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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.

Holiday from the thousands of beaches of Paros and Antiparos

Our Accidental Guide (Greek island) leads us to discover all the beaches and … of all the pleasure you can give away a holiday in Paros

I hate myself with all the cold and darkness of winter, always, but when the evening are on the train that takes me back home, I think its not longer bear them and then pick up the phone and look at a photo taken at Aldo Paros which I keep as a talisman anti-winter. I look at that picture and winter disappears, I immerse myself too happy in the light color of the sea that caresses you slow … I wonder why in many places of Greece Paros right … the answer lies in the expression of infinite bliss of Aldo enclosing in himself all the pleasure that can give away a holiday in Paros …

Combination Of Minimal Architecture With Provincial Beach House Elements, Where Private Path Leads In 5 Minutes Directly To The Beach.

Greece, Mikonos

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 14 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Rocky Retreat 1 and the sister-villa Rocky Retreat 2 are two stone-built exclusive properties constructed by owner in 2011.

The two luxurious villas distinguish themselves for their unique design, the quiet location and the possibility to be rented together for large groups while still granting privacy one from the other. A private path leads in 5 minutes directly to the beach. The 4.500 sq.m. private land of the properties, located on a dead-end small street, is offering a peaceful surrounding.

The Rocky Retreat 1 villa is the place for those seeking a hidden gem. Located in a privileged and secluded position on top of Agrari Beach (one of the best Mykonian beaches), Rocky Retreat 1 provides tranquility, stunning sea views and total privacy. The villa’s charming interior is a combination of minimal architecture with provincial beach house elements. A fully equipped open-plan kitchen with modern appliances, gives onto a living-sitting space directly accessing the water-front swimming pool and its wide terraces.

Placed in front of the villa is a private lagoon-like infinity swimming pool, next to a large wooden shaded pergola. On the back of the villa a beautiful dining area + traditional wood fire BBQ offers the perfect entertaining area.

Total Interior Coverage: 5 Bedrooms
Ground Floor 153 sqm
First Floor 67 sqm
Guest Suite 83 sqm

Total Villa: 303 sqm
Total Land: 2,250 sqm

Parking area for 5 cars and verandas of 400 square meter
Lagoon-like infinity swimming pool of 30 sqm

Main Villa: 6 guests
• One master bedroom with double bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom.
• One bedroom with double bed, A/C, shared bathroom.
• One bedroom with double bed, A/C, shared bathroom.

Pool House: 4 guests
• One guest studio next to the pool with two double beds, A/C, en-suite bathroom, separate entrance.

Guest Suite: 4 guests
• One guest studio with two double beds, A/C, en-suite bathroom, separate entrance.

Amenities
Air Conditioning
Blu-ray player
CD Music system
Coffee Maker
Dish washer
DVD player
Laundry facility
Outdoor BBQ
Parking
Pet friendly
Pool
Refrigerator
Satellite Or Cable Tv
Smoking friendly
Sun lounger
TV
USB Music system
USB/HDD Media player
Wheelchair Accessible
WiFi Internet

Services included
• Private concierge 7 days a week
• Airport meet and greet on arrival. Baggage assistance & guide to the villas. Ride fee is not included.
• Villa details explained to the guests. Keys given to the guests.
• Introduce you to Housekeeping staff and arrange cleaning and maintenance times.
• Departure assistance with baggage to the airport. Ride fee is not included.
• Housekeeping 7 days a week. 4 hours daily maid service.
• Change of linen twice weekly, change of towels every day.

Services upon request
• In-house Chef (Mediterranean, Japanese, Chinese Cuisine).
• In-house Shiatsu or Yoga sessions, rental of cars, sail-boats or helicopter

Distances
Port (Mykonos Harbor) 6km
Beach (Agrari) 200m
Airport (Mykonos Airport) 4km
Restaurant (at Agrari beach) 200m
Town (Down Town Mykonos) 5km

Mykonos

The beautiful island of Mykonos is part of the Cyclades and is famous for its wild nightlife, nightclubs and beautiful beaches.

Mykonos or Myconos is an island of great charm and is part of the Cyclades.

Trendy, bustling, charming with the beautiful white sand beaches and sophisticated nightlife, Mykonos is the perfect destination for those who like to dance the night away, frequent bars and restaurants by the great appeal and spend the day on the seashore continuing to listen to music.

Blue, by stray dog ​​on a Greek beach in perfect therapy dog

 

When he met her, Valia was walking on the waterfront greek along with his dogs. The woman is an animal lover and was immediately approached the sad little dog who was curled up on the sand. Just saw her, she was immediately rolled to be caressed and Valia started to play with her.

“In Greece, unfortunately, it is normal to see many stray dogs. I try to save those who can not survive on the street: those sick or injured, puppies and pregnant females. ” The dog, however, did not fit into any of these categories and so Valia he left it on the beach, returning to visit her every day.
“I was in a panic. There was something about her that told me how vulnerable. He was so loving and in need of affection. ” So, after a few days, Valia has decided to take it home with her. He called it Blue, as the color of the sea that has been with us in the months of loneliness.
Valia, however, could only host it on hold temporarily to find a permanent family, and that’s how he met Folkerts. The Dutch couple had just lost his dog bark and was looking for a new addition to the family.
“The death of Bark has left us and our other dog Rincewind in complete despair”. Not only them, though: Bark and Rincewind, in fact, worked together as therapy dogs in a center for Alzheimer patients and even hotel guests felt the lack of their four-legged friend.

So when Folkerts viewed Blue they are instantly in love. Thanks to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society, Blue has been prepared for adoption and the transfer was arranged.

Valia telephoned the couple to see if Blue was compatible with their family, which already housed a dog and some cats. Then some Dutch friends on holiday in Greece have brought the dog from his new family.

“Rincewind was immediately in love with her, and even if it is with us only a few months we seem to know it all along.” Blue has also been trained as therapy animals and now attends the senior center together with his new canine friend.

“And ‘very good, it has a very gentle character and does not react even when patients make rash movements, screaming or have attacks of rage. This makes it a perfect therapy dog, “said Karin Folkerts.

The most beautiful Greek islands, less tourist: Small Cyclades, Ithaca, Folegandros, Skopelos …

What are the most beautiful and less touristy islands of Greece? Among the most famous and popular destinations by tourists there are certainly Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and many others where tour operators, major hotels, and aereporti have made this area the most popular summer destinations in Europe.

Nevertheless, Greece is a country that offers an infinite number of islands, namely 6,000, of which only 227 are inhabited. A unique phenomenon for our European continent.

Here are some islands that show the ancient and authentic face of Greece, for those seeking a vacation out of the ordinary, and especially away from destinations affected by mass tourism.
Small Cyclades. Among the less tourist destinations are undoubtedly the Little Cyclades, a mini archipelago in the south-east of Naxos, in the Aegean Sea consists of four islands: Koufonisi, Iraklia, Schinoussa and Donoussa.

Koufonissi, about 4 km long, up to ten years ago pocchissimi visited by tourists, has now become a fairly popular destination for Greeks but still less than the usual mundane overcrowded islands. With its beautiful long sandy beaches, considered among the most beautiful in Greece, this island offers a wild and relaxing atmosphere, very quiet and no noise of cars and motorcycles given the almost total absence of traffic. Chora is the only village where you can find the rooms for rent and taverns to eat good fish.
Iraklia is the largest by extension, about 18 km, but has only 115 inhabitants. This island is the place for those who want to spend their holidays in Greece of old. This is also a destination for those seeking a complete peace and quiet, enjoy walking along secluded paths and spend lazy days on the beaches often almost deserted. The island has two small villages: Agios Georgios (the port) and Panagia (the capital) where there are several guesthouses, three tavernas, a bar, a supermarket and a tourist office.

Schinoussa, very small and certainly the most wild offers a total of 17 beaches, all within walking distance strictly seen, even here, the absence of traffic. Turning around the island are the beaches of Mersini, Tsigoura, Almyri, Livadi and Liolios.

Donoussa, 13 km long, is among the Small Cyclades the most difficult to reach, but the white sand beaches and crystal clear water make this place an exceptional place. Among the beaches to visit: Stavros, Kedros, Bruising and Kalotaritissa. The island’s population is mainly collects in the village of Stavros, who is also the island’s port and where you can easily find the guest house.

Ithaca, well known because of the Homeric narratives that bind to the events of Ulysses, is relatively unknown to tourists. It is a destination that offers much for travelers interested in history, archeology and Greek mythology. Despite being an island became quite famous in years is still an unspoiled place with numerous isolated beaches, small fishing villages, inland villages and several ancient monasteries.

Folegandros, the southernmost of the western Cyclades located between Sikinos and Milos, is the prototype for the typical Greek island, with clear waters, white houses and a few windy alleys. The larger villages are Karavostatis port, Chora and Kastro and all three are worth a visit. And ‘it considered one of the Greek islands less affected by mass tourism because, without an airport, it is difficult to achieve. Folegandros you arrive by sea from the nearest island to it, as well as from Santorini and Mykonos.

Skopelos, the largest of the North Sporades, is little known by mass tourism, probably, again, the lack of a Aereporto, which discourages the lazy tourists. The island can be reached by plane to Skiathos and from there about one hour by ferry to Skopelos. It is a place full of greenery and unique beautiful beaches, considered among the best not only of Greece, but also in the world.

Even Alonissos is part of the group of the Northern Sporades islands. quiet island, almost uninhabited and surrounded by greenery, ideal for walking and especially for couples who love nature, whose idea of ​​nightlife is staying in a tavern while watching the sunset in front of the port of Patitiri.

Skiing in Greece

It is normally tend to think of Greece as a purely summer resort town, with excellent beaches and islands where nature and fun are mixed. Instead, even in Greece you can organize winter holidays in the snow and below we will report the most renowned ski resorts.
The center is located on Mount Parnassus is probably the richest area ski and arranged in all of Greece. Here you can choose from 17 downhill slopes of varying degrees, 8 off-piste routes, 2 minipiste for beginners and several pedestrian connections for a total of 30 km of slopes between 1640 and the 2260 meters above sea level. Two of these tracks were also approved by the International Ski Federation for international competitions organizations.
To this was added the possibility to practice snowboarding, rent all the necessary equipment and to stay close to the area in one of the many accommodation facilities provided.

A hundred kilometers from Thessaloniki you will find this ski area consists of two peaks: Contact 1500 meters and Tria-Pente Pigadia, ranging from 1400 to 2000 meters above sea level and is the only area that has snow-making system artificial.
And ‘much quieter than many other more famous ski resorts, but also more affordable and less overflowing with people. The accommodation can accommodate up to a thousand people, as well as the twelve downhill slopes, reached by several lifts.
Among the services we find cafes, restaurants, medical service, ski rental and ski slopes for beginners.

Crete: a place all to herself

It smells of salt but also nuanced ouzo shrimp, ancient buildings such as Homer, turquoise waters and ancient olive trees. The discovery of an exclusive corner of Crete, where the wind comes from the sea gives taste to the fields making the most delicious food.
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Maybe in summer it serves little, but in this case you may as well leave the umbrella at home, because in Crete there are three hundred days of sunshine a year. A bit ‘of numbers: the island measures 300 km and is the largest of the Greek islands (and fifth in the Mediterranean), and you live more than 600 thousand people. We are in the most southern point of Europe, just to stretch an arm and was in Africa, it can be seen from the coast Libya and Egypt.

Hvar, the perfect island to ask her to marry you

Here is how to organize the perfect romantic getaway in Croatia. To enjoy together between the waves of the Adriatic, discover the local traditions and conclude all with the question, “Will you marry me?”
The moment has arrived. Finally both have an employment contract that can be defined as such, been together for some years and have found that yes, she is the right one. Because it is the first to feel the need to call when something good happens to you, because it is the only one with whom you want to share a boring evening on the couch watching TV, because no can make you angry and make you laugh five minutes after the way she does. In short, you just want that she is the witness of your life. Great, congratulations. Do you miss just one last, crucial step: ask her if she wants to marry you.

Where? As? When? Film and Real Time programs have raised the bar of his claims, but the general rule is only ever one: sorprendila, doing what you would never expect from you. Or organize something to perfection. A trip on the romantic island of Hvar, Croatia, complete with a boat trip, food and wine and great final dinner excursion, can be the right choice.

But far from simple, it is considering that hardly were you able to successfully concocting something that went beyond the soccer match on Thursday night. Better then to rely on someone local, who can point you in the beaches, the chef and the right path to make this unforgettable week end.

Greece, Mikonos

Attention To Every Small Detail And To The Overall Architecture Makes This Property Unique!
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Gym, Garden, WiFi

Located in the area of Kounoupas, at a convenient 7 minutes drive from the town of Mykonos and only 10 minutes by car from many of the famous beaches on the island , this brand new property is a real dream estate!

The location of the villa offers breathtaking views over to the sea , the island of Delos and also to spectacular sunsets every evening while it provides privacy and exclusivity from all houses around

A stunning and large pool area hugs the one side of the house and includes an elegant outside area and also a lot of lounging spaces equipped with beautifully designed furniture , soft and comfortable cushions and grate shaded areas that can be used for entertaining

Gray concrete , simple lines and natural stones enhance the unique architecture of the villa introducing tasteful style , elegance and practicality at the same time

All bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms and common areas are showered of the Cycladic light during the day and the amazingly intimate lighting at night . Great artwork throughout the house and tastefully handpicked furniture create a very cosy but also cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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The best vegetarian burgers year

To say they are our cousins ​​GQ Use: the sandwich tastes better than New York is a hamburger with lettuce, cucumbers and a meatball secret that does not contain meat
His bread is crushed to wonder, lettuce creaks as the best fresh salad and cucumber breaks in your mouth. According to our cousins ​​of GQ Use Superiority Burger eponymous New York restaurant is absolutely the best burger of the year: with the distinction of being 100% vegetarian. That’s right, the Americans – always lovers of ground meat – seem to have turned their backs on good old beef meatball, or at least seem to start taking seriously the alternatives.
In this case, to conquer the palate of journalist Nick Marino it was a meatball consistency practically perfect. Not a common pseudo-vegetable burgers soggy or sandy, in fact. His recipe? Absolutely top secret. The only thing that is given us to know is that inside there is no provision to the flesh (and possibly the sandwich is also available as a vegan). A delicacy to be missed, with the full approval of WHO.

OLYMPIA OF GREECE, THE LIFE OF LUXURY PRINCESS

Olympia of Greece, luxurious life of Princess
blackest summer for the country
A dip in Capri, one in Mykonos and one in the Bahamas, from a luxury hotel to a boat flying the Italian nbandiera in the company of his dog from clutch and friends. The summer (as well as the rest of the year) of the life of Maria Olympia of Greece is carefully documented on Instagram. The girl, 19, blonde and thin, is the daughter of Paul of Greece, Hellenic crown prince (and even the Prince of Denmark) and the American millionaire’s daughter Marie-Chantal.
Its photos fill the tabloids and is attracting some criticism: in a delicate period for Greece its lifestyle five star seems to run up against the ATM eyedropper, the resignation of the prime minister, the dreaded return to the drachma.

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Moreover, the monarchy in Greece was deposed in 1973, and she was born in New York and raised in London, where he lives, the country is little more than a tourist.

Secret Escapes, the dream of luxury vacations come true (on the web)

Secret Escapes is the travel club specializing in online flash sales for four- and five-star and boutique hotels. Imminent introduction in their bids even whole trip packages
Secret Escapes. Leaks secret. Just the name makes you an irresistible urge to go, especially in this beginning of autumn when the melancholy holiday becomes stronger. And if you hear it whisper softly, as in commercials broadcast on television in recent weeks, the desire to escape into a luxurious retreat grows even more.

Secret Escapes is the travel club specializing in online flash sales for four- and five-star and boutique hotels. Arrived in Italy for a few months, he was officially presented today in Milan: the writings in our country are 650 thousand out of a total of 23 million worldwide. The goal is to reach one million by the end of the year. Among the Italian cities, those with more interactions are Milan, Rome and Naples.

Secret Escapes is not just a travel site, but a club. To receive offers must register, using Facebook or your email. Discounts up to 70% on the market price. The target of members is very large: from 25 to 60-65 years of age, with a higher concentration from 40 years upwards. “People with a good standard of living, but not rich: those who could not afford to stay in luxury facilities, this enables it to turn the dream into reality,” said Alex Saint, Chief Executive.

“We offer exclusive holidays, available at prices that can not be found anywhere else – added Alex Saint -. We only work with selected partners who can guarantee, in addition to special rates, including those advantages that make it a truly unforgettable experience: free upgrade, a bottle of bubbles, a massage, a dinner included and other special initiatives. ”

Not only luxury hotel, though. Secret Escapes has announced that it is imminent (by the end of the year at most) the introduction into their offer entire packages traveling in luxury destinations. The dream, in short, becomes 360 degrees.

CARD – Secret Escapes was founded by Alex Saint (formerly Unilever, DMGT, dealchecker.co.uk), Tom Valentine (eBay and Seatwave) and Troy Collins (DMGT, dealchecker.co.uk) in 2011. The company is present in 13 international countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, USA, Switzerland and, since 2015, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Italy. Secret Escapes works with more than 5,000 hotels and tour operators.

Secret Escapes from 2011 has sold more than two million nights and managed to exceed 100 million pounds in sales volumes in 2014. Compared to last year, the company grew by 60% and the level of satisfaction of users who made a holiday by using the service of Secret Escapes shall be 95%. Among the projects the company’s growth, including the objective of the company to grow further in the US and landing in Asia.

Sunday back to the time of day, noise and tips to stay healthy

Clocks back one hour in the night between Saturday and Sunday. The expert: “No backlash for most people.” Here’s how to behave if you suffer from insomnia. Also at the table
Clock back in the night between Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October for the return to standard time, with shorter days and the dark: for one day you can laze 60 minutes more but for those who usually have trouble sleeping increases the hardships . The change – will take place at 3 am, which will become the second – in fact affects the circadian rhythms that regulate important physiological activities, first of all the sleep-wake cycle. “Bring back the clock back an hour is generally not a problem, since there is a time lag is likely to affect significantly the biological clock and the daily habits,” explains Francesco Peverini, scientific director of the Foundation for Research and treatment of sleep disorders Onlus. “It becomes, however, for the 10% of the population already suffering from disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, for which the first step to summer, in the spring, and then the return to winter time, in the fall, is an additional element of concern to the already uneasy relationship with sleep and its cycles. For these people any difficulties with changes in day-night rhythm is not a simple change in the well-being, but a real silent suffering. ”
ADVICE – In any case, even if the time of day is not a problem to most people, a good “sleep hygiene” is always helpful. “The first suggestion is to maintain a normal sleep on Saturday night, when clocks will be set back, and wake up in the morning as usual hours” recommends Professor Peverini. “Secondly, we must remember that the sun rises an hour earlier, better then block light and keep the bedroom dark until she woke up. The light that manifests in advance of a regular schedule can disrupt your sleep. It is better to go to sleep in a dark room. Upon awakening, however, take much light as possible because it helps to wake up and helps regulate the biological clock. ”
MEAL – The expert points out that the phototherapy (light therapy) is an effective treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (Das), typical of this period and some forms of depression. At the table, then, the foods are preferred mainly bread, pasta, rice, lettuce, radicchio, some fresh cheeses, pumpkin, turnips and cabbage, besides the hot milk and fruit sugar. The evening should instead be avoided processed foods or overly seasoned. Also advised against liquor, chocolate and drinks high in caffeine and protein. The time of day will remain in force until the last Sunday in March, which in 2016 will fall on the 27th, a date which coincides with Easter. That night we sleep less then … but there is time to prepare for the idea.

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!

Best wishes to Peanuts: Charlie Brown and Snoopy accomplished 65 years

On 2 October 1950, the comic strip Peanuts debuttavano for the first time on US newspapers. Fifteen years later, the film was broadcast on TV A Charlie Brown Christmas. Here is a set of stamps to mark these important anniversaries
The anniversary of the important ones: October 2, 1950 appeared for the first time in seven US newspapers (the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Minneapolis Tribune, The Allentown Call-Chronicle, the Bethlehem Globe-Times, Denver Post and The Seattle Times) what was to become one of the most popular comic strips in history. Yes, because to put out the 65 candles are just the characters of Peanuts.

A grand celebration for the band of Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus, ready to invade theaters with film 3D Snoopy & Friends, to be released on November 5th. Meanwhile, to celebrate another anniversary of the group of friends, or the 50th anniversary of the TV movie A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Usps, the American postal service, he has decided to release a special series of stamps. Twenty collectibles portraying Peanuts committed between snowmen, Christmas trees and skating in the company.

With those funny expressions, those sudden changes of humor and those little fetishes that made them absolutely timeless.

Apple and Google, not on my car

 
Want to see that the end is right Harald Wester? The German engineer in charge of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, to my observation on the dearth of driver assistance systems and connectivity of Ghibli, replied with an eloquent “so do not use them no.”

Confirming the words of Wester arrives in these hours from the United States: according to the report Drive (Driver Vehicle Interactive Experience) JD Power, 20% of the holders of a new car has never used 16 of the 33 board devices taken into consideration by the study. For a customer of 5, half of today’s technologies mounted on a car would be useless.

Americans also indicate a ranking of the systems less appreciated: services on board (43%), wi-fi router (38%), automatic parking (35%), head-up display (33%) and installed apps directly the House (32%).

Not only. At the expense would be even more trendy CarPlay Apple and Google Android Car: despite the race car industry to chase the giants of Silicon Valley, systems that replicate the contents of your smartphone, do not seem to hit the mark at least one-fifth of the participants in the research. It does not do anything that you call Apple and Google. Sign that the guide will continue to be associated with the cell with the inevitable security risks.

Luckily there are also more positive news, especially for investment billionaires automotive industry: according to the report American drivers appreciate more systems of safety and driving pleasure as on-board diagnostics, the alert of a vehicle in the blind spot and the adaptive cruise control. Encouraging results for the cars to autonomous driving. For all due respect to Wester.

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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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Mykonos: beaches and beach bars craziest summer

 

Impossible not to have heard of her, Greece, one of the most popular destinations of travelers and the people threatened by the great crisis in recent months has put at risk its future. He could only be affected also the real estate sector, but despite this wave that has black-s overwhelmed, apparently the luxury market has not had major repercussions, this concerns mainly the tourist areas of great attraction as the islands of the Cyclades where the newly built houses at a cost of sales, according to data revealed by the Studies of Casa.it, still exceeds one million Euros in 90% of cases. When it comes to holiday at the top, we talk about the wonderful world of celebrities who, apparently, in addition to the usual Formentera, has targeted Mykonos: there are those who know his reputation as a destination for fashionable and transgressive, but beautiful island is definitely a place that you can live in a hundred thousand and no manners.
The goal really has charm to spare and they know many star system from the likes of Federica Nargi that showed off her charms Panormos Beach, in the north of the island, a paradise characterized by fine white sand so to be called a the most beautiful island. In addition to the former tissue, choose the Greek beauty were also Marco Borriello and Kevin Prince Boateng, away from football, they dipped between its crystalline waters.
An island amusement
Considered one of the seaside resorts most “in” the Mediterranean, Mykonos has its trump card and know how to entertain guests, from life on the beach, between the Paradise, the cradle of the very young and the Super Paradise, the favorite of the public Gay for his wit and unconventional alternative where every day they place memorable holidays by the sea.
Tempers wildest find their own happy island at the Tropicana on Paradise Beach, a beach bar where the party starts at sunset dancing on the sand in an atmosphere of pure recklessness or even the Kalua Beach Bar, located on the beach in Paranga where, starting from 18.00 begin sparkling DJ sets. Who chaos h 24 prefer some quiet moment, can make route in the southern part of the island where there is the beach of Agrari, or those who intend to invest in sport, Panormos and Agios Sostis, in the northern part of the island , are practiced swimming and surfing; after a day of sunbathing, all in the afternoon in Little Venice, the favorite meeting place for tourists who are targeting the famous Caprice Bar for a drink with lots of breathtaking views and soft music.
Any advice for the night
The night does not end well, everything here has a slow pace and, to warm the atmosphere, it goes from the cafes of downtown as the Scandinavian Bar-Disco, in vogue from the late 70s and the Space, sparkling disco clubs where to dance in waiting to move to Cavo Paradiso, a local from the scenic setting in which he is perched on a hill that slopes overlooking the Aegean, one of the biggest clubs in the international electronic scene where, every summer, is can take part in DJ sets memorable in the company of special guests.

Against Greek skies, one of the Mykonos Island Windmills, Chora. Cyclades, Agean Sea, Greece.

Singles holidays in September 2015: Last Minute to have fun and find your soul mate

 

The holidays for singles are always a good opportunity to spend some days of fun, relaxation, and why not, to find the soul mate who could have given us as a break away from the chaos of every day. In this case, here is what the last-minute deals to be seized to make a truly unique gift. The summer now there is waving, why we choose for our holidays in September 2015 seaside places where you can still breathe the salty that we will in the coming winter months.

In Greece you can experience nights full of fun and events that still animate the island, but also tear the last slices of sun in a season that, we have to say, we did not miss. Who knows Greece knows that the places to stop are so many, who does not know will be able to do on this holiday that will make it unforgettable. Stay in Mykonos, the Pension Marmaras for 7 nights 7 to 14 September will cost 315 Euros for a double room budget.

It can not miss Ibiza as a destination for singles where you can find everything you look for: local, happy hour, new experiences, beautiful beaches. The days here will be full of fun with the beaches that are still full of people from all over the world and with that evening will be full of knowledge and events to see that in Ibiza never fail. The Piscis Park, just 150 meters from the beach and just 300 from the heart of nightlife where there are historical buildings of San Antonio, offers a double room for 7 nights (7-14 September) to 368.70 euro: a bargain.

Even Italy will lose the primacy of fun. The Adriatic Coast has always been a place of nightlife where singles (but not only) organize their holidays. Even here the beaches and nightlife will be the masters in the journey in late summer. Milano Marittima is the undisputed capital of Romagna evening entertainment with its street bars and discos. Stay here at Caesar Hotel for 7 nights in the period 7 to 14 September will cost 300 euro for a single room with sea view balcony and breakfast included.

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