European Travels

Going to Kiev, Ukraina

Day 1:  A Kiev city walk We arrived late last night, installed ourselves in the excellent apartment and went straight to bed. The apartment is situated on the main street of Kiev, the Khreshchatyk street close to the main square. Hired through www.bestkievapartment.com, it was very good value for money.

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Kiev and the Ukraine – a short history

Kiev is one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe and is believed to have been founden in the lte 9th century The origin of the city is obscured by legends, the most famous one is about a Slavic tribe leader named Kyi, who, together with his brothers Shchek and

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U Modré Kachnicky

Prague; Eating at the Blue Duck

  U Modré Kachnicky, Prague U Modré Kachnicky (The Blue Duckling) offers an elegant setting for delicious food. Located at no.6 Nebovidská Street in the Malá Strana. The interior gives an air of times long forgotten. It’s like entering a patrician home of the 1800’s. As the name indicates, the

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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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A magic night of Spanish Guitar in Barcelona

  Barcelona Duo de Guitarra   Let it be said at once; a more intense and vivid experience of Catalonia and Spain is not to be found anywhere! This intimate concerto took place in an old church inside the monastery Santa Anna in Barcelona. In the modest church room there

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The Kremlin

The Kremlin The Kremlin is a city within the city. It is the mythical power center of Russian federation as it was in the Soviet era. Surrounded by big walls it has also got the characteristics of a fortress. As the power and dominance of Kiev was crumbling under the

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Wieliczka SaltMines, Cracow

Wieliczka SaltMines   The SaltMines of Crakow is surely a sight not to be missed. It may sound a bit strange to visit a mine but it is certainly worth the effort. Getting there can be a challenge but all of the tourist bureaus can arrange it for you. We

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Cueva de los Verde, Lanzarote

  Lanzarote, the green Caves La Cueva de los Verdes, is situated close to the northern tip of the island of Lanzarote, to the south-east of the volcano Monte de la Corona or the “Mountain of the Crown”.

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City of Hvar, Island of Hvar

Hvar, Croatia, a Perfect Gem

The Croatian Island of Hvar is located a short boat trip from Split and is an island of great beauty. It is not very large, just approximately 68 km long, with a high east-west ridge. Hvar is different from many of the other islands in the area, in that it has

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Elena – The best Moscow-guide

—-If you ever decide to go to Moscow you will probably need a guide. First of all; evrything is of course written in Cyrillic letters here and they are quite impossible to read. Second; you need to be acompanied by a certified guide to gain access to places like the

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