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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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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Oratea Fortress

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First, let us do a bit of recapitulation. In our last post, we stated that John Hunyadi at one point in history captured Vlad Tepes. That is a proven fact. What is not a proven fact is that Vlad was a prisoner in Hunedoara Castle. But historians are convinced that he was locked up in Oratea Fortress, which is located…

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Photo Essay: An Hour in Verona

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After our visit to Sirmione, Lars and I had a choice. We could stick to the Garda Lake or go somewhere else. We chose the second option, had a quick look at our map and were off to Verona. Yes, just like that… The name brings back sweet memories from my years at university. Shakespeare and his sonnets and his plays.…

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Reims and the Chemin des Dames

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In my last post, you saw the cultural and natural surroundings of Reims. Today, I’ll show the city from a completely different point of view: that of World War I. According to Wikipedia, In France, the Chemin des Dames (literally, the “ladies’ path”) is part of the D18 and runs east and west in the département of Aisne, between in…

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Photo Essay – On the Way to Przemysl

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After Ingrid and I left Warsaw, we drove southeast, to a town called Lublin. I had been here once, and thought it was a good idea to stretch our legs in Lublin. Ingrid agreed. Lublin has about 350.000 inhabitants and is often called “little Krakow”. It does have a charming old town… … and lots of churches! Outside town is Majdanek,…

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Warsaw

Falling in Love with Warsaw…

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… wasn’t easy. Vilnius, Riga and especially Tallinn had been small, compact and cozy. Now, we found ourselves in an enormous city with 1.7 million inhabitants and with motorways everywhere. Quite a difference! With all the roadworks going on, our GPS soon became disorientated and it took her 17 detours before we finally arrived in our hotel, a huge concrete…

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Kaunas

Photo Essay – A Morning Walk in Kaunas

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It was time to leave Estonia and almost time to leave the Baltic countries… After having said goodbye to Tartu, Ingrid and I arrived in the second largest Lithuanian city: Kaunas. It had been a long drive and since we had arrived early in the evening – later than expected -, we were too tired to do any more sightseeing. And…

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A Cemetery Walk

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Same cemeteries as last time, but without the “Halloween editing”. And a bit more background information. Cemetery of Brussels This is the biggest and most important cemetery of the region of Brussels. What we liked most, is that it is located in a park. A part of this cemetery is a military cemetery. Our visit was shorter than we had…

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