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Castles by the sea – Trieste and Duino

July 14, 2016
Duino Trieste

A trip to Trieste would be incomplete without visiting some of the most stunning landmarks of the area, if not the whole province of Friuli Venezia Giulia: The beautiful coastline has inspired emperors and artists alike, who chose to spend their time frequently near the healing sea breeze. As I’m not a pro with history I’ll spare you with too many details (which can be read on wiki anyway) and take you on a virtual tour through some amazing castles by the…

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La dolce vita triestina

June 22, 2016
Trieste Canal grande

Once a year (at least) a trip to Italy means balm for the soul: This country has a certain magic whether it has to do with the food, the incredibly rich culture or simply their la dolce vita way of life. About Trieste I have a lot of childhood memories (thanks to some relatives who live there) – however I didn’t come back for many many years.…

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Travel now and then – Memories of Interrail 2005

August 12, 2015

Wow, is it 10 years already? Exactly 10 years ago I was on my first self-organised trip and I’m taking this occasion to ramble on how the way of travelling has changed. So in 2005 I finished my first year of studying and I was ready to conquer the world during the summer break. Interrail and backpacking was THE thing at that young age (I guess it still is) and the idea of taking any train to any destination perfectly conforms to the idea of…

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Grado – an Italian seaside resort in style

August 7, 2015
what to see in Grado Italy

An online travel guide says Grado isn’t much known outside Italy and Austria but among them it’s very popular for several reasons. Being Austria’s closest seaside resort (in Italy) and well connected by public transport, it’s the easiest way for a relaxing getaway by the beach. I remember Grado’s beach from my childhood days but not much else, however me and my friend are huge Italy fans, so this was our second trip together after Venice last year!…

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The melancholia of Venice – between beauty and decay

December 16, 2014
Venice in November

When I was there last time – about 10 years ago – I personally was done with Venice: Too many tourists, overpriced, seedy hotels and disappointing restaurants. As I found cheap train tickets, I decided to give it another chance and I’m glad I did. The weather on that November weekend wasn’t appealing at all, but compared to the unbearable heat in the summer, it gave the city an entirely different atmosphere.…

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