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Ponte Vecchio from Uffici, Florence

The Best of Florence in One Day

The Italian city of Florence is a world class sight, but since its historic center is packed into a small area you can discover the best of Florence in one day. To help you explore Florence sights I put them on a map and made a walking ...

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Piazza Navona fountain, Rome

The Top 10 Sights in Rome in a Weekend

Rome is a city packed with treasures of history. But it’s also a city of 3 million people and the capital of Italy. After spending a weekend in the Eternal City I made a list of the Top 10 sights in Rome. I picked up Rome’s best attractions and ...

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Curral das Freiras Madeira

Day Trip from Funchal: Curral das Freiras

Curral das Freiras, the Valley of the Nuns, is a hidden valley in the mountains just north of Funchal, Madeira. The nuns found the place in 1566 and lived there in isolation. The only connection to the outer world was a winding footpath along the steep ...

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Torre de Belem

Historic Sights: Lisbon Day Trip to Belem

This post takes you on a day trip to Belem, Portugal. We took tram 15 from Lisbon and spent a day exploring Portugal’s national monuments and learning about Portugal’s great history.  In Belem you can step 500 years back in time, to Portugal’s Golden Age when Vasco ...

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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

This post shows you the pretty island of Madeira. We make a Santana day trip from Funchal. To see the famous triangular houses we rented a car and took the steepest road up to Monte and on to Pico do Arieiro on the top of Madeira. ...

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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 day exploring Funchal sights, walking around and taking great photos. Funchal has a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. And the old historic centre is like from a fairytale: black ...

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Matka Nordic Travel Fair Golden Gate Bridge

Trip Ideas for 2017: MATKA Nordic Travel Fair

The beginning of the year is 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 something more if you listen ...

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