Author: Felipe Tofani

A visit to Vysehrad Cemetery and Slavin in Prague

For some people, myself included there, Vysehrad Cemetery is one of Prague’s main attractions. This happens because this is the final resting place of a lot of the most important artists and thinkers from the Czech Republic. Including there Antonín Dvořák, Ladislav Šaloun, Bedřich Smetana and Alphonse Mucha, the main reason why I spent so much time walking around the cemetery. The Vysehrad Cemetery, with its adjacent Church of Saint Peter and Paul, is the most significant cemetery in Prague. With similar importance to Père-Lachaise in Paris, where Jim Morrison and Frédéric Chopin are buried, and Highgate Cemetery in...

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A Travel Guide to Zante

Zante, the third largest Ionian island, is one of my favorite holiday destinations. The place has a tremendous vibe and atmosphere, serving equal measures of tranquility and vigor. The culture is beautiful, the locals are kind, caring and always helpful and, the rich history of the Greeks is awe inspiring. If you are planning to visit anytime soon or in the near future, then allow my experience of the island to help guide you in your travels. Zante Beaches In my humble opinion, Zante (also known as Zakynthos) features the best beaches of Greece. And that is saying something. Navagio, or...

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Swarovski World: Five Reasons to visit Kristallwelten Wattens

Less than 20 minutes outside of Hall in Tirol, surrounded by the gorgeous Austrian mountains, you will find a dream like world of crystal. Protected by a giant green head that spits water all year round is where you will find the Swarovski World in Wattens. A beautiful mixture of museum, art installations and theme park made for those who love beauty. Fotostrasse went to the Swarovski World in November 2015 without knowing much about the history of the place and without knowing what to expect and we were blown away about it. We expected to see something about...

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Exploring Gjogv in the North of Faroe Islands

In the north of Eysturoy Island you will find a small and picturesque village called Gjogv. Gjogv means gorge in Faroese and it sounds exactly the opposite of how we kept trying to say it. The village has less that 50 people living there and it’s famous for the 200 meter long gorge that runs north from the sea to the village. We went there to see it and it was more than worth it. The village is small but it has been there for a long time. It was first mentioned all the way back in 1584 and it...

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Five romantic places in Spain for couples

Flamenco dancing, attractive old towns, tantalising tapas, and red wine from Rioja – these are just a handful of reasons why Spain is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. But with such a profusion of potential places to choose from in the world, when selecting Spain, whereabouts in this charming country should you be taking your significant other? Barcelona Featuring the stunning structures of Gaudi, narrow Gothic Quarter streets, and the beating heart of La Rambla, all you need to do is walk around Barcelona to appreciate its magnificence. But for a city with so many architectural landmarks,...

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Bunkers del Carmel: An incredible view of Barcelona

If you want to see Barcelona from the most scenic view ever, you have to find your way into the Bunkers del Carmel. Believe us here and the pictures below, this place is so amazing that you won’t even bother the hills you have to walk to get there. Bunkers del Carmel were first built as an anti-aircraft fortification all the way back in 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. These bunkers were built on top of Turó de la Rovira in a way that they could survey and keep track of the entire city without any problem. But...

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A Visit to an Abandoned Boat in the Spree River

You’ve probably seen an abandoned boat in the Spree river. It lays quiet between the Molecule Man sculpture and Badeschiff and it has been there since 1996, when German bureaucracy showed Franz Günther Van de Lücht, the owner of the boat, that his dreams of cruising through the waters wouldn’t become reality. But there is a lot more to this story than I thought it would be. The abandoned boat in the Spree River has a name, even though I couldn’t find one when Fotostrasse visited the place back in July 2016. The boat is called MS Dr. Ingrid...

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How to Move to Germany after Trump’s Victory

Donald Trump will take office as the 45th President of the United States in January, 2017. This means that you have a few months to move to Germany after Trump’s victory. We’re here to share our experience coming from Brazil and help you out set up a game plan for your move. Most people would consider moving to Canada before even thinking about moving to Germany. But Germany can be an amazing place to live if you think about it. Germany is the land of beer, amazing soccer, fast cars and a lot of wurst. But Germany also has...

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