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Sri Lanka’s East Coast: Best Beaches and Smiling Locals

Selfie with locals, Passekudah Bay, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s East Coast is far away but has the best beaches and friendliest locals. We stayed in some paradise-like beach resorts that made a perfect setting for our holiday. We really liked the east coast. No tourists, no crowds, just us and the smiling locals. East coast must be what the old Sri Lanka used to be. Few tourists have ...

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Sri Lanka’s Ancient Cities and the Cultural Triangle

Dreaming about travel: 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

Dreaming about travel: Buddha statues in Colombo

In this post we 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 wanted to see what an agriturismo holiday in Tuscany is like. This post will show you our farm stay in the beautiful setting of the UNESCO listed Val d’Orcia.  For a long time already, staying on a Tuscan farm had been in my thoughts. Then, one May, we took a week off and went ahead. Flights to Italy, 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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