In Europe, the Easter Weekend consists of four days, as most people have Friday and Monday of too. It allowed us to take a short break and drive a few hours to the South of England, to visit Cornwall and surroundings. Even though the motorways were packed, we embraced the traffic jams and headed out for a long Easter Break in Cornwall.
London is a buzzing metropole, but if you want to escape the city for the day, there are plenty of places worth seeing within a two-hours’ drive. While Stonehenge might be the most famous, the beautiful architecture of the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, the Roman Baths at Bath, and Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon surely must not be forgotten.
Over the past few years, we spent a considerable amount of time in the Netherlands, allowing us to visit a large number of cities, towns, and sites. Yet, until this year, we didn’t get to visit three of the countries’ most popular sights: the gardens of Keukenhof, the fishing village of Volendam, and the canals of Giethoorn.
Our final destination in our two-month journey through Europe was Istanbul. Unfortunately, our stay was limited to one day only, far too little time to explore the only city in the world that is located in two continents. Yet, we managed to see some of the iconic landmarks of the cultural capital of Turkey.
The island of Cyprus is the third-largest and most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located only a few hours off the coast of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. The northern part of the island is Turkish, while the southern part forms the Republic of Cyprus. We spent a few days touring the south; exploring its beaches, archeological sites, rugged wine region, and cities.
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