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 road & boat trip in Croatia

This is a itinerary of a trip we did two years ago when we were living in Dublin (June, 2015). Honestly we chose Croatia because at that time we were looking for a sunny place in Europe where we could…

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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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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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