Alternative Athens: Our 7 Favorites
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  With a history of more than 5000 years, Athens is all about archaeology. Each and every corner of the city harbors archaeological sites, museums, and monuments. If you browse through Visit Greece, Discover Greece or Odysseus, you’ll see that … Read More

The Toledo Train Station – Or Where Time Stands Still
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  Train stations. A passage. People come, people go. I never liked train stations when I was a kid. Crowded places, random faces, pickpockets, always gusty, too windy in winter, too sticky in summer, these huge halls used to make … Read More

Hiking the Dragon’s Backbone in Longsheng
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  It’ll be raining again today, what a shame! It never rains in Longsheng around this time of year, says Ling. We rarely trust the weather forecast. But if a local guide says it’s going to rain, it will be raining. … Read More

Lantau Island: away from crowded Hong Kong
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Not far from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon lies a green oasis: Lantau Island, one of the largest islands in Hong Kong.   We saw it from afar the day we landed. Through a misted … Read More

From Strongili to Santorini: A little gem among the Cyclades islands
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As we docked at the ferry port of Santorini, we gazed at a 300m high steep cliff. The view is impressive from afar, but is even more remarkable when standing at the foot of the rock face, especially when you … Read More

What is Liichtmëssdag in Luxembourg?
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  If you happen to be in Luxembourg on the 2nd of February, chances are you’ll come across groups of children in the streets holding a paper lantern. Perhaps you’ll even have a few kids ringing at your door. Don’t be surprised … Read More

The Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam
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When I was a little girl, I used to watch Chinese TV series telling stories about the Tang or the Ming dynasty. About warrior families, emperors, princesses, and palace intrigues. What really impressed me were not the storylines (it always … Read More

The Whispers of Chan Chan
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Chan Chan absorbed part of my soul and has haunted me for years. It’s a city that will live on forever, because once seen, you can never forget it. When I was 16, I won a scholarship financed by the … Read More

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