What to See in Cluj – Part 2

Matthias Corvinus Statue

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Right in the center of town, stands the magnificent Saint Michael’s Church, a Gothic beauty of the 14th century. In front of it is the enormous statue of Matthias Corvinus, a Hungarian king. We had driven past this at least twice…

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What to See in Cluj – Part 1

Cluj Botanical Garden

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14 hectares with more than 10,000 flowers and plants from all over the world: this is what awaits you in the Botanical Garden of Cluj, also known as the Alexandru Borza Cluj – Napoca University Botanic Garden. Borza is actually…

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Brussels – City by the Canal


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Lots of capitals – or cities in general – are associated with rivers. London has got the Thames, Paris the Seine and Brussels the Senne. Unfortunately, most of the Senne runs underground, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t make…

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An Afternoon in Paris – Photo Essay 2

Montmartre Cemetery

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What else did we do during that cloudy March day in Paris? Well, I did do something new in the Notre Dame de Paris: a visit to the Treasury, which contains a collection of precious and holy objects. Very interesting,…

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An Afternoon in Paris – Photo Essay 1

Notre Dame de Paris

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It should have been a day in Paris, but we had made a terrible mistake when we left our apartment to go to the train station: we hadn’t taken Lars’ passport with us. So, he had to come back home,…

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Around Turda – Nature versus Religion


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You visited the salt mine of Turda and you had a walk in the town. But is there something to see in the surroundings? The answer is positive and we have three recommendations for you. Cheile Turzii If I am…

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Picture of the Day – 4 July 2016


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Yesterday evening, Lars and I arrived in Eupen, the capital of German-speaking Belgium. The city is a lot smaller than we had expected and it is quite cozy. Upon our arrival we immediately had dinner and afterwards relaxed in our…

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Going Underground – Turda Salt Mine


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Looking for something completely different? Then pay a visit to the salt mine of Turda! If you are interested in the history of this mine, have a look at their official website. There are two entrances to the mine; Lars…

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Religious Splendour in Alba Iulia


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Highly recommended by our travel guide and by the hotel owners, was the city of Alba Iulia. This town used to be the capital of Transylvania in the 16th and 17th century, a glorious past that has left its traces…

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