Predjama, cave castle with a thrilling story

Some places have caves to visit and then other places have castles. Ever heard of a cave castle? Yes, they do exist. The Predjama castle, built at the mouth of a cave near the village of Predjama has a cave behind it and one under it!

via Tales of Slovenia – Predjama, the cave castle with a thrilling story – Rain Drops

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A choo choo train ride into Knaresborough

It felt incredible to be out of the cramped London streets, and breathing real fresh air! We had been recommended some places nearby. A must visit was a place called Knaresborough. If you Google search Harrogate, you are sure to find a photo of a large train viaduct, with a quaint river running underneath.

via Knaresborough: A Small UK town – Two Travelling Kiwifruits

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Making serious summertime memories in Loket

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.

via Serious planning and Loket, Czech – Dover to Calais no return

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Larochette Castle rewards you with a King’s view

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.

via My Unexpected Luxembourg trip – Lost in the World

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Have a ‘Fika’ in Sigtuna, Sweden’s First City

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.

via K&K’s Visit to Sigtuna, Sweden’s First City – Kronicles of K80 & Krissy

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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La Roche-en-Ardenne answers your wishes

Today we had our first real Belgian adventure! We set off on a two hour drive to the small town of La Roche-en-Ardenne. The drive was incredibly scenic with rolling hills, sheep grazing, lush forests and fields of golden harvest.

via Medieval Castles and WW2 Battles – … it’s on my list.

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More to Budva than beach

Later in the day, I took a walk back inside the Old Town, through the castle and around the stone walls that encircled this magical place. It felt like my hidden paradise, with the best views over the water. The rooftops were covered in kiwi fruit vines, providing much-needed shade to the inhabitants below.

via A few nights in Budva, Montenegro – Travel Adventure Discover

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The Sights and Sounds of Salzburg

Salzburg has the look of an enchanted folk story village whilst maintaining a buzzing city atmosphere. It is the combination of old and new which makes Salzburg truly special. Its Baroque styled domed buildings add to the city’s old world charm.

via The Sights of Salzburg: My day trip to Salzburg – nikkidiscovers

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Ljubljana is the perfect weekender

When you think of fantastic city break destinations in Europe, most people think of Barcelona or Venice or Paris. Ljubljana isn’t one of the first places that comes to mind.

It’s only 2 hours away from London by plane, is small enough to get around on foot and is a beautiful city full of really lovely people. And because it’s a small city, you can see it on a weekender. Perfect, right?

Not yet convinced?

via 11 Things To Do In Ljubljana, Slovenia – Heels In My Backpack

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