Splendid Castles to visit in France
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  Imagine roadtripping through France, driving from fairytale castles to romantic Renaissance châteaux. Climbing up ruined fortresses and wandering through enchanting royal gardens. If you are a history buff or love exploring châteaux, France is actually filled with splendid castles to … Read More

The Dafo Temple in Zhangye, China
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  As our train curled west towards Zhangye, we watched jet-black yaks and blue-dyed sheep grazing along the Hexi Corridor.   Located between the snow-capped Qilian Mountains in the south and the inhospitable Gobi Desert in the north, the Hexi … Read More

Midway to Vegas…
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  Bruised clouds stacked up. They crouched over the mountains, clung to them, sucking on their peaks. Then they let loose, and moved across the plane like on a chessboard. They were heading for our direction.   With the clouds … Read More

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

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

Labrang Monastery: A Slice of Tibet in Gansu, China
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  It was the windshield wiper that woke me up. A familiar sound. And yet out of the ordinary setting. A noise I know so well from my daily life in rainy Luxembourg. And yet unusual. For it had not … Read More

Exploring the Bingling Caves
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  Leaving Xi‘an after only 3 days, we felt like betraying the capital of ancient China. When our guide Rocky waved us goodbye at the train station, I almost regretted not having extended our time in Xi’an for a few … 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

Unforgettable Experiences in Bolivia
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  Not so long ago, as we were putting together our itinerary for Peru, I received an email from Kerstin’s great aunt. The lady is in her 70s, but keeps roaming the world despite the many illnesses she has. And … Read More

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