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Eastern Mediterranean Cruise: 3 Continents Cruise

Bucket List Cruise with Celestyal Cruises 3 Continents – 6 Countries – 5 UNESCO Sites – 8 Days: The 3 Continents Cruise by Celestyal Cruises offers you an itinerary where one highlight follows the next. In early December, my husband and I were invited on board the Celestyal Crystal to experience this cruise and share …

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Kanha National Park: Follow Mowgli’s Footsteps

Safari at National Park Kanha Kisli Madhya Pradesh, India Khana National Park National Park Kanha inspired Kipling’s Jungle Book We all know the story of Mowgli, the little Indian boy in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book that was raised by wolves in the jungle and his quest to fight the evil tiger Shere Khan together with …

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11 Best Madhya Pradesh Tourist Places – Exploring India

Exploring India: 11 Top Madhya Pradesh Tourist Places Are you planning a trip to Madhya Pradesh, India soon? Then you have come to the right place. We are sharing the top Madhya Pradesh Tourist Places with you, so you can be sure that you are not missing out on the top sights in this beautiful …

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Chasing Tigers in India: National Park Bandhavgarh

National Park Bandhavgarh – Tiger Safari in India I know you might be surprised to find an article about India on my blog called EuropeUpClose. But 1-2 times per year, I like to highlight a destination outside of Europe to inspire you about other places as well. So in the coming weeks, I will publish …

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Remember when Flying was Fun? It still is with Singapore Airlines!

Can Flying still be Fun? Singapore Airlines Review Do you remember the days when flying was still fun and something you would actually look forward to? Yes, that was a long time ago, right? But recently, I had a flight experience that reminded me of how it used to be. I flew from Los Angeles …

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“Yalla! Yalla!” Moroccan Cooking School  

“Yalla! Yalla!” Moroccan Cooking School    I was hungry. My feet ached after three hours in the Moroccan cooking school’s stifling kitchen after we returned from shopping in the Fes medina with bags full of ingredients.  Earlier, Lahcen Beqqi, a Moroccan chef who had worked in kitchens worldwide, grinned at me as he strode into Dar Anebar, the riad or guest house where I was staying in Fes.  “Yalla! We’re going shopping! In the ancient food market close to the main gate.” …

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Escaping the Cold: Best Winter Sailing Destinations Around the World

Escape the Cold – Best Winter Sailing Destinations around the World If you follow me on Facebook, you have probably seen my photos from the incredible sailing cruise from Sardinia to Corsica I was invited on a few weeks ago. To say the least: it was a dream vacation and certainly won’t be the last …

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Explore Indonesia – Riau Islands

Explore Indonesia – Riau Islands 5 Reasons Why Riau Islands Are the Perfect Getaway Destination from Singapore Riau Islands, Indonesia. I have to say, before my recent trip there, I had never heard about this group of islands. Indonesia consists of approximately 17000 islands and the Riau Islands make up over 3000 of them, stretching …

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Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang – Photo Essay

  Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang – Photo Essay 500 Lohan Temple – Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang The massive stone Buddha statue in front of the 500 Lohan Temple is impressive, but the truly special view is hidden behind the temple. After walking through a dark archway, you can see rows and rows of …

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