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Those tourists who do come to Russia visit usually Moscow, Saint Petersburg, the Baikal Lake or the Transsiberian railway. A short and obvious list. And yet there are so many other places which are hiding in this vast country just waiting for you to discover them and to get into the spotlight! Today I’ll present you one of those less known places – Astrakhan. Astrakhan (population 500 thousand) is a...
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I promised my wife that as long as the kids are small, we shall narrow our travels down to Europe and leave other places for later. The agreement was to last until the kids reach the age of five. As in 2019 Bernard was to be five in August, it was high time to go beyond the European continent. And what better place is there to start exploring other continents...
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This trip was different. Our first real sightseeing travel without kids since several years! Just a few days but soooo much different. No car on our own, no big luggage, no toys. A real city break for adults, like in the good old times 😀 The plan was to book a flight, find a cosy hotel not far from the city centre, use public transport or walk, and have nice...
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Gelato is one of the foods unmistakably associated with Italy. The delicious taste of cold ice cream on a hot summer day next to one of the many Italian “must see” tourist gems, like the Colosseum, Ponte di Rialto, the Leaning Tower or temples of Paestum is one of the postcard cliches of holidays in Italy. Where was ice cream created? How was it made before refrigerators were invented? What’s...
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Salses Fortress is one of the finest example of early modern military architecture we’ve ever seen. Situated around 15 km from Perpignan, France, it was built between 1497 and 1504 by the Spanish to protect against the French. The history of the fortress goes back to the Hannibal times. In 218 BC he was plannng to cross Gaul (nowadays France) and invade Rome. The Romans’ emissaries asked the Gauls to...
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