We’re off to explore a tiny Bohemian town named Loket (Loket in English translates as “elbow”). It got it’s name due to the town centre being surrounded on three sides by the Ohře River, and the shape the river takes is similar to that of an elbow.
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Durmitor National Park, a magnificent massif in the Dinaric Alps where wild wolves and brown bears roam freely. Its grassy meadows, silent glacier lakes and various towering peaks, the highest being mount Bobotov Kuk at 2523 m, had lured us to Zabljak, the gateway to the national park.
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Green water I saw in Austria. There is a place called Grüner See. It is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village called Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald-green water.
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The weather was gloomy, but as we neared Piran, the clouds parted, the rain stopped, and the sun shone brightly. Our hearts started racing with excitement and adrenaline – a feeling I always get when arriving at a new place I’ve never seen before. We danced and sang along in the car to the “LaLa Land” movie soundtrack, to a song called, “Another Day of Sun.”
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First thing you’ll notice is the backdrop of Larochette Castle which gives the town a fairy tale feel! To top it off the cobbled narrow streets definitely add to the magical feel. On our first venture out we explored some of the towns lovely little cafes surrounding the square with great views of the medieval castle.
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The cute little cobble roads lead up through the houses where everywhere you turn you just have to get out your camera. Surrounded by flowers, it really is the prettiest place. As you pass all the rows of little houses, local Spanish ladies sit outside their doors all day just watching the world go by.
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Donegal is a cracking place to visit, if you are prepared to explore. It’s just a few hours from Belfast but a million miles away from life here. It’s raw, historical and full of basic home comforts. So if that’s your thing, then pack your big bag. You’ll likely stay longer than planned.
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All of a sudden, the Douro Valley in northern Portugal seems to have become the hippest place to be for wine lovers and everybody else. The landscape is truly breathtaking: rows after rows of lush green vines nestled on steep terraced hills along with small historic villages and imposing Quintas (wineries) sitting either directly on the riverbank or strewn high on the slopes.
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Zürich enchanted us right from the outset. Expecting something of a super-urbanised banking city metropolis, we were surprised to find a town which was so quaint that it could be the setting of a nursery rhyme, with its gothic spires, cobbled streets and oversized clocks.
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I remember this day very vividly from last spring. It felt like I had literally spent my day in a hundred post cards – the kind of feeling you get when you are in a place too pretty to be true.
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Fika: A concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning “to have coffee”, often accompanied with pastries, cookies or pie. [source: Wikepedia]
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