Visit Panama

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Visit Panama! ~ Central America is a unique place

Visit Panama! Once again, I just got back from my travels.  Tired, JetLag, load of work piled in…the usual feeling after you get home. Nevertheless, the trip was amazing. The trill of Canopy Zip line at Colon, Panama was worth of traveling to. This ZIp Line rapidly gaining a reputation throughout Panama as one of the finest canopy tour sites operating in the country.  Yet, it was a very private excursion.  There were no tourists.  The adventure tour is made up of 9 marine-grade 3/8in stainless steel cables and 12 galvanized steel platforms.  My favorite cable was, obviously, the fourth cable, which is the longest at almost 225 meters (738ft) long and ranging from 25 to 30 meters (80-100ft) high. The green lush, gorgeous trees were surrounding the cable.


sky-zipline-canopy-tourIt was hot tropical weather and the brutal mosquitoes were on the hunt for the fresh blood.  There were also hundreds of other bugs names of which I did not even know, flying around ….  Nature, Adventure and Rainforest…

Visit Panama.  There is something for everyone.

If one wants to go to the beach, there are tons of beautiful beaches with different color of sand, white, black, pink, and gold..covered in shells, hermit crabs, and other cool finds washed onto the shore.  The beauty is that Panama is located where Pacific Ocean and Caribbean seas are meet.  The beaches are deserted enough to satisfy even the most extreme Robinson Crusoe fantasies.The Panama canal is actually fresh water, or at least some parts of it.

Visit Panama for its unique environment.  The indigenous culture fascinates me the most.  There’s no better way to understand Panama’s indigenous roots than via dugout canoe up the Chagres River, where you’ll pass thatch houses woven deep into the jungle before arriving at Emberra village, home to one of nine major indigenous groups in the country.

Here some photography that I did while I was visiting Panama

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Are you considering taking a vacation or a business trip? Florida is one of the world’s greatest cities for a vacation; you will never be disappointed when it comes to some time away in Florida. However, regardless of where you choose to spend your vacation, being comfortable is what defines a real vacation.

Many people are adapting to the concept of vacation rentals.  What are the benefits of Vacation Rentals? Avoid the hustles of booking a hotel and the disappointments of substandard room service and allow yourself to have a home away from home experience by getting a vacation rental.

Even when on a business trip there is the provision of opting for the corporate stay.  The advantages of vacation rentals and corporate stay accommodation facilities are so many to be enumerated on paper.  Albeit you are wondering why someone would go through all the trouble to furnish an apartment only to rent it out at a fee; well, it goes beyond money. The need for privacy and peace when on a vacation is what has driven the need to create alternatives to hotels for those on vacations.

Picture being on a family vacation and you get to live in an apartment or a condo specially set aside for you and your loved ones. The beauty of a home cooked meal and the convenience of having everything at your reach is simply the final touch to your vacation plans. On the other hand, if you are on a business trip, the idea of conducting a meeting in your apartment, away from the noise and in a manner that is convenient for you is the advantage of booking an extended stay or a corporate stay apartment. As if these are not enough, having this all-inclusive setting is cost effective as opposed to staying in a hotel.

This kind of setting gives you the privilege of having your family close to you even when working away from home.  If you choose to visit Florida there are so many places to choose from like Ellas Vacation Rentals. Allow yourself to enjoy all that Florida has to offer without fear of impending bills in a hotel or having to eat out every single day. All you need is to get a vacation rental.

Many companies and business executives are slowly making the transition from hotels to vacation rentals. Do not be left out in this paradigm shift. Join the wave and allow yourself to get a totally new vacation experience. Make memories away from home while at the same time; get the comfort of staying in an environment that reminds you of home.

There is so much that Florida has to offer and at the same time there is so much that you can benefit from when it comes to vacation rentals, corporate stays or extended stays. Get enlightened and choose what is best for you, but allow yourself to explore comfort at a totally different level. Choose to embrace your own personal space and choose to have the liberty to do as you please when on a trip by going for vacation rentals. It is value for your money and a decision you cannot regret.

I just added a new Bed & Breakfast in Cape Coral, called European Stop to my site and very happy about to offer it now tot he travelers.

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Here are my thoughts of today on the Benefits of Vacation Rentals.

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Thank you my first 29 followers for following me on Pinterest

Pinterest is fascinating.  I personally called it Lazy Blogging. Pin – Pin – Pin.  It calls for my creativity. As a passionate photographer, I can finally show the world my creations, even if it comes in the form of rooms/suites/houses and product photography.  In modern day and age, most artist can’t spend time painting or drawing.  Work takes a major part of our lives.  I love what I do and I do not consider what I do as a work.  I love people, I live photography and I love travel.

I was happy that I finally found the time to sign up on for it.  In the morning with my cup of fine Turkish coffee, I pin, pin, pin…

Special thank you to my 10th follower  Peter von Stamm, an amazing photographer from Berlin.

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Ella’s Vacation Rentals on Pinterest


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Like from any other social media advertisement plant form, my main intent, believe it or not, is to make friends.  Being a nerd, it is my personal outlet of human interaction. To me, Internet is just like a travel, but on the cyber level.

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

Pinterest is now either the 2nd or 3rd biggest social network, depending on which statistics you read, and is currently showing the fastest rate of growth


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I am very excited about my first 29 followers.  Just to make more fun with it, I am offering 15% discount to my 777 follower.  Please contact me with PromoCode: Pinterest777  Who is my lucky winner?

I welcome everyone to my new page!



Vacation Deals

Vacation Deals

I am very excited to rebuild and rebrand my website. is finally in business!  Just to celebrate, I am offering “the deal of the century

Vacation Deals

Vacation Deals

One does not have to be rich to travel.  Often, one can get the best deals in off season.  In the summer, the weather is the same as in winter, here in Florida.  But the Vacation Rental accommodations are often offered at half price.  Just to top that, I am offering 25% off to any one who will use a promo code: 777 from Twitter to book their stay in any off the rentals that are available.  Obviously the terms and conditions are apply and those are very simple.

Vacation Deals: 25% off Terms & Conditions: One shall join my VIP club.  The suits and houses can be booked only if they are not occupied by other guests and available.  It is valid only off season (July – September) The expiration of this offer would be September 30th 2015.  The bookings must be made via VRBO.

Vacation Deals: 50% off Terms & Conditions.  One shall join my VIP club and become a contributor.  Please visit Ella’s VIP Club for details.  It is valid only off season (April – September) The expiration of this offer would be off season 2016.  The bookings must be made via VRBO.

What else can I say? The weather is perfect.  The sunshine is 365.  The fresh sea breeze… As I am writing this, I am enjoying the view of calm waves softly crushing against white sand shore.  YOU deserve a vacation.  Contact me for vacation deals details.



10000 Islands Gulf of Mexico


10000 Islands Gulf of Mexico

Almost every weekend, I go down to Goodland (South of Naples), where I take my Jetski or a boat to enjoy my shirt get away.  I have arrived to South West Florida about a year ago and after successfully starting my new business venture, I finally have the time to explore.  My goal is to visit every single of 10000 Island Gulf of Mexico.  Every island is unique, full of birds, crabs, and bugs.  Some of them are surrounded by Mangroves and some have small strips of white sand beaches.  There are a lot of gorgeous sand bars, where one should be careful and going on Jetski at 60 miles per hour.  10000 Island Gulf of Mexico are full of life.  Millions of fish are jumping out of the water on left and right.  The birds are staying close to catch that fish.  If you to go there in low tide early in the morning, you can see of how all the animals are feeding.

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The fish is just jumping out of the water and easily to catch with the bare hands.  Of cause you must be fast!  Well, I can brag about catching this size of fish, but hey I was not even trying.  I released a little fellow right back and went to Roy’s Restaurant for dinner instead.

Below is another great shot of one of 10000 islands Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes, it is hard for me to tell if it is a sand bar or if it is an actual island.  The view is changing as the currents go up and down and the tides are following.

I always up to a date with the tide website to see what would be the best time to go to the islands.

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I enjoy my new life close to 10000 islands Gulf of Mexico: swim, tan, bird watching, discovering, views of waters and nature, white sand bars, etc

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Life is beautiful.  Traveling adds a whole new perspective to it and truly shows the value of life. Many forget to stop the busy life, and enjoy what truly matters.  It is a luxury to be able to escape the hassle and stress and look deep inside of one self to see what does one need to be happy?  The fresh air, the sun, the breeze, the nature around you, the life….

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enjoy your life, for it is beautiful

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Travel Sydney Australia

Travel Sydney Australia

Often I get asked what is my favorite place to visit. Australia!  Travel Sydney Australia, of cause!  I have traveled back and forth cross country a few times.  At ones I have considered to make my home base and I may still do it.  According the seances, Australia is the hap pies country in the entire world.  It is similar to what America used to be, the land of opportunities, where anyone can come, get a great job, get a great house and enjoy the living, not working two or three jobs at low paying wage, fearing of loosing it…  Yes, people is Australia are very happy and there is a smile of every face.  The country is beautiful when you think of nature and when yo think of people.  The nature is still untouched in many areas and in the wild state.  The people are tall, not fat (like in some other countries) and fit, mostly of light completion.  man have nice broad shoulders and white smiles.  Often in the metro station, I was thinking that I am actually inside of the model cover magazine when  looked at the crowd getting out of the train….beautiful culture!

Travel Sydney Australia

I do not even know where to start describing my stay in Sydney. For the American audience, I would like to mention that it is not the capital of Australia. I have mentioned the train transportation, but my preference was always a fairy to get around where I needed to be.

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Here is me on the fairy, going near the Sydney opera house
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On ocasión, I would enjoy the performance there and then have a nice picnic at the park, right next to it.  The parks of Australia were amazing.  The huge Australian white cocktail parrot, were flying around 24/7.  Oh, boy, are they loud?!  What a social bird.  I would say too social!  A lot of the morning, I just wanted to sleep!

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Wine and Food!  I am a foodie!  I am sea food connoisseur.  Every of my travels to Australia are always flu of fish and Australian Shiraz.  Australia is well known for its fines wine or at least well known to the wine connoisseur that I am!  On occasion, I would settle for the New Zealand one, which is still pretty good.

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Here a whole fish lightly fried with very little oil, still having a savory juice inside.  Yammy… Yeap, that is what I call a good living… and what dinner without a fine desert?  I am addicted to chocolate.  The best quality I found in Madrid, Spain and Sydney, Australia.  I would always pick a different place to have my desert.  I always found it festinating that the same food doe snot taste the same of different continents, like to example when I was experiencing the difference with Gordon Ramsey restaurant in London and West Hollywood. The restaurant in London is excelled and one in West Hollywood was just OK. So back to the chocolate!  Here is me, enjoying Max Brenner chocolates.  63 Victoria St is the address of heaven!

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I am about to “inhale this slice of luxury”

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I would say travel Sydney Australia!



Fremantle Australia

Fremantle Australia

Fremantle is a major Australian port city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River.  This place is known for quite life, artsy shops and winders.  The coffee is amassing.  My best friend used to live in Fremantle and that is how I ended up spending a lot of my time there.  So what did I like about Fremantle Australia the most? Of cause the people!  I managed to form a nice group of connections there.  In the evenings, we were gathering with glasses of fine Australia wine, mustard chicken, and home made soufflés…and plaid never ending games of Razzu!

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On the picture above I have featured the doggy dog, names Delish.   Delish is not your average dog.  It had travelled the world.  Originally from Scotland, he has flew back and forth to Australia, going throughout airport customs and hold in places.  Delish remained kind and good dog.  As per the cat, I never knew his name.  He was cute and cuddly.

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I enjoyed my times outside in the small city.  The word history was screaming at me from every corner.  Old buildings, smell, nature, tropical air, it was all coexisting with each other gave that special feel.

I loved staying in Fremantle Australia!

Fremantle Australia

Not to forget to mention about the wild nature that I have seen on my travels there…  I do not even know what those birds are called.  Those sure were beautiful!

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Fremantle Australia is located right on the edge of the indian ocean, but it would be my next blog..

I barely ever know any history of the places where I travel too.  The world is too big and my passion are people.  History is in the past and I am fascinated with the present times!

Here is the link where anyone can learn a bit more about the place. wiki



I have travelled to London a few times, mostly for diner.  Gordon Ramsay is one of my favorite restaurants, but only in London, located at 68 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HP, United Kingdom.  For some reason, when I tried to dine at Gordon Ramsay in West Hollywood, California it was not just the same, not the service, nor the food.  The mushroom soup and the fine wine is the way to go!  I remember the days when I used to fly up there just for  weekend to see a show and to dine.  It was only nine hours from Los Angeles to London.  Flying overnight was always preferred.  You wake up and a fresh cup off coffee is waiting for you to start the exciting day!


There are may things to do besides fine dining, like the coffee, the deserts and the passion martini!  To my great surprise, the passion martinis were made with fresh passion fruits!   Normally I fly there in the spring, so I can enjoy the blooming trees and flowers.  I love photography, for I am true artist at heart.  Thus, no meter where I go, I shoot, shoot, shoot… When I arrive home fem the trip, I have at least 1000 pictures. Below is some of my collections.


a coffee and a cake!


and of cause the passion martini! Now, where Russian would go without a fine drink?!


I always admire the history and the architecture and the fast track life..


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Sadly it is, but no matter how hard I try, I cannot pack too many things in one weekend trip.  On Monday, I always had to fly to Los Angeles to attend to the responsibilities.  And here goes another long air plain ride..

Ford’s Garage Sports Bar

Ford’s Garage Sports Bar

I always have a great lunch: French Onion Soup and Ice Cold Beer on a Hot Summer Day.

Ford’s Garage Sports Bar in Downtown Fort Myers is a great and convenient place to have food, lunch, dinner or just a drink.  What can be better then a nice menu of ice cold beer during hot Florida seasons?  180+ craft beers.  How many places can beat that? The place is clean with  a fast service.  There is always a place to sit down at the bar!  This place is a must visit place.  It is about less then two miles from Oceanic Blue Retreats house.  It can be a walking distance for those who love to walk, but for most probably a car would be a better way to downtown.  There is always a plenty of free or in expensive parking around.  Here is downtown Fort Myers…

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Ford’s Garage Sport’s Bar

2207 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 332-3673

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The bathrooms at the place are great design wise.  It is always fun times trying to figure out how are the sinks work after a few beers.  It is a definitely a conversation ice breaker!

Here is the shot!

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The theme is the legacy of Henry Ford, who wintered with Thomas Edison in Ft. Myers. The burgers are very good and are named after prominent people from the area.   I love food, I love those excellent burgers that they serve! The burgers are huge!   Ford’s Garage Sports Bar is a very unique place.  I love the atmosphere and decor of the Ford’s Garage in downtown Fort Myers. Our service was very good; the waitress was attentive but not intrusive.  Some times, I order lobster mac and cheese that is delicious.   On occasion I bring my friends there.  My dining companions were similarly pleased with their meals.

American casual cousin.

See you there,


Everglades Florida

Everglades Florida

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Everglades Florida is one of my favorite places to visit.  On my recent business trip to Miami, FL I could not help but to stop by the Everglades to enjoy the nature.  It was very early in the morning and the place was empty. There was not one single soul next to me.  It was nature and me.  There were hundreds of birds flying around and something was swimming in the water.  Being as brave as me, I was hopping from the stone to the stone, opting across the waters and asking the universe: “Please do not be an alligator!”   All I care is to capture the beauty of the nature!  The untouched, wild nature is what excites me the most in this life.

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I am passionate about photography and video shooting and editing.  Here is my latest video that I shoot on Oceanic Blue Retreats YouTube Cannel! As I was shooting this video, I was surrounded by about 20 vultures.  (Most of them were near the trash can, having breakfast and I decided to cut the trash out of the video)  As I was coming close to the vultures, I was thinking if those would attack me or not.   I do not know much about those huge and powerful birds.  But the adrenaline was pumping in my blood and I needed to come close to them.  As I came closer and closer, the birds began hissing at me.  I walked right by to get to the water, where I could take more pictures and shoot video.