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12 REASONS WHY?????

12 REASONS WHY?????

12 REASONS WHY making a mammoth decision at least once in a lifetime, leaving your current comfortable life and taking time off to do a road trip, is the best decision you will ever make. 1. Why? Because you can. It’s a fact! No one can tell you NO!!!! It’s your...
11th South to 55th North

11th South to 55th North

It has been almost six months since the last time we wrote a new article here, since the official end of our epic journey. But believe it or not, not one day has gone by without thinking where would be our next destination. Here in the Maldives and with extra time in...
Switzerland

Switzerland

06/1989-07/1991 I visited the land of Swiss chocolate and cheese in 1991, on my way to Holland. I was 20 years old back then and I had graduated high school just two years before, so I was ready to experience new things. My first stop in this small but well organized...
Spain

Spain

11/2004 & 12/2009 From the Roman amphitheaters to the Muslim palaces, from the Gothic cathedrals to the Modernista construction, this country is a treasure of artistic and architectural marvels. Spain was my traveling target twice. In 2004 I visited some of the...
Slovenia

Slovenia

04-2013 /7-2014 Slovenia is a tiny country I rushed through on a ten-day trip to Central Europe, in April 2013. It’s about half the size of Switzerland and its population counts just over two million people. The only way to describe this pocket-sized independent...
Slovakia

Slovakia

8/2014 All though we drove through it all, Slovakia for us was just one overnight  stay in  the capital Bratislava during our overland trip from Europe to Australia in 2014. Overwhelmed from it’s neighbour Czech Republic this small country does not fall back in...
San Marino

San Marino

07-1991 Perched on the top of a rock at 657m of elevation, the 61-sq-km Republic of San Marino is Europe’s third smallest state after the Vatican and Monaco. It was a day trip destination in 1991, on my overland trip to Europe with my family. About 2.1 million...
Russia

Russia

7/2015 Our short trip through Russia was just a small taste of the country. We will be definitely back here but for now follow our short adventure by clicking the link bellow http://www.overlanddiaries.com/?p=3782   It took us 7 days and 15 different papers and...
Romania

Romania

8/2014 Romania was in my travel plans for quite a while but I had never been there until a couple of weeks ago, when Rochelle and I rolled Voukefalas to the Hungary-Romania border. As we crossed the border and we were officially stamped in Romania, we had a pleasant...
Monaco

Monaco

11-2010 This small principality on Cote d’Azur was one of my most recent visits but someone that was with me complained that I have not written about it yet “because you are ashamed of what people might think” as she told  me. So this is Monaco which I was...
Malta

Malta

12/2010 Malta is a small Island in the Mediterranean. Since I am a diver, Malta was one of my target destinations, but I always made plans to visit it sometime in the future because of its small size. The underwater world of Malta is probably considered the best...
Luxemburg

Luxemburg

08/1991 The country that has no real official border and can be crossed in less than an hour’s drive, this is what I remember from Luxemburg. I also remember that except for its capital, Luxemburg has no other cities that you notice on your way. That doesn’t mean that...
Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

04-2013 It’s true; Liechtenstein makes a fabulous wine-and-cheese-hour break. This is how much time you probably need to get your bearings. Did you know it’s the sixth smallest country? It’s governed by an iron-willed monarch who lives in a Gothic castle on a hill....
Italy

Italy

3/1999 & 12/2009 & 11/2010 Italy has been a getaway for me for almost all of my trips to Europe or West Africa. So I have visited this beautiful country more than four times. However I have managed to cover a different part every time. In 1999 I covered North...
Hungary

Hungary

07-1990/9/2014 There’s no place like Hungary (Magyarország). Situated in the very heart of Europe and home of one of the most romantic cities of the whole continent, Hungary’s impact on Europe’s history and development has been far greater than its present...
Holland

Holland

05-1992 & 12-1999 The Netherlands, which I’ve visited twice, is a small country with a big reputation for liberalism. It’s a land of bikes, blazing flower fields, mills and very few hills. That was the impression I got. While Amsterdam tops in any traveller’s...
Greece

Greece

11-1972 /01-2013 /09-2014/11-2015 I’m very tempted to write about my own country. I’ll try to be realistic and give you all the aspects that this small, beautiful piece of land has to offer. It’s difficult for me to get into details about specific places so I’m going...
Germany

Germany

08-1991 Few countries in Western Europe have such a fascinating yet complicated past as Germany. Much of its history is easily explored by any visitor today. As you can understand from the date, this was way back. I was really young and I visited Germany with my...
France

France

01-2005/12-2010 France and its ex-colonies. I know that for most of the people that visit France the number one destination is the cosmopolitan Paris. That wasn’t the case for me. I first stepped my foot into French territory in the Caribbean, when I visited Guadalupe...