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Historic Sights: Lisbon Day Trip to Belem

Torre de 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 da Gama sailed to India, Pedro Alfares to Brazil and Ferdinand Magelland around the globe. ...

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Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

Tram 28 Lisbon

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, the sunny capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the warmest capital of Europe and a good year-round ...

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Madeira: Exploring Funchal Sights

Funchal mountain view

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 white Baroque houses and  streets paved with round sea pebbles.   I also show the hotel ...

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Trip Ideas for 2017: MATKA Nordic Travel Fair

Matka Nordic Travel Fair Golden Gate Bridge

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 to the polls travel companies made while preparing for the biggest happening of the travel year in ...

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Queenstown Autumn Walk Photos

Queenstown beach view

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 mountains.   Because of its great location in the middle of the island Queenstown is ...

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One Day in Monaco

The Top 10 Places in the French Riviera, 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 a long history. It has been a Greek and a Roman colony and it is an independent ...

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City Walk: See Nice in One Day

Nice Old Town vegetable market

To help you explore Nice in one day I made a walking-route and marked it on a Google map. France tops the list for the most visited countries in the world. All of us want to see Paris, but go beyond that. Go to the French Riviera and Nice in the south-east.  So wherever you choose to stay on the Riviera you should ...

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The Top 10 Places in the French Riviera

The Top 10 Places in the French Riviera, Eze

I have now returned from France and put together a list of my favourite Top 10 places in the French Riviera. My favourites can help you find your way in this scenic area.  The French Riviera has for the last two centuries been the number one destination for millionaries, movie stars and princes. Many of them have established their vacation homes here. You can follow their footsteps and see some of the ...

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Stockholm Nature Tour by Bike: Djurgården

Stockholm nature tour by bike

Stockholm is a great city. It’s my old home town and I always like going back. I always spend some nice days there, like last summer when I made a Stockholm nature tour, by bike! I just love this city, its people, its old town and architecture – and the islands around Stockholm. The islands are a different world. Start with Djurgården.   Rent a bike and take ...

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San Francisco Golden Gate Area Sights

Matka Nordic Travel Fair Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge is for many people the thing they know about San Francisco. We went to see what the bridge is like. In addition we wanted to see the other Golden Gate area sights. We walked across the bridge and along San Francisco coast and had a great day out. And there was so much more to see in the area. There was a large green area ...

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