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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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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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Walk around Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera

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

Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera is a perfect place to walk around. The peninsula is where the rich and famous spend their vacations and their luxury villas and lush gardens are nice to look at on your walk around Cap-Ferrat. There is a marked trail that follows the beautiful shoreline, all the way. You can walk slowly and stop whenever there’s ...

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What to See in One Day in Monaco

The Top 10 Places in the French Riviera, Monaco

This post shows you what to do in one day in Monaco. We made a day trip to Monaco from Nice and our three generations family explored the wealthiest state of the world.  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 took a bus to Monaco and ...

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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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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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Yarra River Walk in Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

Yarra River banks in central Melbourne, Australia are an ideal place to observe the city. On a Yarra River walk in Melbourne you can get the same views as on a boat tour, but for free.  In all the Yarra River is 242 kilometres long. It flows from the Yarra Ranges to the famous Yarra Valley wine region and on to the ...

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Getting Around Bangkok by Boat

Bangkok by boat

This post tells you how to explore Bangkok by boat and I will also include a Bangkok ferry map. There are good boat connections on the Chao Praya river, Bangkok’s central waterway. What is best, Bangkok’s main sights and old town are all by the river. We will first take a Chao Praya river boat to Chinatown. Then we will take a river ...

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Sightseeing Around Antalya Old Town

Street life in Antalya, Turkey

This walking trip brings you to some of the most interesting sights around Antalya Old Town. You start in Karaaliogly Park in the south and walk around the Old Town to the lively local shopping streets at the north edge of Kaleici. From here you head west to the Museum of Antalya and Konyaalti Beach. Before dark it’s time to take a dolmus back and inspect the shops ...

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A Walking Tour of Historic Gdansk

Historic Gdansk from Motlawa river

This blog post tells you about the historic Gdansk by the Baltic Sea. We stayed there for a weekend and were surprised how great history this more than thousand years-old town has. And that there were so many things to see!  We walked up and down the old streets of Gdansk. We also made trips out from the city, but in this blog post I’m telling you about the ...

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