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The Algarve, Portugal’s southern region – Tavira

Portugal’s southern region, The Algarve, with its warm Atlantic Coast beaches and picturesque whitewashed villages, is a popular vacation spot for sun-starved northern Europeans, and many of the towns and cities have established English speaking communities. From Sagres in the west … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Van Gogh – Places that shaped Vincent’s life

Vincent van Gogh, world-renowned Post-Impressionist painter, was born in 1853 in Zundert, a village in the Netherlands near the Belgian border. His journey through life was challenging, and he spent time pursuing various jobs and career opportunities. He found work … Continue reading

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Not Your Usual French Church

     If you venture away from the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, past the Old Town and the train station northwest of the city, you’ll come across the Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas à Nice. This colorful onion-domed church surrounded by beautiful gardens is one … Continue reading

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Nice – Côte d’Azur…

Nice is another of France’s southern cities with ancient origins, rich in ethnic flavors.  Nice is colorful and cosmopolitan, and it’s the capital of the Côte d’Azur, most commonly known as the French Riviera. Not surprisingly, Nice is also one of France’s 5 largest cities. … Continue reading

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The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands “I deliberately bought a good mirror so that if I lacked a model I could work from my own likeness…” ~Vincent to Theo van Gogh, Arles, 1888. World-renowned Post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853 … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona on Montjuïc Hill

Montjuïc Hill, at just over 600 feet high, is a major landmark in Barcelona. Located to the southwest of the city’s old town, in the Poble-sec neighborhood, the hill has been quarried by the Romans and the Christians for its … Continue reading