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Around Kathmandu: Boudanath temple

Around Kathmandu: Temples and Himalaya Views

Once you have seen central Kathmandu set out and explore the treasures around Kathmandu: the historic squares, temples and royal cities. And get up on the hills around Kathmandu for views of the Himalayas, the world’s highest peaks that make Nepal famous.  Kathmandu has some ...

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Nezu Shrine gates

Four Short Walks in Old Tokyo

Tokyo is known as a huge, ultra modern city and that’s what it is. Yet the Japanese capital hides wonders in it. The old Japan still exists in many parts of the city and you will find it, just walk around. This post will show you ...

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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

Serra de Tramuntana Drive in Mallorca

Serra de Tramuntana is the mountain chain that covers the whole north of Mallorca. Each time I go to Mallorca I have to spend a day or two driving in the Serra. I have to see the countryside, the scenic coastline and all those pretty villages ...

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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 came to the island. People live their life in narrow cobbled streets like they always did. ...

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Yala National Park bee-eater

Sri Lanka’s South Coast: From Yala to Galle

Sri Lanka’s South Coast from Yala to Galle is palm-fringed beaches, national parks and jungles. And an endless row of busy Sri Lankan villages along the coast. My last post on our Sri Lanka road trip will show you what the South Coast is like and what is special about ...

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