The Royal Monastery of Brou
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  From afar, we spotted the glitter of the Royal Monastery of Brou’s glazed patterned roof tiles. Its burgundy, terracotta and emerald mosaic gleaming in the July sunshine.   I pulled over at the next intersection and found an empty … Read More

From Venice with Love
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  Oh no! Nooooo! I can’t believe I just said “Venice”! Noooo!!! Never had I wished so hard to be able to turn back time! Just one minute. Or maybe even 2 seconds would have been enough. Suddenly, tears rolled … Read More

Freedom at the Dune du Pilat
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  Mei turned down the volume when we almost reached the Arcachon Bay. I was going to make a right turn to head towards the town of Arcachon, when I suddenly spotted the road sign “Dune du Pilat”. I hit … Read More

From Malta with Love… Our Unforgettable Memories
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  Have you ever heard of the “Malta Convention”? It’s a European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage. Also dubbed the “Valletta Convention” or the “Valletta Treaty”, since it was adopted in Valletta, the capital of Malta. Due … Read More

Splendor and Elegance in Venice: the Ego Boutique Hotel the Silk Road
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Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water. -Frida Giannini   When our Alilaguna boat reached the Grand Canal and slowly moved forward along the majestic palazzos, I still couldn’t believe we were … Read More

30+ Best European Destinations in Summer
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I don’t know who Jenny Han really is. But it doesn’t matter. I like this quote and I totally agree with what she says about the months between June and August. Or perhaps, I am biased since I was born … Read More

Exploring London’s East End
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  It was raining cats and dogs outside when I told Kerstin that we should spend our Twixmas in London. She was standing behind me, so I couldn’t see her eyes. But I was almost sure that she was rolling … Read More

Best European Destinations during Twixmas
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Have you ever heard of Twixmas ? That’s the period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, or to be exact from December 26 to December 31st. While some return to work after Chrismas Day, many of us – especially here in … Read More

Peace and Quiet at Orval Abbey, Belgium
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It’s very typical in Belgium: the road splits in two and there’s no sign where each path leads to. Kerstin slowed down her car. Which way? she asked. The one on the left would take us back to where we … Read More

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