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Sardinian wildlife

Those who know us a bit, know we love animals. We have a small zoo at home, most people say… and when we travel, we love our portion of nature next to our portion of culture. So this next blogpost is about the wildlife in Sardegna. Flamingo’s The southern part of the island, especially the …

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Hever castle and gardens

In september I always do a bit of travelling’ without Maarten & Febe. In september 2013 that was a week in England with 87 of our students, and 7 colleagues. We discovered the coastal area of Bexhill-on-Sea & Hastings. One of the sights we visited was Hever castle, new on the programme that year. It’s the castle where …

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Canterbury cathedral

When you arrive in Canterbury, you will find the Cathedral in the middle of the city centre, behind a small entrance. It hides behind some buildings and you can only really view it when you pay the entrance fee. Which is something you really should do, because it is one of the most impressive cathedrals …

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Very British

British seaside – Dover Today we updated our Canterbury Cathedral entry. Maarten had visited the site in times when digital cameras did not exist. Those where the times you had to cover an entire trip with a picture roll of 12 or 24 pics, because that’s all mum & dad gave you. Half of those …

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Upper Middle Rhein valley

The famous Loreley rock. To be completely honest, our experience with the Rhine valley consisted of two separate visits. We visited Koblenz on a sunny afternoon and enjoyed every bit of it: taking some time at highlights such as the Vier Turme, Alte Burg, Florinskirche and St.-Kastor Basilica, eating delicious ice cream on the Am …

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Köln

The Dom of Cologne, a gothic masterpiece, took 6 (!) centuries to be completed. During all this time, the builders stuck to the original plans. The place where the cathedral was built has been a place for catholic worship since the 4th century. The Dom is the first building you see when coming out of …

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Camping out in a Unesco World Heritage site

Our tent at Gastätte Asel Sud. During our German stay this summer, we headed out for 3 days to the center of Germany. We wanted to visit two Unesco sites there: Kellerwald, which is actually named “Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany” and Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. We had also …

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The Mosel Valley

In our update about Koblenz you’ve already read that the Mosel flows into the Rhine in this city. For our visit to the Mosel Valley, we headed away from Koblenz about 60 km, to our final destination Cochem and the surrounding towns. We stayed in a little village called Ney and took some small roads …

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Düsseldorf part 2: summertime

So, as I said in my previous post, we returned to Düsseldorf in the summertime. Twice actually: we started our German trip in the city, because Maarten wanted to visit an art-exhibition that had its last day on the start of our trip and after a week we returned, to spend some time with our …