Heddal Stave Church is a massive masterpiece

Heddal Stave Church is one of the most visited stave churches in Norway, located just next to the E138 in Notodden in Telemark county. The church is the largest of the remaining stave churches, reaching 20 meters in length and 26 meters in height, and was built in the beginning of the 13th century.

via Heddal Stavkirke (Stave Church), Norway – Sousa & Neshaug Photography

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Bouillon, rural pearl in The Ardennes

An oasis in the heavily forested area of rural Belgium, Bouillon sits proudly on the edge of the river Semois. You won’t have to drive far into the town before catching a glimpse of the magical Bouillon Castle, which has presided over the streets below since the Middle Ages.

via IT’S TIME TO EXPLORE! FAMILY ADVENTURES IN WALLONIA – P&O Ferries Blog

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50 shades of pastel in Porvoo

Bright sunshine had returned as I came out of the cathedral, so I spent some more time wandering the cobbled lanes of the old town with their wood-panelled houses painted in pastel shades of yellow, pink, blue, green and grey.

via Porvoo – AD’s World Travel Blog

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Historical Dutch homes at Zaanse Schans

Located in Northern Holland, Zaanse Schans was created by architect Jaap Schipper who wanted to promote the industrial history of a typical Zaans residential area so he did so by importing windmills and historical Dutch homes. As soon as I entered Zaanse Schans I was instantly captivated with the quaint and picturesque neighbourhood.

via Amsterdam Travel Style Diary: Zaanse Schans

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Travnik and Jajce, victim to charm

Jajce (pronounced yai-suh) is a 14th century city of history and charm known for its trademark 59 foot waterfall where the Pliva River flows into the Vrbas River. And this isn’t some little trickle: even when standing at the observation points around the base of the falls you’re guaranteed to get misted or even truly soaked.

via Travel With Me: Travnik and Jajce, Bosnia | Victim to Charm

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Lovely little Vianden

Vianden is lovely. I fell in love with this small town while I was still on the bus. It has a small river winding its way through the town, with steep hills either side, and the houses are old and quaint, the streets are cobbled and quiet. It’s probably busy at the height of summer, but at the beginning of October it was nice and peaceful.

via Vianden, Luxembourg

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Buda-bye – Mostar

Mostar translates to ‘bridge’ in English, and the city was highlighted by its infamous arched bridge. It was warm enough to shed off my big winter coat, which is saying something for mid-November.

In the area surrounding the bridge, there were about six or seven mosques. My favorite moment of the Bosnia trip was standing on that bridge and listening to the call to prayer echoing through the mountains.

via Buda-bye – Anita’s Travel Log

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