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Austria, BTS, To write home about, VIE, Vienna

Wotrubakirche: An unexpected brutalist church in beautiful Vienna

Even in the least attractive of places with no sightseeing interest whatsoever, you can rely on places of worship for an imposing structure, beautiful architecture and classic beauty. Think of churches, mosques and all sorts of temples around the world. Endless selection of buildings, appealing to various tastes. In a place of an immense architectural elegance like Vienna, you can be prepared for pleasant surprises! But I’m not sure how much you can be prepared for such a contrast like…

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Austria, BTS, To write home about, VIE, Vienna

Vollpension Vienna: Granny is so happy to bake for you!

There’s a quirky little café in Vienna, Austria filled with nostalgia and grandmother love! Vollpension Vienna is a café designed to look like an austrian grandma’s house. And if you’re not familiar with austrian grannies, let me just tell you that certain things are universal: Imagine old furniture, wooden toys, frames with photos from another era, vintage lamps and retro decor items. And of course cake baking! Does it sound a bit like your own grandmother? In Vollpension Vienna you will see Oma…

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AMS, Amsterdam, EIN, Netherlands, Rotterdam, RTM, Tips/Guides

How to explore the best of Rotterdam in 2 days

“If I had to live anywhere in Holland, Rotterdam would be the place” , “Can’t wait to visit Markthal! It looks very impressive!” Iason, whom I generally trust, revealed to me while I was trying to figure out an itinerary around the city the night before my visit. “What are you gonna do there?”, “It’s only good for shopping!” were some of the reactions of my Dutch colleagues when I told them I’m planning to visit Rotterdam, accompanied by a look…

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Dubai, DWC, DXB, Ras Al Khaimah, SHJ, Tips/Guides, To write home about, Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates

3 impressive abandoned places to discover in the UAE

Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are not popular with urban explorers. They’re considered to be too modern and very recently built for some of their sites to be abandoned already. However this is far from true. Some of its construction sites were abandoned even before the projects were completed, especially at times where their financing couldn’t be guaranteed. And others because of ghosts and supernatural activities!  Here are some great abandoned places to discover in the UAE, regardless if you’re an…

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AMS, EIN, Netherlands, Rotterdam, RTM, To write home about

What do the Cube Houses of Rotterdam look like from the inside?

It’s true that Rotterdam didn’t do much to impress me! It was more than I expected it to be and definitely more than some locals had warned me: It was modern and edgy and still maintained some traditional dutch elements and had a lot of character. I liked it so much that I visited it 3 times in one week! The reason I went back for the 3rd time though was one of its landmarks: the Cube Houses in the city’s…

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ANR, Belgium, BRU, Brussels, CRL, LGG, OST, To write home about

Brussels is the city that glorifies peeing like no other!

What is Brussels best known for? The belgian capital is very famous for being home to the iconic Atomium, many European Union institutions and, of course, the Manneken Pis, the legendary fountain of a boy peeing! But it’s not the only public sculpture of someone that urinates! Let’s see all of the pissing statues of Brussels: 1. Manneken Pis First things first: Not only is it tiny, but it’s behind a tall fence, in the corner of 2 streets. There’s little chance you would…

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EWR, JFK, LGA, New York City, TEB, To write home about, USA

16 excellent gift ideas from New York’s cool MoMA Design Store

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City  is a museum that celebrates modern art and its Design Store reflects this very well! Combining inspiration from both timeless artworks and contemporary design, it offers a great range of objects for different tastes. In other words: it’s a great source for finding nice presents! It’s more fun if you can visit the museum’s shop yourselves, but if travelling to New York is not possible, there’a always the option of shopping online! Here are some cool…

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LIS, OPO, Portugal, To write home about

26 Photos that will make you wanna visit Northern Portugal!

Are you planning a visit to Portugal and you’re unsure if you should head north or south? Have you been trying to organise a road trip in Northern Portugal and you don’t know where to begin? Have you been thinking of going to Portugal for a while now, but you need more inspiration? These photos are here to answer some of your questions and inspire your itinerary! And something further off the beaten path: Do you have to suggest any amazing…

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LIS, Portugal, Sintra, To write home about

Pena Palace is the best palace in Sintra. And possibly in the world!

There are a few reasons why I think that the Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena in Portuguese) is the best palace in Sintra, Portugal, even though there are some other gorgeous ones in town, too. And having visited hundreds of palaces and castles around the world, I can definitely say it sits comfortably in my World’s Top5 List of Beautiful Castles & Palaces! No, I’ve never compiled such a list, but you get my point! 😀 So, these are some of the reasons why…

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SIN, Singapore, Singapore, To write home about

This weird Singapore attraction will make you say WTF every 5′!

Sometimes you visit beautiful places and you love them! Other times you see ugly places and wish you’d never wasted your time! And then there are these places that are ugly maybe (by conventional standards), a bit extravagant, of questionable aesthetics and with no apparent reason of existence! Such thoughts stick in your head so much sometimes that they make you wanna find more about them, about the state of mind of their creator and you end up loving them in the end! Haw…

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