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The Other Antwerp – Introduction

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Antwerp. One of the biggest cities in Belgium. Known by tourists and locals for its diamonds, fashion, shopping, historical buildings, museums, and so on. Maybe you have even visited its zoo or done some grocery shopping in one of the Chinese supermarkets. And finally, perhaps you have read somewhere that its train station is one of the most beautiful in…

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Between Donau and Balaton – Looking for the river

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Vienna! The beautiful city with its churches, cathedrals, palaces, monuments, museums! The Sacher Torte! A city that has lot to offer when you love culture and history! Well… we didn’t visit it. Lars and I had both visited the city extensively in our younger years and we didn’t feel like going back. We didn’t want to go to the touristic…

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Between Donau and Balaton – Once upon a time …

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… there were about 200.000 buffalo in Hungary. Now less than one thousand remain. On Wednesday, Lars and I visited the Buffalo Reserve of Kápolnapuszta, which is located near Balatonmagyaród: The Reserve is located just outside the village; big road-signs guide you towards it. The entrance fee is about 650 HUF.  But why is this reserve so important? According to their website,…

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Between Donau and Balaton – A town of art and religion

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Lars was right: Szentendre was really beautiful! The town has a Balkan atmosphere, because of the presence of Orthodox churches. We found a church on top of a hill and we had a splendid view on the whole town. The church was surrounded by trees and roofs of houses; it was simply picturesque. Szentendre is also an art colony, with…

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Between Donau and Balaton – Where is the lake?

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Our next stop was the small resort of Balatonlelle. Since Hungary is not located to any sea, you can imagine that a lot of its people go to Lake Balaton during the summer holiday. Balantonlelle has a sandy beach, for which you have to pay and a grass beach, which is free. Somehow we couldn’t find either beach. A lot…

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A different Denmark – The mansion

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Ingrid and I have had many discussions about whether we should publish this or not. The problem is that we simply can’t remember the name of this beautiful mansion. We have a notebook with us when we travel, but guess what… We forgot to write down the name of this magnificent building. All we remember is that it’s located not…

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A different Denmark – Having a look at Mårhøj

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The last day of our trip to Denmark had arrived. Ingrid and I decided to drive around a bit and see what else we could discover. Our first find was the passage grave of Mårhøj. This is Denmark’s biggest single-chamber burial mound. It dates from the 4th – 3rd century BC and is built on a hill. A farmer discovered it…

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