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Norwegian Summer Houses: Living Off the Grid

Norwegian Summer Houses: Living Off the Grid

Shortly after we crossed the Swedish-Norwegian border and had made our way to the mountains of the Langsua National Park, we spotted small – almost tiny – wooden cabins with roofs covered with grass and moss. They perfectly blended into the surrounding nature! I felt that I wanted to stay at one of those cabins forever.

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Camino Walk: Hunt for the Yellow Arrow

Camino Walk: Hunt for the Yellow Arrow

Our guest author Maggi undertook the famous Camino Walk – from Portuguese O Porto to Spanish Santiago de Compostela. In this experience report, she ponders why it was a lifechanging experience, shares her Camino highlights and downs, and gives tips to future Camino trekkers.

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Istrian Villages - A (Love) Story in Pictures

Istrian Villages - A (Love) Story in Pictures

It happens to us a lot: In Istria, we were rather unimpressed by the top rated sights but fell in love with the places we discovered spontaneously – some small sleepy towns not mentioned in any guidebook and aesthetical fixer-uppers topping over vineyards and Istrian rolling hills.

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Perfect Sicily Itinerary - Off the Beaten Path

Perfect Sicily Itinerary - Off the Beaten Path

Sicily is one of the most popular places to travel to. Going to Sicily, you'd better be prepared to share this paradise island with other folks. But if you don't want to run with the crowds there are still some less famous but not less beautiful places off the beaten track in Sicily. We combined them into an itinerary!

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Goats on Cretan Roads - A Story in Pictures

Goats on Cretan Roads - A Story in Pictures

Some things can provide you with access to a certain place: let’s say, wine tasting may be your key to Tuscany, surfing – a key to Hawaii or techno clubs - a key to Berlin. One of the ways to understand the soul of Crete may be through counting its sheep (and goats).

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The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

If you read us for some time, you know of our fascination for Cretan villages: so peaceful, so quiet, with the scent of oranges in the air and old people in black sitting in the village taverns. With whitewashed houses nestling close to each other and pots with flowers in the streets, the Cretan villages are incredibly scenic. People of the Cretan villages are usually amazingly friendly. Cretans love sharing their food (A couple of times we got pastry, fruit and a piece of cheese from the strangers) and it is fun to be around these people. Don't be discouraged by your basic Greek – ours doesn't go beyond "Hello" - Kalimera and "goat cheese" – Katsikio tyri.

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Kayak Adventure in the North of Russia

Kayak Adventure in the North of Russia

July 25, 2018 Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia On a sunny but cool morning, we jumped out of a train arriving from St Petersburg at a cracked platform in a train station in Petrozavodsk. In spite of the arrangements we had, nobody was waiting for us to bring us to the kayak basecamp, that our 5-day long kayak adventure tour in Russian Karelia was going to start from.

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The Sights of Karelia

The Sights of Karelia

We leave the Arctic Circle behind and move back southwards. Travelling Karelia brought us to the conclusion that the wooden villages, churches, and the great outdoors are the best sights of Karelia. While the outdoors is jaw-droppingly beautiful everywhere in this part of Russia, you may find some great architectural landmarks here:

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Is Santorini Expensive?

Is Santorini Expensive?

Santorini is said to be the most beautiful place on this planet. Is it expensive? It is said to be one of the most expensive holiday destinations. However, following in our footsteps, you can have a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank. Here are some great tips for you to travel Santorini on a shoestring:

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The Most Instagram Worthy Island: Santorini Photos

The Most Instagram Worthy Island: Santorini Photos

Santorini is a photographer paradise: white-washed houses, volcanic rocks rising over the ultramarine sea, blue and white chapels, color contrasting flower pots and sunsets over the old windmills are doomed to look good on the pictures. This Santorini photo series is the outcome of the four afternoons I spent on the island strolling in the villages above caldeira and hardly letting my camera off my hands.

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