Posts in category ”Travel”

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Tales of Turin

Tales of Turin

Some cities are often closely associated with a landmark or historic location. Most people think of Rome if they see a picture of the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower is the ultimate symbol of Paris.

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The traboules of Lyon

The traboules of Lyon

Lyon is a charming city with lots of things to discover. For instance, the Fourvière hill has a stunning basilica with great view of the area, easily ascended by funicular. The old town features small alleys and the city is renowned for its great food.

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Things to do in Cape Town

Things to do in Cape Town

As the pandemic is starting to lighten its grip for some areas in the world, many armchair travelers such as myself smell the morning air once again. One of the most interesting places I’ve visited in recent years is Cape Town.

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20 years without the Twin Towers

20 years without the Twin Towers

Today it’s been 20 years since one of the most disruptive events in modern history. The world was so different back then. There was a lot of optimism in the air after the Millennium, but also a lot of activity.

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Inspirational travel series

Inspirational travel series

Travel series used to be all about visiting the big landmarks and repeating stuff that’s on the backside of every guidebook. A new standard for travel-related content was set by Anthony Bourdain as he was filling the screen with ordinary people and telling their story.

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Remembrance at Père-Lachaise

Remembrance at Père-Lachaise

2020 has been a very strange year. In the wake of the corona virus, it feels like the grim reaper has been closer than usual. Today is the day of remembering the dead.

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The travel bubble in a pandemic

The travel bubble in a pandemic

In these troubled times of covid-19, global traveling has come to an almost complete stop after decades of ever-increasing growth. Last year saw a global movement in the climate crisis, even leading to the new term of “flight shame”.

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Memories of Burano

Memories of Burano

The corona virus is spreading throughout the world like a wildfire. My thoughts goes to all the affected countries in these troubled times. The nation being worst hit in Europe at the moment is Italy.

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Dodging hippos in St Lucia

Dodging hippos in St Lucia

As I was walking around in St Lucia, it felt like everything was out to get me. Found a beautiful beach with endless views of the Indian Ocean, but there was a sign with warnings of shark, crocodile and hippo, as well as strong currents.

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Exploring Durban

Exploring Durban

After being away from civilization for a while, the city of Durban would be a sight for sore eyes. But even though one may be fooled by the pristine beaches and tall buildings, the urban area can be deceptively rough around the edges.

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