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The Kalmar Castle – Back in time in Sweden

A guided tour in Kalmar Castle ‘Are you here for the English tour?’ A young man asked us as he shook our hands and...
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Back home, a tourist in my own country

Travels to the Netherlands I will have one week “back home” and I don’t need much time to think about the things I want...
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Doing a PADI IDC in Bocas – becoming diving instructors

In the beginning of 2017 Thom and I did the IDC. But what’s an IDC? It stands for Instructor Development Course! As we both...

It’s all Greek to me – things about the Greek culture

  Culture from elsewhere makes us see differences between what’s normal and strange. Your perspective changes. Take the bits and pieces of that foreign...
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Travel Guide: How to explore Athens in 2 days

The last few years I’ve been in Greece quite a bit, but I have never been to Athens before! This year’s travel-route to our...
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It’s been a while!

The sun hits my head on a daily base. After a lot of flights, many different countries, making plans with my viking, diving every...
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Do we, the new generation, refuse to grow up?

When will the new generation settle down Every once in a while people ask me and my boyfriend when we will settle down. Once...
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Traveling to the U.S. is easy when you have an ESTA

All you need to know about traveling to the United States of America with ESTA A guest post by Josh Hobson What’s an ESTA?...

6 reasons Berlin should be your next city break

Over the last few years the memories of my visit to Berlin with my dad in 2006 haven’t faded away. The great Pergamon Museum...
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Adventurous cycling in Badem-Würtemmberg, Germany

An adventurous cycle route by the Neckar, Kocher and Jagst Straight away before the gates of Stuttgart in the city-triangle of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and...

6 reasons Berlin should be your next city break

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Visit to Berlin in 2006 – Reichstag dome

Over the last few years the memories of my visit to Berlin with my dad in 2006 haven’t faded away. The great Pergamon Museum in Berlin is still the coolest museum I’ve ever seen and the city’s history alone makes a visit to Berlin a unique experience. Berlin was and still is a wonderful city trip destination with culture, history and easy access for tourists all over town. Find out more about why you should visit Berlin too through reading Ivy’s guest post.”

–  Renate

6 reasons Berlin should be your next city break

A guest post by Ivy Oliver

Germany’s capital city of Berlin is one of the most pleasant and thriving regions of the European nation. As such, it’s little surprise the city stood out as the top urban destination in the country for 2016 – welcoming as many as 31 million visitors for overnight stays.

Today, let’s run through six of the many reasons why Berlin is definitely somewhere you should consider for your next city break. If you aren’t convinced already, you soon will be.

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Adventurous cycling in Badem-Würtemmberg, Germany

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An adventurous cycle route by the Neckar, Kocher and Jagst

Straight away before the gates of Stuttgart in the city-triangle of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and Nürnberg cyclists can enjoy many cycle paths. There is little traffic and lots to explore which makes it great for cycling! Several playgrounds for kids are located beside the road. Small lakes for a pick-nick break and many other attractions make sure the road is always interesting.

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When experiences come to end, it makes space for new adventures

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A disquiet feeling goes from my teeth down into my toes when I realize that it’s time to leave. It’s time for a trip – a new destination – and that means I will have to say goodbye once again. The house that became my home, our home, has to be cleaned and things need to be packed. Goodbye diners and drinks with the people we’ve met turn into a full agenda filler. People that became close friends in such a short time. Whether I’m staying somewhere for two week or for six months, it doesn’t really matter. Saying goodbye doesn’t get any easier, even though it’s not a farewell forever. The place where I have found my rhythm – a way to fit with the local style – now has to wait for my return.

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Travel guide: reggae time in Puerto Viejo

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In Costa Rica, close to the Panama border on the Caribbean coast, you will find Puerto Viejo. This laid back town with Caribbean feel is still overlooked by most tourists, but make sure you visit it now before it becomes “too” popular in the future. Puerto Viejo still offers some of Costa Rica’s best beaches, reggae beats and a unique culture of both Afro-Caribbean and indigenous people. There are surf breaks for beginners and more experienced wave catchers. Even animal shelters where you can volunteer or simply pay a guided visit have been started. Nice restaurants, good street food and fun party places, it has it all. Even diving is an activity you can do here certain months a year. Are you up for some reggae time in Puerto Viejo?

A travel guide to Puerto Viejo
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