Always Curious
                                                                   ShanaMarie        

Travels

A personal diary of a curious mind. Exploring all things beautiful with my camera, phone and a selfie stick! The future belongs to THE CURIOUS I have no special talents. I am only Passionately curious!

Enjoy! XoXo

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When in Rome... Visit the Coliseum!

Posted by Always Curious on August 1, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (2)




As many of you may know, I spent a few days in Rome. I’ve always wanted to go to Rome and being there was amazing! This is the Roman Forum, The Roman Forum was once the center of ancient Rome, the place where the Romans used to meet, do business, politics and shop. 






The Roman coliseum was initially known as the "Flavian Amphitheater". It is an enormous and gigantic edifice of the ancient Roman realm.Interesting fact about the Coliseum, at the time of its construction, the Coliseum had the capacity of seating around 50,000 spectators. Initially, the amphitheater was used for holding gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles and dramas based on Classical mythology. Roman Coliseum remained in use for nearly 500 years. 










Hope you all enjoyed the lil-tour ~Xo~Xo


To see more pictures of Rome click HERE

A little piece of heaven... Mallorca, Spain

Posted by Always Curious on March 5, 2017 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (3)



Hi everyone,

So today I decided to post a blog about our visit to Mallorca. Mallorca, is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the largest islands there. In Mallorca Spanish is spoken, However we found that many of the locals speak Catalan. Catalan is known as a romance language of the Indo-European family. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort called Iberostar Jardin del sol for 4 days, the resort grounds and rooms were beautiful. However we spent so little time at the resort that we could've done without the all-inclusive. 


The view of the island as we were arriving!



We arrived by noon and took a little nap before heading down to the pool. This was a picture I took from our room balcony... It was 8pm and the sun was still going strong!








The next day we took a cab to El Mago beach, Playa del Mago is located next to the small village Portals Vells in the south-western part of Mallorca. It's a small beach situated in an unspoilt small cove with beautiful surroundings.















We spent the entire day at the beach just taking in the sun and enjoying some relaxing time. There was also a cute little resturant on the beach we had lunch here everyday. 











I LOVE ME SOME MOJITO'S!!!!























Overall Mallorca was absolutely beautiful, somewhere we will definitly go back and visit. We plan to visit the smaller islands like Ibiza as well next time. Hope you enjoyed my little picture diary.

~XO~Xo

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Capri Italy, A piece of paradise

Posted by Always Curious on February 5, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (2)



Hi Dolls,


Today I'm sharing some pictures of Capri Island. On our journey to Rome, we decided to visit Capri too. I was looking for breath-taking places on the internet (Google) and Capri, Italy was on the top 20 places in the world to visit. So of course I said why not? 


We took a train from Rome to Naples, You can get a train ticket for about $56 one-way, which would take 3 hours. Or, you can buy a ticket for a faster train that would get you there in an hour & a half for about $79. We opt. for the faster train as we wanted to catch an early ferry. We found out that Hydrofoils are faster, slightly more expensive than ferries. Single tickets cost $24, ferry tickets cost approximately $17, we opt. for the hydrofoils as we were excited to get there!







We could see the famous Faraglioni rocks from our hotel











Heals and cobble stone = not such a good idea! lol 


I had to add a pic of my hot date!


Anacapri... 

The Ancient Greek prefix "ana" means "up" or "above", signifying that Anacapri is located at a higher elevation on the island than Capri.










We spent 4 days in Capri Island and then left to Mallorca Spain to explore another beautiful island! It was such a great experience. It really puts this quote into perspective: “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert...... If you are looking to go to Italy, I must say this is a place to visit! 


~Xo~Xo


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Rome, picture diary...

Posted by Always Curious on August 1, 2016 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (2)


Rome was a place I had on my Bucket list that I'm so happy I was able to check off!!! Rome is known as the "Eternal city" and also "Caput Mundi," coming from Latin and meaning capital of the world. Here are some pictures I took throughout my few days there!








Piazza Navona





St. Agnes Church



Leonardo Da Vinci museum







Spanish Steps














Thank you for making it to the end of my picture diary, here is a travel video I did too. Hope you all enjoy it, to see pictures of the Coliseum click HERE! Also make sure to check out my blog post of Capri, Italy HERE!

~Xo~Xo


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