Monthly Archives : July 2016

Svendborg harbour

The South Funen Archipelago – Part 1

This is a part of Denmark that Lars and I had visited before by car, but never by boat! So, on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the end of May, we enjoyed a mini-cruise of 2 hours on the MS Helge, a vintage vessel. First, we walked to the harbour of Svendborg, which in itself is a photogenic place. Lars and…

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Matthias Corvinus Statue

What to See in Cluj – Part 2

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 a day, so it was about time to have a closer look. A word of advice: don’t visit the church…

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Cluj Botanical Garden

What to See in Cluj – Part 1

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 one of the founders of the garden. Entrance is 10 lei (a bit more than €2,-). As soon as you…

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Brussels – City by the Canal

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 any boat tours in Brussels. The Canal de la Senne runs through part of the Belgian capital and is a good…

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Montmartre Cemetery

An Afternoon in Paris – Photo Essay 2

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, and if I am not mistaken you need to pay an extra €3,- to get in. The second place in…

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Notre Dame de Paris

An Afternoon in Paris – Photo Essay 1

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, fetch the document and hurry back to the station. Luckily, we could take a train to Paris an hour later.…

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Around Turda – Nature versus Religion

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 not mistaken, the word “cheile” stands for gorge. Cheile Turzii is Romania’s version for a canyon and this one in…

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