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Madeira: A Beautiful, Lush, Diverse and Fun Island

Written by Mark Pringle
We were utterly unprepared for Madeira, at least from an automotive perspective. This unpreparedness was symbolic of the wonder of the Island of Madeira; let me explain. We rented a car, as we always do on vacation so that we could explore the island as it was meant to be explored. As usual, we rent Read More

The Palace of Mafra: Portugal's Magnificent Palace

Written by SodaCoffee Staff
The Palace of Mafra was built in the 18th Century and remains the most important baroque monument in Portugal to this day. It was commissioned by King João V as a symbol of his gratitude that he was able to bear children with his wife. The Palace was constructed from marble and limestone and Read More

Rapperswil-Jona Switzerland - The Enticing City of Roses

Written by Lilit Mkrtchyan
Do you fancy a city adorned with flowers; especially one embellished with the queen of flowers, enchanting roses? Rapperswil-Jona, a charming little town settled comfortably on the shores of Lake Zurich is one of a kind. It is a city that tenderly touches your soul with its flowery charm Read More

What You Need to Know About Stocks in a Post-Pandemic (Coronavirus) World

Written by Mark Pringle
If you have never invested in stocks, you are probably leary about doing so now. The recent COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic and the associated social and economic turmoil have resulted in an unstable investing environment. However, once this perilous time is over, there are some essen Read More

When in Seville, Spain, Don't Miss the Horse and Carriage Tour

Written by Swati Bisht
When in Spain one can't miss visiting Sevilla - a city with an old world charm. And when in Sevilla one can't miss the horse-drawn carriage tour. Take a comfortable train journey from Madrid to reach Sevilla. The city and its people have so much warmth that no one f Read More

The Real Streets of Venice: Queen of the Adriatic

Written by Mark Pringle
It was Venice, the City of Canals and the Queen of the Adriatic, in a nutshell. It was a simple image I remember photographing out of our hotel room window. See, this was the end of a long and frenzied 10-day trip to Italy that encompassed the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florence, and now Venice. Since this Read More

Shakespeare's Take on Life's Strength

Life is a struggle-meet it. Or Life is a challenge –face it. Likewise there are many life lessons thought and told by most well experienced people. “”Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” Says an ancient Indian proverb, in today’s Read More

Africa Of My Dream

Written by Ekoja Okewu
Africa is the home to the black race. It has 54 countries and majority of her citizens rely on Agriculture for a livelihood. Nature blessed Africa with resources capable of liberating the continent from her present state of non-industrialization but our insistence on doing things the crude way has r Read More

The Importance of Good Grammar in Writing

Written by SodaCoffee Staff
Proper grammar is an essential element of any writing. Notwithstanding a writer displaying creativity to a high level, they must ensure that their work is void of grammatical errors. The impression a reader gets when he detects poor grammar is not appealing. The reader is frequently put off and will Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Self Publishing

Written by SodaCoffee Staff
Many authors today are opting for self-publishing to avoid using a traditional book publisher. Days are gone when self-publishing was seen as a way of new and unsuccessful authors get into the mainstream. Nowadays, even the successful authors are choosing to self-publish their new titles. However, t Read More

Suicide Is Not An Option

Written by Ojingiri Hannah
A lot of questions arises when you hit the rock bottom and everything seem like terror. When all you have ever had vanished into thin air like it never existed,when you felt like your existence was meaningless and you felt like life was being cruel to you. All you need at that moment to survive is n Read More

Peacocks - Strictly for the Birds

Written by Michael Henry
Pavo cristatus or Indian Peafowl are classified as part of the pheasant family and have been admired and revered by many cultures for millennia because of the beautiful plumage displayed by the peacock, the male of the species. The female is the peahen and does not enjoy the same attention due to he Read More