Posts Tagged: "Europe"

The cliffs of Etretat from the water

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The cliffs of Etretat from the water We have all seen the famous the cliffs of Étretat in Normandy France on Claude Monets beautiful paintings. The Côte d’Albâtre is also beautiful in reality: a clear blue sea where the white cliffs stand out majestically. The Côte d’Albâtre, the Alabaster Coast,...

What to see and do in Budapest, Hungary

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What to see and do in Budapest, Hungary December 28, 2019 This year’s city break led me to Budapest, Hungary’s beautiful capital made up of two cities, Buda and Pest, divided by the majestic river Danube. Buda and Pest are connected by 9 bridges, but still they are two very...

Wildlife adventures: meeting the elusive wolverine in Finland

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Wildlife adventures: meeting the elusive wolverine in Finland October 29, 2019 Mid september I was in Finland hoping to photograph brown bears in their natural habitat. I never expected to encounter wolverines too. The first time I saw a wolverine emerge from the forest at last light, I actually didn’t...

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

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Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria June 29, 2019 If it’s your dream to hike on a glacier surrounded by impressive mountains in a winter wonder land, you have to visit the Dachstein massif in Austria. A small cable car brings you up to 2100 meters altitude and suddenly you...

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

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Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein June 12, 2019 On the right bank of the Rhine sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, lies an old principality called the Fürstentum Liechtenstein. It is a dwarf state that measures only 160 square kilometers. Liechtenstein has high mountains and a surprising amount of culture...

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

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Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria June 5, 2019 The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse or the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a road that you must have driven at least once in your life. It is an adventure, an exciting road, comprised of 36 curves and extremely sharp U-turns. The curves are...

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

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Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland December 27, 2018 Helgoland is a small rock island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately fifty kilometers north of the mainland of Germany. After the last Ice Age, around 4000 BC., the sea level rose and Helgoland was formed. It was already...

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

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What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland November 15, 2018 Reykjanes peninsula is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, Icelands most popular tourist attraction. Most people only hurry by this area on their way tot he airport. But that’s a shame, Reykjanes has so much more...

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

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What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland November 8, 2018 Icelands capital Reykjavík is the worlds most northern capital. Reykjavík consists of a city center and several suburbs. Somehow the city looks different than any other European city. Municipal and community buildings are made of stone or concrete, but...

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

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Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg October 17, 2018 Last autumn, a road trip took me to Luxembourg. I had a puppy then and couldn’t do long hikes. So this year I went back to the Müllerthal for hiking. I did not prepare the hikes. I just drove to the woods and...

Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches

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Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches October 10, 2018 Vík í Mýdral is the most southern village in Iceland. It’s located at Iceland’s ringroad, so you will pass Vik on your way south and east. For many travellers it’s just a quick stop on their way, but beach lovers should...

Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland

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Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland October 3, 2018 Vatnajökull National Park is the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull measures more than 13.000 square kilometers, about 11 percent of the land surface of Iceland. The nature reserves Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur fall within the boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park. Before...

Waterfalls and geysers: exploring Icelands ‘Golden Circle’

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Waterfalls and geysers: exploring Icelands ‘Golden Circle’ September 19, 2018 The Golden Circle is for most travellers a first introduction to Iceland, after arriving in Reykjavik. These divers sights are close to the capital, easy to reach and can therefore be quite crowded. The Golden Cirle route includes Þingvellir National...

Exploring vast and wild Landmannalaugar in Iceland

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Exploring vast and wild Landmannalaugar in Iceland September 10, 2018 Landmannalaugar, is a vast area of stunning and unique beauty in the heart of Iceland’s southern Highlands. This site was historically known for its natural geothermal baths, hence its name the ‘People’s Pools’. Nowadays its one of Icelands most popular...

The colors of Burano Venice

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The colors of Burano, Venice July 31, 2018 Burano is an intriguing island with its colorful houses that reflect into the green water of the lagoon and the channels. It feels like stepping back in time with the leaning bell tower, elderly ladies embroidering Burano lace and fisherman coming in...

Venice city by the sea

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Venice, city by the sea July 15, 2018 No city captivates me as Venice. I prefer nature above citylife, so it’s not easy for a city to enchant me. But Venice did. I expected the usual bustle and chaos of the city, and I was warned of huge crowds of...

What to see and do in Venice Italy

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What to see and do in Venice, Italy July 9, 2018 Wandering through Venice, you will see that this former trade republic had its gaze on the east. You feel the proximity of the sea and the presence of Arab culture. Herbs and precious materials, but also slaves came to...