Amsterdam – the city which wants you to be and stay happy

Ams­ter­dam is the city cap­i­tal of the Nether­lands. I would shortly say it is about beau­ti­ful peo­ple, hap­pi­ness, sport, fast liv­ing, multi cul­tur­al­ity, Anne Franck, open minds, sexxi­nes and tasty food. Did I say bicy­cles? How did I for­get about that? the 1.000.000 Bicy­cles of Ams­ter­dam Ams­ter­dam has about 1.000.000 bicy­cles and 842.000 inhab­i­tants. That makes the city very… 

Skocjanske jame, a unique UNESCO site

The Skoc­jan Caves are the  great­est under­ground Canyon in Europe and sec­ond great­est in the world. Enlisted in UNESCO because of its out­stand­ing uni­ver­sal value. That is a strong char­ac­ter to start with, but there is more: it is UNESCO and RAMSAR (inter­na­tional con­ven­tion of wet­lands) her­itage, acknowl­edged as one of the nat­u­ral trea­sures of planet Earth; has about 130.000…

Italy-Tuscany and its Val D’Orcia

– Val D’Orcia is a Nature pro­tected  600 km ² area in Italy,  close to Siena in the heart of Tus­cany, famous for its splen­did scenic pic­tures, its wine, olive oil, cheese and their qual­ity. I made acquain­tance with Val D’Orcia dri­ving on its coun­try roads, with no time pres­sure. I stopped many times to pho­tograph its val­leys and… 

Italy – Cinque Terre, The Five Lands which are actually Seven

Where is it? Cinque Terre is in Lig­uria the west coast of Italy, 450 km from Rome and 230 from Milano.  It is called Cinque Terre because of the first 5 vil­lages UNESCO enlisted in its her­itage, later adding another two: Mon­terosso al Mare, Ver­nazza, Corniglia, Man­arola, Riomag­giore, Por­tovenere and Tra­monti di Campiglia. 6 solid rea­sons to see Cinque…