Amsterdam tips: getting around

Walking Amsterdam is tiny compared to other capital cities. From one end of the center to the other is about 45 minutes on foot. If you are able-bodied you can walk between most of the sights. For example the walk from Anne Frank House to Rijksmuseum is around 25 minutes walk alongside pretty canals:   …

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Berlin and surroundings 2016

A 10 day holiday in one of my favorite places on earth: Berlin! 😀 I had visited 6 times before but I can't get enough of this place. If it weren't for my life back home (friends, work, beach volleyball etc) I'd move there. I drove over by car and brought my own bike. I …

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Valencia, Spain 2016

A 5 day winter escape to Spanish Valencia. Good food, nice markets, good shops, a mix of historical and modern architecture, nice cycling in the former-riverbed park, a beach... But also: cockroaches, lots of one-way streets in the city (not good for cycling), urine and car fume smells. Be warned. 😉  

Leipzig 2015

Leipzig tips for anyone who wants to visit Are you into the more bohemian side of city tripping? Flea markets, quirky art galleries, converted factories, beer gardens, parks, cycling, funky shops? This is my map and list of tips for such places in Leipzig, Germany. You can open it in your smartphone and use it …

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Cheap and friendly Porto

Friday 25 October 2013 Arrived in the afternoon and took the easy metro ride into town. I got the keys to my private little apartment which was very cozy and nice-looking with art on the walls. And had a great view onto a beautiful church. I had coffee with the owner, who gave me some …

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Lovely Luang Prabang

22nd October 2009 - Lovely Luang Prabang It took a bus ride from hell but Luang Prabang is lovely! Hellish bus ride The bus ride between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang is about 7 hours through heavily mountainous terrain. I thought I'd go for a VIP minibus because of the mountains and risk of motion …

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Vang Vieng – a love/hate relationship

Update - from what I read on the internet, Vang Vieng adopted stricter rules from 2010 onwards and is no longer the party place it used to be. Which is good news for the locals and for travelers who want to enjoy its beautiful scenery!  19th October 2009 - giving party place Vang Vieng a …

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