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Discover the 10 most beautiful sights & attractions in Prague

As from March 2024, you can book the European Sleeper Train to Prague directly from Antwerp or Brussels. We of course had to try this out for ourselves, and since we were there anyway we decided to list all of the best sights and attractions Prague had on offer. Buckle up, ’cause there are plenty. Prague is one of those top European cities where even after five extensive visits, you still haven’t seen half of it. The old centre –…

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Fiesta San Antonio: 8 final tips for a road trip through Texas

The last leg of my Texas road trip led from Austin to beautiful San Antonio: both the state’s second biggest and most Latin American city. When I arrived, Fiesta San Antonio was in full swing: the largest and most colourful street festival of the year. I got here just in time to lose myself in the festivities, but not before I listed all the main sights. You might not have noticed, but Texas isn’t exactly small. So when you’re driving…

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What to do in Austin: 9 new tips for a Texas road trip

This spring, Trot Op! flew to Texas for a road trip to three of the state’s most exciting cities. From Dallas, the road let to Austin: the most progressive city in Texas as well as the Live Music Capital of the World. Is this self-proclaimed title justified or is it mostly hype? We were very happy to find out for you. Without too much dilly dallying, the drive from Dallas (read the article here) to Austin takes about three hours.…

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A Texas road trip: 8 unique and exciting travel tips for Dallas

This spring, Trot Op! crossed the Atlantic to embark on a road trip through Texas, visiting three of the state’s major cities. First stop on the list was Dallas: one of the fastest-growing metropolises in the US and one of the main drivers of the Texan economy. Dallas is more than just a business hub though and offers several surprising neighbourhoods to explore. Few American states evoke such clear-cut imagery as Texas. When thinking of the Lone Star State, vast…

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Amsterdam-Noord: 11 great tips for a visit to the trendiest neighbourhood in Amsterdam

Over the past few decades, Amsterdam-Noord evolved from a district where nobody wanted to be seen into one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. Trot Op! crossed the IJ on the ferry and visited all of the coolest attractions in Amsterdam-Noord. In recent years, Amsterdam became one of my favourite cities. It’s photogenic, exciting and innovative and there’s always something new to discover. Perfect material for a city trip, but unfortunately this isn’t exactly the world’s best-kept secret. The Dutch…

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Discover the 10 most beautiful sights & attractions in Shanghai

Right before the turn of this century, Shanghai started a transformation that turned it from a faded old glory into China’s main economic powerhouse. Today, it stands as an overwhelming metropolis, where there’s always something new to discover. Trot Op! had the opportunity to visit the city multiple times in the past twelve years and poured all those experiences into a list of the ten main sights for a Shanghai city trip. When I arrived in Shanghai in April 2011,…

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The Vaucluse & Avignon: cycling in the shadow of Mont Ventoux

The Vaucluse is a dream destination for cyclists. Here, you’ll ride through fantastic landscapes and ancient villages; you can conquer the mythical Mont Ventoux and if you’d like to have a break from the bike, charming Avignon is nearby. Trot Op! put on his tightest pair of cycling pants and went exploring. Looking to grind some miles on a cycling holiday? Then you’d best pick a place as photogenic as possible. After all, spending six hours a day on a…

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What to do in Duisburg: 7 top sights in the Ruhr Area

A few decades ago, Duisburg was a waning industrial city in the Ruhr Area. Its economy was virtually at a standstill and tourists were nowhere to be seen. Fortunately, they decided to do something about that. Today, Duisburg’s industrial heritage is protected, several vacant sites have been transformed into tourist attractions, and nearly abandoned industrial areas were revitalised. Duisburg is alive again, and Trot Op! planned a weekend to experience its rebirth first-hand. There’s a real chance that if you…

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The ideal Scotland road trip: 10 Highland stops from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Few places in Europe are as wild, wide and unspoilt as the Scottish Highlands. Endless roads lead you from panorama to panorama through landscapes of green valleys, dark lakes and weathered castles. Trot Op! took a road trip from Edinburgh to nearby Glasgow, but made a small 750 mile detour through the rest of Scotland. Scotland, dear friends, is one of my favourite European destinations. Apart from the occasional sunshine, some skin pigmentation and the decency to wear a pair…

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