Lisbon to Sintra: visiting the palaces and castles of Sintra

lisbon to sintra

  I never thought that there was a place in this world that looked exactly like the places described in the stories of the Brothers Grimm. Dozens of strange palaces and castles erected by power-hungry and wealthy monarchs stand amidst a vast woodland that can best be described as an enchanted forest. The only thing that really lacks here are …

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A visit to the Chichen Itza mayan ruins

  Chichen Itza is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico and therefore it’s not surprising that since 1988 it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage. First of all, you should know that the Chichen Itza mayan ruins is not one temple, but an entire temple complex. The wonder of the world with which most people associate the …

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Visiting the Vatican: everything you need to know

visiting the vatican

  How did that land of just 44 hectares actually come to be? Technically, it is an independent city of which the official name is ‘the Vatican City State’. In 1870 there arose a dispute between the Pope and his cabinet and the Kingdom of Italy. The pope and his following refused to leave the Vatican territory until the case …

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Which Seine river tour in Paris should I pick?

river tour seine

It doesn’t really matter which Seine cruise you choose, because you’ll always follow the same route more or less. In most cases you leave from the Eiffel Tower and then you pass the Grand Palais, the Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. You sail to the Institute of the Arab world (on the Ile Saint-Louis) and then you …

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11x Things to do in Usedom: the second biggest island of Germany

Things to do in Usedom

There are three imperial spas in Usedom (Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin) and the sea side resort Zinnowitz on Usedom. Each one of them lies near the beautiful golden beaches of the island and it almost looks like these places are trying to compete with each other in terms of opulence and decoration. These stunning buildings have characteristics of just about …

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15 Things to see in Malta and Gozo

things to do in malta

  Malta actually consists of five islands, but only two of them are inhabited (actually three, but there are only three people living on Comino, so you can’t really say that this one is inhabited… Right?). It’s therefore mainly on Malta (the largest island) and Gozo (the second largest island) that you’ll find things to see and do. A day …

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The 10 best places to visit in Krakow

best places to visit in krakow

  Although this list is written in random order, you should absolutely visit Auschwitz when you’re visiting Krakow. It’s in fact a bit outside Krakow (about 70 km or 43 miles), but you can easily reach this creepy place by public transport. It doesn’t matter how many movies you have seen or how many books you have read about the …

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15+ Things to see in Lisbon + 2 day trips

things to see in lisbon

  If you’re planning to do some sightseeing in Lisbon, then it might be a good idea to purchase the ‘Lisbon Card or Lisboa Card‘. For €19 (valid for 24h) you can make unlimited use of all public transport in Lisbon and get free admission to many special sights (including the Jeronimos Monastery, the Belem Tower, the Lisbon Pantheon, São …

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