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 mysterious Nazca in Peru

After Machu Picchu we had to drive almost 700 km from Ollantaytambo (the place where we left the car) to Nazca. Since we arrived in Ollantaytambo only around 10:30am we spent one night in Abancay, which was just 220 km…

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The incredible citadel of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel right in the middle of the Peruvian Andes mountains. It was built in the 15th century and today it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Of course this…

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History and Architecture at the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is a valley in the Andes region of Peru, close to Cusco – the capital of the Inca Empire. This valley was formed by the Urubamba river and according to recent researches it encompasses the “heartland of…

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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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Montevideo & Colonia – the surprising Uruguay!

Uruguay was clearly a nice surprise! Not the typical touristic country and not the main reason to visit South America, but a visit was worth while. We started our trip in Uruguay through Chuí (border with Brazil) and our first…

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A colorful stay in Paraty

We just left Paraty behind but we are still amazed with its colors. Everything is colorful here: houses, restaurants, shops, boats and even churches and monuments! In fact, Paraty is considered one of Brazil’s prettiest colonial towns and one of…

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