A day trip to Aranjuez

Aranjuez is a city in the southern part of Madrid, Spain. It was founded as a royal pleasure retreat by the Crown of Spain in 1560, and until 1752 only the nobility could visit it. Since 2001 it is considered a…

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Ávila, another World Heritage Site visited!

Ávila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Spain. It is best known for its almost intact medieval city walls, semicircular towers and nine gates. But the city has more to offer,…

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Berlin & Potsdam in 6 days

Berlin was waiting for me a long time ago. It was one of those trips I was continuously delaying because it was too close or because it was such a big city that I knew I needed more than a…

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A weekend between Valladolid & Tordesillas

Valladolid and Tordesillas are part of the Castilla & León region in northwest Spain. It is located 2 hours by car from Madrid but you can also use the train which is actually quicker (1 hour from Madrid Chamartín sation).…

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The chaotic and charming Lima

Finally Lima! The city that everyone told us it was so ugly that we wouldn’t want to stay more than a couple of days. But they were totally wrong… We found a great place to stay for a couple of…

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Cusco – The center of the Inca Empire

“The City of Cuzco is a unique testimony of the ancient Inca civilization, heart of Tawantinsuyu imperial government, which exercised political, religious and administrative control over much of the South American Andes between the 15th and 16th centuries. The city…

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Arequipa, the colonial capital of Peru

After crossing the border between Chile and Peru we decided to stay one night in Tacna, 35 km north of the border. It was our first time crossing the border to Peru so we were not sure how long it…

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The steep and colorful Valparaíso

After visiting Santiago we stayed for a couple of days around Valparaíso, 112 km northwest of Chile’s capital and biggest city. Valparaíso is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports and has played an important role in the 19th…

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The surprising Santiago de Chile

Santiago is the capital and the largest city in Chile. It was founded in 1541 by Pedro Valdívia, a Spanish conqueror, but due to a series of indigenous attacks, earthquakes (the city is home to the highest number of headquarters…

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7 reasons why we loved Buenos Aires

There are few places like Buenos Aires, in Argentina. It’s an impressive cosmopolitan city that looks a bit like Paris or Madrid but with a Latin American touch. It is a city full of life with busy avenues, gorgeous stores…

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