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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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Sri Lanka West Coast from Colombo to Kalpitiya

Buddha statues, Colombo

In this post I will show you Sri Lanka’s west coast from Colombo to Kalpitiya. We are traveling by car, using the same road as buses.  We will first visit the main sights of Colombo and then drive to Negombo where we will see fishermen at work and fish drying on the hot ground. We will have lunch and see ...

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Rome Centro Storico in 25 Evening Photos

Pantheon after dark

Rome Centro Storico is a great place for an evening stroll. As the evening lights go on the treasures of Rome’s historic center begin to glow. In the evening they look even more amazing than at daytime.  At night Rome’s attractions show their best and you can clearly see the fine details in them. I was wandering through Rome Centro ...

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Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

Tram 28 Lisbon

This post will show you how to tour Lisbon on tram 28. The tram 28 brings you up and down Lisbon hills to the historic parts of the city. Most Lisbon sights are along the tram 28 route which makes tram the best way to explore Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the warmest capital of Europe and a ...

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Madeira: Exploring Funchal Sights

Funchal mountain view

With this post I will show you the flower city of Funchal, Madeira. We will walk around the charming colonial city and I will show you all main Funchal sights.  Funchal, Madeira has a fantastic setting, facing the Atlantic Ocean and backed by mountains. The climate is mild and it’s lush and green all year round. The city’s historic centre ...

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The Olinda Carnival, the Best in Brazil?

Olinda Carnival parade and umbrellas

The Olinda Carnival together with the carnival of Recife, the city next door, is the absolute favorite of the Brazilians. They say these two are the best places to party and travel long ways from all parts of the vast country to be there on the big day. And it’s worth it. The Unesco World Heritage listed old town of ...

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What to Do in Krakow Old Town in One Day

Horses and a carriage, Krakow Old Town

This post shows you what to see in Krakow Old Town in one day. Krakow in the south of Poland is the country’s former royal capital, full of art and culture. Walking in Krakow Old Town is like stepping back in time. What about the trumpeter playing from the top of the church tower – every hour and in all directions – to make sure everybody knows the time? ...

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