UNESCO World Heritage in Portugal

Torre de Belém

Portugal currently has 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 14 of which belong to the cultural heritage and one to the natural heritage. The Atlantic island of Madeira is home to the only Portuguese natural heritage site. Two World Heritage Sites are located in the Azores, the remaining 12 on the Portuguese mainland. In 1983, the first four sites were added to the World Heritage List. The most recent World Heritage Site was registered in 2006.
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Where to go in Winter? 13 Sunny Destinations for Cold Days

Where to go in Winter? 13 Sunny Destinations for Cold Days

Every now and then, someone in our travel group on Facebook asks for warm holiday destinations for the winter. Because while temperatures in Central Europe have already dropped to single-digit levels, elsewhere in the world it is still comfortably warm and the days are noticeably longer. And you don’t even have to travel far away – there are so many sun paradises awaiting you right around the corner! We’ll reveal our favorite winter destinations within and outside Europe. Continue reading “Where to go in Winter? 13 Sunny Destinations for Cold Days”

Canaries Guide: Which Canary Island is the Best?

Canaries Guide: Which Canary Island is the Best?

The Canary Islands, also known as the Islands of Eternal Spring due to their year-round mild climate, are among the most popular holiday destinations in the world. However, apart from the weather and their volcanic origin, they have little in common, because each of them has its own charm. As much as the islands differ from one another, the more diversified is it to visit them all. For those who don’t have that much time, here’s a comparison. Continue reading “Canaries Guide: Which Canary Island is the Best?”

Gran Canaria: Miniature Continent

Gran Canaria: Miniature Continent

The third largest island in the Canary Islands, after Tenerife and Fuerteventura, is also known as “miniature continent” due to its climatic, geographic, floristic and faunistic diversity. After all, there are 14 microclimates on the nearly circular island of volcanic origin with a diameter of about 50 kilometers. But not only the weather is different from north to south, also the culture, the people, the landscape as well as the architectural picture. Here you will learn what you should not miss on Gran Canaria. Continue reading “Gran Canaria: Miniature Continent”

Hammamet & Yasmine Hammamet: Small Tunisia

Hammamet & Yasmine Hammamet: Small Tunisia

As the most visited region in the country, Hammamet is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Tunisia. Thanks to miles of sandy beaches and a wide range of water sports, it has become a popular holiday spot. Therefore, depending on the season, the reported population varies from 100,000 to 400,000. The area is also known for Jasmin, who is also the eponym of the resort Yasmine Hammamet. Continue reading “Hammamet & Yasmine Hammamet: Small Tunisia”

Monastir: Relaxed Resort with Significant Ribat

Monastir: Relaxed Resort with Significant Ribat

About 20 kilometers east of Sousse is the 93,306-inhabitant-sized coastal city of Monastir. At the end of the 8th century, the first ribat of North Africa was built here on the Mediterranean coast. The originally small fishing village has become a popular holiday resort. In addition to a long history Monastir is also known for its beautiful sandy beaches. It is also the birthplace of the first president of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba. Continue reading “Monastir: Relaxed Resort with Significant Ribat”

Tunis & Carthage: Capital and UNESCO Ruins

Tunis: View from the Place du Gouvernement to the medina

With 1,056,247 inhabitants, Tunis is not only Tunisia’s capital, but also by far the largest city in the country. But that’s not all: In the ranking of the most liveable cities it occupies the 1st place in North Africa. The Medina of Tunis from the 9th century has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Just like Carthage: Today, the former city of antiquity is a suburb of Tunis and attracts numerous tourists every year to its archaeological excavations. Continue reading “Tunis & Carthage: Capital and UNESCO Ruins”

Egypt: General Information & Tips

Egypt: General Information & Tips
Everything you need to know

You are planning a trip to Egypt or you are already there? Well, there are some things you should know. We’ll answer all your questions from “Do I need a visa?” and “What should I watch out for?” to “How do I get mobile internet?” and give you additional tips based on the experiences we’ve gained in 9 weeks of backpacking through the land of the Pharaohs. Continue reading “Egypt: General Information & Tips”