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How to Make a Day Trip from Lisbon to Belem

Torre de Belem

This post will show you day trip from Lisbon to Belem. You can just use the Lisbon tram 15. We took tram 15 from Lisbon and spent a day learning about Portugal’s most important national monuments and the country’s great explorers.  In Belem you can step 500 years back in time, to Portugal’s Golden Age. At that time Vasco da ...

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Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

Tram 28 Lisbon

This post will show you how to tour Lisbon on tram 28. Tram 28 brings you up and down Lisbon hills to the most historic parts of the city. As most Lisbon sights are along the tram 28 route it is the best way to explore Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal. Lisbon, the warmest capital of Europe, is a ...

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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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City Walk: See Nice in One Day

Walk Nice in one day: old town beauty

France tops the list for the most visited countries in the world. All of us want to see Paris, but go beyond that. Go to the French Riviera and Nice in the south-east. To help you explore Nice in one day, I marked a Nice walking itinerary on a Google map. So wherever you choose to stay on the Riviera, spend ...

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Exploring the Historic Sonoma, California

Sonoma center

The small town of Sonoma one hour north of San Francisco is the center of the wine-growing valley with the same name. Sonoma’s main attractions are its many wineries and the pretty, historic Sonoma Plaza. This post is a small photo gallery of the historic Spanish-style town of Sonoma, California. The historic town of Sonoma in north California About Sonoma’s ...

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Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro

Tourists at Christ the Redeemer

In this post we will go sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro, the colorful Brazilian city of carnivals. I will show you the top sights of Rio and a travel itinerary for your first days in the stunning Brazilian city.  Rio de Janeiro is a city blessed with an exceptional setting between the Atlantic shoreline and sugar loaf formed mountains. Rio ...

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The Olinda Carnival, the Best in Brazil?

Olinda Carnival parade and umbrellas

The Olinda Carnival together with the carnival of Recife, the city next door, is the absolute favorite of the Brazilians. They say these two are the best places to party and travel long ways from all parts of the vast country to be there on the big day. And it’s worth it. The Unesco World Heritage listed old town of ...

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Road Trip in Ireland: Dublin to Galway, Moher and Cork

The cliffs of Moher, Ireland

In this post I’ll show you our road trip in Ireland, from Dublin to Galway Doolin Cave, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick and Cork. I will 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 ...

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Getting Around Bangkok by River Boat

Getting Around Bangkok by river boat

This post will show 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, ...

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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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