Is Wadi Rum in your bucket list? Esta Wadi Rum en tu lista de viajes?

I’ll try to convince you that Wadi Rum should be on your bucket list.

The trip is one in  a life time. Red sand dunes, jeep safari , camel rides, hot air balloons rides over the desert, and lots of culture awaits you in Jordan. Jordanians, on the other hand, are friendly and willing to teach you their dances and how they cook at one of their many Bedouin campsite. We stayed at Bait Ali Camp and couldn’t have a better stayed anywhere else. Great location. We were treated with respect. The place is clean, full of activities and the tents are in good conditions( I do suggest you take your towels and your soap, shampoo). The food is delicious and the have music every night. When it gets dark, we get to see how the food in done underground cook(I particularly enjoyed this experience very much) Wine, excellent food and good company is all you need for a warmer night (the desert gets cold at night)

Tratare de convencerte para que pongas a Wadi Rum en tu lista de viajes.

Este es un viaje para una ves en la vida. las arenas rojas del desirerto de Wadi Rum son unicas. Aqui tienes todo tipo de actividades desde paseos en camellos, safaries en jeeps, paseos en globos aereos hasta escalar formaciones rocosas preciosas. Tambien compartir una cultura unica es genial. Los jordanos, por otro lado, son amables y serviciales. Comparten sus tradiciones de forma respetuosa. De su comida, que les dire? es deliciosa. la experiencia de verlos cocinar los alimentos debajo de la tierra fue fabulosa. Esto lo precenciamos en uno de los tantos campamentos beudinos que tiene Wadi Rum, el nuestro Bait Ali fue maravilloso, con muy buena localizacion, hospitalidad y servicio ( si te sugierro lleves tu toalla , shampoo y jabon). En la noche, optas por un buen vino, excelente comida y tu mejor compania y haces que la noche sea mas placentera (el desirto epuede llegar a ser muy frio en las noches).

Day Trip to Bruges-Un dia en Brujas

 

While in Belgium, we visited Brussels and Bruges.  Today I will tell you a little bit about Bruges.

A fast train ride from Brussels took us to Bruges.  In about one hour and ten minutes we were there. Getting to the city center from the train terminal was also very easy and a pleasant walk through cobble streets, small, cute houses, canals, and cozy chocolate stores always well decorated. Depend of the season and holidays, you will be able to enjoy the designs this artists make in their store windows.  But perhaps what we liked most, was their famous Lake of Love. Full of swans, and  with its Lovers Bridge, the Lake of Love is a perfect place for picnics and romance. Lush vegetation, gardens and a beautiful park around the area makes the Lake a very desirable place. Several restaurants, some, facing the lake, are in this area as well. Great option for lunch and or dinner.

We continued our walking through the beautiful city streets, passing the church of Our lady Bruges, then we decided on a boat ride. Only 7 euros per person! Great Experience! Lucky us, the boat driver was an excellent historian, well known of the city and very funny.

We stooped for lunch and enjoyed some Belgium beers.

Later that afternoon, we visited Salvador Dali exhibition, (entrance 10.00 euros) and admired his fantastic collection of art and statues.

Bruges is a city to get lost and walk without specific direction, without making plans or write an itinerary . It’s a city to relax and breath the culture of the locals, a city to flavor chocolates and beer, to explore at your own pace, not rush is allow. Take your time to feel the ambiance of the place and enjoy the magic of the city.

Bruges is a worth day trip from Brussels. Highly recommended!

 

 

Cuando estuvimos en Belgica, fuimos a Bruselas y a Brujas. De este ultimo encantador pueblo, es del que hoy te voy a contar.

Comenzare diciendo que el viaje en tren rapido desde Bruselas, es muy sencillo, solo una hora y diez minutos y ya te encuentras en Brujas. Llegar al centro de la ciudad desde la terminal tambien es facil y placentero ya que al caminar por la calles empedradas de Brujas, podras deleitarte con sus casitas, canales y variadas tiendas de golocinas; estan son decoradas segun la ocasion ya sea navidad, primavera o cualquier otra fecha festiva. Lo cierto es que es encantador el poder disfrutar de estas vidrieras vestidas para todo de eventos, pero quizas lo que mas me gusto de Brujas, es su famoso lago del Amor. Un lago lleno de cisnes, un rincon perfecto para el romance y un buen picnic. Rodeado de gran vegetacion, jardines, cerca de un hermoso parque hace que el Lago del Amor sea una atraccion que no debes pasar por alto. Tambien la zona del lago cuenta con restaurantes, algunos de ellos con vistas al lago.

Continuamos nuestro paseo por Brujas pasando por la impresionante iglesia de Nuestra senora de Brujas, mas tarde decidimos dar un paseo en bote. Por solo 7 euros por personas, disfrutamos de los canales y las incomparables vistas de los edificios mediovales de la ciudad. Para mayor suerte para nosotros, nuestro capitan habia sido historiador antes de ser capitan y nos proporciono muchisima informacion sobre esta hermosa ciudad. Fue una linda experiencia.

Nos detuvimos un rato para disfrutar de las cerveza belgica y ligero almuerzo.

Mas tarde, nos encontrabamos visitando las obras de Salvador Deli, por un precio rasonable de 10 euros por persona.

Brujas es una ciudad para perderse en ella, para relajarse, para caminar sin planes. Solo con disfrutar de su ambiente y respirar la cultura y la tranquilidad del lugar, te sentiras como salido de un cuento. Saborea sus chocolate y disfruta una cerveza belgica, no apresures tu estancia aqui. Brujas vale la pena asi sea en un viaje de un solo dia. Te lo recomiendo grandemente.

 

 

 

 

Tradicion de Fin de año en Cuba | New Years Tradition in Cuba

Everything begins with the pig.  Since early on New Year’s Eve, the man from the house head to a farm to pick a good pig.

Todo comienza con el puerco o cerdo. Desde muy temprano, los hombres de la casa salen a las fincas en busca de un buen cerdo.

getting the pig ready escogiendo un puerco

getting the pig ready| preparando el cerdo

Meanwhile at home is time to make the buñuelos (traditional Cuban desert), the black beans, white rice, yucca and salad.

Mientras tanto en la casa , se preparan los buñuelos, el arroz blanco, los frijoles negros, la yuca y la ensalada.

Preparando buñuelos Making Buñuelos, typical Cuban desert

Preparando buñuelos
Making Buñuelos, typical Cuban desert

For many hours, the pig gets cooked until reaches the perfect color and the skin is crunchy.

Se cocina el puerco por varias horas hasta que alcanza el color perfecto y el pellejo esta bien tostado.

 

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Time to eat | Hora de Comer.

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and to dance y de bailar.

Happy New Year Everyone!  ¡Feliz Año Nuevo a todos!

Cozumel

Gozando en Cozumel

…is a great destination in Mexico. The two times I’ve been there, I’ve rented a jeep to go around the island and I’ve always found something new to do. I’ve snorkeled, dived from huge rocks found along the coast, ate fish and drank Corona with the locals. I even celebrated one of my daughters birthdays there with the traditional Mexican piñata, food, margaritas and an excellent beach.

List of Fun Spots in Cozumel:

  • #1 Mr. Sancho’s Beach Club
  • #2 Senor Frog’s
  • #3 Punta Sur Park-Lighthouse
  • #4 El Cedral Ruins
  • #5 The Money Bar- free snorkel in the back
  • #6 Resort  Day Passes- enjoy a spa day

Visit the gallery for pictures of this trip and please feel free to leave me a comment. Have a wonderful trip to Cozumel, you won’t regret it!!!

Living Life!!!

Living Life!!!

Cozumel  es un destino maravilloso en mexico. Las dos veses que he estado alla, he rentado un jeep para bordear toda la isla por alrededor de sus costa y siempre he encontrado algo Nuevo para hacer. Desde buseo, saltar desde lo alto de una roca al agua, hasta comer pescado y beber Corona con la gente del pueblo a la orilla de la playa. Hasta hubo una ves que le celebre el cumpleanos a una de mis hijas con la tradicion mejicana de piñatas, margaritas, comida tipica y un dia de playa maravilloso.

Lista de lugares para disfrutar en Cozumel:

  • #1 Mr. Sancho’s beach club
  • #2 Senor Frog’s
  • #3  Parque Punta Sur- Faro
  • #4  Ruinas El Cedral
  • #5 Pases de hotels por un dia_ Dia de Spa
  • #6 The Money Bar-tienen un buen lugar para busear de gratis
  • Visita la galleria de fotos para que veas fotos de estos viajes y por favor dejame tu comentario. Que tengas lindo viaje a Cozumel, no te arrepentiras !!!
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The Smoky National Park

 

  • Prepare your trip ahead of time, The Smoky National Park can be dangerous during winter months. Many roads are close and cabins tended to be sold out fast. There are several good logging options, in North Carolina and in Tennessee, both will give you access to the park. Helpful information about the park: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/maps.htm
  • I choose Tennessee just because Gatlinburg (town) offers a lot to do and see. There is also Pigeon Forge (sister town) and many RV campgrounds in both towns.
  • In Gatlinburg you have endless options: luxury cabins(with pools, spa, theater), economic cabins, higher cabins, cabins and hotels near the river, cabins with lots of rooms or few rooms and many more. Good information here: CabinsoftheSmokyMountains.com, http://www.vrbo.com, AmericanMountainRentals.com
  • Our Cabin

    Our Cabin

    Snowy Nights /Board Games and Hot Cocoa

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  • Visit the visitor center, get safety tips from the rangers and a map. GPS can give you inaccurate information in the mountains.
  • Divide your map, in parts (days) so you won’t skip anything. There is a lot to do and see!!!
  • Always take snacks, and drinks with you.
  • Fill your car with gas before go.
  • Begin with the classic picture of the sign entrance (main road)

Getting to The Smoky National Park

    Stop a lot. Take many pictures and enjoy the view.

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  • Continue with Newfound Gap Road. Stop to do some hiking to Mount Le Conde (will take almost the entire day back and forth) Be prepare for lots of walking. Follow the signs and stay in groups.
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    Cable Mill

    Cable Mill

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Oconaluftee Valley Overlook

Oconaluftee Valley Overlook

Cades Cove is an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA.

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Once in Cades Cove, follow the loop road .

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Stop to allow deer get closer to your car.

Laurel Creek Rd. Little River Rd.

Laurel Creek Rd.
Little River Rd.
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  • Gatlinburg Attractions: Sky Lift Chairs , Ober Gatlinburg Funicular, Museums, All Kinds of Restaurants , Bear Habitat, Beautiful Strip, Shops
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Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg

I hope you’ve enjoyed this itinerary, I’ve putted together for you and remember keep traveling!!!!