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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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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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Tuscany Scenic Drive

Tuscany scenic drive view from Volterra

Tuscany is full of scenic roads and it’s hard to choose which of them to take. We took a flight to Pisa, rented the cutest little Fiat and hit the road. And I thinki we found the best places this area of Italy has to offer. You can follow our Tuscany scenic drive and enjoy the views – and then start planning your own trip! This ...

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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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San Francisco Sightseeing by Car

Alamo Square and San Francisco downtown

This post tells you how to make a San Francisco Sightseeing tour by car. Driving in Central San Francisco is easy if you can go there on a Saturday or Sunday when there is less traffic. Parking may be a problem but we found good solutions for that. We spent a sunny Saturday exploring Central San Francisco by car and reserved the Sunday for the Golden Gate area. Both days were just fantastic and the ...

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Exploring The Historic Sonoma Plaza

Sonoma center

The small town of Sonoma one hour north of San Francisco is the center of the valley with the same name. Sonoma’s main attractions are its wineries and the historic Sonoma Plaza. This post is a small photo gallery of the historic Spanish-style Sonoma, California.     Sonoma History It all started when Sonoma Mission fathers planted the first vineyards in Sonoma Valley in 1824. ...

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Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro

Tourists at Christ the Redeemer

This post tells about a day of sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro. What sights should you see on your first day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? And what is Rio de Janeiro, the host of the 2016 Olympic Games like?  Rio de Janeiro is a city with a really unique setting. Rio is both a lively city and a tropical resort and it ...

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Olinda Carnival

Olinda Carnival parade and umbrellas

The Olinda Carnival together with the Carnival in Recife is where Brazilians from all over the country come and party. The Unesco World Heritage listed old town of Olinda makes a perfect setting for a street party that lasts for a week, or even more. People start preparing for the Carnival soon after Christmas since they just can’t wait.    ...

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