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Pisa Italy one day itinerary

Pisa Italy one day itinerary

Pisa Italy, which is located in the middle of the country, is known for its Leaning Tower of Pisa. Yet, there are still more that this city has to offer. Pisa Italy has more than twenty historic churches, a number of medieval palaces, and astonishing view of bridges across the River Arno. Many of the architectures that we currently see in the city of Pisa were financed in the past by the maritime republics, or merchants that enjoyed political freedom…

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Bergen op Zoom one day itinerary

Bergen op Zoom one day itinerary

Bergen op Zoom, which is derived from two words “Bergen” meaning hills or mountains in Dutch and “Zoom” which means border of defensive wall of a castle, is one of oldest city of The Netherlands. It is located in the North Brabant region and is strategically accessible from various major cities, such as Rotterdam, Zeeland, and Middleburg in The Netherlands, as well as Antwerpen in Belgium. Its’ history dated back 800 years ago and can still be seen in its…

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Autumn in The Netherlands: Fun family activities

Autumn in The Netherlands: Fun family activities

Autumn in The Netherlands is in the air again! The mushrooms are popping, leaves are turning red, orange, and yellow, while rain comes every now and then. Autumn is a beautiful season in its own way even though it marks the beginning towards cold and dark winter. If you are in The Netherlands, there are many ways to enjoy autumn with family. In this blog, I collected all the fun activities that I do with my family during autumn. Perhaps…

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Portugal: A digital nomad hub

Portugal: A digital nomad hub

If you are on search for country to stay while working remotely, Portugal is a popular digital nomad hub in the world in the last decade. Who would not love this European country in the Mediterranean, with lots of spectacular beaches and delicious cuisines, on top of working remotely? The digital nomad Portugal visa consists of two forms – one where you can apply for 1 year stay or a visa stay for a longer period (5 years), in which…

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Lisbon Portugal one day itinerary

Lisbon Portugal one day itinerary

Lisbon Portugal is one of our favourite destinations in the South of Europe. Aside from the warm wether, fresh seafood and easy going life, Lisbon Portugal is also relatively cheaper when compared to The Netherlands. This cosmopolitan city is quite big similar to many popular European cities such as Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and London. Thus, I do not recommend to do city walk if you have kids, and unless you have the stamina to walk several kilometres of distance. Luckily,…

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Summer holidays in Champagne-Ardennes: Reasons to do it

Summer holidays in Champagne-Ardennes: Reasons to do it

Spending summer holidays in Champagne-Ardennes is a decision that requires thinking. There are many places to go in Europe during summer holidays, and Champagne-Ardennes is just one of the options. This summer 2023, we spent a week in Champagne-Ardennes in France, in addition to a week in central Germany. There are several realisations that we gained after being in Champagne-Ardennes. In this blog, I will discuss why you should (or not) spend summer holidays in Champagne-Ardennes. Why spend summer holidays…

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Reims France one day itinerary

Reims France one day itinerary

Reims France is an important city in the French history. This city is known as the “Coronation City”, since 33 French kings were crowned in this city’s cathedral. Reims is a prehistoric city, which was conquered by the Romans during the 1st century B.C. The Christianity started to flourished in Reims when the Bishop of Reims baptized Clovis I, the first king of France that unite all the Frankish tribes and who converted to Christianity and ruled in the period…

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Bremen Germany one day itinerary

Bremen Germany one day itinerary

Bremen Germany is a 1200 year old city belonging to Hanseatic League – an alliance of trading cities in the 13th-17th century in the North and Central Europe. This city is considered as the 2nd largest city in the Northern Germany next to Hamburg. A visit to Bremen Germany allows you to see the intersections among old historical architectures, modern arts, science and sophisticated design of the city. There are many things to do and to see in Bremen, and…

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Visiting German cities: Need to know

Visiting German cities: Need to know

Visiting German cities is popular for travellers coming from The Netherlands because Germany is just a neighbouring country. Since living in The Netherlands for 13 years, my family and I have been to more than 15 German cities and towns. Visiting German cities is very convenient for us since it is accessible (some cities are just an hour drive) and cheaper as compared to the Netherlands. Below I will compile some of the information I observed and experiences when visiting…

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Münster Germany one day itinerary

Münster Germany one day itinerary

Münster Germany is an old member of Hanseatic league, a prominent trading league of various Northern and Central European cities, which provided wealth and status to its members in the medieval period. As we can see in the current Münster Germany, it is a rich city in terms of religious power, culture, and architectures. Aside from it, Münster Germany is also popular because of the signing of peace treaty, which ensures that the Netherlands has its current national borders. Münster…

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