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Blankenberge

Soaking Up Some Sun


We Belgians have had too few of these: cold but sunny winter days… On one of such days, Lars and I went to Blankenberge, one of the most popular coastal towns in Belgium. It has about 20.000 inhabitants and attracts tens of thousands of tourists during sunny days. The original pier of Blankenberge dates from 1894 and was one of…

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Photo Essay – Indian Summer In Duinbergen


You might think I took these pictures in summer… This was actually the last week of September, during a warm and sunny Sunday. The location was Duinbergen, a small Belgian coastal town, not far from the border with the Netherlands. The beginning of September had been cold and wet, so this was quite a treat!

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Bagenkop

Photo Essay – Bagenkop Beer


When you take hundreds of pictures of the Wild Horses, you get very thirsty. So, when my sister-in-law proposed to have a beer in the harbour of Bagenkop, I became very enthusiastic, to say the least. Bagenkop is the southernmost town of Langeland, an island in the south of Denmark. Apart from the Wild Horses and the nearby nature parks,…

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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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Tuscan Gems – San Vincenzo


San Vincenzo is a seaside town, to the south of Livorno. First of all, you can find a very good tourist information office right next to the railway station, which provides you with everything you want to know about this part of Tuscany. The woman who runs the office, is very helpful and is fluent in English. Most of the…

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An Afternoon in Blankenberge


So 1 September has arrived; kids and teenagers are back at school and the summer days seem to be over. The sun has disappeared and rain and wind are back again. Looks like autumn has an early start; that’s why last Sunday – when the weather was still sunny and hot – Lars and I decided to go to the…

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Loksa

Photo Essay: The Watery Surroundings of Tallinn


The tourist information office gave us a list of interesting places to see around Tallinn. These are the highlights. Jägala Waterfall With its 8 meters, Jägala waterfall in the village of Koogi is the highest natural Estonian waterfall. Just program your GPS for Koogi and you will find it quickly. You can admire from all sides. Afterwards, we went north…

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Stara Baska

The Beach


Next stop was Stara Baska. According to Wikipedia, Stara Baska has a lot more to offer than its beaches: Baška has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Highlights are the early Christian archeological site from the 5th century, the renowned Baška tablet from the year 1100 found in the Church of St. Lucy the nearby Jurandvor, the remains of a Roman settlement, as well as many…

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