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  • BALI, ISLAND OF THE GODS

    When we started our round trip through Indonesia, I was particularly curious about visiting the island of Bali. Why has Bali, with its population of 4 million people, become a world tourism destination with 1,2 million tourists a year? Eighty percent of international visitors to Indonesia visit Bali and Bali alone: are they attracted by […]

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  • WINTER TRIP TO MADRID

    There are several reasons why Madrid is a nice tourist destination during the winter. First of all, it is not overcrowded, which enables you to visit the numerous museums and churches in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Second, the weather is not too hot for long walks and sightseeing. And there is a lot to […]

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  • MONTENEGRO AT THE UTRECHT HOLIDAY FAIR

    For the first time since 2011, the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro has participated in the Utrecht Holiday Fair (Vakantiebeurs), the most important annual holiday event in the Netherlands. There were several reasons for this decision. So far, the lack of direct flights between Amsterdam/Brussels and Montenegro has been a handicap for Dutch tourists. This […]

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  • ISTANBUL: THE GALATA BRIDGE

    A city trip to Istanbul is a special experience. And now I am not only talking about the famous cultural and historical monuments that each tourist should visit: Aya Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the magnificent Topkapi Museum. Of course, it was great to see the splendor and wealth of the Ottoman Empire. But the […]

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  • BACK TO MY ROOTS: BUNSCHOTEN-SPAKENBURG

    Fishery day Spakenburg

    ¬†Each time when I am in the Netherlands, I visit Bunschoten, the village where my father was born. The history of this village, situated in the central part of Holland, dates back to the 12th century. Bunschoten was a village of well-off farmers, while the nearby village of Spakenburg flourished by fishing and trading. Its […]