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What to do on Crete: the 11 most exciting tips and sights

Crete is one of the largest and most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea, full of paradise beaches, stunning nature and a few thousand years of history. Trot Op! booked a flight and a rental car, and visited the best hotspots and sights on Crete. Let’s not beat around the bush everybody: when push comes to shove I’m quite a civilised man. Which is at least partly why taking a road rip to the cradle of western civilisation sounded like…

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Winter in Antwerp: 6 exciting activities to get you through the holiday season

Winter in Antwerp is more than just the Christmas market and the fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Trot Op! braved the cold and hit the streets, searching for six alternative activities to help you get through even the coldest winter days. Don’t beat me to death for it, but I think winter is a bit of a shit season. Had I lived somewhere in the majestic Swiss Alps, yodeling my way to work on a snowboard for half of the…

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Discover 13 unusual museums in Amsterdam

Looking for alternative and unique museums in Amsterdam? Queue at the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum a bit long for you? No need to panic, because Trot Op! just listed thirteen of the most unusual museums in Amsterdam: the perfect list to check off on your next city trip. You wouldn’t say it given the hordes of drunken Dutchmen loudly getting in my way here every weekend, but compared to Amsterdam, Antwerp is a glorified provincial town. Having to admit this…

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Rocking in Riga: 7 exciting tips for your next trip to Latvia

Riga is the capital of Latvia, but over the centuries it played an important role in the history of several other European empires. This rich history makes for a lot of interesting stuff to visit today: from elegant art nouveau facades and an picturesque medieval city centre to a number of very remarkable museums. Trot Op! went for a city trip to Riga and came back with the seven best activities for you to enjoy. Sometimes things can go fast…

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A road trip through Eswatini: Discover the 8 greatest highlights of a trip to Swaziland

  Eswatini – Swaziland until recently – is a tiny country hidden in between South Africa and Mozambique. It’s small, but with a myriad of experiences to offer. You can hike through beautiful landscapes, enjoy exciting cultural events and even book a big-five safari. Trot Op! took a two week road trip through the country and came back with eight absolute highlights that should be part of any trip to Eswatini. Enjoy! Rejoice dear friends! After two years of being…

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What to do in Flevoland: 5 exciting sights in the youngest province of the Netherlands

Flevoland is a piece of the Netherlands almost literally pulled out of the sea, and you can get there in less than half an hour by train from Amsterdam. The country’s youngest province offers all the open space, nature and water fun the capital might not have room for. Trot Op! booked a seat on the Thalys and decided to take a look. Imagine this for a second: the Belgian government concludes ten provinces is not nearly enough to give…

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Love for Lithuania: soak up some culture in Vilnius and Kaunas

Lithuania is often described as Europe’s best kept secret. Such statements get thrown around quite liberally, but in this case there’s some truth to it. Lithuania comes with tons of unspoiled nature, Vilnius is a lively, surprisingly hip city and Kaunas is this year’s European Capital of Culture. Perfect excuse for a visit, and that’s exactly what Trot Op! did. Lithuania is – with all due respect – probably the least known Baltic State, and it’s not like the other…

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A weekend in South Limburg: mines, wines and castles

South Limburg is a somewhat atypical region for the Netherlands. Its rolling hills are scattered with vineyards and castles, there are plenty of cycling and hiking routes to explore and ex-mining cities such as Heerlen provide an enjoyable cultural touch. Trot Op! went exploring and came back with 6 things you should not miss on your weekend in South Limburg.   Looking for a region in the Netherlands as little Dutch as possible? Then get your ass to South Limburg.…

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The best day trips from Porto: 6 things to see and do in and around Porto

Porto is one of the most atmospheric and photogenic cities in Europe, but there’s a lot to visit outside the city limits as well. In the north of Portugal several fun day trips from Porto can be planned. From cosy Unesco towns like Guimarães to the Peneda-Gerês National Park on the Spanish border. Trot Op! booked a long weekend in Porto and its surroundings, and came back with the following six things to see and do. Portugal is one of…

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