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Amsterdam: An overview - Part 6
Van Gogh Museum After a nine month refurbishment the Van Gogh Museum has returned to its original home at the Museumplein and celebrated the 160th anniversary of the artist’s birth. The Van Gogh Museum is already the only place in the ...
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Amsterdam: An overview - Part 5
The Amsterdam Dungeon This museum brings together interesting facts from Amsterdam' s history while merged them typical theatrical effects. The Amsterdam Dungeon plays up the fear factor and is very much like similar attractions you ca...
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Azores - Archipelago
The Azores are a place most people have heard of but never visit unless they stop there while on a cruise. All the nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are of volcanic origin and are located roughly between 37° and 40° north latitud...
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Cyprus: City of Larnaca - Part 4
The Larnaca salt lake is known locally as the Aliki and is one of the most important habitats in this part of the Mediterranean for water birds. Many thousands of flamingos, wild ducks and other water or shore fowl find refuge here in winter on their...
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Amsterdam: An overview - Part 4
Walking tours When you have so many places of interest, so close together, this type of tour can make a lot of sense. Nowhere else will you find so many things within a single square kilometre. It is easy to join one of the many ' Mee ...
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Amsterdam: An overview - Part 3
Canal cruises As I have previous said canal cruises gives ones of the best and most relaxing ways of seeing the heart of the city. As well as providing an stunning backdrop to the city' s historical centre, floating down the canals are...
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Germany: Black Forest - Part 2
Some of the everyday local favourite dishes are Black Forest smoked ham, Rib-eye steak with crispy onions, cheesy pasta, Swabian style ravioli filled with meat, onions, spinach and finally egg noodle. Swabia is a historic region of southwestern Germa...
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Germany – Swabian Mountains
If you take a trip to the Southwest of Stuttgart in Germany you will find the green and unspoiled Swabian Mountains which stretch for a total of about 125miles. Swabia is a source of many delights with the major areas being history an...
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Leper / Ypres - Part 2
Ypres is also famous for car ralllying in Belgium since 1965. It’s organized by the auto club Targa Florio. To name a few favourite drivers, the late Collin McRay, his father Jimmy McRay, Bruno Thiry, Henri Tolvoren and Freddy Looix amongst o...
Viewed 740 times since 5 June 2016.

Leper / Ypres - Part 1
The city of the poppy flower. The Great War Ypres is known, especially among the British, for its war monuments and trenches. The Menin Gate -or Menenpoort in Flemish- in particular is one of those relic...
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Amsterdam: An overview - Part 2
Exploring Amsterdam is something I never tire of, the characteristic canals surrounded by narrow, low and crooked 17th-century houses. Central Amsterdam is possibly one of the best kept cities in Europe, which is as it should be for a UNESCO World He...
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Amsterdam: An overview - Part 1
I have been lucky enough to spend some time in many of the famous cities around the world so here are some overview guides to some of them. Before we get started I thought it would be useful to cover some of the basics first. A large ...
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Belgium - Ghent public art
Ghent is dotted with odd sculptures, installations, and art interventions. Some were created for art festivals and some are simply baffling. A festival called Track, which runs in September, aims to use the entire city as a gallery. T...
Viewed 856 times since 2 June 2016.

Cyprus: City of Larnaca - Part 6
The Agios Minas convent is situated in Kato Drys village 39km from Larnaca. The convent dates back to the 15th century with Byzantine and Gothic styles. On the North and South walls there are two large paintings of Agios Georgios and Agios Minas date...
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Cyprus: city of Larnaca - Part 5
Choirokitia is an archaeological site that has been listed by UNESCO since 1998. It is a site you can visit and is only 32km from Larnaca or 48km south of Nicosia. It is a well preserved settlement from the Neolithic Age. Artefacts from all phases of...
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Germany: Swabian Mountains
If you take a trip to the Southwest of Stuttgart in Germany you will find the green and unspoiled Swabian Mountains which stretch for a total of about 125miles. Swabia is a source of many delights with the major areas being history an...
Viewed 19 times since 15 May 2016.

Germany: Lake Constance - Part 2
There has been civilization living in, on and around the Lake Constance area since prehistoric times. This is part of the reason that UNESCO has classified the region’s lake dwellings, which are houses built on stilts, as a World Heritage area. You c...
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Germany: Lake Constance
Known as the Bodensee in German, Lake Constance is one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. To the South are the snow-tipped Swiss Alps, on the North side, in Southwest Germany are orchards, vineyards and photogenic villages. Only 40 miles, the lake is ...
Viewed 805 times since 21 March 2016.

Germany: City of Heidelberg
Romantic is the only way to describe Heidelberg. It is a photographer’s delight, from the 18th century Alte Brucke, the red sandstone bridge on the Neckar River, to the Castle that dominates the city. Built as a medieval fort and then converted into ...
Viewed 998 times since 6 March 2016.

Germany: The Black Forest - Part 1
The area is famous of its cuckoo clocks and special cake, the Black Forest has always been-and still is-romantic. A range of low mountains, rising from 3, 000-5, 000 feet the Black Forest is pine-tree green rather than black, with clean clear lakes, ...
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