The Dudutki Open Air Museum

Dudutki – The Open Air museum Dudutki is a museum complex of ancient crafts and technologies. It’s a fascinating journey into the world of the old life and professions, tasting original dishes, tasting homemade liquer and watching old crafts performed live. The museum is located 40 km from the city

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Minsk – a brief introduction

Minsk – a brief introduction The Minsk City Gates Belarus is nicknamed the “Last Dictatorship in Europe,” and it’s often described as a vestige of the Soviet Union, a sort of museum piece. But a visit to the country quickly gives you a different impression. Beyond the airport, there are

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Minsk – a Beginners Guide

Minsk – a Beginners Guide Minsk City Gates The obvoius place to start a visit to Minsk is the Independence avenue or Praspiekt Niezaliežnasci, a broad boulevard that stretches all through the city center. Along the Avenue you find all the classic attractions, in fact the avenue itself is a

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VietNam – Land of the Viet People

Vietnam – Land of the Sleeping Dragon Vietnam is a country of enprmous contrasts – from the calmness and tranquillity of the countryside to the madness of the traffic in the big cities. This is from our journey from north to south in the winter of 2018 CLICK

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Keen on the Kew Gardens

Keen on Kew Gardens Getting to Kew Gardens from Central London is not a problem. There are bus stops and train stations close by.   Getting there: By tube Kew Gardens station (500m to Victoria Gate)By train Kew Bridge station (800m to Elizabeth Gate)By bus 65 stops at Victoria and Lion GateBy bike racks

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Gone Fishing – Lofoten revisited

Lofoten – the Land of Beauty, Cod and Midnight Sunshine Very few places in the world can match the beauty of the Lofoten Archipelago – This is the erogenous zone of the North Atlantic  Visiting Lofoten – CLICK HERE More Articles from Norway

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Touring Western Norway

Norway – the Land of Mountains and Fiords Travelling through the Western Parts of Norway is a Spectacular Experience Advertisments The most scenic part of the drive is between Bergen and Trondheim. You can find a quick guide here

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Katya- Our Minsk Guide

Katya – a Great Link to Minsk

As with many of the former Soviet republics, it can be a challenge to visit Belarus. For one thing; the language. They use cyrillic letters and they speak little or no english (or german or french or any other familiar tongue). The best solution is thus to hire a Belarusien

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Saigon – Celebrating the Year of the Dog

The Travelling Daddy Saigon – Celebrating the year of the Dog Home The Blog Saigon is Celebrating the Year of the Dog Tết , or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for “Feast of the First Morning of

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Vietnam – Drowning under its own Trash

Vietnam , Drowning Under Its Own Trash The Travelling Daddy Mountains of Waste Vietnam is a country of scenic beauty, the friendliness of the people reflects the calmness and serenety of the nature. There is a sense of calmness and beauty to the Vietnamese countryside HaLong Bay – the Descending

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HaLong Bay – the Descending Dragon

HaLong Bay – The Descending Dragon The Travelling Daddy HaLong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site The bay derives its name from the legend of the dragon that landed here and helped the vietnamese defend their country. (Ha) descending and (Long) dragon.  Not all the islands and islets have

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Mekong River - Evil Eyed Boat

The Mighty Mekong and its People

The Travelling Daddy on The Mighty Mekong The Mekong river is one of the worlds largest waterways. From its sources in the Lasagongma Spring in the plateaus of Tibet and flows about 4,350 km through  Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam before it splits into a vast delta beginning in Cambodia and ending in the South China Sea.

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Hanoi – a not very shining place

Reading up on your holiday-destinations can sometimes be a good idea. Or at least, so I thought. Any presentation of Vietnams capital included images of a nice, tranquil city with bright colours and a lush vegetation. I know I am being unfair to expect these things of a city at

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Vietnam – a journey through time

For those of us who were young in the 60’s and 70’s the names; Vietnam, NLF, Saigon, Hanoi all symbolized what we believed in. It was the big, bad USA oppressing a small but proud people. It was David’s fight against Goliath. We marched and shouted slogans, we sacrificed our

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The Masca Trek – Tenerife

The Masca Barrancho – viewed from the top After several trips to The Canary Islands, it is my view that Masca, Tenerife is one of the most remarkable places to visit. It is located in the north- western corner of the island and it clings to the mountain side like

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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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