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Jasna Gora

Throwback Thursday – Looking At The Black Madonna

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The Black Madonna of Czestochowa (in the south of Poland) had been on our bucket list for a long time; in the Summer of 2015, we would finally meet her. But first things first, after having arrived in Poland after a long drive Lars and I were hungry. And thirsty. We were indeed in desperate of a cold Polish beer,…

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A Walk In Brugge – Part 2

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On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Lars and I finally made it back to Brugge. It was about time to introduce him to iconic places such as the Minnewater and the canals. Adding to the romantic feeling of the canals is the presence of many swans. And as you can see, there were lots of people around! It was about time…

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Durrës Amphitheatre

Throwback Thursday – The Durrës Amphitheatre

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During our Summer trip of 2015, Lars and I spent one week in one of the biggest cities of Albania, Durrës. Most of the time we enjoyed a lazy life on the beach, but we did make time to visit one of the biggest attractions of the city: the Amphitheatre. Built in the 2nd century, it was one of the very…

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A Walk in Bruges – Part 1

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Lars and I had tried to visit Bruges before, but it is quite difficult to reach the centre by car. And it is an even a bigger challenge to get rid of your car. Late in December 2016, we decided to go there by train, because the train station is quite near the city centre. Upon leaving the station, Lars…

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Prejrem

Architectural Gems around Brasov

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The biggest touristic attraction around Brasov is without any doubt the castle of Bran. It can be really hectic here – and not just in the castle, but also in the whole village – during summer, so try to visit it in spring or autumn. But there is more… Transylvania is home to a very special kind of building: the fortified…

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Matthias Corvinus Statue

What to See in Cluj – Part 2

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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 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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Montmartre Cemetery

An Afternoon in Paris – Photo Essay 2

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

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