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Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Iceland

Runaway Photo: The Day I Saw the Northern Lights

The Day I Saw the Aurora Borealis    There was a rumor around the hostel, “Tuesday will be the day for the northern lights!” I carefully watched the aurora forecast to see if that was true. I came to Iceland again, despite the cold weather, for two reasons: enjoying the hot pools and catching the …

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Can Rigall: The Place You Should Stay Next Summer

    #I’m writing in a photography post format because I want to show you how beautiful this place is with a full size photography.   Treat Yourself in the Pyrenees: Can Rigall   ✪Location: 20 minute drive from Arles-sur-Tech, France. There’s no public transportation to get to the property, only by a car. ✪Internet …

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Runaway Photo: The Eiffel Tower

  Have you been to the Eiffel Tower yet?    The biggest cliché of all in Paris probably visiting the Eiffel Tower. The public transportation isn’t really ideal, it’s far from the city center, there’s not much to do around the Eiffel Tower, and it’s always crowded with tourists. Nonetheless, during my visit to Paris, I …

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Campo dei Fiori in Photos: ‘Market of flowers’ in Rome, Italy

Fresh Produce at Campo dei Fiori Campo dei Fiori, the oldest functioning market in the city, is a part of everyday life of Romans. Romans, and Italians in general cherish what they eat. Getting locally grown produces, in a season, is very important. You’ll find different kinds of producers in Campo dei Fiori in due …

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Olomouc Astronomical Clock – Czech Republic

    Astronomical Clock of Olomouc, Czech Republic   Astronomical clock in Olomouc, Czech Republic is the most popular attraction in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is located on the west side of the main square, outside of the town hall building. Everyday at noon, big crowd gather here to see the performance of astronomical clock. …

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Typical Saturday Night in Poland – Vodka, Vodka, Vodka

“Na zdrowie.”   We cheer and empty the shot glass. Rich honey flavour is filled in my mouth. Slowly, I can feel the alcohol traveling down to my throat, and to stomach eventually.   “That was for the first leg. Na pierwszą nogę”   When you are drinking vodka, Polish would say ‘for the first …

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Best of Poland – Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow and Beyond

Poland was a kind of place that is not spectacular but made me want to come back soon. To this day, I miss having lunch at the Milk Bar with old Polish folks. You could never go wrong with pierogi. It was really easy to experience the ‘real Poland’. We all know it’s not so …

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The Symbolism of Riga, Latvia – ‘Milda’ and the Freedom Monument

Three stars and the baby at the freedom monument   The Freedom Monument has been through tough times in Latvia and still standing tall. It is a memorial that honours soldiers who were killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It’s amazing how it survived the Soviet Occupation. Our tour guide told us interesting stories about …

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