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On the small stage of a converted church in East London, a smiling Sam Smith is enjoying the emotion.

The audience invokes his name and screams before his band starts playing a single note. Everyone is totally focused on the present, about what’s going on at that time, because every cell phone was kindly kidnapped at the entrance by the staff who cares for the event. It’s a rainy Friday mid-September. This week the English songwriter has performed in Los Angeles and New York. Between two days he will do it in Berlin. The clubs in which they play have a limited audience capacity – each contains less than 1000 people – but expectations are, as it say, huge. Four concerts in four clubs, four different castings, one week: this is how a global superstar that fills the stadium returns after 18 months of silence – and returns after selling over 12 million copies with “In the lonely hour” (2014), his first album, and won four Grammy, three Brit Awards, one Oscar and one Golden Globe (the last two for “Writing on the Wall”, the theme of the Bond-movie “Specter”).

Now, in this ancient church, the fans’ reaction is adorable and devoted. A reassurance that a pretty nervous Smith really needs. “Fuck!” Exclaims the 25-year-old with a big smile at the beginning of her 55-minute concert. “It’s nice to be back. I’ve dreamed it for so long. ”

 

In November comes his “The thrill of it all”. It is a second album full of ballads that thrill emotions, broken hearts and romantic hymns to be sung around the world for months-for years to come. The bets are good: on the day when the London concert was held, the first single, “Too good at goodbyes”, fluttered in the top of the charts in various countries around the world. When, four days later, we meet in a pub near her home in North London, the tall, slim musician admits to being more relieved. He sang for the first time these new very personal songs. Now he can relax – a bit.

Sam Smith: Yes, after this week I’m destroyed. Because emotionally it was very demanding. I think these concerts have been, to this day, the most important part of my career.

S.S .: Yes. Those four little shows made me regain my craft, and I was scared again. When I started working on this record, I did not want to rest on the laurels. I always wanted to challenge myself. Every time my album goes out I want to feel like it’s the first one. And since my music is very personal, it was great that people were in a room without cell phones!

The U.V: What did you feel when this return has begun?
S.S .: I thought about these moments for the last year and a half. I always tried to stay away from word pressure, stress, but fuck (laughs, nda): launching the first single of the second album after the release of “In the lonely hour” is not an easy task. That album went badly well! I was scared! But when the tour ended, I found myself home in London and again the only thing that counted was music. So the release of this record is a fact that I feel very organic, and that comes at the right time. Nothing and nobody hurts me. I am proud of the work done.

The U.V .: “Too good at goodbyes” is very personal – you described it as a “song about a relationship I’ve had and basically talks about how, when it was over and left me, I did not suffer so much”. So, to inspire you was a disastrous relationship?

S.S .: It was not a disaster, nor was it so intense. It lasted five, six months. When it started I did not like much, and when it was over I felt even worse! So yes, I got thrown, it was over, and then there were two or three months of self-analysis – and much of the music was born from there.
U.V: We talk about “Pray”, of which we talked about as the possible second single.

Greece, Crete

Greece, Crete

Exceptional Venetian Construction, Built In 15Th Century, Considered Like A Piece Of Art.

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Luxury detached house, classified by historical monuments in the hills of the village of Maroulas.

A luxury house inspired freshness, peace and tranquility just 3 km from the beaches and just minutes from the beautiful city of Rethymnon.

A restored home, 540sq meters, on a mountainside with a sea view from the terrace is in a typical village of 400 inhabitants.

Your host will welcome you with great care and will be your best guide to help you discover this magical island.

He will be happy to guide you on the right corner taverns, nightlife and excursions. Built in the 14th century, the house is a beautiful example of restoration,

it can accommodate up to 10 people, hot or cold, it is available for rental throughout the year. Benefits include a swimming pool, Hot tub,

housekeeper, and many more! The villa was restored in 1991 and kept the Venetian charm with modern.

The interior is artistically designed and does not prevent modern comfort. A guide will meet you and escort you to the villa upon arrival.

Greece, Crete

Exceptional Venetian Construction, Built In 15Th Century, Considered Like A Piece Of Art.

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Luxury detached house, classified by historical monuments in the hills of the village of Maroulas. A luxury house inspired freshness, peace

and tranquility just 3 km from the beaches and just minutes from the beautiful city of Rethymnon.

A restored home, 540sq meters, on a mountainside with a sea view from the terrace is in a typical village of 400 inhabitants. Your host

will welcome you with great care and will be your best guide to help you discover this magical island.

He will be happy to guide you on the right corner taverns, nightlife and excursions. Built in the 14th century, the house is a beautiful

example of restoration, it can accommodate up to 10 people, hot or cold, it is available for rental throughout the year. Benefits include a

swimming pool, Hot tub, housekeeper, and many more!

The villa was restored in 1991 and kept the Venetian charm with modern. The interior is artistically designed and does not prevent

modern comfort. A guide will meet you and escort you to the villa upon arrival.

Greece, Crete

An Earthy Heaven,

Private & Peaceful Luxury Retreat Away From The Hustle Of Daily Life
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 persons, Pool, Spa, Garden, WiFi

Newly designed, eco-friendly villa of 195 sq.m located near Heraklion, the capital of the island, on a bay overlooking the city.

The villa is comprised of two levels and it can host up to 6 people.

On the first floor there is the Master Bedroom with a suite bathroom offering a spacious jacuzzi bathtub, ideal to relax & enjoy beautiful view through the window with a

glass of wine.

Its main feature is the amazing view of the horizon & the sea from every corner of the bedroom which entices you to lose yourself with your partner.

Two more bedrooms individually designed & furnished offer you relaxation & comfort.

The main bathroom with shower services the extra bedrooms.

All bedrooms are equipped with CocoMat natural full latex anatomic mattresses & beddings to offer the ultimate sleeping experience.

Greece: the 5 most beautiful islands, straight to go

deserted beaches even in August, walks through the Roaring views, taverns with zero kilometer food and accommodation where they can feel at home

MILOS – The most easterly of the Cyclades, irresistible, unveiled early in the first guides, Le monde en Coleurs: Grèce. Year 1952. It attracts and seduces this Aegean gem, forged like a big horseshoe sprouting here and there colorful villages on the water, rocks and ravines that at sunset turn pink and cherry red, shaped by deep erosion gypsum and sandstone that are thrown in crystal clear waters, adorned with capes that protect postcard bays. The island boasts the most beautiful Aegean beaches, beaches of talcum powder and the shore with amazing shades.

We spend the afternoon on the long beach of a Caribbean postcard Firiplaka, a mix of rock streams, pinnacles, colored sand.

The north side is a string of coves, bays, fishing villages like Firopotamos, Mandrakia; to see the crescents of sand Mikitas, Aghios Kostantinos or Pachena Beach, or those closed between the lunar rocks and levigatissi
Apollonia is the evening destination. The cafes and taverns surround the promenade – excellent cuisine Armenaki, clams in white wine sauce, casserole cuttlefish -. Many solutions for the night: the refinement of Kapetan Tasos studios, declined in shades of white, with design touches and beautiful terraces, the peasant joy of Kostantakis, with flower gardens, a half hour walk from the sea.

SIFNOS – A wave of white houses rising on a slope and glides into the valley and then resumes share on a second hill. It is the village of Apollonia, 5 km from the sea, in the heart of the countryside of Sifnos, the island of the potters, pure architecture, an anthology of styles ranging from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. People come here to admire the most beautiful medieval villages, the Kastro, the island’s capital until the nineteenth century that today boasts charming hotels and houses on the sea and inland. A base to discover the coast of this island two hours by fast ferry from Piraeus. The beaches are explored in the morning, magnificent and lonely ones of Vathi, then there are the coves near the village of Pharos, with many studios and small hotels to be booked for a few days as the Blue Horizon.

AMORGOS – wild, remote, but with the allure of those unexplored places, where it dropped anchor to walk and discover one of the Aegean secret jewels, the Monastery of Hosoviotissa, millennial, perched like an eagle’s nest on the mountain, very white and crushed against a dark rock wall, three hundred meters above the sea, and is won after traveling a long flight of steps.

Want the emoji on your PC? Here is the keyboard made of letters and emoticons smilies

Bluetooth connects with PC and mobile devices to get all the smiley faces on hand

If your smartphone to switch between keyboard emoji is a nuisance, try to write them on your computer it is really a difficult task. Therefore the US company Emojiworks has decided to create a line of physical keyboards with emoji. Three models: the Keyboard, the keyboard and the Keyboard Pro Plus that allow you to enter the emoticons without having to download or other applications without having to find the right code. Basically you add emoji function that allows you to push a button to have your favorite picture.

The basic version contains 47 smiley faces with all the best known, including the taco, the unicorn and the robot, also recently included in the new release of iOS 9.1; leveling up you get up to 120 images of Pro, among which there is also the image of the middle finger, beloved both on Android that among Apple users. The starting price is $ 89 and you will receive the keyboard along with the software to be installed in order to synchronize the keyboard with your computer or mobile device via Bluetooth.

Lose weight eating? Nothing is impossible

Playing sports, finding the right balance at the table, avoiding the excesses and go shopping in a smart way: continue to be good forks without guilt is really possible. Here’s some advice

To lose weight you need to stay really thin? It is not always so. Except in cases very difficult to recover, you can lose weight while continuing to eat. Of course, the important thing is finding the right balance between fast and almost absolute great feasts, poles apart in ways of sharing the same danger level of negative effects for our body.

Frequent snacks and condiments modest
The first useful advice to eat a nod to the scale, therefore, is not to be limited to only two daily meals. Better, however, make frequent snacks, perhaps based on fruit. An apple or a banana mid-morning, for example, and an orange or carrot in the afternoon can quench your hunger without sweat excessively and without compromising the line. Also at the table, before the main meal, you can start with a nice salad as a starter to start the digestion in advance and foster a sense of satiety. To remember, however, that the sauce too threatens to ruin any kind of effort against the bacon.

Goodbye cocktails
The fibers contained in rice, whole wheat pasta and cereals, help in the same way to satiate before salad. And eat the right also helps the proper functioning of the digestive and intestinal activity. However, what we must avoid is alcohol. A glass of wine at the table is granted, a pint of beer a day definitely not. And the spirits? Who poses the question is decidedly off-road. In short, better to say goodbye to cocktails if you want to lose weight without changing their habits.

Avoid skipping meals
Skipping meals, then, is a very grave error, but also among the most frequent for people trying to lose weight. Metabolism is like a sponge: If you fast for lunch, in the evening you could eat a whole fridge without even chewing anything. Set aside the food at noon, then, it is likely to increase the feeling of hunger during the rest of the day and that’s not very good, because it forces the body to absorb more nutrients as soon as possible. In other words, skip lunch means finding not stop over eating, because constantly hungry, soon as you return home from the office.

Sport is the best diet
No diet, too, can lead to satisfactory results without the right amount of physical activity. And also because this train speeds up your metabolism and allows you to burn more calories. Sport, then, is an ally of a healthy diet, which is good that they find little space saturated fats from meat consumption. Better, then, to prefer products of the sea, without excluding the rest. A diet that completely eliminates something, in fact, is difficult to correct diet.

The foods are essential for the proper balance
Finally, if you want to play it safe, the foods that should always be at the table for dining but then complains constantly with partners of their own weight, are for example cucumbers, celery, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, lean meats, tomatoes, papaya and apples. These are natural foods that can satisfy the right, provide nutrients useful to our body and live better. Eat and lose weight, in a nutshell, it is really possible. Just be a bit ‘more careful and complain less.

Cheap cruises: travel options in the Mediterranean for December 2015

Cruises attract many ruristi as type of holiday and try to find the Cheap for every occasion here travel more affordable for the Mediterranean in December 2015 …
You’d find one of the cheap cruises for a fantastic holiday in the Mediterranean, even in winter? December 2015 could be the perfect month for many singles, couples or families, who choose to embark on a fantastic journey by boat, maybe low-cost carriers. If you’re curious about what the best offers please read on!

Offers interesting are right in the Mediterranean Sea. The most enchanting cheap cruises are those that depart from La Spezia, Liguria, and then touch the city of France and Spain, as Marseille, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, the beautiful and world renowned city of the Balearic Islands.
Another route really interesting is that, starting from Savona, carries its passengers to visit the Greek Islands, as Kalamata, Nafplio and Volos, a journey of 13 days between history, nature, culture and breathtaking views.

Always starting from Savona you can find yourself in the warm city of Africa, touching Barcelona, ​​Tangier, Casablanca, Cadiz and Malaga, discovering the wonders that the land not too far from us we can offer.
Another interesting itinerary is directed to the Canary Islands and that, starting from Genoa, making a stop in Barcelona, ​​Casablanca, St.Cruz Tenerife, Funchal and Malaga, all cities where you will find a mild climate even in winter.

Departing from Savona there are many other offers of cheap cruises that dano possinilità to know the beautiful city in Greece and Croatia, visiting Corfu, Katakolon, Athens-Piraeus and Civitavecchia. Wonderful cities and unspoiled nature await you!
If you prefer to embark at Civitavecchia you will have the opportunity, in a 12-day trip, visiting Rome, Genoa, Katakolon, Athens, Rhodes, Haifa, Heraklion for a wonderful adventure that touches Greece, Egypt and Israel.

Starting instead from Barcelona can discover the beauty of Spain and Italy, passing through Civitavecchia, Rome, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, a holiday among the homegrown and the Spanish lands!
So what are you waiting to choose the right cruise low cost and leave? The routes are so many and the possibilities of many fun, wonderful, unique holiday with all different flavors!

Holidays in Albania, boom departures from Bari

 

Records of transits in the port of Bari last weekend: 61 thousand passengers and 14 thousand cars with favored destinations Albania, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. Three out of four passengers transited from Bari and only a third on the way, and the missing destinations grew, above all, Albania, 66% of the total, followed, in the second half, from Greece, 24%, and for the remainder, 10%, from Croatia, especially, and by Montenegro.

The numbers achieved confirm a growing trend of traffic ferries compared to 2014, in the comparison between the first week of August 2015 and the same as last year, meaning passengers up 17.7% and transportation by nearly 32.3 %. The figures released by the Port Authority of Levante in Bari are even better than those recorded in the previous week-end, in late July, when passengers passed were 48 thousand, 10 thousand cars and trucks and buses almost 1,500. So much traffic, which in those days had also caused delays in the early stages of boarding due to congestion of the square Marisabella, was then managed best last weekend without any major inconvenience.

As for destinations it is evident that tourism to Greece is picking up and that Albania begins recording tourist movements consistent, as evidenced by the shipment of many campers and groups of young Italian vacationers, events never occurred before. Behind these increases is the choice, claimed by a commissioner of the Port Authority of the Levant, Francis Mariani, “to maintain, in all areas of traffic, advertising platforms and public support to all private operators who intend to activate new lines at our ports. ” Together startup of other container lines – from Gioia Tauro and Taranto – the port of Bari has invested significant modernization of the docks of the western dock to allow the arrival – just from Albania – a new ship with better services to passengers according to the expectations of the government of the country of the Eagles several times in recent years representative.

There remains the issue of the overall rehabilitation of port infrastructure and for this it is necessary that the government Renzi finance development programs in support of strategic infrastructure of the South announced by Minister Graziano Delrio.

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Travelogue, what to see in Paros and Antiparos (Cyclades)

Greece, Cyclades islands: the discovery of Paros and Antiparos
A travel guide for those who want to visit two of the jewels of the Aegean
Paros and Antiparos are two Greek islands belonging to the largest of the Cyclades archipelago, located in the Aegean and comprises more than 220 islands and named for the arrangement in a circle around Delos. That’s why they deserve a visit:

Paros has a sea of ​​dreams, clear and easy to reach anywhere on the island you are and several villages scattered here and there, taken care of and provided with all facilities. Parikia is the main village where the ferries and hydrofoils; on the seafront you can dine, watch the sunset, drinking a cocktail by candlelight and continue the evening dancing on one of its terraces.

Naoussa is located on the other side of the island, in the northern part, and it is a jewel; has the advantage of being located a minute scooter from one of the island’s best beaches, Kolimbrites (first photo below), and also has an interesting night life around the small fishing port where there are several restaurants but also après dinner.

Noteworthy also Lefkes, a small inland village where life still moves slower. Dominating the center, pedestrian, the majestic cathedral of Agias Triada. From the square where the church depart several streets including recommended to discover lost craft shops, taverns and other charming little squares, as well as socializing with the locals.

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Antiparos. It is located less than two kilometers from Paros, from which you can then see it. It can be reached in five minutes by boat from Pounda, where more or less every half hour and up per night for links. It ‘also possible to take the car or scooter. The island is very small and similar to Paros but to make a trip out of town, it is suggested to go anyway. The sea will not disappoint you as well as the food and the small center to traffic. Agios Georgios (pictured below) is one of the most popular beaches. It is located on the western side, near the eponymous village.

Note for culinary connoisseurs. Must try the local dishes: octopus in wine is the specialty of the island; Moussaka, a timbale of potatoes, eggplant, bechamel sauce and as well as all dishes that reading to follow are consumed in all the Cyclades; fava (mashed beans) with pita bread (focaccia local); the Greek salad very tasty made with tomatoes, red onion, green peppers, feta, cucumber and capers; cheeses; the potato salad with Greek sauce; the souvlako, a skewer of pork or chicken; tzatziki, yogurt with cucumber and garlic.

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Greece yacht sank in the waters of Mykonos

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In the images of Mykonos TV instants of the sinking of a luxury yacht off the Greek island. Four people on board the boat, which fortunately were able to save themselves. Still unclear how the accident, the hypothesis piùà likely is that of a handling error: the yacht may have hit a rock

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Alonissos, the pearl of the Aegean

Belonging to the Sporades, the Greek island has nothing to do with mass tourism: here you can enjoy the charm of nature between stunning beaches and picturesque views

Although the crisis has crippled Greece, the people of travelers not give up the dream of a midsummer night. There are poles nightlife dear to the young which Ios and Mykonos but there are actually unknown to mass tourism, places where peace is on the agenda: to respond to the desire for peace is Alonissos that, along with Skiathos and Skopelos, It is part of the Northern Sporades. You, the ancient Ikos, located in the northern Aegean, is the farthest island from the mainland why preserves that aspect so intact and untouched; for those wishing to visit her, you can be reached via Athens from Italy with scheduled flights of the national airline, Aegean Airlines, after the graduation Skytax Wordl Airlines, has distinguished itself as the best airline in Europe in 2015 ; once they arrive by bus to Aghios Konstantinos proceed by ferry or, alternatively, you can opt for the airport of Skiathos served, as well as dall’Aegean, by Volotea, Blu-Express and Meridiana, then to embark sull’aliscafo that, in a few hours, you can reach its destination.

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The history of this island and very troubled, because, in 1952, with the arrival of phylloxera that began to ravage the vineyards from California, the agricultural sector was severely compromised; sometimes, as they say, the worst there is no end in fact, in 1965, the island was disrupted by a huge earthquake that brought the people to move in a hurry in the Patitiri abandoning their homes to find refuge in new earthquake-resistant buildings. To get a small summary of the history of this island, you can visit the Folklore Museum and the Northern Sporades, located behind the beach marina, a private pole owned by Kostas and Anghela Mavrikis that, from May to September, invites tourists to get into the tradition admiring everyday objects that tell the lifestyle of the local as well as make a complete picture of Greek history and the wars that have seen protagonist.

Once out of the museum you can savor the sparkling side of the island between souvenir shops, cafes and taverns where to sit back and enjoy the view as “Alonissos”, a tasty restaurant where you can try the specialties of the house. From here everything begins and everything ends Patitiri, with its picturesque port set in a small bay, is the starting point for any adventure, primarily the National Marine Park of Alonissos, established in 1992, a marvel jealously preserved that articulates in 2200 kilometers square of surface, habitat for about 300 species of fish, dolphins and she, the seal Monachus-Monachus, the rarest species in the world as well as endangered, protected from Mom, the Greek Association for the Study and the defense of Foca Mediterranean which, since 1988, is responsible for defending the marine and coastal environment. In order to know with their own eyes this paradise, it’s worth taking part in day trips aboard the “Gorgona” in the company of Captain Pakis Athanasiou driving, with his stories, at a time of wonders like the Blue Grotto, Peristera, Agios Demetrios then reach Kyra Panagia and visit the monastery, still under construction, where you can buy wine, olive oil, souvenirs and various sacred objects.
Its small size, it is about twenty kilometers in length, allow to discover it in full in a few days, which is by car or scooter: do not miss the old Alonissos, or its Chora, a place with a high level of romance set on the top of a hill where you fall in love those white houses full of fuchsia bougainvillea, a particularly scenic at sunset when the sun gives fascinating play of light and colors that illuminate immense. Here you can stroll among the shops, stopping off in one of the many restaurants and cafes as the “Taverna To Aloni” from whose terrace offers a climate of total relaxation, surrounded by the atmosphere simple and familiar while, to delight the palate, we think specialties such as the famous cheese cake, the tyropita.

Can not deny that Alonissos is renowned for its beaches that have a really authentic look because mostly shrouded by lush vegetation as Milia, located in the south-east of the island in a cove hidden in a thick pine forest: over here the stones, you can take advantage of a sandy area that takes nothing away from the intense blue of the sea. The mix sand and stones is also found in Kokkinokastro, very romantic at sunset when the sun sheds light on the big red cliff that forms a small cape; it was here that, apparently, was the ancient city of Ikos, and, to prove it, are the remains of the walls that emerge from the water. No less Chrisi Milia, the busiest beach of the island and because it turns admiring its golden sand and its position that sees fit in the heart of a lush pine forest and the beaches more rocky site north as Megali Ammos, Tourkoneri and Gialia.

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Ibiza

FROM IBIZA TO NEO dumplings A SINGLE, HERE ARE 10 HOLIDAYMAKERS YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK rosicare

Have you ever thought about what a terrible torture undergo your Facebook friends, were in town, every time you post your vacation photos?
Some will return the favor by posting their snapshots in a kind of give and take in the name of exhibitionism. Others, however, that for one reason or another will spend August in the city also continue to nail biting, biting his elbows and give you any kind of cannibalism. To all these we want to laugh about it and say that people are really happy you enjoy the moment rather than interrupt it with a post or a click.
Here are the 10 that make us vacationers Facebook rosicare to die, attention this article contains irony and even a touch of envy.

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Generally their photos are a riot of skirts, dresses, wedges and skimpy costumes. They are beautiful, indeed beautiful, and if you do not have the air of the island of fun makes those already at the airport. Incredible!

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The Marple in Mykonos are worthy considerations for the chicks in Ibiza. “What happens in Mykonos is in Mykonos” uh … no, if you go on papering Facebook with pictures of your conquests.

I (FAKE) NOBLE

Do not you explain how that friend of yours who has never worked in his life can afford a sailboat and a beautiful blonde? Simply because he rented the first, the second is his cousin.

The NOSTALGIC

Also this year about their holiday in places childhood and after two weeks of selfie with old friends, before leaving to write embarrassing post goodbye to the mountains and all those who “have made the holiday unique.”

WHO IS SATISFIED SO SO ENJOY …

Do not pretend that “it is better one day at Ostia or seaplane that 20 Caribbean”. No matter how wonderful cheap holidays, you could be more daring and push you to Circeo or Lido.

THE LOVERS

At least in the summer have mercy on us, please.

IN FAMILY

The trip with mom, grandma but especially with dad is a classic. We do not think that you have absolutely complex and are sexually inexperienced as the poor Christian.

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She has left the day before traveling to Ibiza with her friends? Returns the favor and post photos of your holiday of freedom and fun.

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Distant relatives hated fashion of hot dogs on the beach, these horrible pictures they want to show how clear the water in which wallow. Who tells me that you are really in Sardinia?

I PREFER THE MOUNTAIN …
Care girls favorite summer the harsh climate of Northern Europe to the tranquility of the sea, what you hide under those heavy sweaters?

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Guide the new Greece of DOVE

The secret islands and semi-deserted beaches. But the new kitchen and the nightlife of Mykonos, Hydra, Paros. And then the places of culture, including the Athens dear to the writer Petros Markaris, and map active holiday, from hiking to boating holidays. All the best and the unpublished in 180 pages. On sale from June 10
To discover the best and the unusual. Dispelling stereotypes. This is the spirit of the new Guide to Greece of WHERE, on sale from 10 June (€ 5.50).
In the Cyclades you eat badly, always-the-same-things, and drink worse? Catchphrase exceeded. There are interesting young chefs who not only serve souvlaki in Santorini, Naxos, Ios. And Milos, rewarded with Crete to the spectacular beaches. The guide WHERE does know a new generation of entrepreneurs that despite the crisis, open boutique hotel in the mansions of the Crusaders in Rhodes, or in old shops sponges in Symi. Restoring family homes, shelters for rent for leaks couple, such as residences and relaxation of Serifos.

For those looking for blue sea and silence, here is the islets off course, Arki and Marathi off Lipsi, where you sit in peace, safe from banana boats and disco music. But flipping through the 180 pages of the guide are also the place to go and bring in the dawn for bon viveur islands like Mykonos and Paros.

Holidays with children? The beaches most suitable games dell’Aquapark in Corfu, the encounter with the turtles in Kefalonia. And yet, three reportage dedicated to the cultural sites. Macedonia of Alexander the Great, told by the famous archaeologist and writer, Valerio Massimo Manfredi. The workshop of Hephaestus to Lemnos and the labyrinth of Minos at Knossos illustrated by Giorgio Ieranò, journalist and professor of Greek literature at Trent. Finally, the Athens dear to Petros Markaris (and its Commissioner Charitos), with the direct testimony of the writer.

Also available are a map of Greece active, of which no one ever talks about: climb the Meteors, hiking on Mount Athos, sailing in the Sporades. All faces of a country never equal to itself, with 15,000 kilometers of coastline and more than a thousand islands and rocks.

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They arrived the sales! The great fortunes buying house in Greece taking advantage of the crisis.

One of the maxims of capitalism is “advantage of times of crisis”, because it is precisely then that the prices are lower. That’s what they’re doing great fortunes in Greece: buy real estate with cut prices

Since 2009, year of the beginning of the crisis in Greece, the price of luxury homes in this Mediterranean paradise fell 50%. And one of the houses of the middle class, 30%. A real opportunity not to be missed.

This is what must have thought the big investors – especially Russians – who are cast as vultures on real estate opportunities. A house on the island of Syros, who until recently was worth 1.6 million euro, now sells for 800,000 Euros. Exactly half. This has increased dramatically the interest of buyers. “Last year we had an average of five people per month interested in luxury homes” – he told the Bild Wadim Dolmidinis, director of Greece Invest. “Now there are already eight month”

The first buyers are Russians, followed by the Chinese, particularly interested in homes around Athens. And the third and fourth place, the fortunes Serbian and Bulgarian. It’s time balances.

“It is the best time to buy,” says Francesco Pianelli, the real estate portal ikh-realestate.com This is the year in which the agencies are selling at lower prices, it is impossible that fall even more. For those with dinero, the best thing is to buy villas near the sea with 500 or 1000 m2. An example: two houses on the Aegean Sea, with private beach, an impressive sight, a giant terrace, garden and mini port for one yate, were sold for 4.5 million euro. Too expensive? The mediator does know: the have lowered by 1.5 million Euros!

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Greece, a member of the Swiss: “Buy an island, so we will have access to the sea.

The Parliamentary Union of Ticino’s Party proposes that Pierre Rusconi Bern contribute in this way to save the country of Greece. So its citizens can “go on holiday safely.”
Switzerland should “give a bit ‘of money” to Greece in exchange for an island. So it would have “access to the sea” and its citizens could “go on holiday safely.” The proposal comes from the deputy Ticino’s Party center Pierre Rusconi, who has submitted a question to the Federal Council asking among other things that the country participate in this way to save Athens. That, moreover, based on the plan imposed by creditors, will have to transfer to a specific fund public goods for sale to derive, in theory, 50 billion euro. They will end up in ports, airports and public companies but potentially, in fact, even islands and beaches. E ‘news two days ago that the actor Johnny Depp bought for 4.2 million Euros, the islet of Strongylí, in March of Levante.

Bern, according Rusconi, should take advantage of the opportunity to get their hands on what could become the 27th Swiss canton. And on the island could build “a national sports center.” Opposite reactions from colleagues parliamentarians felt by the weekly Blick: the UDC Lukas Reimann agrees but would use the island “to send refugees” while the Socialist parliamentarian Zurich Jacqueline Badran speaks of “heat stroke ”

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