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Are you a fan of history? We find it fascinating! Every time we travel, we love visiting at least one museum or archeological site to learn more about the history of the place where we are. - Did you know that you can understand more about the culture of the country you are visiting if you learn about its history? You might be surprised to find out that, often enough, even if some people don’t share the same culture, they can be more sympathetic and empathetic if they learn about each other’s historic backgrounds. - #usualtravellers , #listori , #throwback , #greece , #crete , #beautifuldestinations , #travelcouple , #postcardsfromtheworld , #europe ,#travelgram , #instatravel , #instatravel
Perched on a dramatic clifftop, the capital of the #GrandDuchy looks like a charming city that came out of a fairy tale. In the Old City, a rock was turned into a legendary fortress which was in fact one of the most powerful in Europe in the 16th century. Despite extensive destruction during WWII, #Luxembourg has recovered impressively since. The fortress and the old city have been listed as World Heritage by #UNESCO since 1994, and you should definitely check them out! The high standards of living, the glorious landscapes, and the location of this serene country attract people from all over the world; no wonder why 49% of the population are foreigners! - Did you know? Robert Schuman, one of the fathers of #Europe was born in Luxembourg. Besides Brussels and Strasbourg, Luxembourg also hosts the most important European institutions. #usualtravellers , #listori , #travelcouple , #livingeurope , #living_europe , #kings_villages , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelgram , #instatravel , #beautifuldestinations , #darlingescapes , #eurotrip
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Situated in central #Switzerland , right on #LakeLucerne and surrounded by legendary mountains, #Lucerne offers an unrivalled and very impressive panorama. Its town squares and churches were so stunning that Queen Victoria, Wagner, Goethe and Mark Twain fell completely in love with it! The covered medieval bridge, one of the town’s most famous landmarks, is considered to be one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe. But tradition is not the only thing Lucerne has to offer. The town is also famous for its innovative design and for hosting a several cultural events throughout the year, making it a must visit! - Make Lucerne your starting point for visiting the surrounding mountains, such as #MountPilatus and savour every view of the uncanny scenery. - Did you know? It is said that an angel showed the first settlers where to build a chapel here, and it still has amazing grace to this day. #usualtravellers , #listori , #travelcouple , #livingeurope , #living_europe , #kings_villages , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelgram , #instatravel , #beautifuldestinations , #darlingescapes , #the_daily_traveller
This deeply historic city in #NewJersey is one of the oldest vacation resort destinations in the #USA . Due to its 600 something gorgeous #Victorian buildings, the entire #CapeMay is designated a #NationalHistoricLandmark . With a population of around 3500, this Jersey Shore site is ideal for weekend getaways not just in the summer, but year-round. Does sunset over the water sound good? Yes please! - Did you know? Pirates who traveled up the shore used to regularly drop anchor here. Legend has it that pirate Captain William Kidd left a treasure buried somewhere in Cape May, NJ. - #usualtravellers , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #travelgram , #instatravel , #beautifuldestinations , #darlingescapes
#NewYork is always a good idea. Don’t you think? - Did you know? #TimesSquare draws 50 million visitors per year, and that is more than any other attraction in the #USA . - #usualtravellers , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #traveldiary , #travelgram , #instatravel , #beautifuldestinations , #newyorkisalwaysagoodidea
Does this castle seem familiar to you in any way? This is the one that inspired Walt #Disney ’s castle for #SleepingBeauty . #Neuschwanstein seems like it came out of a fairytale as you approach it from afar, in the midst of mountains and the forest. The #castle was commissioned in 1868 by King Ludwig II of #Bavaria as a retreat. He envisioned it to be in honour of the German mythology, inspired by the works of Richard Wagner. If you wish to visit the castle, book your tickets well in advance as there are extremely long queues for last-minute tickets and they do not guarantee an entry. - Did you know? The castle was never finished and despite the extensive borrowed funds he spent to build it, the King only resided 170 days there. - #usualtravellers , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #traveldiary , #travelgram , #instatravel , #living_europe , #livingeurope , #beautifuldestinations , #germany
When in #Lucerne , check out one of the most beautiful places in central #Switzerland , home of various legends. 2,132 meters up, #Pilatus towers the surrounding region, offering amazing views of Lucerne and a panoramic view of 73 Alpine peaks. - Reach #MountPilatus by the steepest railway in the world with an ascent of 48% (!). For the faint-hearted (that’s us, by the way!), there is also the aerial tramway and the panoramic gondolas. Don’t miss it and be advised: it is literally breathtaking! - Did you know? According to one legend, the mountain was supposedly a dragon rock that fell from the sky. Another legend says that Pontius Pilatus, the Roman governor, might be buried in Lake Pilatus. #usualtravellers , #listori , #travelcouple , #livingeurope , #living_europe , #mytinyatlas , #beautifuldestinations , #viewfromthetop , #the_daily_traveller , #dragon , #dragonmountain
Welcome to #StTropez ! This once fishing village is now a sizzling hot vacation spot for the rich and famous. Visit the #VieuxPort (Old Port) to admire the millionaire yachts arriving here. Stroll the cobblestone streets of #LaPonche (Old Town), have lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants there or a drink like the famous people do at the #FrenchRiviera hot spot. Visit the #CitadelofStTropez for a panoramic view of the village and then head down to the beach to catch some sun. To arrive here, catch a ferry from Nice or Cannes and avoid the traffic that can be overwhelming, especially in the summertime. Did you know? The village of St Tropez was made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, with the film ‘Et Dieu Créa La Femme’ (And God Created Woman). - - #usualtravellers , #listori , #travelcouple , #France , #livingeurope , #living_europe , #mytinyatlas , #beautifuldestinations , #viewfromthetop
🎶The hills are alive with the sound of music🎶 - That famous lyric does resonate in the scenery, the history and music backdrop of this beautiful baroque city in #Austria . Best known for the #SoundOfMusic and for being #Mozart ’s birthplace, #Salzburg has a lot to offer. Climb up the cliff-top fortress for a formidable view of the city’s majestic domes and spires. Enjoy a stroll at the #Mirabell palace garden where you can literally stop and smell the roses. If you’re lucky, you might catch the local Philharmonie playing in the park. The Salzburg Cathedral, and the houses where Mozart was born and raised are also worth visiting. Oh and don’t forget #Getreidegasse , a #UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Did you know? ‘Salzburg’ literally means ‘salt fortress’. - #usualtravellers , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #traveldiary , #travelgram , #instatravel , #living_europe , #livingeurope , #beautifuldestinations
#CinqueTerre was on our #travelbucketlist for so long! I remember seeing pictures of the charming colourful villages and dreaming about visiting them someday… and we did it!! This was actually one of our first trips we took together as a couple, and it will always have a special place in our hearts. Also, it’s hard to pick favorites with the five villages, but I think #Riomaggiore is somewhat more special to us. Maybe because it was the first of the villages we visited, and first impressions are powerful. Yes, it is just as beautiful as it seems and it has that Mediterranean, Italian Riviera and Dolce Vita vibe that is so irresistible! - - - What’s on your travel bucket list? Let us know in the comments below! #usualtravellers , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #italy , #liguria , #wanderlust , #traveldiaries , #travelgram , #instatravel , #living_europe
Barely an-hour-long train ride from #AmsterdamCentraal , you can hop off to this wonderful open-air Dutch museum. Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Zaan region was a major industrial area with hundreds of #windmills which produced oil, mustard, paint, paper and other products. Some of those beautiful picturesque historic windmills and handicraft shops are open to the public, free of charge. One of #Netherlands most-visited attractions, #ZaanseSchans has something for both adults and kids. Witness how clogs are made, taste divine #Dutch cheese, and see how mustard is made, among other things. By the way, we had some of the most amazing waffles at a cute little cafe there. Just saying! Did you know? Windmills in #Holland historically served many purposes. Mainly, they were used to pump water out of the lowlands and back into the rivers so that people could farm the land. #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #didyouknow , #europe , #eurotrip , #traveldiaries , #amsterdam
About an hour and a half away from #Brussels , there is this fairytale medieval town, filled with towers and canals. Its picturesque cobbled streets unfold before you, leading you to wonderful photogenic squares and markets, cute shops, churches and museums. Due to its unquestionable charm, #Bruges is flooded with day-tripping tourists (just like us), especially in the summer. Don’t let that discourage you, however. Make the most of this lovely town and stay there overnight -and preferably midweek, to really enjoy it. Did you know? More than 50 of Flanders’ 470 castles are located in Bruges and its surroundings. #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #didyouknow , #europe , #eurotrip , #belgium , #flanders
When we think of #Switzerland , the things that come to our mind are the abundance of good cheese, divine chocolate, quality watches, and the wonderful countryside and mountains, right? Well, #Zurich has all that and so much more! This cosmopolitan city by the water is one of the world’s most liveable cities and one of central #Europe ’s hippest destinations. The centre of Zurich is an ancient tale waiting to be told, with its very tall and pointy church steeples and its winding streets. But the city also has a contemporary, urban life element with its many museums, countless events, its own food festival and a vibrant nightlife. Plus, the Swiss mountains are less than an hour away! Did you know? Zurich’s main downtown street, #Bahnhofstrasse , is one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues in the world! It’s worth visiting just to be blown away! #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #didyouknow , #europe
Perched between the Mediterranean and the foothills of French Alps, lies a beautiful village with fascinating artistic and cultural history. Narrow cobbled streets are encircled by medieval walls which protect the more-than-a-thousand-year-old heritage of #SaintPauldeVence . At the heart of the village, the fountain murmurs its own music, enchanting its visitors. Museums, art galleries, artisanal shops and boutiques, along with a wonderful view await to be discovered by you in this charming #FrenchRiviera village! Did you know? Artist Marc Chagall spent the last years of his life (1966-1985) in Saint Paul de Vence. His final resting place is also there. #riviera , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #france , #didyouknow , #europe
What’s not to love about #Vienna ? This is a city with rich intellectual and artistic legacy, imperial palaces, gardens, great food, wine and coffee! Former residents of the Austrian capital include (among countless others) the classical music composers Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, the scientists Freud and Mendel, and artists such as Klimt. Visit the #Schonbrunn and #Belvedere palaces and imagine Johann Strauss’ (the son) Blue Danube Waltz echoing in the ballrooms. Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral, the city’s most famous church. Enjoy a cup of Viennese coffee and a strudel at Café Landtmann, frequented by Freud and Paul McCartney and don’t forget to try the Wiener schnitzel, the city’s specialty! Did you know? Vienna was voted best city in the world to live, based on factors such as safety, education, healthcare and infrastructure. #eurotrip , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #austria , #didyouknow , #europe
There is something unique about #Budapest . On the one hand, there is architectural grandeur: baroque, eclectic, neoclassical, you name it, there are different neighborhood styles, ready to please every taste. On the other hand, there is something very humble about #Hungary ’s capital, which makes it inviting and welcoming. Perhaps it’s the delicious hungarian cuisine, or the abundance of hot springs, or the history and reminders of WWII, or the combination of all of the above. Visit the Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion for some wonderful views of the city. Take a cruise on the Danube River at night to see the grandiose Hungarian Parliament from the water. Have a drink at the Jewish Quarter. Take it all in and let the city unfold itself to you. Did you know? Budapest’s subway line is the oldest in mainland Europe. #eurotrip , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #didyouknow , #europe
Situated near the French-German border, #Strasbourg is a fine example of the merge of those two cultures. This Alsatian diamond is full of charm: from the Petite France neighborhood, the Gothic cathedral with its astronomical clock, to its cobblestone streets, the capital of #Alsace will definitely cast its spell on you. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine where the French-German blend is also evident! Did you know? On Christmas time, the city is also home to the most famous Christmas market in #France ! #eurotrip , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #didyouknow , #europeanunion , #petitefrance
#Cologne is a beautiful city in western #Germany which sits on the #Rhine River and constitutes the region’s cultural hub. Built by the Romans in 38 BC, it was originally named Colonia Claudia Ara Aggripinensium and is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Its majestic famous #cathedral with its twin spires set in the middle of the Altstadt (old town) is the epitome of gothic architecture and the symbol of the city. It took 632 years to built and is considered the third-tallest cathedral in the world. Museums, sports, beer and chocolate are only some of the things this city has to offer. Did you know? Eau de Cologne is a perfume originated in this city, created by Johann Maria Farina in 1709. Nowadays, ‘eau de cologne’ or ‘cologne’ is a generic term, mostly referred to perfume for men. #eurotrip , #travel , #listori , #postcardsfromtheworld , #lovetotravel , #travelcouple , #wanderlust , #instatravel , #travelgram , #didyouknow , #travelblogger
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