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2 Days in: Skagen, Denmark

By Benita Hussain

“This country is mild, smiling, fantastic, mighty, wild, wonderful and awe-inspiring.  It is Skagen–There is no other place on the face of this earth like it.”   Norwegian painter Christian Krohg may have used one too many superlatives when describing the northernmost city of Denmark’s Jylland peninsula; however, anyone who visits Skagen will understand how a more lyrical description would ... Read More »

2 Days in: Porto, Portugal

Photo by Benita Hussain

As the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, Porto (or “Oporto,” as the English call it) is sometimes lovingly referred to as the capital’s step-sibling, a nickname referring only to its size because though Porto’s beginnings may be humble and the facades decaying, it holds a colorful and gastronomic charm that its Romanesque walls can barely contain… Read More »

2 Days In: Århus, Denmark

Århus by night

Århus, Denmark is a city full of dichotomy. It is both the oldest city in Scandinavia (dating back before 770 AD) and the one with the youngest population (due in part to the large and popular Århus University); a city that is building for the future without forgetting its past. As the second largest city in Denmark, Århus is often ... Read More »

2 Days In: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, a view from Ljubljana Castle. Source: taken from IndiaWest, via Flickr, via WikiCommons

Ahh, gentrification. Artists move in and suddenly a previously undesirable area is filled with cafes, bars, and hipsters who themselves are soon threatened to be displaced and replaced by even more fashionable newcomers. Such has been the case in cities around the world and Slovenia’s tiny capital, Ljubljana, has not been spared. Shortly after Slovenia gained its independence in 1991, ... Read More »

2 Days In: Malta, Italy

Caravaggio at St. John's

  A distant shore, a desperate man, the promise of redemption, in other words, just another year in the life of the painter and rogue, Caravaggio.   In 1607, in an attempt to outrun the law, Baroque painter Caravaggio headed south to Naples. The year before, Caravaggio had killed a man in a bar brawl in Rome and fled to ... Read More »

2 Days In: San Sebastián, Spain

San Sebastian

  Travel in Europe can be exhausting, let’s face it. It’s a tough job fitting in all the beautiful things there are to see like churches, museums and castles. Well, don’t get too discouraged; here is your guide to a perfect weekend away in a city that exudes relaxation without sacrificing the culture. Read More »

2 Days In: Bruges, Belgium

old postcard image

 Last week, we went to the medieval city of Colmar, France in our guide to having a great Weekend Away and this week we take you to another medieval location, Bruges, Belgium, which all you film buffs may remember from the 2008 film In Bruges directed by Martin McDonagh. The lovely Colmar may be the wine capital of Alsace but ... Read More »

2 Days In: Colmar, France

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 Add a little bit of France, a bit more of Germany, with the city planning of Venice and help from a time machine and what do you get? The charming medieval city of Colmar. Located in the Alsace region of France, Colmar’s position close to the German border has long made the town a point of contention for the two ... Read More »

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