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Sri Lanka’s Ancient Cities and the Cultural Triangle

Polonnaruwa stupa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a long and remarkable history, most of which happened in the jungles. We went to see Sri Lanka’s ancient cities that once were the capitals of some of the world’s great kingdoms. Sri Lanka’s ancient cities had dagobas almost as big as the Egyptian pyramids. One after one these cities disappeared and became parts of the jungle, until ...

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Sri Lanka West Coast from Colombo to Kalpitiya

Buddha statues, Colombo

In this post I will take you to Sri Lanka’s west coast and we will drive from Colombo to Kalpitiya. We are traveling by car, using the same road as buses.  First we will see Colombo’s sights and afterwards drive to Negombo to watch fishermen at work and fish drying on the ground. We will also see Negombo beaches. Driving ...

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Things to Do in Monterey and Carmel

Pacific Grove ice plants

The shoreline south of Monterey is one of California’s top places to visit. We were driving down the Californian coast and found so many things to do in Monterey and Carmel that we just had to stay some extra nights to see it all. This post will tell you what to do in Monterey and Carmel and around them. Places ...

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Places to Visit in Denmark: North Jutland

The sand-buried church, Denmark

Among the places to visit in Denmark North Jutland is a special one. Suberb beaches, high sand dunes, castles and half-timbered houses make the area worth a summer trip. And what about a sand-buried church and a collapsing lighthouse? I didn’t know much of this area in the north of Denmark but when my husband had a business meeting in ...

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Driving in Madeira: Road Trip to Western Madeira

Road Trip to Western Madeira, a tunnel

This post will show you a road trip to Western Madeira along good Madeira roads and through many tunnels. Madeira’s west is very much worth visiting. It’s a dramatic area with high sea cliffs and terraced banana plantations on mountainsides. West Madeira is a less touristic area and has always been hard to reach – until the new Via Rapida ...

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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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Italian Farmstay: Agriturismo Holiday in Tuscany

Agriturismo Casalpiano swimming-pool

We had a perfect agriturismo holiday in Tuscany. This post presents our farm stay near Pienza and the beautiful Tuscan scenery in the area south of Siena.  An agriturismo holiday in Tuscany had been in my dreams and then there was a chance to take a short break in May. We bought flights to Italy, rented a car and a booked a ...

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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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Florida Keys: Drive from Miami to Key West

Pigeon Key, Florida Keys

This post lets you follow our drive from Miami to Key West along the Florida Keys. It’s a drive along Caribbean islands. The Florida Keys are a 112 mile long chain of tropical islands. The chain begins at the bottom of Florida’s mainland and ends at Key West, after innumerable islands connected by bridges. The single islands are called keys ...

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Bangkok to Ko Samet, a Tropical Island Getaway

Ferry to Ko Samet

Want to combine Bangkok with a beach holiday? In that case think about the Gulf of Thailand islands and try Ko Samet. The drive from Bangkok to Ko Samet only takes three hours, in which time you will enter a different world.  We spent lazy days on Ko Samet’s white powder beaches, and active days on the island’s jungle paths. ...

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