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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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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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Road Trip in Ireland

The cliffs of Moher, Ireland

In this post I’ll show you our road trip in Ireland and give you my best tips for planning a self drive trip around the emerald isle. You will also get our itinerary map.  Me and three of my friends spent a week driving around in the beautiful, green landscape of Ireland. We flew to the capital of Ireland, Dublin and our road trip in ...

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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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Lycian Way: A Walk to Phaselis Ruins

Phaselis Ruins, Turkey

Phaselis ruins are a former Roman city a short distance from Kemer. To get there you can take a boat tour from Kemer or Antalya, or you can walk along the famous Lycian Way walking trail. To get to Phaselis we only walked a short bit of the Lycian Way that is 500 km long in all. We first took a dolmus bus ...

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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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Walk in Kaleici, Antalya Old Town

Kaleici, Antalya Old Town

This post tells you what to see in the historic Kaleici, Antalya Old Town. Kaleici was even prettier than I could imagine and perfect in size to explore all on foot. As we wanted to explore Kaleici, Antalya Old Town we booked a hotel right in its oldest part and strolled in the old town and around it. My post is ...

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