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Fantastic Foto Friday: Dream Castle on the Hill – Sintra, Portugal

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If you haven’t had enough history in Lisbon, Europe’s most underrated capital, or just want to enjoy the cooler mountains, Sintra is a great getaway from Lisbon, easy to do as a day-trip. And Pena Palace was my favorite sight on the trip, with it’s different styles from different ages all combined into one castle that looks like straight out of a Disney fairy tale!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Enjoy historic Krakow in Poland!

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Krakow in Poland has a proud history and the Castle above the city is a great place to explore it. Find out more about Krakow, the Royal Castle, or if you don’t have much time, the Perfect Day Itinerary for this enchanting town! And if you are staying at the Radisson Blu Krakow, you can take a leisurely walk through the park to get to the castle!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Riga, steeped in history!

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Riga, the capital of Latvia, is steeped in history, it’s easy to explore the old town on foot, you can discover it’s Art Noveaux buildings or learn about modern history! And you can have great food like at Domini Canes  while staying at nice hotels like the Radisson Blu Ridzene or Radisson Blu Daugava and it’s inexpensive when compared to other European capitals. 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Cheap city, rich history: Berlin

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Berlin‘s mayor famously called the German capital city “poor, but sexy” – and it might be much cheaper to visit than Paris, London or Rome – but Berlin is just as rich in history as the other European capitals and much has been restored since the fall of the wall in 1989! It’s worth a visit!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Historic Krakow, Poland!

KRA Castle - 18Krakow in Poland has a proud history and the Castle above the city is a great place to explore it. Find out more about Krakow, the Royal Castle, or if you don’t have much time, the Perfect Day Itinerary for this enchanting town! And if you are staying at the Radisson Blu Krakow, you can take a leisurely walk through the park to get to the castle!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Inka Gold – Reminders of an Empire

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While this might look like a coin, for the Inkas who created it, it had purely decorative value and was most likely used to hold the two parts of a cape or tunic. Tragically, the Spanish conquistadores, saw a lot of monetary value in the gold and destroyed the Inka Empire that stretched through large areas of the Andes in South America. Robin took this picture in the Gold Museum in Bogota and the capital of Columbia is worth a visit! To see more of Robin’s fascinating photos, check out Robin’s photo site! You can order the photos or create photo products with them!
In addition to Bogota, I recommend to visit Machu Picchu, the most famous reminder of the Inka Empire. Hiking the Inka Trail was one of my most memorable experiences in South America!

 

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Prambaran is the largest hindu temple in Indonesia, near the fun city of Yogyakarta and the most amazing historic sight in the country – yet you hardly hear anybody talk about it. At a time when Angkor Wat receives millions of visitors and even recently opened Bagan in Myanmar is becoming popular, you can still be the only Western tourist walking around the temples at Prambaran! See them while you can, it’s well worth it!
Not sure how to get there? Check out this DreamItinerary – it’s easier and cheaper than you think!

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FantasticFotoFriday: Bangkok’s Grand Palace, pride of a nation!

GrandPalaceHallsMedium Thais are a very proud people and nothing symbolizes their pride as much as the stunning Grand Palace, the seat of their beloved King! It’s accessible to visitors all year and I consider it a must-see attraction!
Find out more about Bangkok, the City of Angels, and the Grand Palace and get into the mood to visit!
Ready to go – check out my Travel Made Easy tips How to get there & around, find the best area to stay and the top things to do!
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