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Tag: Europe

Travel articles, guides, travel tips, unusual things to do, travel challenges and secret places in Europe

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12 unusual things do in Florence, Italy (+ map)

12 unusual things do in Florence, Italy (+ map)

You probably know you are going to sweat all the way up the 450+ stairs up to the bell tower of Duomo (the magnificent cathedral of Florence) and stro
5 unique little towns in Italy for true explorers

5 unique little towns in Italy for true explorers

The challenge: Step out of the big cities in Italy and discover the secrets of its small towns Italy has so much to see that you could easily get ove
One day in Paris when you have a long layover – Part 2

One day in Paris when you have a long layover – Part 2

Continuing from Part 1... 6 pm - I take the metro and go down to the banks of Seine to enjoy the lovely sunset. I exit at La Madeleine and marv
22 honest travel tips for Italy

22 honest travel tips for Italy

Italy is a whole new world, one where you can easily drown in wine, gelato and the melodic sounds of Italian answers to your English questions. Based
10 quotes about Paris that explain why people love it

10 quotes about Paris that explain why people love it

The city of Lights is a life-long love for many people who have visited it and the ultimate dream for those who still have not.  Is it the streets, or
10 quotes about Rome that explain why people love it

10 quotes about Rome that explain why people love it

A few beautiful and inspiring quotes about Rome, other than the one that "all roads lead to Rome": "From the dome of St. Peter’s one can see every
Secret places in Sofia: 10 fun travel challenges for true explorers (+map)

Secret places in Sofia: 10 fun travel challenges for true explorers (+map)

Maybe you have already spent some time hanging around Sofia, or maybe you want to skip the main attractions and plunge straight into the secrets and a
North Sardinia road trip self-drive itinerary (+map)

North Sardinia road trip self-drive itinerary (+map)

Discover the different faces of Sardinia with this five-day self-drive itinerary, which could easily be covered in more or fewer days (I've added some
5 books about Portugal to read before you visit it

5 books about Portugal to read before you visit it

We travel not only to see, but to also understand places – with their past and present – and people – with their lives and hopes. A part of that proce
The best view in Delft – climb the second highest bell tower in the Netherlands

The best view in Delft – climb the second highest bell tower in the Netherlands

The challenge: reach the best vantage point in Delft and enjoy a view of the city and its surroundings.  If you are searching for spots with a beauti
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