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Great Travel Movies

There have been many attempts to assemble an ultimate list of great travel movies. I did a Google search, for a start. I got some ideas, and I elaborated on them. The result is a list of 20 great travel movies,...

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20 Ways to Slice Europe

What kind of prejudices do you think exist in, and about, Europe? How do you draw a map indicating the stereotypes? Well, a Bulgarian called Yanko Tsvetkov offers a fascinating answer to these questions.  He has...

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Baltics 2013 (2) Warsaw: A couple of days in the Polish capital

Warsaw is a large European capital with a population of a couple million...

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Norway – Førde in the crossroads

Førde was previously rated the ugliest town in Norway. There are unfortunately...

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Poland and the Baltic Countries 2013 (1)

Four World Heritage Sites in four capitals of four countries in eight days....

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Defensive structures (3) The protection of civilians

Some of the world’s defensive structures have only minor military...

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Defensive Structures (2) The smaller ones

Some defensive structures are basically walled military compounds on a limited...

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Defensive Structures (1) The huge ones

There are some historically significant and physically huge military...

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WHC List #0822 – Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred properties with...

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WHC List #0852 – Historic Centre of Riga

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred properties with...

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