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Tallinn Old Town, Estonia’s Medieval Fairytale City

Tallinn Old Town from Toompea Hill

Did you know that the Estonian capital is a fairytale city with hundreds of years of history and traditions? The thick walls surrounding Tallinn Old Town have seen many different rulers but always protected the city and helped to retain it as it was.  I spent a winter weekend in the UNESCO listed Old Town of Tallinn, strolling its cobbled ...

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River Cruising through Belgium and the Netherlands

Magnifique III hotel barge in Antwerp

River cruising is a great alternative to touring the world on huge ocean vessels. Small ships carrying only 20 to 40 passengers offer a more authentic, individual travel experience. Cruising along inland waterways you only travel short distances a day and dock frequently to learn about the country. What you will see is small-scale sights, medieval towns and open countryside. ...

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Bologna: Arcades, History and Mediterranean Colors

Piazza Santo Stefano porticoes, Bologna

Bologna at the foot of the Apennine mountains is a less known travel destination that easily compares to Florence and other cities. Bologna’s 38 km of arcaded streets, red and ochre-colored houses and long culinary traditions make it the perfect weekend destination. Bologna arcades are listed in the UNESCO and so is the whole city, as a city of music.  ...

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Driving around the Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Boka Kotorska, the spectacular fjord on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast is a bit unknown bu it clearly is a world class nature sight. We spent a day driving around the Bay of Kotor, enjoying Montenegro’s fantastic mountain scenery and the bay’s calm waters, cultural heritage and postcard-perfect villages. This post will show you the UNESCO listed Bay of Kotor that was ...

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Travel in Nepal: Mountains and UNESCO Heritage

Nepal: Nature, Culture and UNESCO Sights

One day we understood we were going to travel to Nepal. Clas had a Kathmandu business trip approaching and should spend a week or two in the Nepalese capital. So I started creating a trip to the mountain country from scratch. What can we do and where should we travel in Nepal? Nepal children in Sarangkot, Annapurnas Most travelers go ...

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Exploring the Palaces of Sintra by Bus

Visiting the palaces of Sintra

Sintra west of Lisbon is a land of romantic castles, princess palaces and quintas. Sintra makes a nice day out when in Lisbon as driving from the Portuguese capital only takes half an hour. Or why not take the train and explore the palaces of Sintra by bus? I will tell you how. In cooperation with: Sintra Tourism Office The Sintra Hills is where ...

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Getting Lost in the Souks of Marrakech

Lazy afternoon in the souks of Marrakech

I got lost in the souks of Marrakech. Trying  to find my way in the huge labyrinth I had to give up and just enjoy the mess. This ancient North African street market is best explored by just walking around aimlessly without any plans, just absorbing the things that all the time happen around you. In cooperation with: Moroccan National ...

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What to See in Palma de Mallorca Old Town

Modernisme building, Palma de Mallorca

This post shows you the postcard-pretty Palma de Mallorca old town that hides behind the famous cathedral. El Casco Antiguo has been there for hundreds of years before any tourists came to the island. People live their life in narrow cobbled streets like they always did. Palma de Mallorca old town is the real Mallorca that you shouldn’t miss when visiting ...

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Self-Guided Dublin Walking Tour: Dublin’s Top Sights

Dreaming about travel: a Dublin door

I spent a week in Dublin, walking a lot each day. That made me plan a self-guided Dublin walking tour and mark it on a map. My tour will show you the best of Dublin – in a day, two days or using a week, whatever you like. Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital draws millions of tourists. The city has something that makes people ...

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Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Dublin

Giants Causeway high stone columns

While Clas was at his conference I had a whole week in Dublin on my own. Yet after two days walking I felt like getting out from the city, just a little bit. I had seen most of the sights already and now wanted to see more of the country. So I checked what alternatives there were and decided to ...

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