Ho Chi Minh City: off the beaten path

So, you’ve decided to visit Ho Chi Minh City. Whether you are just passing by on your way to Cambodia or stopping for a couple of days before heading on to explore the rest of Vietnam, you have surely done your research and read all about the main points of interest – Central Post Office, […]

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A romantic getaway in Paris | 3 days in the City of Love

“You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Throughout the ages, Paris has always been associated with love and romance and numerous literary authors have chosen this marvelous city as their setting. Nowadays, it’s perceived as one of […]

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How I fell in love with Paris… [city break tips]

Despite having seen a fair portion of Europe so far and even a couple of cities in France itself, my love affair with the City of lights only began in October 2017. And it was a love that consumed me, as it is safe to say that Paris has since been my favourite. Spending three […]

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Tel Aviv: a city that never sleeps

“Haifa works, Jerusalem prays, Tel Aviv plays.” This famous quote perfectly sums up the colourfulness and versatility of Israel. The mixture of the traditional Arab Jaffa and modern, energetic, hedonistic playground of Tel Aviv is perfect for a prolonged weekend getaway. The seafront Mediterranean metropolis boasts an amazing shoreline with 14 kilometres (9 miles) of […]

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Haifa: home to the Bahá’í Gardens

The third largest city in Israel, traditionally known as the city of workers, is set on the slopes of Mount Carmel and next to the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to the largest international seaport in Israel and the Bahá’í World Centre, which is known for its magnificent gardens. If traveling from Jerusalem, you can […]

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Jerusalem (Part 3): Day trips

Bethlehem Jerusalem is a great starting point for visiting the West Bank. We decided to do a (half) day trip to Bethlehem, which is located approx. 10 km (6 miles) from the Old City of Jerusalem and is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus by Christians and the home town of David, King of […]

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Jerusalem (Part 2): what not to miss apart from the Old City

Apart from the previously mentioned Old City, Jerusalem has a lot more to offer. As Jerusalem is a big city, rich with history and numerous sights, I will only single out those that we managed to visit during our 3-night stay. Other notable sights include the Israel Museum, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Montefiore Windmill, […]

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Jerusalem (Part 1): our first encounter with the Holy Land

Our first stop in Israel was Jerusalem, where we have spent three nights. One of the oldest cities in the world, claimed as their capital by both Israelis and Palestinians, and considered a holy city for three major religions (Christianity, Islam & Judaism), Jerusalem is rich with history, culture and religion. I don’t have to […]

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