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Mauritius – The fabulous Tea Route

Mauritius – The fabulous Tea Route

During our stay in Mauritius, we went road-tripping and we absolutely loved the freedom the car gave us. We didn’t make any plans when we left our apartment in the morning but just saw where the road took us. Some days we drove to the right and some days to the left. This way of exploring the island took us, by accident, along the so-called tea route. And the tea route turned out to be one of our road-trips highlights.The…

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Mauritius – Emerald green paradise

Mauritius – Emerald green paradise

When arriving in Mauritius from a grey and rather pale, deep freezer cold Europe your eyes are in for a colour shock, big time. Shades of green and blue, you didn’t even know existed, are dotted with colours from the rest of the pallet and this colourful patchwork just makes you want to dive into the magnificent island of Mauritius and soak up every bit of it. When we travel, we do not necessarily go for “postcard perfect destinations” but…

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Lisbon – crawls under your skin

Lisbon – crawls under your skin

When we, on a day in February,  left the plane in Lisbon and were kissed by a mild radiant sun on our pale winter cheeks, we could almost feel happiness hormones explode in our brains Usually the city gets its fair amount of rain during February but this year the weather gods were in a good mood and for 8 days we had nothing but 18-20 degrees, clear skies and bright sunshine. Lisbon has the warmest winters of any metropolis…

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Laos – Luang Prabang’s colorful wetmarket

Laos – Luang Prabang’s colorful wetmarket

Luang Prabang resembles a small village more than a city with 55000 inhabitants and it’s easy to be a tourist here.     You just need to head out into the small town with an open mind, and slowly you will be enchanted by the it’s charm and the slow rhythm of life. The best way to explore Luang Prabang is on foot. You never know what to expect when wandering through the narrow streets and alleys in this incredibly…

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Poland – Magical Gdansk

Poland – Magical Gdansk

During the short taxi ride from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport into town, you wonder if this trip turns out to be a mistake. But don’t worry!     At first glance, Gdansk seems grey, worn out and tired. What meets you on this 12 km taxi ride is concrete residential areas, sad industrial constructions and fuming factory chimneys. But when you first get into town these images are swept away in an instant. Gdansk is a surprisingly nice acquaintance. A beautiful…

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Vilnius – hidden gem of the Baltic

Vilnius – hidden gem of the Baltic

Travelling to Vilnius is literally a journey directly into Europe’s navel. And what a navel it is. Lithuania’s small capital contains everything you could wish for taking a city break. In the 18th century Vilnius was Eastern Europes third largest city. That fact may explain the extravaganza of buildings from different centuries you will find in Vilnius old town. Communities from all over Europe immigrated through centuries to Vilnius making it a melting pot of cultures. In the old town you will…

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