Author: Mariella

Swiss Treasures: Geneva & Montreux

Geneva Switzerland will always have a special place in my heart. This country brings me so much memories and anecdotes until this day. It was my friends’ first time in Switzerland and I don’t know why, but made me so happy to share my knowledge with them 10 years has passed since boarding school, and yet everything was nothing quite like I remembered it. I remember back in 2007, we visited all major cities. I knew that I’d been to Geneva multiple times before, yet upon my arrival Geneva was a complete stranger. This made me happy because: 1. It’s like exploring a new city.  2. Because this time I could get to know the city with my friends. Jackie and Kristine are excellent travel buddies. Every day was another anecdote to laugh at or one of those “happenings” while traveling that the only thing to be said is : “I can’t believe the bus left us!” and laugh out loud.  This are the kind of travel buddies I look for when planning a trip. If …

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi: Photo Gallery

Only a 2-hour drive from Dubai – The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi will leave you speechless. Every single detail in this amazing architectonical construction is the true definition of beauty. I’ve never seen a building more beautiful than this one! When in Dubai, this is a must-visit.   Things to know prior to your visit: You need to cover! If you are female, you need to be completely cover: arms, legs and head. If you don’t have nothing to cover up with, no problem. You can rent a burka outside the Mosque. Once you are dress appropriately to enter the Mosque, keep in mind that you are inside a temple. Respect and following the Mosque rules are a must! Make sure you visit early in the morning to avoid crowds. Do not plan your visit on a Friday – The Mosque is closed for tourists. Interesting Facts: The design of the mosque was done by a Syrian architect named Yousef Abdelky. Construction cost‎ a total of 2 billion dirhams. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque …

Travel Thoughts: You can now put your face on your suitcase. Yes, you heard right!


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Surfing the web, I came across an article by Travel + Leisure Magazine that made me laugh out loud. Literally. Apparently, this company allows you to order a suitcase with a picture of your face. Isn’t this something? Imagine being at the carrousel baggage claim and suddenly one of the suitcases looks like this: Hilarious. Considering ordering one for yourself? I am. It would definitely make someone’s day.   UrlPreviewBox   Also, there are some advantages that comes with owning a suitcase like this: 1) It would be really hard to lose it. 2) No more luggage mix-up. If this happens to you often, this suitcase cover is the answer.  3) An affordable (and hilarious) present to gift this upcoming holiday season.  Prices ranges from $25 to $40.   Shop now! Click here to order the Head Case from Firebox.  * Read full article via Insider, here. All best,  About The Author Mariella Molestina Noboa Mariella loves to write about her adventures in traveling and continues to explore new places. – Learn more. 

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Southern Valley, Cusco Highlights

On my last day, I had some time to spare between check out from my hotel in Cusco and the time I had to be at the airport and start heading back home to the states. For this reason, I called the travel agency (Chaska Tours) so they can recommend an activity for me to do in those 4 hours I had to spare. Their recommendation was the Southern Valley of Cusco! Located at the South of Cusco, the first stop is Tipon with many water canals a sacred place for the Incas.     On our way to the next archeological site, we stopped in a little town where the Chuta Bread comes from. The bread’s taste is very peculiar! It’s a mix of sweet with a hint of a salty afterwards taste. Sounds wierd, but its extraordinary! They produce they bread every morning. Out of the over directly to your mouth, YUM!     Pikillaqta a major pre-Inca site built by the Wari civilization.   Finally, our last stop was the lovely town …

Global Entry in Six Easy Steps

Mariella Molestina Noboa Mariella loves to write about her adventures in traveling and continues to explore new places. – Learn more.  I’ve been traveling the world for four years now, and getting my Global Entry status was always on my mind. I kept procrastinating this until one day I put my foot down and decided to do this once and for all. Little did I know what the entire process was quick and easy. Follow the detailed instructions listed below and, before you know it, you’ll be a Global Entry passenger with access to multiple perks when traveling around the world.  Getting thru customs made easy thanks to Global Entry! Here’s how to get started:   Go to the Global Entry GOES official website and create an account: https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/goes/index.jsp Fill out the application online – At the end, review that all the information is correct. You’ll need two billing address proofs – Print it out. Make a copy of your passport and driver’s license – Print it out. Once you’ve gather all the documentation above, …