Views of the World – by Stefania van Lieshout
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The Schwarzwald, German for 'Black Forest', in southern Germany is known as an ideal winter destination: however the regional culture, traditions, gastronomy and the great outdoors appeal all year round. Whilst catering to different tastes and interests, it is also...read more
When the temperature drops, the Black Forest changes from an impenetrable pine forest into a winter wonderland. Snowflakes gently cover the many castles, lakes and forests of this area with a small layer of magic. No wonder this is a land where myths and legends come...read more
Wrocław is a medium-sized city dyed in candy colours, located in southwestern Poland on the Oder River. Due to Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian influences the place has a unique architectural and cultural makeup. The city has 12 islands, 130 bridges and several...read more
Once you have tasted the flavours of Alentejo, you will forever walk the earth with your taste buds directed towards Portugal. Back home you keep longing for the splendid light of the Alentejo coast with its golden beaches and jagged cliffs. Alentejo The Atlantic...read more
Évora, the heart of Alentejo Évora, the main city of Alentejo forms the heart of this rural region in the south of Portugal. Its attractions are not limited to several impressive historic sites, it is also home to some of the best food and wine the country has to...read more
Krakow is one of those cities that genuinely welcomes visitors! Despite its mass tourism and too many stag parties the Krakowiaks remain friendly. There is music everywhere and attractive flower stalls create a colourful atmosphere. This Polish city combines the...read more
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I am Stefania van Lieshout, a serial expat, mother of two boys, child of two cultures.
On this award winning site I write about my passion; discovering new destinations through all my senses. With my writing I would like to take you to new places and different cultures: nature, the great outdoors, cities, food, culture, family travel destinations: trying to make this a better world, one blog at a time
I live in Malaga, the south of Spain from where I travel the world when budget and time allow me to do so. A blogger, entrepreneur, the face of this blog, economist, psychologist, traveler, photographer and also talented in making frog faces.
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The capital of Romania feels like Paris with a hangover. Wide boulevards, spacious squares and elegant high-rise buildings from the early 20th century give it a French flair. The hangover stems from the turbulent relationship the city has had with the last communist...read more
Average reading time 4:24 minutes Padova is a cute little town in the north of Italy. The medieval city centre is car-free, has lots of piazzas, terraces and markets. In terms of size, the city is similar to York, not too big, not too small, nice and cozy. Besides...read more