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Bacharach, FRA, Germany, HHN, Tips/Guides, Uncategorized

10+ beautiful things to see and do in Bacharach

Bacharach is a small town not too far from Frankfurt and it’s how you’d imagine a beautiful german town should be! Located by a river with loads of pretty half timbered medieval houses, a beautiful cathedral and a castle. It even has a forest, ruins of a chapel and many vineyards! And these are just a few reasons why Bacharach is an ideal destination for a day trip from Frankfurt am Main! There’s just so many things to see and do…

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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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CMB, Negombo, Sri Lanka, Tips/Guides

How to make the most of one day in Negombo, Sri Lanka

I’m sure not many of you have heard of Negombo. And if you have, it’s probably because you had to arrive at the Colombo airport and were looking for night stop options (any sort of accommodation) before continuing your journey somewhere else in Sri Lanka. Negombo is actually closer to the Bandaranaike Int’l Airport than Sri Lanka’s largest city, Colombo. Therefore, it makes for a more convenient option to spend the night. But what is there to do in Negombo if you have…

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CDG, France, LBG, Loire Valley, ORY, Tips/Guides, TUF

The best châteaux to visit in the Loire Valley

Trying to organise a trip to Loire Valley can be so overwhelming! Why on earth would someone decide to build so many beautiful castles in one place?  You visit one and then the next one! And you leave the other one for tomorrow, only to realise that you need 1-2 weeks to see all of them! So, what if you’re one of us, a mortal human being, that only has a few days to spend in the Loire Valley but loves the châteaux? How do you choose which ones are…

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LAS, Techatticup, Nelson, Tips/Guides, USA

Techatticup, Nevada: A ghost town that was too good to be true!

WHERE IS TECHATTICUP GHOST TOWN? C://Earth/America/North America/USA/Nevada/El Dorado Canyon/Techatticup Mine WHAT IS TECHATTICUP? The Techatticup Mine was the largest and most productive gold mine of the area. It’s no longer inhabited, so now it’s pretty much a tourist attraction in Nelson, Nevada. It’s also referred to as Nelson Ghost Town by some websites. UNMISSABLE LANDMARKS: – The nearby Las Vegas, which needs no introductions! – The main storehouse, which serves more than storing items! NEAREST AIRPORTS: – LAS – McCarran International Airport…

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BUD, Budapest, Hungary, Tips/Guides

16 +1 nice things to do on Budapest’s Margaret Island

What is Margaret Island and where is it? Margaret Island (or Margitsziget in Hungarian) is an island in the middle of the river Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It got its name by Saint Margaret of Hungary, a Dominican nun and daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary, who lived there.  For those of you born before the 14th century, you might recognise it by its former name, Island of Rabbits! 😀 Nowadays it’s mainly used as a recreational park and is often compared…

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EWR, JFK, LGA, New York City, TEB, Tips/Guides, USA

Sights and remarkable stops along New York’s High Line

The High Line in New York City has been a fairly recent addition to the city’s must-see attractions. It was opened in its current form just in 2014!   But what is the High Line? It  is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) linear park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. The last train operated in 1980. The park is maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City…

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AEP, Argentina, Buenos Aires, EZE, FDO, Tips/Guides

Buenos Aires for the culturally literate. And everyone else!

WHERE IS IT? C://Earth/America/South America/Argentina/Pampas UNMISSABLE LANDMARKS: – The colourful Caminito at the La Boca neighbourhood, where you’ll take some very nice photos. – The pink Casa Rosada, especially if you’re into Evita Peron and her history. Or Madonna and her movie! – The beautiful Recoleta Cemetery, which is not as creepy as it might sound! NEAREST AIRPORTS: – EZE – Ministro Pistarini or Ezeiza International Airport – AEP – Aeroparque Jorge Newbery – FDO – San Fernando International Airport WHAT TO…

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