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Discovering Senegal

In 1999 I (Annick) booked a group trip to Senegal. Earlier that year I had been in Egypt, and I was ready to discover “the real Africa”. Northern African countries are still quite different in atmosphere and nature to the countries more to the south. Our hotel was located in M’bour, a city about 50 …

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A mini-roadtrip in Northern Italy

We are taking the time out during this COVID-19 crisis to update our blog completely. This takes us both along some trips down memory lane. Before we met and became a couple, we did some traveling on our own or with previous partners. Back in 2006 I (Annick) went to Northern Italy, mainly to visit …

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A Lübeck walkthrough

The Hanseatic city of Lübeck, situated in the north of Germany, was founded in the 12th century, but remained an important trading centre throughout the following centuries. In the 14th century, Lübeck became the “Queen of the Hanseatic League”,  the most important city of this commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds in central/northern Europe. Lübeck was also …

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A day in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is a very popular travel destination, and for very different reasons. This is a holy city for all three monotheistic religions, which means it attracts quite a lot of pilgrims from all over the world. But there’s more. With its almost 5000 years of history and a plethora of cultural influences, Jerusalem has become a vibrant …

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Lago di Garda

Italy  has always been one of my favourite countries to travel in. It has it all: good food, a rich cultural history and stunning nature. One of my favourite areas are the lakes of Northern Italy. In this blogpost I’ll take you around the beautiful Lake Garda, or as the Italians say, Lago di Garda. It’s …

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Santo Domingo

When we visited the Dominican Republic, we focussed mainly on beach life and snorkeling. However, we decided to take in some culture as well: we took a daytrip to the capital Santo Domingo. The drive there by bus took us about 2 hours and a half, so it’s quite a long trip to make. It …