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Visiting the palaces of Sintra

Exploring the Palaces of Sintra by Bus

Sintra west of Lisbon is a land of romantic castles, princess palaces and quintas. It makes a nice day out when in Lisbon, driving from the Portuguese capital only takes half an hour. Or why not take the train and explore the palaces of Sintra by bus? I will ...

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Food stall on UNESCO listed Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech

Marrakech: Jemaa El-Fna Photo Tour

The central square of Marrakech Jemaa El-Fna is one of the best places to see Morocco as it is and meet the Moroccans as they are. Times change but the show on this old square goes on. The Moroccans still keep to their old traditions ...

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Lazy afternoon in the souks of Marrakech

Getting Lost in the Souks of Marrakech

I got lost in the souks of Marrakech. I tried to find my way in the huge labyrinth but had to give up trying too much.  This ancient North African street market is best explored by just walking around aimlessly and without any plans. Just ...

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Valldemossa, Serra de Tramuntana

Driving in Mallorca: Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain chain that covers the whole northern part of Mallorca. These steep slopes where wild rosemary smells make a striking contrast to the tourist-filled south and east coasts. And yet these mountains are just half an hour away from the ...

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Modernisme building, Palma de Mallorca

What to See in Palma de Mallorca Old Town

This post shows you the postcard-pretty Palma de Mallorca old town that hides behind the famous cathedral. El Casco Antiguo has been there for hundreds of years before any tourists found the island. People live their life in narrow cobbled streets like they always did. Palma ...

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Yala National Park bee-eater

Sri Lanka’s South Coast: From Yala to Galle

Sri Lanka’s South Coast is an area of palm-fringed beaches, jungles and national parks, and an endless row of busy Sri Lankan villages along the coast. As a holiday destination the south combines tropical sunshine with nature experiences and a mix of colonial and Sri Lankan culture. ...

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