronto estaras saliendo de tu zona de comfort y viajando. No me mal interpretes, si te alcanza o quizas sobran $$$$, mucho mejor pero No esperes demasiado, el dinero, la energia o la salud  no estaran siempre dispuestas para viajes y el tiempo no espera por nosotros.

Asia

There are 27 countries in Asia; Asia stretches from former “stans” of the USSR to the Pacific Ocean.

Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
North Korea
South Korea
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia

The 23 countries of the Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia include some countries not traditionally part of the Middle East but their cultures cause their placement in this region (such as Pakistan).

Afghanistan
Algeria
Azerbaijan*
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel**
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Syria
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

* The former republics of the Soviet Union are typically lumped into one region, even twenty years after independence. In this listing, they’ve been placed where most appropriate.

Israel may be located in the Middle East but it is certainly an outsider and perhaps better belongs attached to Europe, like its seaward neighbor and European Union member state, Cyprus.

Europe

With 48 countries, there aren’t many surprises on this list. However, this region stretches from North America and back to North America as it encompasses Iceland and all of Russia.

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland*
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland**
Vatican City

* Iceland straddles the Eurasian plate and the North American plate so geographically it is halfway between Europe and North America. However, its culture and settlement is clearly European in nature.

** The United Kingdom is the country composed of the constituent entities known as England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

North America

Economic powerhouse North America only includes three countries but it is most of a continent and thus a region onto itself.

Canada
Greenland*
Mexico
United States of America

* Greenland is not yet an independent country.

Central America and the Caribbean

There are no landlocked countries among these twenty countries of Central America and the Caribbean.

Antigua and Barbuda
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago

South America

Twelve countries occupy this continent that stretches from the equator to nearly the Antarctic Circle.

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela

Sub-Saharan Africa

There are 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This region of Africa is often called Sub-Saharan Africa but some of these countries are actually Intra-Saharan (within the Sahara Desert).

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Australia and Oceania

These fifteen countries vary widely in their cultures and occupy a large swath of the world ocean although (with the exception of the continent-country Australia), do not occupy much land.

Australia
East Timor*
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

* While East Timor lies on an Indonesian (Asian) island, its eastern location requires that it be located with the Oceania nations of the world.

As you see there is not enough time to see not even of half of the world, so what are you waiting for?

Como ves no hay suficiente tiempo si quiera para ver y conocer la mitad de este mundo asi que  ¿Que esperas?

 

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Thanks from: Viajando Together

 

Thanks to all my friends and bloggers that supported viajandotogether.com during this 3 months of life.The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Thank you travelers.

Gracias a todos los amigos y blogeros que han apoyado el trabajo de viajandotogether.com en estos 3 meses de vida. Aqui les dejo un resumen de como han sido estos meses. Gracias viajeros.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 940 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 16 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Bucket List

El placer de viajar, de conocer, de explorar me mantiene viva

No soy de las que se queda tranquila en un lugar, me gusta el cambio, tan pronto estoy tomando clases de baile, como de fotografia, he escrito un par de libros y ahora me dedico a crear itinerarios de viajes, y a publicarlos en este blog para ti. La idea de viajar el mundo me mantiene alegre y sobretodo siempre planificando y en busca de como ahorrar para lograr mi proxima meta (destino) Disfruto el preparar el equipaje, el itinerario, las reservas de hotels, la renta de los autos y hasta la tramitacion de visas si las necesito. Todo alrededor de mis viajes, me da vida. Vivo el momento. He logrado completer algunas de las metas de mi Bucket List , pero a cada momento la estoy reinventando, aqui se las dejo a ver si coinsiden en algunas conmigo.

The pleasure to explore, to travel, to learn keeps me alive.

I am not the type of person that will stay still in one place, I like changes. You can find me taking dance lessons, or photography, I wrote a couple of books and now I just want to prepare itineraries for your trip and publish them in this blog. The idea of traveling around the world  keeps me happy, always planning a trip somewhere and looking for ways to save more to reach my next goal or destiny. I enjoy everything that has to do with my trip: packing, making the itinerary, reserving hotels, cars, tramits of  visas  if I need them. Everything about my trip keeps me alive. I live in the moment. I’ ve crossed off some items of my Bucket List, but I’m always working on it, creating and planning my next destination. Here I leave you with my Bucket List to see if you coincide with me in some of it. 

  Bucket List:     √-done already

#1 Horse riding on the beach in Dominican Republic/ Paseo en caballo por la playa 

#2 Swim and feed the sting ray in Gran Cayman Island /Nadar y dar de comer a las manta rayas

#3 Snorkeling in Dry Tortuga National Park/ Buceo en Dry Tortuga 

#4 Gran Canyon in donkeys /Baja al Cañon del Colorado en mulas

#5 Pet a panda in China/ Acariciar un Panda en China

#6 Ride an elephant in India/ Pasear en elefante en India

#7 Get a Hanna tattoo in India/ Hacerme un Tatoo Hanna en la mano

#8 Stomp grapes to make wine/ Participar en una vendimia

#9 Photograph the Hot Air Balloons Festival in Albuquerque/ Fotografiar el festival de Hot Air Ballons

#10 Walk on The Great Wall of China/ Caminar la Muralla China

#11 Visit a volcano/ Visitar un volcan

#12 Go dogsledding/ Montar trineo alado por perros

#13 Wine tour in Spain and Napa Valley

#14 Visit Thailand Floating Market/ Visitar el Mercado flotante de Tailandia

#15 Camel Rides in Petra, Jordan/ Paasear en camellos en Jordania

#16 Visit the 7 Wonders of the World/ Visitar las 7 maravillas del mundo

#17 Participate in a  Lantern Festival in Thailand/ participar en el festival de lamparas de Tailandia

#18 Cruise through the Greek Islands/ Crucear las islas griegas.

#19 Road trip Hawaii Islands/ Pasear por las islas de Hawaii en auto

#20 Whale watching in Boston/ Ver las ballenas en Boston 

#21 Ride on a gondola/ Pasear en gondolas 

#22 Build a sandman and a snowman/ Construir un muñeco de nieve y uno de arena 

#23 Get Luau lessons in Hawaii/ Tomar clases de Luau en Hawaii

#24 See the Northern Lights/ Ver la Aurora Borealis

#25 RV through USA and Canada for two months/ Pasear los Estados Unidos y Canada en un motorhome por un par de meses.

#26 Set foot on all 7 continents/ Visitar los 7 continentes

#27 Visit most of USA National Parks/ Visitar la mayor cantidad de parques nacionales de USA

#28 Back packing for at least one year in my life time/ Irme de mochilera por un año, por los menos una ves en la vida

#29 Get to Pyramids of Egypt/ Subir a las piramides de Egipto.

#30 Visit some of the most beautiful Christmas Markets of Europe/ Visitar algunos de los mas hermosos mercados navidenos de Europa. 

#32 Visit an elephant’s orphan/ Visitar un orfanato de Elefantes

#31 Live to see cancer cured/ Vivir para ver la cura del cancer hecha realidad.

 

 

Buscando mi Rumbo| Finding my Way

Que afortunados somos cuando encontramos lo que nos gusta hacer y lo podemos llevar a cabo. Este blog es parte de ese sueño que recien empieza para mi. Aunque llevo algun tiempo paseando por ahi, se que soy turista y no la verdadera viajera que quisiera ser. Estoy trabajando en base a eso,  buscando un camino mas libre y No estoy diciendo que no soy feliz, (son dos cosas completamente diferentes) SI que lo soy. He tenido la dicha de arrastrar conmigo a la familia que yo misma cree y los cuales no reparan en mis locas decisiones de viajar a cada minuto, sin embargo quiero mas y es que viajar libera a alguien preso dentro de mi, perderme sin apuro, sin importarme que dia de la semana es,  escaparme dias y dias a lo desconocido rebela quien soy y aunque no creo que viajar solo fuera lo mio, no pierdo las esperanzas de algun dia irnos todos con solo el ticket de ida,  sin planes, y sin reloj.

How lucky we are when we find what we really like to do and we are able to it. This blog is just the beginning of a dream of mine. Although I’ve traveled, I know I’m a tourist and not the truly traveler I would like to be. I’m working on that, looking for a more flexible path that gives the freedom I want. I am not saying I am not happy, I am happy ( there are two different things). I’ve been blessed to have with me the family I’ve created it and they follow me everywhere I go, but I need more. Travel frees something inside me that seems to be trapped, I want to go without rush, with out knowing the day of the week, with out calendars or a watch. And even do solo travel it is not my thing, I hope one day we all (my family) can buy that only ticket(one way) we need.

Corticos para estas Navidades | Reflexions

  • Best Wine: The one you drink with friends/el que bebes con amigos
  • Best Free Stuff in Life: hugs, kisses and love/ los abrazos,  los besos y el amor
  • Best Make Up: The smile/ La sonrisa
  • Best Collection: Moments/Momentos
  • Best Souvenir: Lots of Pictures!!!!/ Muchas fotos
  • Best Desert: The ones grandma makes/ Los que hace la abuela
  • Best Drink: Cuban coffee/ Café cubano
  • Best Thing to do: Travel/Viajar
  • Best Advise: Enjoy Life!/ Disfruta la Vida
Felices Fiestas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! y sigue viajando!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!! and keep traveling!!!!!!!!!!!