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Finland: Lake Näsijärvi Reflections

Virrat boat sheds before storm

Whether you like it or not the summer is turning to its end and it’s time to think back to summer trips of this year. I made a couple of trips abroad – and more than a couple of domestic trips. Since for me summer is the time for domestic travel.  The Finnish lakeland is my number one summer destination ...

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Places to Visit in Denmark: North Jutland

The sand-buried church, Denmark

  Among the places to visit in Denmark North Jutland is a special one. Suberb beaches, high sand dunes, castles and half-timbered houses make the area worth a summer trip. And what about a sand-buried church and a collapsing lighthouse? I didn’t know much of this area in the north of Denmark but when my husband had a business meeting ...

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Rome’s Centro Storico in 25 Evening Photos

Pantheon after dark

Rome’s Centro Storico is a great place for an evening stroll. As the evening lights go on the architectural treasures of Rome’s historical center begin to glow. And you will see that they all look even more amazing than at daytime.  At night Rome’s sights show their best and you can clearly see all the fine details in them. Wandering through Rome’s ...

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Southern Konnevesi National Park in 24 Hours

Southern Konnevesi, Finland

Southern Konnevesi National Park is one of Finland’s 40 national parks open to everyone to explore on foot or by boat. We made a short trip to this new national park located in Konnevesi and Rautalampi in the Finnish lakeland.  My post shows you what you can do in Southern Konnevesi and how to get there. We took a boat ...

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The Best of Florence in One Day

Ponte Vecchio from Uffici, Florence

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 itinerary between them.  So whether you are visiting Rome or touring Tuscany you should consider ...

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A Rome Weekend: The Top 10 Sights in Rome

Piazza Navona fountain, Rome

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 a Rome weekend I made a list of the Top 10 sights for a Rome city break. I picked up Rome’s best attractions and made a Rome walking itinerary that shows them all – and a lot more, since Rome ...

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Day Trip from Funchal: Curral das Freiras

Curral das Freiras Madeira

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 mountain face. Since then the nuns have left but the village remained remote until a road ...

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How to Make a Lisbon Day Trip to Belem

Torre de Belem

This post tells you how to make a day trip to Belem, from Lisbon, Portugal, and what to see in Belem, a place full of history. We took tram 15 from Lisbon and spent a day exploring Portugal’s national monuments and learning about Portugal’s past and great explorers.  In Belem you will step 500 years back in time, to Portugal’s Golden ...

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Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

Tram 28 Lisbon

This post shows you how to tour Lisbon on tram 28 that brings you up and down Lisbon hills to all the historic parts of the city. Most Lisbon sights are along the tram 28 route or just a short walk away which makes tram the best way to explore Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the warmest capital ...

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Winter Finland in 25 Photos: Nature Art and Frozen Lakes

Winter in Finland, walking on the lake

Finland has approximately 187.000 lakes. These photos of winter Finland show what a Finnish lake looks like and how it changes during the snow season. All Finnish lakes normally get an ice cover and later in the winter snow falls on the ice. This makes Finnish lakes a perfect place for all kinds of winter activities from skiing and skating to kick sledding and kiteboarding. ...

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