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Plane views: Montpellier

Montpellier is the seventh-largest city in France and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Located in southern France in the region…

Winter fun in Amsterdam

In the past decade or so, winters in Amsterdam have been relatively mild. Whereas in the past, temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius and lots…

Exploring Utrecht

It’s curious how we sometimes look farther afield when we think of travelling to beautiful places, while overlooking the gems in our very own…

Gorgeous Gouda

Gouda is a historic city in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Most tourists visit Gouda to see the cheese market and…

Driving the Via Emilia

Emilia-Romagna, a region in the northeast of the Italian peninsula, is one of my favourite areas for a road trip in Italy. With its…

A stroll around Alkmaar

Alkmaar (map) is a historic city in North Holland, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Amsterdam. Alkmaar was granted city rights way back in…

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