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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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Religious Splendour in Alba Iulia

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 in the citadel, a huge fortress with lots of religious and administrative buildings. If you only have a few hours…

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In The Footsteps of Vlad The Impaler – Comana Monastery

We have come to the final stage of the life of Vlad Tepes. Little is known about his death though. Historians presume that he died in a battle against the Turks at the end of December 1476, somewhere between Bucharest and Giurgiu. But where is the man buried? For a long time, rumours had it that he was buried at…

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Around Sighișoara – Saschiz and Viscri

If you are interested in history and/or architecture, there are some interesting gems to discover in the area around Sighișoara; I am referring to the fortified churches. If you want to know more about them, I suggest you read this post. For a beautiful example of a fortified church, have a look here. Saschiz is another commune with a fortified church;…

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Photo Essay – The Gem of Reims

  Ingrid and I have been in this area before, so this time we visited places we somehow ignored the first time. Like the Notre-Dame cathedral of Reims. The cathedral is one of the most important Gothic buildings in Europe. The interior is overwhelming; the cathedral is 138 m long and 38 m high in the center. The rose windows –…

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A Photographic Walk in Tallinn – Part 1

We loved Lithuania. We loved Latvia. What about Estonia? Would we be lucky a third time? The answer is simple. We fell in love with Estonia immediately. To be honest, Ingrid and I had a bit of luck. The apartment we had rented in Tallinn, wasn’t available at the time of our arrival, but the owner proposed a more luxurious…

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