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Month: May 2017

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Route de Champagne

From the Route de Chimay in Belgium, we continued towards France to Route de Champagne. It is the region in the north-western part of France with the main cities of Reims and Epernay – as the center of the champagne agriculture. We were driving through hidden villages of north – western France, admiring the green landscape mostly […]

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Route de Chimay

My friend and I decided to go on  great Chimay tour for a grand weekend in Belgium. We sat in her car (hot as it was 34 degrees outside) and drove south of Brussels through Ardennes and Wallonie.  Our first stop was a brewery Beers and Cheeses of Chimay. We tasted samples of beers and decided to […]

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Alicante, Spain

My very good friend and chilean housemate from Spain was getting marry in her hometown of Calpe, close to Alicante. It was a great opportunity to reunite us all met once in Chile, living la vida loca of 2010. The region is called Costa Blanca and the city of Alicante is nearby Valencia. Alicante is one of […]

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv is the 6th oldest living city in the world and it is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia dating back to neotlithic settlements 6000 BCE. When Philip II of Macedon, (after which the city was named Philippoppolis) father of Alexander Great conquered it in the 4th century BC, and later came numbers of civilisations […]

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The Constant Princess

Throughout my life I am constantly reading about the history of women, their position in society, and the struggle for power. The more I read about them as the background rulers in a particularly male world, the more inspiration I find, the more I identify myself. The last in the series (from the Book of […]

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Lens, France and EURO 2016

Last year I went to see football match Croatia vs Portugal in quarter finals at Euro 2016 in Lens, France. Small city on the north – east of France, close to Lille. The city is not so big at all, but it became famous as the French built the football stadium which can accommodate more […]

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Maastricht, Netherlands

Upon my arrival to this small city in the southeast of Netherlands, located on both sides of the Meuse river, I could have not notice so many bikes parked along the the train station building. 🙂 Afer all, it is a Dutch city! There is some debate as to whether Maastricht is the oldest city in the […]

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Flanders: Brugge, Gent, Antwerpen, Leuven, Oostende

Upon my arrival to Brussels, I started to explore Belgium by visiting other cities. Everyone’s recommendation is always the Flanders and the most popular tourist place Brugge. Although, later I will discover the south of Belgium, Valonie. 🙂 Flanders is a Dutch speaking part of Belgium, at the north of the country with important place in […]

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Les Traboules de Lyon, France

RSecrets are always fun, aren’t they? Well, I found the second biggest french city very mysterious. Between courtyards and through buildings, there are many secret alleyways and staircases once provided safe and efficient passage for silk workers to get their wares to and from market unmarred. Now partially open to the public, many of the traboules […]