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What to see in Tallinn in two daysThe origins of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, date back to the 13th century. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League, the organization founded by German merchant communities in northern Germany and abroad to protect their trading interests. The Old Town of Tallinn was inscribed in UNESCO World heritage list in 1997. Today Tallinn is the biggest city of Estonia, with more than 440 000 inhabitants. Follow my two day itinerary to explore this beautiful city.1
Best things to do in BogotaThe fourth highest capital in the world, Bogota, is home to more than eight million people. The capital city of Colombia, the political, cultural and economic centre of the country, surrounded by stunning Andean peaks, has recently turned into a tourist destination. Here are things to do in Bogota in one or two days including a visit to Monserrate Bogota, walking around Plaza Bolivar Bogota and seeing the best Bogota street art.
What to do in Medellin in a dayMedellin, the capital of the Antioquia department, is Colombia's second largest city with a population of more than 2,5 million. This city with a violent past has transformed lately and has expectations for a brighter future. Enjoy a stroll in the centre of Medellin to admire the statues of world famous Botero and visit Comuna 13, Comuna 1 and Arvi Park. So here is my plan on how to spend your one jam-packed day in Medellin.1
Stanserhorn, the great day trip from LucerneLucerne in Switzerland is awesome by itself and because of its location, it’s an excellent starting point for many trips around Switzerland. As my time was quite limited, I had to choose just one day trip from Lucerne and it was going to Stanserhorn Mountain reaching the 1900 metre summit by Cabrio cable car. Check my photo review about this trip!1
Six day Lofoten Islands road trip itineraryIf you, like me, are chasing the best and most stunning landscapes that Mother Nature has given to Earth, Lofoten islands in Northern Norway have to be on your bucket list. The size of Lofoten is small, and so the number of travellers they can accommodate is quite limited. You will adore mountains growing out of the sea, awesome views from the top of Reinebringen and Ryten Mountains, beautiful fishing villages Reine, Hennigsvaer and Nusfjord and more. So book your road trip to Lofoten soon.1
10 awesome UNESCO world heritage sites of PortugalStunning nature, long years of history and the incredible wealth amassed in Portugal in its medieval and colonial times made the existence of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites possible in this country. I have visited 10 of them, including the two newest ones, added only in 2019. I would say they are among the best places to visit in Portugal and awesome Portugal tourist attractions so I highly recommend seeing all of them when you visit Portugal.1
What to do in Cartagena in two daysA million city and probably Columbia’s most popular destination, Cartagena is steeped in beauty, mystery, and tropical heat. The brightly coloured houses of the old town are decorated with flowers and greenery. It’s in contrast with the modern architecture of Boca Grande and Castillo Grande. The Getsemani district is just about the coolest neighbourhood in Colombia. And let’s not forget that parts of Cartagena are included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Interested? Read on!1
How to see the best of Salento in 8 hoursWhen putting together my Colombia travel itinerary I ended up having just one day for visiting Salento, seeing wax palm trees, the national emblem of Colombia, in Cocora valley and doing an Ocaso coffee tour there. So here is how I did it, starting my trip from Pereira to Salento by bus early in the morning and returning back to Pereira airport for an evening flight to Bogota.1
12 travel ideas for every month of the yearI think one of the most important things for travel planning is to choose the right time for your visit. Not to be too cold or extremely hot and avoiding crowds when possible. The other important thing is to choose the right destination for you. Here is my list of 12 destinations for each month of the year. I hope you will find some vacation ideas to inspire you for awesome trips in the near future.
Walking Camino Real from BaricharaWhen planning a trip to Colombia, I knew for sure that visiting one of the most beautiful villages of Colombia Barichara and walking Camino Real from Barichara to Guane would be on my list. Camino Real means Royal Road in English and had some special attraction and a mysterious feel to me. I can say in advance that I was not disappointed even though the name of the road has nothing to do with royals actually.1
Guatape, the best day trip from Medellin you can takeGuatape is a small town about two hours from Medellin. It is located next to a huge man-made lake that was created in the late 20th century. The new landscape made Guatape popular as a travel destination. So, it’s now a lakeside village with many restaurants and water activities in the area. But first and foremost, it is known as one of the most colourful towns in Colombia, because of its colourful zocalos. For sure, Guatape day trip from Medellin is the best one you can take.1