Did you know that Sigtuna was the 1st city in all of Sweden? - Wandering Life

Sigtuna, where Sweden was born

Based on what the legend says, Sigtuna was Sweden’s very 1st city. This is where we can find medieval churches, ruins, castles and runes from the Viking era. Walking on the Sigtuna’s main lane, just like others did 1000 years ago, is something amazing… It is like we have travelled back in time, arriving in some other era.

Did you know that Stockholm is made up of 14 islands? - Wandering Life

The symbol of Stockholm

The building where the City Council of Stockholm is lodged is also the city’s symbol. It is located in the centre, on the Kungsholmen island, right near the water. It is one of the most important Swedish endeavours in the 20th century and a place where the Nobel Prize award ceremonies are held.

Do you know Skansen, Stockholm's open-air museum? - Wandering Life

Skansen, the past of Sweden

The Skansen is the 1st open-air museum in the world. It started as a royal reserve, where reindeer deer and elk were kept. It is now a colossal natural park, being the world’s 1st city park.

Do you know Vasa, the ship that was once at the bottom of the sea? - Wandering Life

Vasa, the ship that once was at the bottom of the sea

The Vasa museum houses the only war vessel of the 17th century in the world. This attraction is one of the most visited in Scandinavia. I loved being there. Let’s get a bit more acquainted with this boat’s history.

Did you know that Stockholm is made up of 14 islands? - Wandering Life

The 14 islands of Stockholm

Stockholm is the Swedish capital, being also the country’s largest city overall, the most important and one of the oldest. It is located in Sweden’s south-east, gathering 14 islands which happen to be connected by 53 bridges. Hence its epithet: Venice of the North, one often used.

Do you want to know what my trip to Jamaica was like? - Wandering Life

My trip to Jamaica

In 2008 I visited some Caribbean islands and it was unforgettable. It is a region endowed with an extremely rich culture, an enormous history and landscapes that are simply mesmerizing.

Where I went on my first trip to Morocco - Wandering Life

My first trip to Morocco

The idea that I initially had of Marrakesh was that it would turn out to be an enchanting and fascinating city. The perfect plateau for a 1001 night’s tale... As I got there for the first time I realised that it was everything I had pictured beforehand and even much more.

Discover more the palm shaped islands of Dubai- Wandering Life

Palm shaped islands

These tree artificial islands have a palm-tree shape, hence their name. They happen to be encircled by a crescent-shaped barrier, aimed to diminish the effect of wave action. They are regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World.

Ukulhas, one authentic island of Maldives - Wandering Life

Ukulhas, one authentic island of Maldives

This is where I stayed for quite some time. I wanted to be acquainted with the paradisiac beaches, whilst trying to escape from resorts a bit, in order to go for a more affordable option and have a more authentic experience.

Let's get to know the Maldives better? - Wandering Life

Getting to know the Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is found in the Indian Ocean, in the south-west of Sri Lanka and India. It comprises 1190 islands (200 of those are uninhabited), grouped into natural atolls, scattered throughout an area with 90.000km2.

Let's get to know Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah better? - Wandering Life

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of 7 emirates. Abu Dhabi is its de facto capital, however, Dubai is the largest city overall. The main religion is Islam and the official language is Arabic. This area comprises one of the largest oil reserves in the world.

Do you know the oldest temple in Chiang Mai? - Wandering Life

The oldest temple of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is located in the Ping River valley, a mountainous area, about 700 km away from Bangkok. It comprises more than 300 temples, almost as much as those that can be found in the capital. Given the vast amount of temples, it is considered Thailand’s spiritual capital.

Know a little better the Royal Grand Palace of Bangkok - Wandering Life

The Grand Palace of Bangkok

One of Bangkok’s most fascinating places is its Grand Palace. It’s located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, an area where some people used to live before being moved to what is currently Chinatown.

Why is the beautiful Bangkok the City of Angels? - Wandering Life

Bangkok, the City of Angels

Thai people actually don’t recognize the city by the name of Bangkok, rather Krung Thep or City of Angels. These last two come from the city’s ceremonial name, which can be found in Pali and Sanskrit, two ancient Indian languages.

Get to know Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Siam - Wandering Life

Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam

First, we can address this site’s history, one that started when, many centuries ago, Thai people migrated to south from China. After the establishment of other kingdoms, the Thai founded in 1350 the Kingdom of Ayutthaya (or Siam) with a homonymous capital (Ayutthaya).

The famous Phi Phi Islands in Thailand - Wandering Life

Phi Phi Islands

The islands can be found in the Andaman Sea, relatively close to Phuket, in southwestern Thailand. Most of its area is occupied by huge limestone rocks that project themselves over the sea. The vegetation is lustful and the beaches are dreamlike. The sand is golden and the seawater is blue-green and absolutely crystal clear. The boats appear to float there....

Get to know the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires - Wandering Life

La Boca of Buenos Aires

La Boca is a neighbourhood located in the city of Buenos Aires, at the mouth of Riachuelo River. The neighbourhood holds a unique architecture, with houses made of wood and zinc, leftover materials from shipbuilding. The same happened with paintings, which were used to colour the houses. This is the reason why they are so colourful and different from each other.

Let's get to know the Palermo Woods of Buenos Aires? - Wandering Life

Bosques de Palermo in Buenos Aires

Parque Tres de Febrero is also known as Bosques de Palermo. It was in this exact same spot that, on February 3 the Battle of Caseros took place, in the year 1852, a major event for a city and country.

The neighborhood of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires - Wandering Life

Puerto Madero of Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires is divided into 48 neighborhoods. It is a huge city. In this article I’m going to talk about Puerto Madero, the city’s newest neighborhood and one of the most elegant.

The biggest avenue in Buenos Aires - Wandering Life

The 9 de Julio Avenue of Buenos Aires

The name of 9 de Julio Avenue is a tribute to the date when the independence of Argentina was declared, before the Spanish crown. It took place in 1816 in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán.

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