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Agadir, Morocco: Sand, Sea and Winter Sun

Agadir, sand, sea and winter sun

Looking for a warm place to go for winter sun? Agadir, Morocco, has it all: sun, sea and kilometers of fine sand. Not too many sights to exhaust you so you can just spend lazy days by your hotel pool. And on the beach, breathing warm sea air and watching surf waves. We spent a winter week in Agadir, jogging ...

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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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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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Around Kathmandu: Temples and Himalaya Views

Around Kathmandu: Boudanath temple

Once you have seen central Kathmandu set out and explore the treasures around Kathmandu: the historic squares, temples and royal cities. And get up on the hills around Kathmandu for views of the Himalayas, the world’s highest peaks that make Nepal famous.  Kathmandu has some extraordinary cultural sights right outside the city: the Monkey Temple Swayambbunath in the west, Boudanath ...

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Pokhara: Short Hikes, Lake and the Annapurnas

Pokhara lakeside

Pokhara is a lakeside city at 900 m which in Nepal means the lowlands. Yet the city is at the very foot of the Himalayas. In Pokhara you can combine subtropical climate with snow-capped peaks – added with a green mountain lake. Pokhara, Nepal offers short hikes, a lake and the Annapurnas. The Annapurna Massif is literally behind the corner. The ...

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Four Short Walks in Old Tokyo

Dreaming about travel: Japanese shrine gates

Tokyo is known as a huge, ultra modern city and that’s what it is. Yet the Japanese capital hides wonders in it. The old Japan still exists in many parts of the city and you will find it, just walk around. This post will show you four easy walks in Old Tokyo. You can find the old Tokyo in the shrines ...

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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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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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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 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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