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Napa Valley Day Trip from San Francisco

Napa Valley Winery California

This post shows you a Napa Valley day trip with a route map and photos. We spent a sunny day driving around the scenic Napa Valley, California and visited top wineries tasting their best wines. Here are my top picks for a Napa Valley day trip. Napa Valley is a beautiful stretch of valley north of San Francisco and home to about 300-400 wineries. A day ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This post takes you to the South Island of New Zealand. We are touring the island with a campervan and now driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook. We are taking the spectacular Crown Range (Cardrona) road from Queenstown to Wanaka, after which we will see Lindis Pass and the stunning Lake Pukapi before reaching Mount Cook.  Lake Pukapi and Mount Cook, ...

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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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Central Bali Day Trip continues

Central Bali Day Trip

In this post our Central Bali day trip contitues. We are returning from Mount Batur to Sanur. First we visit a coffee plantation and learn about Luwak coffee which is said to be the most expensive coffee in the world. Then we will visit the holy Pura Tirta Empul temple and walk on the postcard-pretty rice terraces of Tegallalang. Before heading back to the ...

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Day Trip to Central Bali

Day Trip to Central Bali

This blog post tells about a day trip to Central Bali. We rented a car and a driver to see the artist villages of Batubulan and Batuan. In the villages we visited a jewellery, a painter house and the famous Pura Desa Batuan temple. Before heading to the mountains and the volcano of Mount Batur we stopped at the ancient Goa Gajah Elephant Cave.   ...

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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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Day Trip to West Bali

Maru towers, Pura Taman Ayun

To discover Bali we rented a car and a driver for two days. To begin with we did a day trip to West Bali after which we toured Central Bali. This blog post brings you to West Bali. First we watch Barong dance. Then we visit a monkey forest and a temple with Maru towers. After that we walk on rice terraces and at the end it’s time to watch ...

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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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