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Safranbolu, Turkey – a UNESCO World Heritage Village

A lot of UNESCO World Heritage sites comprise major sights that are quite well known to everyone, but some of these sites are just great places to be in. One example is Safranbolu, Turkey – a small town or village, inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1994, that is sort of in the middle of […]

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Finding Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon

One of the things that I miss the most when not traveling for a while is long train ride, so when I saw that the weather would be sunny on the weekend, I immediately decided to book train tickets to Stratford-upon-Avon – which is Shakespeare’s birthplace and grave, but apparently also a nice little town […]

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Venice The Photogenic City – A Photo Essay

Venice could be easily the most photogenic city in the world. A friend of mine said that Venice did not look as good in real life compared to what we see in photographs. Another said that it looked decaying and old in real life. And to be fair, it is. The island city of Venice […]

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The Force is Strong in Sevilla

This is Plaza de España in Sevilla, Spain. A place where they shot Naboo palace in Star Wars! I did not know this when I visited this magnificent spot, and we stumbled upon it almost by mistake. (Looking at the map of Seville and oh there’s this place called Plaza de España. We still have […]

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Summer in Provence, France

London has been freezing for the past couple of days (it even snowed!), so I dug into my photo repository for the comfort of warmer days. I stumbled upon my trip to South of France last summer. What better time to show these to you? It’s March now so if my post entice you at […]

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Love At First Sight … for London

If you’ve caught how I feel about London as the greatest city on earth, I have not actually posted anything about this city I am living in. So I think it’s about time. Even if I may not even scratch the surface. I came to London in May 2011 — first time in London, first […]

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Tangier – the Edge of Morocco

Tangier would be most likely the city you go to when you take ferry from Spain (Tarifa port). It is less than an hour away and an interesting addition to your trip of South Spain. Though I’m glad that we did that jump (or continent crossing by sea to be exact), I’d be ambivalent about […]

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The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) in Valencia, Spain I’m not usually a huge fan of new buildings, so this time Mighty Mona was the one more excited about visiting this place when we reached Valencia. We’ve been seeing pictures of the buildings off the Internet, and we have […]

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Rome in Pictures – the Heavyweights

I found Rome too overwhelming to write about. Where does one start? A city so vast and full-packed of beautiful and historical things to see, how do you begin to showcase Rome? I’ve decided to start with the heavyweights, the must-sees, the ones tourists don’t usually miss – in glorious pictures (one hopes). As always, […]

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Sunny Autumn Day in Cambridge, England

“This place is wretched enough – a villainous chaos of din and drunkenness, nothing but hazard and burgundy, hunting, mathematics and Newmarket, riot and racing.” – which was NOT said by me, rather by Lord Byron, who was admitted to Trinity in October 1805; though during my visit with an ex-Cambridge friend I did hear […]