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Ybor City: Tampa’s Latin Quarter – an eclectic mix of diverse sights

Known as Tampa’s Latin quarter, Ybor city is an eclectic mix of diverse sights and sounds that encapsulates the history, culture and traditions of the various immigrants who came, over a century ago and settled in Tampa. Founded in the 1880s by Vicente Martinez-Ybor, this historic neighbourhood was where thousands of immigrants mainly from Spain,… Continue reading Ybor City: Tampa’s Latin Quarter – an eclectic mix of diverse sights

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Naples, Florida: sunshine, sand and sea

Perfectly manicured lawns, sprawling golf courses, a vibrant downtown, quirky stores, plenty of sun, sand and sea are some of the first things you notice when you visit the eclectic city of Naples in Southwest Florida. Voted as the healthiest and happiest city in the US twice in a row according to the Gallup-Healthways State… Continue reading Naples, Florida: sunshine, sand and sea

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Tampa Downtown: Turn back in Time in Tampa Theatre

Ornate sculptures, elaborate ceiling panels and magnificent portraits – while one would normally associate this decor with historical monuments and palaces, these are actually some of the first things that catch your attention as you enter the doors of the iconic Tampa Theatre. Standing tall in the city’s bustling downtown for over 90 years, Tampa… Continue reading Tampa Downtown: Turn back in Time in Tampa Theatre

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4 museums to visit in and around Tampa for Floridian history, culture and nature

The land of sunshine, sand and sea, Florida in the United states has a rich history going back thousands of years.  Human presence in this south eastern tropical state dates back at least 10000 to 12000 years.  The state boasts of a rich fauna and flora and even today is synonymous with alligators, crocodiles and manatees… Continue reading 4 museums to visit in and around Tampa for Floridian history, culture and nature

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The Revs Institute, Naples: a must visit for automobile aficionados

While Ferrari is synonymous with race cars, did you know that the Tipo 166 was the first Ferrari to win a major car race? Imagine standing next to the Mercedes 1923 Targa Florio, a unique masterpiece and one of only three that exist in the world today.  View the world’s most famous sports racing OSCA (Officine… Continue reading The Revs Institute, Naples: a must visit for automobile aficionados

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Manatee Viewing Centre at Tampa Electric

A city’s power generation unit also doubles up as a sanctuary for a threatened mammal species.  Does this sound unlikely and a far-fetched proposition? Well, not really.  Read on to find out more. Tampa Electric company Established way back in 1899, the Tampa Electric company has been responsible for supplying electricity to the Tampa Bay… Continue reading Manatee Viewing Centre at Tampa Electric