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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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To write home about

My best travel moments of 2016 & what I learned from them

  I know 2016 hasn’t been a very good year for many of you. Some of you have been looking forward to 2017 and made plans already. I have compiled a travel wishlist for next year, too! But I have to say 2016 was pretty awesome for me! Full of new places (Canada was my country #62!), old places that I’ll never get bored of (that’s you, London! ♥) and fantastic experiences all around the world! I’d love to share…

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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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AEP, Argentina, Buenos Aires, EZE, FDO, To write home about

This is the most surreal restaurant in Buenos Aires!

I can’t remember where or when I heard about this place for the first time, but I thought that with such a unique concept, it’d be so easy to find information about it when I next happen to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina. So when I knew I was visiting and that I would have good company, I started my research for El Gato Viejo. And I could hardly find any adequate info. Especially in English! What is El Gato Viejo?…

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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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Berlin, Germany, SXF, To write home about, TXL

4 unique places to eat, drink and party in Berlin

I can’t say my days in Berlin weren’t full or busy (in a good way), but next time I’m there I’d like to explore more of its quirky restaurants, trendy cafes and alternative bars! But if, like me, you don’t have the luxury of time and want to go straight to unique places with a character, then I would suggest the following: 1. For breakfast or brunch: Cafe Bilder Buch ◊ Akazienstraße 28. Closest train stations: S1: Julius-Leber-Brücke, U7: Kleistpark, U7:Eisenacher Straße…

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Argentina, Buenos Aires, To write home about

A historic exhibition restaged after 50 years in Buenos Aires

  When I was trying to plan my visit to Buenos Aires a few weeks ago, I got in touch with my friend Fran, who lives there. First I was partly hoping that he would have a plan (yes, I was feeling lazy!) and second (it goes without saying) meeting up with people in the places you go most of the times is so much better than ticking off lists of monuments. And when those people are as nice and…

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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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