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Europeish Travel Blog

Erik, Paul and Lynn (the Europeish editors) read a lot of blogs. And I mean a *lot*. All the waiting in airport, bus terminals and  trains gives us plenty of time to roam the Internet, and to follow all kinds of travel blogs and traveling reporters.

Because we want to share everything we know and read about Europe, which is why we’ll give you a list with interesting reading material every now and then. Perfect for during your train ride back home on Friday, or for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Photo Essay: Perugia, Italy–City of Arches
Emily Gerson takes us on a trip to and through the lovely Italian city of Perugia. I’ve never been in Perugia before, but seeing the many arches makes it look like a very romantic place to visit. Added to my to-visit list!

Perugia, via Galep Iccar

How to Plan for European Train Travel: Rail Passes Versus Point-to-Point Tickets
Christopher Cook gives some excellent tips for people who are considering to take the train across Europe. Are you planning on traveling on a Eurail pass? You’d better read Christopher’s article first, then.

If You Could Live Anywhere…
Laura Walker asks an interesting question: If you could live anywhere in the entire world, for the rest of your life, where would it be? For me, it would definitely be Southern Spain. Or Italy… or Finland. Hmmm… And how about you?

Top 5 Italian Desserts
I love food. In fact, I probably love food a little too much. That’s why articles like Giulia’s post with five desserts that make my monitors drool can harm my health. Giulia: please don’t blog about food anymore!

Photo Essay: 18 Places to Feel Dwarfed by Nature
“Wow!” That was my exact first thought when I checked out Hal Amen’s photo collection for the first time. Amazing photos, all taken at exceptionally beautiful places. Reading this post makes me feel like an ant.

Have you read something else you think is definitely worth sharing? Feel free to leave us a comment!

De combination of a long and rich history, and the presence of dozens of large rivers in Europe, has lead to a huge amount of beautifully designed water crossings. We could have easily created a list with 25 great looking bridges, but decided to limit it to the eight most beautiful bridges. That also leaves an opening for ‘Eight Beautiful European Bridges – Part 2’…

1. Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice (Italy)

The Italian peninsula Venice is world famous for the innumerable amount of small canals and romantic bridges. This is one of the reasons that UNESCO listed the entire city center -including the wonderful Ponte dei Sospiri- on the World Heritage List.

Photo via Imagonovus

Cornwall is lovely place to be, when it’s not raining of course.

Photo via Jason Theaker

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (or simply UNESCO) manages the World Heritage List, which contains 911 properties with outstanding universal value. As you’ll probably have never heard of most of these World Heritage Listings, Europeish highlights ten amazing properties from a different country every month. This month: Spanish World Heritage.

1. Alhambra (Grenada)

The Alhambra in Granada, in the south of Spain near the Sierra Nevada, is a large medieval palace, built by the former Moorish rulers of the region. This amazing site (it is one of the 7 European Wonders of the World) is home to a lot of Islamic art and architectural beauties. UNESCO has limited the amount of people that can visit the Alhambra every day, so booking your visit in advance is recommended.

Image via Rodante

That’s an absolutely stunning view.

Photo via José Ángel Rodríguez

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