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Berlin’s Top Ten Sights: Walking and Subway Itinerary

Brandenburger Tor

The German capital, if any, is the perfect year-round destination, and a perfect place for a city hike. We put on our hiking shoes and spent some sunny winter days exploring Berlin’s Top Ten sights. We did most of it on foot, and took the subway only where the distances were too long to walk. This post will explain our ...

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Great Cities to Visit More than Once

Alfama Igreja da Graca

Thinking about your next travels? You like exploring the world and have already been to places, seen the magic world. Why not think about revisiting a city you’ve been to? Many cities offer so much that you can’t see it all on one trip. So return to a city a different time of year, and you’ll find whole new sides ...

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Tallinn Old Town, Estonia’s Medieval Fairytale City

Tallinn Old Town from Toompea Hill

Did you know that the Estonian capital is a fairytale city with hundreds of years of history and traditions? The thick walls surrounding Tallinn Old Town have seen many different rulers but always protected the city and helped to retain it as it was.  I spent a winter weekend in the UNESCO listed Old Town of Tallinn, strolling its cobbled ...

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Bologna: Arcades, History and Mediterranean Colors

Piazza Santo Stefano porticoes, Bologna

Bologna at the foot of the Apennine mountains is a less known travel destination that easily compares to Florence and other cities. Bologna’s 38 km of arcaded streets, red and ochre-colored houses and long culinary traditions make it the perfect weekend destination. Bologna arcades are listed in the UNESCO and so is the whole city, as a city of music.  ...

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Italy by Train and Car: Rome, Florence and Tuscany

Driving along Tuscan country roads

Italy, if any, is my favorite destination where I have to get almost every year. Last year we made a one-week trip to Italy by train and car: Rome, Florence, Tuscany. Yes, you can really see three different destinations in a week, just travel the long distances by train and then rent a car. I will show you how. Italy ...

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Around Kathmandu: Temples and Himalaya Views

Around Kathmandu: Boudanath temple

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 extraordinary cultural sights right outside the city: the Monkey Temple Swayambbunath in the west, Boudanath ...

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Pokhara: Short Hikes, Lake and the Annapurnas

Pokhara lakeside

Pokhara is a lakeside city at 900 m which in Nepal means the lowlands. Yet the city is at the very foot of the Himalayas. In Pokhara you can combine subtropical climate with snow-capped peaks – added with a green mountain lake. Pokhara, Nepal offers short hikes, a lake and the Annapurnas. The Annapurna Massif is literally behind the corner. The ...

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Travel in Nepal: Mountains and UNESCO Heritage

Nepal: Nature, Culture and UNESCO Sights

One day we understood we were going to travel to Nepal. Clas had a Kathmandu business trip approaching and should spend a week or two in the Nepalese capital. So I started creating a trip to the mountain country from scratch. What can we do and where should we travel in Nepal? Nepal children in Sarangkot, Annapurnas Most travelers go ...

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Four Short Walks in Old Tokyo

Dreaming about travel: Japanese shrine gates

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 four easy walks in Old Tokyo. You can find the old Tokyo in the shrines ...

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Marrakech: Jemaa El-Fna Photo Tour

Food stall on UNESCO listed Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech

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 and cultural heritage which made UNESCO take Jemaa el-Fna on their World Heritage list. In ...

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