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Guideline Porto: 8 things to do

Porto is a vibrant city in which will mesmerize you with its charm and lovely people. We visited Porto in the first week of September and enjoyed it a lot! In this guideline we will take you on a tour through the second largest city in Portugal.

Getting by

Porto has a great public transport network. The metro, bus and tram (all from the same company and integrated in the tickets) can take you anywhere in the city and neighboring cities. There are different tickets available for your convenience: You can buy a ticket for € 0,50 which is rechargeable. One hour unlimited travel is as cheap as € 1,20. You can also purchase special visitors tickets for 24 hours for € 7,- per person or for 3 days for € 15,-. We recommend not taking them, unless you are planning to take the public transport to a lot of places during your stay.

1) Dining with the locals

14 euro 3 dishes of fish and a salad. Francesinha.  2.20 euro pp breakfast.

2) Hunt for Tiles

3) Visit the Churches

4) Cross the Luis I-Bridge

5) Visit Vila Nova de Gaia and drink Port

Drinking Port (grahams 12 euro pp)

6) Take a tour through Estádio do Dragão

15 euro pp

7) Go for a tram ride

8) Visit the food markets and get yourself a well earned desert

 

 

Trip Guide: Visiting the Terracotta Army

The famous Terracotta Army was one of my most anticipated visits while being in China. Over 8,000 soldiers and 130 chariots with almost 700 horses made from Terracotta to protect the first Emperor of China after his death? Oh yeah I want to see that phenomenon!

Background story

Once upon a time in China, (220-200 BC),  the Qin Dynasty was established in China unifying the country. Qin Shi Huang was crowded the first Emperor of China. He is also famous for making a start to the nowadays famous Great Wall of China.

Statue of #qinshihuang #xian #terracottaarmy

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Giant Buddha of Leshan: What to expect

The Giant Buddha from Leshan is a must visit if you are in the area. The 71 meters high sculpture was built in the 8th century during the Tang-Dynasty. This impressive sight takes some effort to get there, but it is totally worth the trip! In this blog Uncensored Travel will tell you what you can encounter while visiting.

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Visiting the New 7 Wonders of the World: Simatai Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a humongous collection of fortifications throughout China. It has several famous parts you can visit. In this article I will write about the Simatai Great Wall which is located near Beijing. The sections around Beijing are among the most famous parts, being renovated more frequent and attracting a lot of tourists.

#simatai #greatwallofchina #beijing

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48 hours in Shanghai, 3 things to do

This week we concluded our China trip for 2 days in Shanghai. In this blog I will describe which three activities are a must do while you are visiting the city. Shanghai is the biggest city in the country, so of course there is a lot to see and do in the city. We choose to do three main spots which we can vouch for. There are more than 20 million people living in the city, but unlike the more rural areas people do not stare at you as a foreigner. The city really has that international charm, but even in Shanghai English is hard to use as a language!

#yugarden in #shanghai #china

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China here we come! 

The upcoming 2 weeks we will be travelling throughout China! Chengdu, xi’an, Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai. We will be visiting famous sights like the Great Wall of China, the terra cotta army and visit an authentic Chinese wedding 🙂 stay tuned for more to come!

 

Daytrip to Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point: Cliffs and Mountains

Cape of Good Hope is known as being the most southern part of the African continent, but it is not in reality (Cape Agulhas is). But, it is no reason to not visit this beautiful scenery! The famous sign which states you are on the most southern part of the African continent can be found there (yes, even if it is not the most southern part ;)). On the same sight you can also find Cape Point, which consists of a big peak with a lighthouse tower on it with an amazing view.

#capepoint #capeofgoodhope #southafrica #uncensoredtravel

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In this blog I will take you on how we experienced this journey! visiting Boulders Beach on the way!

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A sunday in Jülich, Germany: 3 places to visit in Jülich

Jülich is a small city situated between Aachen and Cologne. Samia works for the researchcenter in the city, where also a lot of our international friends live. Sometimes we like to go and relax a bit in Jülich, there it has some great leisure spots for a warm sunday! Let me take you on a sightseeing tour through Jülich! These are the three places to visit.

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Short stop: Nederweert War Cemetery

Are you visiting the South of the Netherlands and doing a little tour? Just 30 kilometers from Eindhoven towards Maastricht you will pass the village Nederweert. There is not much to see in the village except one beautiful memorial: the Nederweert War Cemetery.

View of the entrance

The cemetery is dedicated to the casualties after the liberation of Nederweert on 21st September 1944. Nederweert was liberated by British troops, who still had ongoing fights with German patrols in the area.

There is a total of 362 graves on the burial site (Not as huge as the memorial site at Margraten, read more about that HERE).All the fallen soldiers are from Commonwealth countries. On the cemetery, there is Cross of Sacrifice with a bronze sword in it. In the back, there is a small chapel. See the gallery below for a view of the memorial.

It is worth a short visit while you are in the area. You can park the car next to the park the burial site is situated. It is 50 meters walk towards the entrance, also accessible by wheelchair. A great pitstop in the beautiful province of Limburg!

Published: 3 Castles to Visit while in Transylvania, Romania

Our second blog about our experiences hunting for castles in Romania has been published on Track that Travel.

Read which 3 Castles to Visit while in Transylvania, Romania now!

In case you missed it, our video about the castle hunt can be seen on YouTube:

Lots of reading pleasure! 🙂

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