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New York, New York

……if I can make it there!   New York is just like any other city, except…: There is so much more of everything. The buildings are much taller, the streets are much busier, the people are moving faster, everywhere is more crowded. All of this is an amazing experience. New

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Karoly Most or the Charles Bridge

Prague – a City Walk

Prague, or Praha as the czechs themselves call it is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is visited by more than 8 mill tourists every year and that is a lot for a city of 1,3 mill people. As one shopkeeper told us: In this town you’re surprised if yo

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A spectacular view from El Roque Nublo

Gran Canaria – A Road Trip

The island of Gran Canaria is commonly associated with crowded beaches, towering hotels and frantic holiday makers, but there is a different side to it as well For those of us seeking an alternative experience, the interior of the island offers a serene beauty, some spectacular panoramic views and remnants

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The Amalfi Coast

Amalfi – where the real Italy begins

Driving along the “SS 163 Amalfitana” or “Amalfi Coast route” from Positano to Salerna is a spectacular experience. Though the whole area is like a crowded amusement park you still get an impression of its stunning beauty. From the steep streets of Positano to the spectacular views from Rafaello.   Italy begins

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An Amalfi drivers nightmare

Amalfi – a severely crowded beauty

The popular Amalfi Coast route (SS 163 Amalfitana) run along the coast from Sorrento south to Salerno. It is highly recommended to avoid going there during the tourist season as the roads are crowded with tour buses, mobile homes and tourists. From mid-September to October and also in May, it

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Aphrodite's Rock at Petra tou Romiou

Cyprus: Aphrodite’s Island

You can feel the presence of the “Goddess of Love” all over the island. There is the Petra tou Romiou where Aphrodite is believed to have risen from the foam of the ocean, her sanctuary at Kouklia or her bath in the grotto near the town of Polis on the

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Russians on Holiday

Cyprus and the new brand of tourists

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Cyprus – the Island of Aphrodite – has ever since the onset of mass tourism, been a favoured destination for sun thirsty Europeans. Germans, Englishmen, Scandinavians, we’ve all indulged in the nice climate, the calm lifestyle and the history of the island. In recent years however, a

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The Cyprus Flag

Cyprus – a brief history lesson

Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus  is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece. The earliest known human

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Tallinn Main Square

Estonia – in transition from the East to the West

Estonia – in transition from the East to the West Tallinn – Old Town Square Our trip to Estonia revealed a small but proud nation – making a peaceful transition from Soviet rule to western democracy. In 1989, during the “Singing Revolution“, in a landmark demonstration for more independence, more

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John Steele and the Bell Tower of Ste Mere Eglise

On the night before D-Day (June 5–6, 1944), American soldiers of the 82nd Airborne parachuted into the area west of Sainte-Mère-Église in successive waves. The town had been the target of an aerial attack and a stray incendiary bomb had set fire to a house east of the town square.

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Bunker Ruins at the Pointe de Hoc

The Pointe de Hoc

The most dramatic campaign of the whole landing was the assault on the Pointe de Hoc, the most heavily fortified German position on the coast. A large part of the invasion beaches were within range of these guns. The Allies had bombed it to rubbles before sending 300 specially trained

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Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

Arromanches and the Mulberry Harbour

A good place to start a tour is the town of Arromanches. Here the Allies build a artificial floating harbour a so-called Mulberry in just 12 days and 6 days later more than 300 000 troops and their equipment had been landed. Out in the sea you can still see

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A Normandy Beach Landing Monument

On the Normandy Beaches

On the Normandy Beaches The Normandy Beaches are a full size open air museum The Normandy beaches stretches from Utah Beach in the west to Sword Beach in the east. Everywhere you’ll find a WWII monument, a museum, a cemetary or some other kind of remains of the D-Day invasion.

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The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

  On June 8, 1944, the U.S. First Army established the temporary cemetery, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short distance to the east of the original site. Like all American cemeteries in France from both World War I

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The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

The Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise

Another “must-see” is the new Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise. It’s set up to commemorate the paratroopers who liberated the town as the first on in France. Its new and modern and well worth a visit. You can visit the museum’s own website here

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Outside the Band of Brothers House in Ste Marie du Mont

Staying at the “Band of Brothers House”

At the church square in the small village og Ste Marie du Mont there is a spacious vacation rental that shall meet all your expectations. It’s very well equipped and with large rooms and a nice back yard.   If you ever need to find a place to stay in

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Sagadi Mois – an Estonian Gem

Sagadi Mois – an Estonian Gem The beautiful Sagadi manor is called “the most manorial manor” in Estonia. The manor consists of several buildings with white arcades surrounding a large square, a gorgeous 18th century manor house and a lovely pond.

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