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Tram 28 Lisbon

Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

We were touring Lisbon on tram 28 that brings you up and down Lisbon hills and to the historic parts of the city. Most Lisbon sights are along the tram 28 route or just a short walk away which makes tram an ideal way to explore Lisbon, ...

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Santana triangular house

Santana Day Trip from Funchal

We wanted to see triangular Madeiran houses so we rented a car and made a Santana day trip from Funchal.  We took the steepest road up to Monte and to the top of Madeira, Pico do Arieiro. On the northern side of the island we stopped at Ribeiro ...

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Funchal mountain view

Madeira: Exploring Funchal Sights

This post presents the Portuquese city of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. We spent a January day exploring Funchal, walking around with our cameras. Funchal has a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. And the old historic centre is like from a fairytale: black and ...

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Matka Nordic Travel Fair Golden Gate Bridge

Trip Ideas for 2017: MATKA Nordic Travel Fair

January is the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair time and the time to start planning your vacations and trips this year. Where would you like to go? Need trip ideas for 2017?   Should it be sun and beach, or just a short city break, with city life, art and culture? Probably both of them and ...

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Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive

We had to travel from Melbourne to Sydney and instead of taking an one hour flight we chose the hard way. After some thinking we rented a campervan and spent about a week on the Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive. We followed the Pacific coast all the ...

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Tasman Glacier Walker

New Zealand: Short Walks in Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki Mount Cook is on the absolute top of New Zealand’s South Island. We took some short walks in Mount Cook National Park that has New Zealand’s largest glaciers and highest mountains. We had a great day out in this World Heritage site and saw snow-capped mountains, icebergs and glacier lakes, ...

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Queenstown beach view

Queenstown Autumn Walk Photos

In this post I will show you beautiful photos on a Queenstown autumn walk we made on our road trip in New Zealand. Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand is in a beautiful setting on the north shore of Lake Wakatipu and backed by the ...

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The Top 10 Places in the French Riviera, Cap-Ferrat Paloma beach

Walking around Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera

The picturesque peninsula of Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera is where the rich and famous prefer to spend their vacations. Their luxury villas and lush gardens are nice to look at. But the best thing about Cap Ferrat is that you can walk around the ...

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The Top 10 Places in the French Riviera, Monaco

One Day in Monaco

Our three generations family spent one day in Monaco. Since you can’t take a rental car across the border we were wondering how to get to Monaco. We studied French Riviera public transport timetables and went to Monaco by bus and returned by train. Monaco on the French Riviera has ...

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