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Riding the Athens coastal tram

While on a visit to Piraeus, Mathieu and I made plans to sail the Mediterranean while sipping on Sangrias. It was during our family trip to Athens, but we had split up from my parents for the day, as we were looking to explore the area in different ways. They chose to go on an Athens coastal tram ride.

To give you an idea of both ways to go on a visit to Piraeus, I asked my mother to put down in words their side of that day. So below you have my mother’s story of their ride on the Athens coastal tram!

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How the visit to Piraeus changed our lives

In the first days of our family trip to Athens, we visited the Acropolis and Anafiotika, followed by Monastiraki and the Roman vestiges in Plaka. But this was Greece, and I just couldn’t bear being there without seeing the sea. So I convinced everyone to go on a visit to Piraeus!

Once separate cities, Piraeus is now part of Athens. The Capital City of Greece is growing more horizontally than vertically, covering 39 sqkm in 2016. (And Greater Athens covers 583 sqkm!)

I was really excited of finally getting to one of Europe’s most important harbors throughout history and I had no idea it was going to be that easy to get to Piraeus!

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Most beautiful places to visit on Bulgaria’s seaside (with map)

Bulgaria has become quite famous in Europe for its seaside, where you can stay at a 4 or 5-star all-inclusive hotel for an affordable price. However, if you travel to Bulgaria’s seaside you shouldn’t spend all the time at your resort. There is much to see on the Bulgarian coast, from old settlements to natural wonders. Keep reading to discover the most beautiful places to visit on Bulgaria‘s seaside!

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Top things to do in Balchik, Bulgaria

One of the gems of the Black Sea coast, Balchik is a must-see while traveling to Bulgaria. Whether you are spending a holiday in one of the all-inclusive hotels on the Bulgarian seaside or traveling from neighboring Romania, a day trip to Balchik shouldn’t be skipped!

There are lots of cool things to do in Balchik, and it’s a nice, romantic destination for couples. However, I can assure you from personal experience that it’s great for traveling with family or friends, too.

So keep reading to discover the best things to do in Balchik, Bulgaria!

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100 reasons why you should visit Romania – Part II

Thank you all for the very positive feedback on the list of 100 reasons to visit Romania. As promised in my previous blog post, I have returned with the second part of the article.



Reasons to visit Romania Summary

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Travel to Montenegro’s seaside and discover its hidden gems

From Albania, we continued to travel to Montenegro’s seaside.

We arrived near the seaside in the afternoon on a really hot day. Ana and I were sitting on the grass, in the shade, while Tim was looking for a place to stay. But everything was booked, so we had to search in several towns until we found something.

We ended up staying in Buljarica Beach, one of the few places still not yet suffocated by tourists.

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