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How to survive Florence

Our road trip in central Italy was coming to an end, and we were eager to come to discover one of Europe’s most historic, enticing...

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World Heritage #0789 – Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

Tuscany is full of picturesque old cities awaiting to be explored – and tourists are not hesitant to do so. Pienza is one of the...

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The essence of Tuscany from Pienza to Florence

This is the third article from a road trip in central Italy. This was going to be a long day and highly exaggerated in terms of ambitions,...

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World Heritage #0990 – Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites

The magnificent basilica dominating the north-west part of the hillside town of Assisi is accompanied by four less important religious...

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Almost spoiled visits to Spoleto, Assisi, Urbino and Cortona

This is the second chapter from a road trip in central Italy. A string of very tempting cities were coming up in Umbria and Toscana...

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Getting a digital detox in Italy

This is the first article from a road trip in central Italy. Our objective was to look up UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this part of the...

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PICS – Cyprus

This is a collection of pictures from Cyprus, north and south, the result of a trip in 2014 to the coast and inland. Consult the map page...

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The capital of Cyprus, Nicosia – north and south

On our daytrip into northern Cyprus we left Salamis on the east coast for a long drive across the flat plain into the capital of Cyprus,...

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Famagusta and Salamis in Northern Cyprus

We had decided to pay a visit to the northern side of Cyprus. Thanks to the war 40 years ago that objective is not an easy one to reach....

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A day trip into the Troodos mountains of Cyprus

The mountains offers a fine alternative or addition to your ordinary beach vacation in Cyprus. We were hunting nice scenery, traditional...

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World Heritage #0351 – Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

The remote and little accessible mountainous interior of Cyprus hides ten churches. They are all modest on the outside, but with...

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The easy life on the beaches of Ayia Napa, Cyprus

For a large number of visitors to Ayia Napa only one thing counts: “Living la vida loca”. To Europeans the island of Cyprus in the eastern...

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Porto and the Douro Valley

A calm forest retreat and two more amazing World Heritage Sites in Northern Portugal are the ingredients in this last chapter from our...

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PICS – Portugal

This is a collection of picture galleries from Portugal, the result of trips to different parts of the country. Consult the map page for...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Douro

“Alto Douro Wine Region” is no. 1046 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video takes you from the city of Porto...

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