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    Trequanda, a Traditional Tuscan Village

    With a population of just ~1.300 people, Trequanda is a traditional Tuscan comune that has everything you expect – a great macelleria, a beautiful church in the middle of the comune, a pizzeria and two restaurants, one in the center and one with a fantastic panoramic view.

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    A Tour of Poggio Antico Winery, Montalcino – Italy

    Poggio Antico: a combination of people, love for nature and passion for winemaking in the beautiful landscape of Tuscany. Brunello, Brunello Riserva, Altero, Madre, Lemartine and Rosso di Montalcino are the result of our great care and dedication.

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    A September Day in Villach, Austria

    Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. It represents an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. As of December 2006, the population is 58,480.

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    A Rainy Day in San Marino (September, 2015)

    San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 32,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino and its largest city is Dogana. San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe.

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    Tasting of Moldovan Wine in Tuscany

    Last year we organized a private wine tasting event at Siena House hotel in Tuscany and we loved doing that very much. This year we returned with a different selection of wine, probably a little more appropriate for the warm Tuscan weather.

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    Moldovan Wine Bottles in the Tuscan Countryside

    After organizing last year a private wine tasting at the Siena House B&B (Tuscany, Italy), we decided to try something similar this year, but this time with different wine, something more appropriate for a hot day in Tuscany.

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    Driving from Sölden – Austria to Bolzano – Italy

    After spending a couple of nights in the mountains in Davos and then Soelden, it was time to drive to the Italian countryside. We chose to take the more direct route from Soelden into Italy, specifically the Soelden – Bolzano route.

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    Flüela Pass – Driving from Davos – Switzerland to Sölden – Austria

    After Davos in Switzerland our next destination was Soelden, this time a ski resort in Austria. We decided to take the shortest, slowest and most beautiful path, straight through the mountains, going through the Fluela Pass. Flüela Pass (elevation 2383 m) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden. The pass road connects Davos and Susch in the lower Engadin valley.

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    Touching the Sky at Hotel Schatzalp in Davos, Switzerland

    Berghotel Schatzalp is a historical building opened back in 1900. What started out as a unique treatment facility for rich tuberculosis patients, was converted into a luxury sanatorium in the 1950’s. To reach Schatzalp you take a funicular (free of charge for hotel customers) which takes you up for another 300 meters.

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    A Day in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany with a population of about 220,000. A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine region.

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    Munzingen Village & Vorgrimmler Winery, Freiburg, Germany

    Munzingen is a small village and a part of Freiburg im Breisgau. The village is surrounded by lots of vineyards and has some amazing panoramic views. When staying for the night in locations like these you don’t want to stop at large hotels, it is much more satisfying to stop at B&Bs or family-run mini hotels. We were fortunate to discover the Vorgrimmler Winery and their amazing 2 apartments, available for booking via Airbnb.

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    Phoenix-See in Dortmund, Germany (August 2015)

    Almost 2 years ago I had published some HDR photos of an artificial lake in Dortmund – Phoenix-See. Now I got to see what goes on at the lake during a hot summer day. Lots and lots of young people…

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    ZOO Oradea, Romania

    A couple of months ago I published some photos from the Chisinau ZOO (my hometown), where some of the animals have very sad lives. So a couple of days ago while in Oradea (Romania), we decided to go and check…

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    Vatra Dornei, Romania – Domeniul Dornei Hotel

    Vatra Dornei is a well known spa and ski resort in the Carpathian Mountains. Vatra Dornei is surrounded by large forest areas, proper places for practicing alpine tourism. There are mineral water springs in the city limits and its surroundings,…

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