The absolute best places to see in New orleans

best places to see in new orleans

  Located next to the twists of the mighty Mississippi River, New Orleans was originally a French outpost in 1718, making it one of the oldest cities in the United States. Although it is the largest city in Louisiana, NOLA is not the capital. That honor is reserved for Baton Rouge. The inhabitants of The Big Easy are the unique …

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The ultimate guide for planning diving holidays

diving holiday

How unique your diving holiday will be depends on the destination you choose. Are you going for a diving holiday in Europe? Or would you like something a bit more exotic? Here are some of the most renowned diving destinations in the world. The Red Sea in Egypt is perhaps the most popular destination for those who want a diving …

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The 6 most fun things to do in Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico is an archipelago consisting of the main island of the same name and a number of smaller islands such as Mona, Vieques and Culebra. San Juan is the capital and English and Spanish are the official languages, with the latter dominating. No wonder if you know that Christopher Columbus, in person, claimed the island in 1493 on …

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A visit to the catacombs of Rome

catacombs rome

In the second century AD, Rome faced the problem of overpopulation and a shortage of land. More and more people were looking for shelter in the Eternal City, and as a result, more and more people also lost their lives here. One couldn’t just leave these poor people in the streets, but there were almost no other place to bury …

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Oktoberfest in Munich! Everything you need to know about this party!

On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Theresia of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were allowed to share in the celebration because they were invited to the festivities organized in the fields in front of the city gates. These fields were called Theresienwiese (Meadow of Theresia), and therefore the inhabitants of Munich often refer to the Oktoberfest as …

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Visiting a Kibbutz

Kibbutz private beach

The van with which we traveled was packed. Not so much with passengers, but with the many bags and suitcases of all the travelling people. The driver didn’t drive very well and didn’t mind speeding. The last five minutes, when we almost arrived at the Kibbutz, was a near death experience for all of us. To ensure the safety of all the inhabitants of the …

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Day two in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Carmel Market

Together with one of the last survivors (almost everyone had left today), I thought it would be fun to go look up a market. Of course, we had forgotten that it was still Shabbat. Once we noticed how the busy streets of Tel Aviv were suddenly completely empty we knew we had to find an alternative thing to do. We walked around …

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Tel Aviv Citytrip

Tel Aviv Israel

The doubt slowly watered down and soon I decided to book my flight to this troubled region. Usually I arrange everything myself, but this time I found a traveling agency which could give me very attractive prices and I would see everything I absolutely wanted to see while in Israel. I would even make a side trip to see Petra …

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Back to Utrecht!

The canals in Utrecht

Four years is a long time! Because the city had changed quite drastically. The central station was extensively renovated and many shops in the city were located elsewhere or simply ceased to exist. In four years I myself had also changed a lot, so it should not come as a surprise that the city had changed so much. After sleeping for a …

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