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Feel like a duckling in Lindenthal

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An afternoon in Lindenthal can be quite refreshing - all natural pond makes you feel like a happy duckie. https://leipglo.com
Duckling. Pixabay public domain photo.

The best thing about the semi-bucolic quarter for non-residents is probably its public pond.

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Trip to mysterious Czech rocks and more

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The Adršpach-Teplice Rocks were the grand finale (and my favorite part) of a fascinating, diverse excursion.

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City breaks to shoo the breakup blues

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My favorite cities in Europe to counter post-breakup pain. https://leipglo.com
Statue of amorous couple in Tallinn. Photo by Ana Ribeiro.

Unhealthy cycle? Likely yes. Fun? For much of the time.

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The revival of a rural east German village

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A tourism gem waiting to be discovered.

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Karl’s what??

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Karlsruhe used to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany before the war. Its name is connected to its history. It actually means “Karl’s repose,” and according to legend, the name was given to the new city after a hunting trip when Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach woke from a dream in which he…

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Not-so-totally-touristy guide to Spain, Part I – Barcelona and Zaragoza

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THE MEAL I HAD AT ELS TRES PORQUETS: TIMBAL DE HUEVOS CON MORCILLA DE ARROZ AND THE RED WINE LES GALINETTES. PHOTO BY A. RIBEIRO

” I was happy to be hanging out alone and simply absorbing things, at my own pace, the key to my friend’s apartment in my purse, being able to come and go as I pleased. During the day I took one very long walk that led me through the gorgeous Parc de la Ciutadella and ancient narrow streets to Mercat de la Boqueria, the latter of which I frantically fled after a mere two and a half minutes, rowing against a torrent of tourists. I took refuge in the metro and immediately went back to Poblenou.”

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