Tag: UNESCO

REALITY CZECH- Czech Republic

Since moving to Germany in 2011, I have spent my birthday in a different European country each year. In 2011 it was Germany, followed by Italy and San Marino in 2012 (yup, I spent my birthday in two different countries that year!), Greece in 2013 and Albania in 2014. This […]

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A Diamond in the Rough

After we left Ypres, we headed to the city of Antwerp in Belgium for 2 nights. Although the city is mainly known for its diamond trade, there is a lot more to it than that. Antwerp is a vastly underrated city that you should definitely visit on a trip to […]

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Brussels: The Word That Lies Like a Rug

Late-night television talk show host David Letterman once famously described “carpet” as the word that lies like a rug, because it is neither a car nor a pet. I can’t remember what I had for lunch today, but I can remember that joke from years ago and I think of […]

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Wismar, DE

The last full day of our long weekend in northern Germany started off with a drive to Wismar. Like Stralsund LINK and Lübeck LINK, the two other cities we’d visited over the weekend, Wismar is known for its Brick Gothic architecture.  Along with Stralsund, Wismar makes up one half of […]

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The Fagus Factory, Alfeld, DE

No, the title of this post is not a grammatical error.  A shoe last is an actual thing that you will found out more about in a minute. After our visit to Hildesheim,   LINK   http://travelsandtipplescom.ipage.com/reconstructed-city-center-hildesheim/   we made a stop before heading home.  That stop was a visit to the Fagus […]

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Aachen

The first German building placed on the UNESCO World Heritage site was the Aachen Cathedral in, of course, the city of Aachen. Aachen is about a 2.5 hour drive from us, so rather than get up at the crack of dawn for a day trip that would involve a 5-hour […]

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Florence, Italy

For some reason, Florence had not been at the top of my list of places to visit in Italy.  It was on the list, but it just wasn’t at the top.  That changed after my friend Vicki picked Dan Brown’s book Inferno for our book club.  Although the book has […]

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Journey to the Center of Amiens

Amiens, France is another place I’d wanted to visit for a long time after reading about it a couple of years ago.  It’s about 75 miles away from Paris and was a 5-hour drive for us. We visited there the first weekend in January.  We left Thursday night after work […]

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The Mediterranean Island of Cyprus

Sean I and visited Cyprus for a week in November.  This is the first time in I don’t know how long that we’ve spent 7 nights in one location on vacation.  Normally we do extended weekends or, if we go away for a week, we visit at least 2 locations.  […]

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