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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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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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Denmark – our Homeland

Denmark – our Homeland

 Welcome to our Homeland – welcome to Denmark     Welcome to the southernmost and smallest of the Scandinavian countries. A country with a thousand years long exciting history. A country with a more than 7300 km long coastline. A country with hundreds of fascinating islands, forests, lakes and fjords and where the highest point is 171 meters above sea level. A country with narrow cobblestone streets and wide boulevards. A country with a thriving music scene, museums and gastronomy…

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