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The Wonders of Spain By Nick P. Mendoza III December 9, 2019 The second European country I was stationed at during my time in the military was Spain, particularly Rota Spain, which is situated on the western side of the country, south of the capital, Madrid, in between the country's of Portugal and Gibraltar. Though living in Rota, Spain was a huge country for me to see during my two years of living there and Portugal  was not too far from me. In this blog I will speak about both Spain and Portugal. The primary language spoken in Spain is...

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The Magnificent Italy By Nick P. Mendoza III December 9, 2019   During my time in the military, one of the duty stations I had the opportunity to serve at was in Italy, primarily Sigonella Sicily and Rome Italy, but, that didn't hold me back from visiting much of the country. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean, south  of Europe  and iconic to it's boot-looking shape, Italy cannot be missed. Though the land mass is a little larger than the state of California, just like visiting CA, you cannot visit the whole country in a week's timeframe, simply because...

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Travel Germany By Nick P. Mendoza III December 9, 2019   Germany is quite the adventurous country found in Europe. From the vast castles found on the Rhine River, to the artisan handcrafts of the famous Christmas markets found throughout the country during the wintertime, Germany has something to offer it's visiting guests year-round.  A little bit about the country first. The capital of Germany is Berlin. The population of the country is roughly 83 million. The main religion is Christianity. The spoken language of Germany is German and the currency used throughout the country is the Euro. Situated in...

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Live For Castles By Nick P. Mendoza III October 13, 2019           During my time in the military while stationed in Spain, I had the opportunity to travel all around Europe. I made it my mission to visit several European castles. Towering ramparts, swirling moats, dark dungeons and secret staircases, Europe's legendary castles are a delight to explore. Not much can beat a good castle and these European fortresses I visited were full of fairytale romance, adventurous history, and incredible architecture. Most European countries can boast at least a handful of castles located in city centers...

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A Checklist To Relaxation By Nick P. Mendoza III October 13, 2019               Getting your hotel right can make, or break, a relaxing vacation. But with so many hotels to choose from, sifting out the wheat from the chaff can be a tricky and often time-consuming process. Want to get it right and avoid common booking hotel pitfall? Here are five things to add to your checklist when booking a hotel. 1. Location, Location, Location              First and foremost, the hotel needs to be where you want to be....

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