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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: Medieval Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia

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I explored the Baltic States on my Baltic Explorer trip and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was such a wonderful surprise. The old town had been lovingly restored with the towering walls and castle, churches and cobblestone streets. If you want to see “old Europe” – this is a great alternative from the busy capitals in Western Europe!

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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!

Dream Trip: Bali on a budget from Europe!

If you are living in Europe and are looking for a more exotic beach getaway, Bali is a great choice: It’s easy to reach from most major European airports, there is a lot to do, from party-beaches to quiet, romantic beaches and the peaceful forests and rice paddies around Ubud to the many historic temples all over the island. And … Continue reading

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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!