Dream destinations – Old cities

Hello, world.
Today I decided to show you my top favorite oldest cities.

Pompeii – Italy
You might already know the city Pompeii. This historical city was an ancient city located in modern-day Italy. Because of the terrible accident that happened for more than thousand years ago. The ancient city is perfectly intact, and today you can experience how the daily life was in ancient Italy. Since I first heard about Pompeii and when I saw the movie I always wanted to go there.

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Jerusalem – Israel
The city that is home to the 3 major religions in the world Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. So if the religions are old, the city most be old too. Actually, it’s one of the oldest city in the world. Not only it’s considered the holy city of many religions but the history is everywhere you see.

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Alexandria – Egypt
Was once the jewel of the modern world in ancient Egypt. Alexandria was once the capital of Egypt and was founded by Alexander the Great. Alexandria was in once the capital of economy and education. In the golden days of Alexandria, the city attracted many famous scholars. Alexandria is worth paying a visit.

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Varanasi – India
Some people say the city is the oldest city in the world. According to mythologies Lord Shiva founded the city for 5.000 years ago, but modern scholars believe the city is 3.000 years old. No matter of how old the city is, it’s very old. Funny enough not so many people know this city. The city is also known by the name Benares.

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Cadiz – Spain
Known to be the oldest city in the Western Europe and the first place the Spanish inhabitants formed a city.  If you love the Greek mythologies you would love Cadiz. The legend says that Hercules killed the three head monster near the city, some mythologies even says that Hercules founded the city.

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Thebes – Greece
Home to the famous Acropolis and bornplace to the alfabet. Because of the conflict between Athen and Thebes the city was destroyed many times. The ancient city is nearby forgotten by the shades of Athen. The earliest inhabitant lived in the city 1.500 BC.

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Balkh – Afghanistan
Afghanistan was once the pearl of Asia. Before the wars and the terror the country had many old wonders. Balkh is for many known to be the “mother of cities” by arabs. The city was a centre to Buddhism, Islam and Zoroastrianism. Marco Polo once descibed the city as a “Noble and grear city.” The first people settled 1.500-2.000 BC.

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Thyre – Lebanon
Tyre was founded 2750 BC. Tyre is a very old city and have many old buildings. The ruins  of the city is now protected by the UNESCO world heritage. Bacause of the civil war in Lebanon Tyre was in danger for being destroyed.

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Beirut – Lebanon
Beirut is the capital of lebanon and one of the oldest cities in the world. Beirut was founded in 5.000 BC. A mytholgy says that the city is named by Adonis and Aphrodite’s daughter. Beirut had been destroyed and rebuilt many times.

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Aleppo – Syria

The now destroyed city of Aleppo was one of the most oldest and stunning cities in the world. The city that is now destroyed by the war in Syria. The founding of Aleppo was in 5.000 BC. The city has given many historical records.

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Hope you like it.

 

 

10 Helpful travel apps

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Hello world.
I had collect some apps that probably would help a lot if you are traveling. All of these app are free so don’t worry.

1. Spottedbylocals:
This app is kind of a travel guide, but made by locals in the town. So everything in this app is collected by the locals. It’s an amazing guide to good places only locals know.

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2. Lonely planet:
This app is another more official travel guide made by professional people. So everything is quite official and more famous attractions are this app. There is advice and tips as well. It’s a app every traveler needs.

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3. City mapper:
This app an ultimate transport app. So everything is included like train, bus and other transportation possiblities are shown in this app. You can make your own route as well like, for example make a bike route. This is a lifesaver in some situations make sure you have it.

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4. Tripit:
This app is the perfect travel organizer. So you have all of your travel schedule in one place and you don’t need to be scared of losing it all. this app can also keep all of your informations in one place like flight time and important information i general.

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5. Hoteltonight:
This app is again a lifesaver. There is a million reasons why you should install it right now. It’s a last minute hotel finder. So you have always a back up place to go if the worst happens. This app is a must for travelers.

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6. Packpoint:
This app is to all human beings. People forget stuff, but with this app it will never happen again. Packpoint is a travel packing app. Not only is it your packing list, but it also gives ideas to what to pack based on the weather and the length of the vacation.

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7. Valuta+:
This app is very handy. It’s a app for currency. So you will never be fooled by prices again. Again this app is just an example of currency apps. As long as you just have some similar apps it’s fine.

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8. Been:
This app is a reminder of places you had been. So it’s not as important as the other apps, but is nice to have. Like an app that show the places you had been, so you can always remember.

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9. Airbnb:
This app is pretty well known. The app is very handy for travelers as well. You can book private houses, apartments and other places to live while you are traveling. You can save a lot of money if you are using Airbnb instead of booking hotels.

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10. Google translate:
This app is just handy. When you are traveling to places where you can’t speak the language. Google translate is a lifesaver, specially if the locals can’t speak english. Even my english teacher who hates google translate, agreeing that it’s a lifesaver sometimes.

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So i hope you enjoyed the list and maybe got some inspiration. 

 

 

 

 

6 cities to visit in Denmark

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Hello world.
I’m currently living in Denmark. There is many people who don’t know so many places in Denmark. Today I want to show your places to visit in Denmark.

1. Copenhagen 

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The Little Mermaid: The famous statue of The Little Mermaid is an iconic symbol of Denmark. Sadly the statue is often an offer for vandalism. The statue is located in Langelinie in Copenhagen. Visiting this fairytale character known from H.C Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is a must to do in Copenhagen.

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Nyhavn: Maybe you can recognize this iconic street from “The Danish Girl” movie. Nyhavn is one of the most visited streets in Copenhagen, and it’s well known for cozy cafe’s and restaurants. Did you know that H.C Andersen had lived in 4 houses in Nyhavn. For hundred years ago Nyhavn was known for being a bad area, but today it’s a beautiful streets with many colors.

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Tivoli: Tivoli is the proudness of every Copenhagener. Tivoli first opened in 1843, and it’s a very old amusement park. Did you know that For Disneyland Walt Disney was inspired by Tivoli in Copenhagen. Tivoli has been though many things like first and second world wars. I had visit the park about 3 times and each and every time it was so much fun. You need to se the beautiful decorations that match with each seasons.

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2. Odense

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H.C Andersen’s house: This building might not seem to be something special, but it’s the place Hans Christian Andersen was born and raised. The thing about Denmark is that H-C Andersen is our proudness. We can’t stop bragging about him. His house is now a museum. If you love fairytale you should visit H.C Andersen’s house, but he didn’t like his childhood house. H.C. Andersens hus.jpg

Funen Village: This old village is a picture perfect old Danish village from 1800. The oldest building is from 1500 and the newest is from 1900. The village is like a capsule from the early days. If you wonder how an old Danish village looks like you need to pay this place a visit.

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3. Århus

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Aros Århus museum: This is one of Denmark’s most well known art museums. The museum has art from many different centuries. The most famous art is the “Your Rainbow Panorama” That’s what you can see on the picture below. It’s a circle of colored class you can walk in. If you love art visit this place.

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The Old City: This is another old village from 1500-1800. This is also an example of how a old danish village was. The Old City has pretty Christmas markets.

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4. Skagen

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Grenen: Grenen is a long sandbar on the top of Jutland. It’s considered Denmark’s most northern area, but that is actually not correct. It’s a beautiful place to visit, because the view is breathtaking.

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6. Bornholm

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Svaneke: is a old town on the island of Bornholm. With only a population of 1059 people the town is the perfect example of island village. The village was an old fishing village, but is know a city of Summer tourism.

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Hammershus: is the Scandinavia’s largest medieval fortification. In history the castle had been an royal residence, prison and base for danish crusades. The view from Hammershus is an amazing view of the sea and the coastline. It was build about the beginning of 1200.

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Bornholm nature: the nature around all Bornholm is spectacular. As you can see it’s view you must see. bornholm-culture.jpg

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Hope you enjoyed because it took a long time to make it. Comment down below what you think about Denmark’s sights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dream destinations – Capitals

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Hello world.
Sorry I hadn’t posted lately. Today I’ll show you my dream Capital destinations.

Havana – Cuba

Havana is the Capitol, largest city and the centre of Cuba. Havana is almost 500 years old and have buildings from each century. Going around the city you will see colorful buildings and old castles. Havana is the city of architecture, art and creativity. You need to visit Havana before the beauty fades away behind the modernization. Now before it’s too late.

 

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Beijing – China

Beijing is the Capital of China. The city is filled with traditional and modern buildings. Beijing is more than 3.000 years old, but had known for many names. Beijing is known for many things, but one of the most famous is The Forbidden City. Not long away from Beijing is the The Great Wall located. Beijing is also known for being the city of museums, temples and galleries. You will not get bored here. It’s a must to visit Beijing once in your lifetime.

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Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the Capital of Malaysia. The trademark of Kuala Lumpur is the world tallest twin towers, which is a sign for Kuala Lumpur futuristic development. The city was established in 1859. Like other cities Kuala Lumpur has only grown stronger and bigger. Kuala Lumpur is the sixth most visited city in the world, so tourism is a important income for the city. Kuala Lumpur is also known for being the city of religion, where many religions lives peacefully side by side.

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Rome – Italy

Rome is the famous Capitol of Italy. We all know the city of history, architecture and being the born place to the creation of democracy. Who hadn’t a dream of visiting Rome. Rome is the ancient city of Italy. Rome’s history is over 2.500 years old starting with the mythology of the founding of the city. One of Rome’s trademarks is the colosseum, The Vatican and many historical buildings. Rome is a part of the history we wouldn’t forget.

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Cairo – Egypt

Cairo is the Capital of Egypt and the biggest city in the arab world. Cairo is known for being the city of ancient Egypt with the iconic pyramids as a trademark. Cairo has been a rising star since it was founded. Now the historical part of Egypt is located side by side with the modern part. Cairo was founded in 968 by the Fatimids. Cairo is located along the Nile river. When you are visiting Cairo, you will feel like traveling to the past. Cairo is needed to be visited once in your lifetime.

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Moscow – Russia

Moscow is the Capital of Russia. The city was founded about 1147. The city had been throw a lot from the Tsar family, Napoleon and the Soviet Union. It’s a city that survive no matter what. Moscow look like a fairytale city with many colors and shapes. Moscow is located by the Moscow River. Moscow’s trademark is St. Basil Cathedral with the many colorful towers it’s Moscow’s beauty. Everyone should visit the City of majesty.

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Tokyo – Japan

Tokyo is the Capital of Japan. Tokyo was once a little fishing village called Edo, but since that the city has grown to be the city of the modern world. The architecture is shaped by the city’s history. Tokyo’s trademarks are the Tokyo Tower and the second tallest tower in the world Tokyo Skytree. Tokyo is an amazing example of a city of urban growth and climate in one. Tokyo is also the largest city of economic in the world. Tokyo is a sparkling beauty in the east you must visit.

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Prague – Czech Republic 

Prague is the Capital of Czech Republic. Prague is home to many attractions like Prague Castle and The Charles Bridge. Prague is also known to be the city of bridges. Prague has existed for more than 1.000 years and it’s a city of history. Prague is a one of the cities which hadn’t been total destroyed by the second world war. It’s a city you easily feel like time traveling.

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Islamabad – Pakistan

Islamabad is the Capital of Pakistan. Many people think that Pakistan isn’t a modern country, but that isn’t the case with Islamabad. The city is where mostly the upper and middle class lives. There is many famous attractions like the Faisal Mosque which is the largest mosque in South Asia. It’s a very new city there was founded in 1960, but it was before one of the earliest human settlements in Asia. Because Pakistan is kind of a new country after the independence from India, Islamabad is also a new city. Islamabad is a hidden jewel in South Asia.

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Berlin – Germany

Berlin is the Capital of Germany. It’s also the only city on the list I had visited. From experience I can tell that the City is amazing. It’s a city of history, culture and creativity. Everywhere you go or see had been a important part of the history. Berlin is also the city of green, there is parks and green spaces all around the city. You can clearly see the difference between the old west and east Berlin. You also see the ruins of the Berlin Wall.

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Hope you guys enjoyed. Comment down below if you would add some other Capitals.

 

Korsør Beach – Places to go in Denmark

Hello world.
Yesterday I went to Korsør Beach with my family. It was our little eid celebration. We live like 20 minutes from Korsør Beach, so we are there quite often.

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The “famous Storebælt Bridge are located close to Korsør Beach. So you get an amazing view to the Storebælt Bridge.

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We ate pizza and had a great time, but it was a bit windy.

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Beaches in Denmark are not good swimming beaches, but more like for the view. The sea have a lot seaweed too.

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Korsør is an old navy city and was uses to be a important city for the navy. Nowadays the beaches are more used by fishermen and runners. Amazing running location.

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As you can se the it’s a little bit dangerous. I’m just kidding.

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The sea is beautiful and the color is close to green.

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Hope you enjoyed it.

Love Sediga.

 

 

My travel journal – Tips and DIY

Hello world.
Today i really want to show my travel journal. I’m long away from finishing the journal, but I wanted to show a little bit. Btw the journal text is in danish, so you might not understand the text in the journal.

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The first pages is empty because i didn’t knew how to start. Maybe i just makes an index or something. On the black page i have wrote a quote “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I thought it was an inspiring quote so why not.

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The first trip was a school trip to Berlin, Germany. We were about 100+ students from Denmark. It was really funny and it was an educational experience. We saw things like Brandenburger Tor, Alexanderplatz and so many other things. I can really recommend Berlin. We lived in a hostel called One80, that wasn’t bad. We saw Sachsenhausen as well,  if you don’ know it’s a concentration camp that was used under the second world war. Of course we saw the famous Wall of Berlin. Berlin is really an amazing city.
In my travel journal, I had put some pictures and wrote a bit information about the trip.

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The journal have the route to Berlin as well. It took about 6 hours to drive to Berlin from Denmark.

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The second trip was to Oslo, Norway. The good thing about Denmark is that a lot of different countries there is close. So you easily visit those places. My family and I went to Oslo. We was on a cruise from Denmark to Norway. It was a long trip, it toke about 18 hours. Even throw Norway is pretty close to Denmark, but I swear the view was breathtaking. Specially wake up early before the sunrise and watch the beautiful fjords Norway is famous for. Oslo city was great as well, but it was quite expensive. Well all of the Scandinavian countries are bit expensive. Honestly it was in January and the weather was so cold. There was about -10 degrees. It was perfect weather for a cup of hot chocolate.

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Yeah there is some awkward pictures of my family and friends and I. But traveling with your family is about taking awkward pictures with your family.

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In the end of the journal I have draw a world map. The green marks are places I have been. Hopefully there will come more green marks. img_0102.jpg

It was all for this time. Hope you enjoyed my post. I’m done with the journal, so maybe there will come an update. Maybe it will give some inspirations and I really recommend starting a travel journal. It is a good way to remember your adventures. Thank you for reading.
Love Sediga

 

Dream destinations – Islands

Hello world
I’m starting a new travel series called dream destinations. Todays topic is islands. I’m showing my top 12 islands destinations.

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Bora Bora – French Polynesia
Why Bora Bora? Because it’s literally heaven. The beautiful island have been one of my dream destination since forever.

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Santorini – Greece
After i saw the movie “The sisterhood of the traveling pants” I was sold. Santorini is a dream destination.

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Iceland
Iceland is so close to Denmark. I should really pay the beautiful island a visit.

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Naxos – Greece
The island is very underrated, but is one of my favorite

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Easter Island – Chile
Mystery? Nowhere is better than The Easter Island. One of the worlds most unsolved mysteries.

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Crete – Greece
A place everyone should visit once. A great family vacation is perfect here.

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Maui – Hawaii
There is a lot of amazing islands in Hawaii, but Maui caught my heart.

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Prince Edward Island – Canada
Should I even explain. Anne from the Green Gables was one of my favorite bookseries. I would love to visit the stunning island.

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Palawan – Philippines
Exotic destination is what Palawan are. Just the view is breathtaking.

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Bali – Indonesia
History and the view is everything. There is a lot of reasons why you should go there.

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Phuket – Thailand
The culture, the people and so more. Don’t miss the beautifulness of Thailands islands.

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Greenland
That’s even a part of Denmark. I’m ashamed over not visiting Greenland yet. Hopefully it will happen.

Hope you guys enjoyed the list and maybe inspired you a little bit. Comment down below if I missed some other islands.

Love Sediga