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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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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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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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Getting Lost in the Souks of Marrakech

Lazy afternoon in the souks of Marrakech

I got lost in the souks of Marrakech. Trying to find my way in the huge labyrinth I had to give up and just enjoy the mess. This ancient North African street market is best explored by just walking around, aimlessly and without any plans, just absorbing the things that happen around you. In cooperation with: Moroccan National Tourist Office ...

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What to See in Palma de Mallorca Old Town

Modernisme building, Palma de Mallorca

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. Palma de Mallorca old town is the real Mallorca that you shouldn’t miss when visiting ...

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Historic Kandy: Temples, Lake and Rainforest Hills

Historic Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is a city deep in Sri Lanka’s rainforest hills, yet full of traditions and history. It is where Sri Lanka’s last kings ruled and made this rainforest city the cultural capital of the island. The kings built their palaces and temples, the biggest of them for Buddha’s tooth. They changed a paddy field to a lake that became the new heart ...

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Places to Visit in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira city gate

The UNESCO listed Essaouira is one of the pretty Moroccan coastal towns not taken over by tourists so far. To visit the town take a bus tour from Marrakech or Agadir with a driving time three hours one way.  Essaouira shows Morocco as it is: women in veils, woodworkers at their craft, narrow alleys, whitewashed walls. And countless doors, most ...

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The Top Things to Do in Marrakech

Jemaa el-Fna snake charmer

After returning from Morocco I put together a list on the top things to do in Marrakech. Trying to charm snakes is not what you should do at first hand, but there are better things like fairy-tale palaces, busy souks, green oasis like parks and pink mosques.  I’m sure you will like the Moroccan wonders I will soon show you. ...

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