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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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Queenstown Day Trips by Car: Arrowtown and Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown Day Trips Arrowtown

This post on Queenstown day trips by car shows you two short self-drive trips from Queenstown: one takes you to Arrowtown and the other follows Lake Wakatipu shores. Arrowtown is a postcard-pretty mining settlement full of historical buildings and just 20 km north of Queenstown. It’s a must-see destination if you are visiting Queenstown. Lake Wakatipu again is on the ...

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Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro

Tourists at Christ the Redeemer

This post tells about a day of sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro. What sights should you see on your first day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? And what is Rio de Janeiro, the host of the 2016 Olympic Games like?  Rio de Janeiro is a city with a really unique setting. Rio is both a lively city and a tropical resort and it ...

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Olinda Carnival

Olinda Carnival parade and umbrellas

The Olinda Carnival together with the Carnival in Recife is where Brazilians from all over the country come and party. The Unesco World Heritage listed old town of Olinda makes a perfect setting for a street party that lasts for a week, or even more. People start preparing for the Carnival soon after Christmas since they just can’t wait.    ...

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Tampere Winter Walk

Pispala view to lake Pyhäjärvi, Tampere

This post shows you the Tampere winter and what sunny January weather can be like in Finland. We finally got snow and in some places a lot of it. Extreme Finnish winter temperatures and sunny winter days are finally here!  I went for a walk in the cold Tampere winter weather. I walked to the bridges of Tammerkoski rapids and to the slopes of Pispala Ridge outside Tampere ...

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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 River Boat

Bangkok by boat

This post tells you how to explore Bangkok by river boat and I also included a Bangkok ferry map. Bangkok’s top sights and old town are all located by the Chao Praya river that has very good boat connections. That makes Bangkok’s river boats the best way to see the city. In this post we will first take a Chao Praya river boat to Chinatown. ...

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One Day in Key West

A house in Key West

Key West in the southernmost point of US needs a long drive along the Florida Keys. But this tropical town definitely is worth the drive. Its gingerbread houses and tropical lifestyle make you want to stay longer than planned – but what if you only have one day in Key West?  I have been to Key West twice on my trips ...

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Antalya to Kemer on a Sea Bus

Locals in Yoruk Park, Kemer

Instead of using a bus you can make a day trip from Antalya to Kemer on a sea bus. There is a direct sea bus connection twice a day and the journey takes an hour. We took the morning ferry from Antalya to Kemer, a beach destination 30 km away on the coast. Kemer has a good choice of beach hotels. We tried ...

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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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