Category Archive: Europe

Vaxholm: Experiencing Swedish Life In The Archipelago

Just about an hour boat ride from Stockholm, Vaxholm is a world away from the fast paced hustle of the city. This small community comprises over 50 islets in the Stockholm archipelago. Vaxholm’s center is a lively picture perfect Swedish town where colors seem brighter, the air is fresher and life moves at a slower pace. Considered the …

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Husmor Lisa: Treat Yourself To The Best Dining Experience In Vaxholm

Located in Stockholm’s archipelago islands Husmor Lisa restaurant provides a unique home dining experience. Offering dishes that can rival the the food at any of the top restaurants in the city Husmor Lisa has something you will not get anywhere else: fresh, local and seasonal dishes prepared in an all natural kitchen and an intimate …

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Stockholm: Great Places To Visit For Art And Architecture Lovers

The most populous city of the Nordic countries, Stockholm is not only Sweden’s capital but it’s also referred to as the capital of Scandinavia. Located where Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea come together the city occupies 14 islands which are connected by about 50 bridges. One of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, …

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The Best Things To Do In Coimbra With Kids

Even though it lies just two hours from Lisbon and about an hour and a half from Porto the charming Portuguese town of Coimbra is often overlooked. Coimbra was the capital of Portugal back in Medieval times and was already an important municipality during the Roman empire. Home to a treasure trove of historic sites including …

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Beyond Hot Air Balloons: Things To Do In Cappadocia

Like many travelers I was lured to visit Cappadocia by the countless pictures I had seen of hot air balloons flying over the amazing orange hued rock formations. It was low season in late November and the wind did not cooperate so my hot air balloon trip got cancelled twice and I ended up not …

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Where To Stay In Istanbul

Istanbul is a huge city and there are so many interesting neighborhoods that when we started looking for hotels I could not decide in which area to stay in. While Sultanahmet is convenient as it is close to most of the tourist attractions including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi palace this touristy …

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A Magical Journey Back In Time At The Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul

As I planned my trip to Istanbul staying at the iconic Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, built by the Eastern & Orient Express Railway in 1892 to serve the guests of the iconic Orient Express luxury passenger train, was at the top of my list. I had heard stories and watched movies about the magnificent train …

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Tips For Avoiding the Crowds And Getting The Most Out Of Your Visit To Ephesus

Seeing the ancient Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus in Turkey has been on my bucket list for a very long time. Ephesus was one of the most important cities in the Roman empire and is among the world’s most beautiful and best ancient sites. We would only be spending one day in the area and I was worried …

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The Cats of Ephesus

If you have been to Istanbul you must have seen them: they sit on rugs at the Grand Bazar, they walk on the sidewalks of Sultanahmet and doze off on the steps of mosques. They might even startle you by sneaking into your hotel room and they keep you company while they wait patiently at your …

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Why Spain Is A Great Family Destination

Finding a family vacation destination where children are well received is not difficult: holidays to Spain are so hard to beat because of the fun attractions, good food, and wonderful people that the country boasts of. It’s a great opportunity for children and families to explore a new culture and practice their Spanish and Spain has …

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