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Sunset in Maldives

Today we were rewarded with a sunning sunset, more unique every minute and more spectacular – it’s like the sky was on fire.   [hd] [hd]

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Maldives

On the bucket list for what seems like forever and finally here we are!  No words to describe this place – but it has 5 stars.

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First Snow

We can’t seem to outrun the white stuff.  We went out for dinner and an hour later there it was – the white stuff.  

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Amber Museum

Gdansk certainly deserves to be called the World Amber Capital or so the local sentiment claims.  This museum is brand new, it opened last year and it houses some amazing pieces of art and history.  It also houses the larges amber in the world weighing in at 68.2kg.  Every colour and every shade of amber […]

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National Museum in Gdansk

This museum is located in the old late-Gothic Franciscan monastery, which has been used to house exhibits since the end of the 19th century. The museum used to hold  a sizeable collection of historical works of art. In 1884. The core of the Museum’s collection constitutes the collection of Jacob Kabrun, which includes several thousand […]

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Oliwa Cathedral

The archcathedral in Oliwa is a three-nave basilica with a transept and a multisided closed presbytery, finished with an ambulatory. The façade is flanked by two slender towers, 46-metres tall each with sharply-edged helmets. It is enlivened by a Baroque portal from 1688, as well as three windows of different sizes and three cartouches. The […]

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Park in Oliwa

Today we are doing something more productive.  Right after we finished the morning coffee and other drinks we set off to Oliwa, a small suburb of Gdansk that’s  famous for its parks, gardens and the large cathedral with a huge organ.  Did I mention cakes, lots of amazing cakes to eat too.  

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Gdańsk Old Town

Some things just don’t get old.  The weather is absolutely fantastic, the city is buzzing with activity and we are soaking it all in.    

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National Independence Day

National Independence Day  is a national day in Poland celebrated on 11 November to commemorate the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918 from the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires. Following the partitions in the late 18th century, Poland ceased to exist for 123 years until the end […]

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A Train Day

We are taking a train from Nuremberg to Berlin to Warsaw to Bialystok.  It’s about 13 hour train journey through the German and Polish countryside.  Food and wine service and internet at full speed, it’s a relaxing way to travel.  

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3 Day Birthday Celebration

Today is officially Volker’s 60 birthday.  We have been celebrating for the last two days but today it cumulated with a proper 6 hour German Lunch.  Five courses, plus two extra desserts, plenty of wine and some great company.  This charming little place is in Boxdorf – a tiny town between Nuremberg and Großgründlach.  

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Nuremberg Cellars

Way back when, if you wanted to brew beer in Nuremberg you need to have a cellar, both for fermentation and storage.   The cellars consist of a system of narrow tunnels and caverns that run under Nuremberg’s old town. Dating back to 14th century there were about 40 breweries in the small city all of […]

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Favorite Spots

A walk around the defence walls of the old city and some of the favourite and most picturesque spots in Nuremberg we remember.  The castle is always good for a few good photos.  

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Still Feels Like Home

Still love this place, still feels like home, and it almost feels like we never left.  The streets are the same, the places feel familiar – and most importantly we don’t get lost and walk around in circles looking for things.  

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Galileo Museum

Everything from Galilio’s finger to a broken glass from his telescope to everything else as it was invented to make the modern world tick – it’s all here and it is well worth a visit.  Alternatively – it’s worth even getting the free app and do a virtual tour of the place to explore this […]

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Arno River

Our hotel is right over the Arno River which gives us access not only to great views but also great photo opportunities.  If you want to see something really interesting look this up here.  

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