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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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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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Lobster Fishing in Homborsund

The early morning sunrise is an added attraction for fishermen going to sea.     Nature gave us a glorious start of this years lobster season. Yesterday was the first day of the season and so the traps were set and now is the time to go and check on

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Croatia and the Krka Waterfalls

…Or Hrvatska i Slapove Krke Krka is a river in the Dalmatia region of Croatia,it is famous for the numerous waterfalls. The river is 73 km (45 mi) long running from the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Dinara moutains and into the Adriatic in the town of Sibenik. Vis større kart The best known

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Aurland to Lærdal – Over the Top

  Driving from Aurland to Lærdal you can choose to go through the world’s longest road tunnel. (25 km). OR; you can choose to take the scenic or rather, the spectacular road over the top of the mountain instead. The road is called FV 243 and though signs could have

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Monterey, Cannery Row and the Bay Aquarium

Monterey is one of the more beautiful coastal cities of California. It was originally the state capital of California, and has many historic buildings in its downtown. Today it is best known for its beautiful coastline, its world-class aquarium and from the many John Steinbeck novels set there, including Cannery Row (which has

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Kiev/Ukraina – summing up.

The three days in Kiev were very well spent, the City is surely worth a visit. In many ways, of course, thanks to our eminent guide, Oksana. That we accidentally were there during VictoryDay we can only be grateful for. It was absolutely amazing to see how the nation has

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Three days in Kiev, Ukraine

  This spring brought three very pleasant days in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, or Ukraina as the ukrainians themselves say. Purely by chance, it turned out that the third day of our visit was on the Ukrainian National day ot Victoryday on may 9th (A real stroke of

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Kiev Pechersk Lavra

  Kiev Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery and has also given  name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kiev. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern

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Moscow with a Guide

Moscow with a Guide There are quite a few difficulties facing anyone who comes to Moscow as a tourist. The major one is, to my experience, the language. Not only is it impossible to understand what they are saying, it is also impossible to read any sign. Because Russians use

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Das Ostel – Real “Ostalgie” in Berlin

THE ORIGINAL GDR-DESIGN HOTEL IN BERLIN Take a trip back in time, relive East Berlin of the seventies and eighties. In a massive apartmentbuilding you find the Ostel, designed to take you back. There is a new trend in Berlin, the so called “Ostalgia” – The memories of how was

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The Berlin Wall

Walking the Wall There are very few bits left of the infamous Berlin Wall, but what remains has been turned into a sort of open-air gallery. It is considered to be the world’s largest open air gallery, and contains 105 separate painting by artists from all over the world.

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Being in Berlin

Berlin is a central part of our recent history. and the Brandenburger Tor (or square) is Berlin’s iconic center. The gate is spectacular by night with all the lights. It stands at the end of Berlin’s famous avenue, Unter den Linden (linden tree). No visit to Berlin is complete without

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The Changing of the Guards

Kremlin, Changing of the guards

Inside the Kremlin An event not to be missed when inside the Kremlin is the changing of the guards. It is quite a spectacular event, with horses and guards, guardsmen firing guns in the air and the only sound drowning the yelling of the commander is the clicking of cameras

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Figuier d’Antibes, fine dining.

Le Figuier de Saint Esprit, Antibes. Dining “Chez Christian Morisette” in Antibes is an experience not to be missed! I’ve been to a lot of different restaurants in a lot of places, but in my memory, the “Figuier” stands out. There is an atmosphere of calm there, you litterally dine

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Barcelona – Designed by Antonio Gaudi

Barcelona is famous for , among many other things, the architecture and art of Antonio Gaudi.  Gaudí’s work is one of the most unique and distinctive architectural styles in the world. His work is visible all around the city.

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