Today is Dec 31st 2021 as I write this blog. We arrived on Dec 15th. One of Europe’s hidden gem. A place that is untouched by tourism is the country Albania.Unspoiled beaches, beautiful mountainous landscape, interesting history, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, friendly, open & hospitable people are found here.Located across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, directly … Continue reading Albania Things To Know
Fall in Southern Virginia
After Mexico, we arrived to Southern Virginia and stayed for 6 weeks ( Nov 1st to Dec 14th 2021). The fall was the best time to visit due to the pretty foliage. Some of the areas with beautiful foliage- Blue Ridge Parkway – it is known as “America’s Favorite Drive.” It spans 469 miles and connects … Continue reading Fall in Southern Virginia
Merida is Strange: It is not Mexico!
Merida is strange, it is not Mexico! Wait, what! what do you mean? -Merida is one of the safest city in the World. According to CEO world magazine, Merida is the second safest city in North America (after Quebec city). You seldom hear of crime. A similar article in Forbes magazine says that it is … Continue reading Merida is Strange: It is not Mexico!
A hidden gem: Xpu Há!
Xpu Ha (pronounced Ish pu ha) is a resort area and is located in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Come here to enjoy white sand and turquoise water. If you are in Cancun, it takes approximately an hour to arrive, if you are in Playa del Carmen it will take you 20 minutes and … Continue reading A hidden gem: Xpu Há!
Cost of Living in Puerto Morelos, Mexico
In my last destination in Aruba, my monthly cost of living was $2300 USD. Both of us was $4600 USD. Aruba is a paradise but it is quite expensive. In Aruba, we even cooked a lot at home to save money and didn't dine out as much as we like to. In Puerto Morelos, we … Continue reading Cost of Living in Puerto Morelos, Mexico
What’s the hype in Tulum?
I have heard a lot about Tulum. It is a small town located on the Caribbean side of Mexico, famous for it's white sand beach and Maya Ruins. I wanted to visit a few months ago but have read on group posts that it was not safe. So I hold it off and now, decided … Continue reading What’s the hype in Tulum?
A Look Back: My 2020 in Review
It was in the year 2020 when I quit my job. On March 14th 2020, we had a farewell party in Las Vegas. During mid March, I learned of Covid outbreak & stayed quarantined in Las Vegas. Our house were sold in April and everything was gone except we each had a suitcase & a … Continue reading A Look Back: My 2020 in Review
Your Travel Guide to Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Mexico is open to travelers. There is no need to provide a negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival, though most resorts will ask guests to fill out health questionnaires.The land border between USA and Mexico is closed for nonessential travel through at least August 21. However, air travel is allowed.As of July 23, the … Continue reading Your Travel Guide to Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Visiting Hakka Walled Village & Hakka Culture
On my trip to Guangdong Province in the 90’s, I got to visit Hakka walled village and stayed in our own “Tulou” where my great grandparents lived. I was born and raised in Bangladesh but my ethnicity is Hakka. My great grandparents are from Meizhou in Guangdong Province and so my father took me there … Continue reading Visiting Hakka Walled Village & Hakka Culture
A hidden Paradise called Holbox or is it hidden?
Most tourists come to the Riviera Maya to visit Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Chances are most of you have not heard of this hidden paradise called Holbox. It’s pronounced Hole-bosch. This small island is starting to grow exponentially in terms of popularity, just like Tulum was once a ‘hidden gem.’ We are always … Continue reading A hidden Paradise called Holbox or is it hidden?