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Posts of year 2019

Walking to Slovakia

Walking to Slovakia

After a train ride to Esztergom we had finally reached the river Danube, separating Hungary from Slovakia. Over thousand years ago, this was the capital of Hungary. We make our way through the town to a nearby hilltop, where both a castle and a large basilica overlooks the river.

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Ruin bars in Budapest

Ruin bars in Budapest

It has been a decade since my last visit to Budapest. Back then, ruin bars weren’t even a thing most people had heard of. The first of them, Szimpla Kert, opened up way back in 2002 but it really took off in later years.

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The layers of Belgrade

The layers of Belgrade

After having visited all of the surrounding countries, I was curious to what I would find in Serbia. For obvious reasons, many of the countries are vary of Serbia, to say the least. When I was visiting Bosnia-Herzegovina some years ago, they all but spat every time I happened to mention the name of the country.

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The harbor of Hamburg

The harbor of Hamburg

The historical port area of Hamburg is on the rise these days. The districts of HafenCity and Speicherstadt are once more buzzing with people and cranes. Towering over it all is the crown jewel Elbphilharmonie, inaugurated in 2017.

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The bricks of Gdansk

The bricks of Gdansk

As I was strolling along the pier Dlugie pobrzeze next to the Motlawa river, I was admiring the Hanseatic buildings of Gdansk. These majestic facades of brick and mortar have sheltered the inhabitants for centuries. Or have they?

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Venice pier

Movie locations around the world part 7

Welcome to part 7 of my quest for finding movie locations around the world! Featured: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Bourne Identity, Inferno, Moonraker, Way of the Dragon, A Room with a View, Talented Mr Ripley, The Tourist, Mission Impossible, Roman Holiday, Parts Unknown, No Reservations, Battleship Potemkin, XXX, Depeche Mode.

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Wonders of the Vatican

Wonders of the Vatican

The Vatican City State is the smallest state in the world, confined by the bustling metropolis of Rome. We made our way to St. Peter’s Square where a large crowd had gathered surrounded by the imposing pillars. Exactly at noon…

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