Photo of the Week 8 – Ceremonial change of the guards

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We were lucky to catch the ceremonial change of the guards at the Prague Castle. The ceremony is pretty interesting to watch since the whole military orchestra is involved. This picture was taken while the guards with their banners were going back from the castle gates to the barracks.  The change happens every hour, but the ‘long’ ceremony is at noon. If you find yourself in the castle district before noon be sure to witness this Czech tradition.

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Location: Prague, Czech Republic

 

 

Bratislava: Crappy weather, great coffee

Bratislava: Crappy weather, great coffee

We were thrown out of the bus like we were supposed to work on a farm. It was a little after 7am and after the whole night in the bus on our way to Prague we had mixed feelings about getting outside. It was cold, it was early and we were exhausted from the trip, but there was also a positive side. We have just arrived into a new city and could use some exercise and a cup of coffee. That last one was an absolute must and, as it turned out, the highlight of the city. Continue reading

Picture of the Week 7 – River surfers

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How cool is this? In the middle of the city of Munich, on a man-made river Eisbach people gather each day to do some river surfing. This was the first time I saw something like this and I have to admit that it definitely beats the usual boring morning jog through the park. The surfing spot is located in the Englischer Garten, one of the largest urban parks in the world. Although it’s dangerous, river surfing looks like a lot of fun and I would try it for sure, wouldn’t you?

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Location: Munich, Germany

San Marino: Fortress in the sky

San Marino: Fortress in the sky

San Marino, an independent country on the slopes of Mount Titano, is located just 23km from the Italian town of Rimini. As one of the smallest sovereign countries in the world, San Marino is completely surrounded by Italy. It was founded in the beginning of the 4th century and it’s the oldest surviving republic on Earth. With more that 9 million tourists annually visiting its capital, The City of San Marino, it is one of the must-see destinations in the region. The City of San Marino is a fortress built entirely out of stone with three towers erected on the three peaks of Mount Titano. The towers are the symbol of San Marino and are incorporated in the country’s national flag. Continue reading

Bologna: Renaissance architecture with cars

Bologna: Renaissance architecture with cars

Bologna is the capital of the Italian region called Emilia-Romagna, located in the north part of the country. The first settlements date back to 1000 BC, which is not that interesting since we are talking about Italy, a country where every rock is at least a couple of thousand years old. The distinct feature of Bologna is its well-preserved historic center. Parts of the city that are filled with renaissance architecture are among the largest in Italy. The main attraction are definitely the two high towers, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, that are also the symbols of the Bologna. Another thing for which Bologna is famous worldwide is its University. It is the oldest University on the planet.

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Travel-blogging: Our 100-followers milestone

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This a post with which we are celebrating reaching a milestone in our travel-blogging. We now have more than 100 followers. We would like to thank you all for visiting 2 World Trippers, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. Continue reading

Picture of the Week 6 – Casa Batlló

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The unique ceramic chimneys of the Casa Batlló. Behind them are the playful lines of the roof of the building that look like the back of a dragon or a dinosaur. Casa Batlló is one of the masterpieces of the insane, but at the same time genius, architect from Catalonia – Antoni Gaudi. It was designed and built in 1904 for the middle-class family Batlló.

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Location: Barcelona, Spain

Rimini: The invasion of parasols

Rimini: The invasion of parasols

When I imagined the Italian town of Rimini I never thought of is as an endless sandy beach. But it really is that. A beach, that got infected by a very dangerous type of chicken-pox – the parasols. Continue reading

Buda Castle district: Little bit of everything

Buda Castle district: Little bit of everything

Located on the west bank of the Danube river is the UNESCO World Heritage site – the Buda Castle district. It is an inevitable landmark for every tourist that visits Budapest. After cycling around Margaret Island we decided to have another look at this magnificent area. Since it wasn’t our first time in the city we just took a walk through this whole part of town without getting into any of the world famous sights. Continue reading

Photo of the Week 5 – Split

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A view over the 1,700 years old town of Split in Croatia. Centered around the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Diocletian Palace from the 3rd century, this is a very touristy city on the Adriatic Sea. This picture was taken from the Marjan hill near the town center.

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Location: Split, Croatia