Monthly Archives: February 2015

UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS

UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS. The ongoing excavations in Utrecht show that there was a settlement in this area even two thousand years ago. In 1122, the place was granted the city status. The cathedral, Dom, was built in the 14-15th centuries; the … Continue reading

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NH CENTRE UTRECHT HOTEL

NH CENTRE UTRECHT HOTEL, NETHERLANDS. Like all NH hotels, NH Centre in Utrecht is orientated towards people who travel both on business and for pleasure. It is a lovely 19th century building right in the city centre. It is equipped … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, SCHWAIG, GERMANY

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, SCHWAIG, GERMANY If you arrive to Munich airport in Germany and are in need of a good place for a stop-over, Holiday Inn Express Munich Airport is the place for you. Once you get your luggage, you … Continue reading

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SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA. Santa Maria Novella is a place name which comes up several times in Florence. It is the name of the central train station; the bus station is tucked into a side-street nearby. It is also a huge … Continue reading

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CASA DI DANTE AND SANTA CROCE

CASA DI DANTE AND SANTA CROCE. Casa Di Dante is a few minutes walk away from the cathedral; there are signs everywhere, and lots of tourists walking towards it. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was probably the first Renaissance poet, and the … Continue reading

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TWELFTH NIGHT

THE TWELFTH NIGHT. Epiphany, celebrated on January 6, is a great holiday. It signifies the baptism of Christ and the coming of the Magi with gifts for the Messiah. The word itself means more or less enlightenment, when a person … Continue reading

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WALKING AROUND FLORENCE

WALKING AROUND FLORENCE. Florence is always lovely, even in January. Miraculously, crowds of tourists are gone after the twelve days of Christmas. On January 7, the big tree on Piazza Duomo is dismantled; the are decorations gradually taken down and … Continue reading

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