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San Francisco Golden Gate Area Sights

Matka Nordic Travel Fair Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge is for many people the thing they know about San Francisco. We went to see what the bridge is like. In addition we wanted to see the other Golden Gate area sights. We walked across the bridge and along San Francisco coast and had a great day out. And there was so much more to see in the area. There was a large green area ...

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San Francisco Sightseeing: A Driving Tour

Alamo Square and San Francisco downtown

This post tells you how to make a San Francisco sightseeing driving tour. Driving in Central San Francisco is super easy if you can visit on Saturday or Sunday when there is less traffic. Parking may be a problem but we found good solutions for that. We spent a sunny Saturday driving around Central San Francisco and reserved the Sunday for Golden Gate area attractions. Both days were ...

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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

The banks of Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia are an ideal place to look at the city. I was walking along Yarra on a winter day and this post shows you the views. Most Melbourne sights are along the river so you can see them all on a half-day Yarra River walk.  Yarra River in all is 242 kilometres long. It flows ...

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Getting Around Bangkok by River Boat

Bangkok by boat

This post tells you how to explore Bangkok by river boat, practical tips and Bangkok ferry map included. As Bangkok’s sights are by the river this is the best way to get around the city. We will travel along Chao Praya river and first take a boat to Chinatown. After Chinatown we will hop on another ferry and see temples: Wat Pho, Wat Arun and ...

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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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