Amsterdam tips: daytrips to other places

If you have 3 or more full days in Amsterdam you could consider visiting another place in the Netherlands. There are various beautiful historical towns and other sights within a 30 minute train/bus ride, even more within a 60 minutes radius. Zaanse Schans windmills & craft shops Okay, this was built for tourists, and yes …

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Amsterdam tips: nice places to have coffee/drinks

There are over a thousand cafes and bars dotted all over the city. But if you're looking for something special, consider these.     City center: Double Tree hotel's SkyLounge rooftop bar This hotel is next to Central Station, 5 minutes walk, and close to the red light district. The fantastic views all over the city …

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Santa Rosa de Cabal: hot springs galore

Population: 60,018 inhabitants Altitude: 1,701 meters / 5,581 feet Temperature when I was there: in daytime about 20-25º Celsius 68-77º Fahrenheit / ; at night about 5-10ºC / 41-50ºF; next day about 15ºC / 59ºF and rainy. Friday 1st February 2013 Bus trip via Pereira and Santa Rosa Our hotel is alongside some road in …

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Cute and happy Salento

Cute and happy Salento; and amazing Cocora valley Population: 4,000 inhabitants Altitude: 1,900 meters / 6,234 feet Temperature when I was there: during the day about 25º Celsius / 77º Fahrenheit, during the night about 10-15ºC / 50-59ºF Monday 28th January 2013 (continued) Bus trip The 'taxi' we ordered at the countryside resort, turned out …

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Armenia (Colombia): staying @ countryside resort

Population: 290,000 inhabitants Altitude: 1,640 meters / 5,380 feet Temperature when I was there: by day 25-30º Celsius / 77-86º Fahrenheit, by night 20-25ºC / 68-77ºF Saturday 26th January 2013 (continued) Which bus company? At the bus terminal in Bogotá we asked different companies for their prices to Armenia. Two companies charged COP 30.000 (~€15) …

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