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MY FIRST OVERSEAS FLIGHT DURING THE PANDEMIC: HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

January 19, 2022

Flying out of Amsterdam’s airport, typically one of the Europe’s busiest, felt both safe and comfortable.

On December 10, I took my first overseas flight since I went to Maldives in November 2019. I may be a passionate traveler, but all my flights in 2020-2021 were within Europe. However, the pandemic left me extra-cautious about leaving overseas, and until now, I’ve felt safest making small trips in Europe. Since the pandemic hit, I’ve regularly wondered how safe flying overseas during the pandemic would feel?

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ART, CULTURE, ECUADOR, QUITO

CASA DEL ALABADO: MUSEUM OF PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

December 21, 2021

Monolith – Culture Valdivia 4000 B.C. – 1500 B.C.

A visit to Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, is a must for history and anthropology fans. Located in a wonderfully preserve building, this museum features sculpture, artefacts, jewellery pieces and more. I learned about Ecuador’s indigenous cultures and saw hundreds of archaeological objects belonging to the ancient societies that occupied the territory known today as Ecuador.

Scroll down for the virtual exhibition of one of my favorite pieces of Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art:

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ECUADOR, QUITO, TRAVEL

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR IN 2022?

December 17, 2021

*NOTE: Unfortunately we are still in unusual times, and the COVID-19 regulations change rapidly. Please check here the latest information before making your journey to Ecuador.

The Ecuadorian capital city located in the middle of the world, standing proud between cloud-high in the Andes and two active volcanoes, Quito didn’t disappoint me. The 16th-century Centro Histórico (Old Town) is not only the largest and best-preserved colonial center in Latin America, but also the most visited.

Thanks to KLM and Air France, the approx. 15-hour journey from Vienna to Quito was a wonderful experience. Click HERE to read about my journey. 

Breathtaking churches, impressive monasteries, colorful palaces, here is why Quito should be on your 2022 travel list.

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