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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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Places to Visit in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira city gate

The UNESCO listed Essaouira is one of the pretty Moroccan coastal towns not taken over by tourists so far. To visit the town take a bus tour from Marrakech or Agadir with a driving time three hours one way.  Essaouira shows Morocco as it is: women in veils, woodworkers at their craft, narrow alleys, whitewashed walls. And countless doors, most ...

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The Top Things to Do in Marrakech

Jemaa el-Fna snake charmer

After returning from Morocco I put together a list on the top things to do in Marrakech. Trying to charm snakes is not what you should do at first hand, but there are better things like fairy-tale palaces, busy souks, green oasis like parks and pink mosques.  I’m sure you will like the Moroccan wonders I will soon show you. ...

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Rome Centro Storico in 25 Evening Photos

Pantheon after dark

Rome Centro Storico is a great place for an evening stroll. As the evening lights go on, they make the treasures of Rome’s historic center glow. In the evening Rome looks even more amazing than at daytime.  At night Rome’s attractions show their best sides when the lights help you see all fine details in them. When I was wandering ...

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Coastal Drive from San Francisco to Monterey

San Francisco to Monterey ice plants

The coastal drive from San Francisco to Monterey is one of the top scenic drives in the US. I will show you the sights along Highway 1 and tell you what to see and where to stop. To begin with, we will explore the rugged coastline and sandy beaches south of San Francisco and stop for a while in the tiny ...

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Florence in One Day: Explore the UNESCO Listed City

Ponte Vecchio from Uffici, Florence

When visiting Rome or touring Tuscany, why not make a day trip to Florence? It’s a UNESCO listed city and a world class sight, and taking the train you can easily visit Florence in one day. The historic Florence is packed into a small area and is easily walkable. To help you explore Florence on foot I made a walking ...

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Top 10 Sights in Rome: a Walking Itinerary

Piazza Navona fountain, Rome

As Rome is a city packed with history and has sights at every corner, it’s hard to know where to go. I made a walking itinerary to see the Top 10 Sights in Rome and put the the sights on the map. My itinerary will take you to Rome’s UNESCO listed Centro Storico, to ancient squares, ruins, temples, fountains and ...

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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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