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Brazilian Carnival, a temple with an oracle and a neighbourhood for geishas: not a combination you would expect when planning your trip to Tokyo. Asakusa is a district full of unexpected contrasts and ancient charms.

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Right in the bustling heart of NYC you will find Rockefeller Center, an impressive complex consisting of 19 buildings and the famous viewing platform 'Top of the Rock’. What can you get up to at this iconic location?

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Japan is made up of 6,852 islands. And as if that wasn’t enough, the Japanese added another artificial island to it. Odaiba is a must-visit location with its modern architecture, shopping centres, TV studios, beaches, hot springs and... even a...

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Going to a restaurant on Times Square, checking out New York’s many attractions, visiting Ground Zero... Channel your inner New Yorker and make your way around the city easily and quickly in a taxi. Connections has a few useful tips &...

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Along with the countless skyscrapers and Times Square, the Statue of Liberty is one of the world-famous sights of New York. Here is everything you need to know about the Big Apple’s most famous lady to come out on top in quizzes.  

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Tokyo is a very diverse city, with scores of fascinating wards where there is lots to do. Shinjuku is one of them. Find out here why this part of the city is well worth visiting

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Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a city full of surprises where the stylish colonial and British architectural past merges with 21st century hectic or call it exuberant everyday life. A cosmopolitan city with almost 12 million inhabitants in an...

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The events of 9/11 have engraved their names in the heart of America. An infamous day no one who witnessed the footage could ever forget. Now, 15 years later, on Sunday September 11, it is clear that New York City has undergone a significant change....

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Crowds of people, glaring advertisements, street noise, busy traffic… in Tokyo your senses are sometimes overwhelmed with stimuli. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, then follow the Japanese. They are totally zen in Meiji Jingu...

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Every metropolis has a legendary exhibition space, a real must-visit. Paris has the Louvre, Amsterdam has the Rijksmuseum and New York has the … ‘Met’. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the world’s largest art museum. But...

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New Yorkers are fanatic sports fans. Basketball, American football, soccer, ice hockey… In the Big Apple, you can experience it all from the front row, with a hot dog in one hand and a Coke in the other. But for the real ‘Yankee’,...

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No phenomenon has inspired as many Japanese artists as Mount Fuji. Measuring 3,776 metres at the summit, the dormant volcano is Japan’s highest mountain. Many Japanese climb it as a pilgrimage, while adventurous tourists go up mainly...

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Even back when films were still in black and white and silent, Hollywood directors loved New York. Times Square in particular was often given a leading role. Here are a few fun (film) facts about the beating heart of the Big Apple.

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Planning a city trip to Tokyo? And you don’t have a problem with small spaces? Then why not spend a night in a capsule hotel? A very original – and not to mention budget-friendly – experience.

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Greece is with more than 6000 islands the perfect place to go island hopping. But which islands should you put on your itinerary? And why? Let us give you some guidelines! Island hopping in Greece is adventurous, varied and the ultimate way to get...

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You can't walk past the Guggenheim Museum in New York without noticing it. The white spiral-shaped building is a striking piece of architecture. In this blog post you will discover why you shouldn't skip this museum during your city trip, even if...

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Is Japan on your bucket list, but you’re not sure when is the best time to pack your bags? We’ll help you get started!

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New York, New York! The city that never sleeps is on many travellers' bucket lists. Those who have been say it is an unforgettable city. Those who want to go dream about the New York skyline.

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Ride the subway like a true New Yorker on your trip to The Big Apple. But how do you do that? We’ll guide you through the pitfalls and give you some useful tips. All aboard!

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Planning to pack your bags for a city trip to New York, but you want more than Times Square and Central Park? The borough of Queens previously suffered from a bad image, but now offers the nicest neighbourhoods, the best exotic cuisine and original...

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New York is a city with thousands of amazing spots, but where exactly do you start? We have put together four great tours around the key sights, without descending into clichés. Follow the tour guide!

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The notion Iceland would be covered in ice and would be too wild and cold for tourism is an absolute relic. Outdoor activities on this island of warm-hearted, hospitable people and pristine, rugged landscapes abound. From the expected horseback...

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Sushi, sake and 'konnichiwa'. That sums up what a lot of tourists know about Tokyo, and Japan in general. But don't worry because here's a handy overview of some of the things you need to know before you set off for Japan's capital.

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Do you always set off on a trip with your camera in your hand? Then Tokyo is the perfect destination for you. This list of sites will definitely give you a travel album to leave other people green with envy.

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Travel insurance. It is the perk that seasoned travelers never doubt and less frequent travellers are inclined to save out on. What is a good approach? How does a travel insurance work exactly? What is covered and what is not? Is travel insurance...

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The Big Apple has so much to offer, but where on earth do you start? These popular New York lifestyle bloggers take you to their favourite spots. With their hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, they know better than anyone what the real...

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A delicious cut of Wagyu, a crispy seafood tempura, fresh sushi with a dash of wasabi or a glass of sake: the food in Tokyo – and the rest of Japan – has a lot to offer. Already salivating? Then you definitely need to put these five...

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Cruising through the most awe-inspiring natural scenery, halting at the world's most breathtaking spots, riding towards the sunset on the most scenic highways and spending the night under a canopy of 1000 stars in a hip campervan, and most of all...

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When you go on a road trip it is best to leave prepared. The best hotels, correct documents, most suited period... to check it all out may not always be easy. At Connections you can choose between selfdrives or chauffeured drives.  Should you...

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Do you crave going on a trip yet have no idea where to go? Why not check out our last-minutes! Because of the limited supply choice overload is non-existing and another absolute plus: you often pay far less than usual. The countdown towards take off...

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Dubai is the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. Their innovative huge construction projects and sports events make it an increasingly popular destination. You have most likely heard of its daunting skyscrapers but did you know that Dubai...

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Over one thousand coral islands with white sandy beaches and graceful palm trees; it is a picture that has just stepped out of a fairy tale. Two volumes of one exciting story: part one acts above the waterline; part two, below the ocean surface. ...

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Thailand only for adults? Think again. Charlotte B is 11 years old and has been travelling to Thailand regularly over the past few years. It’s her absolute favourite holiday resort. «I love to travel there just because you can do lots of things which...

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You have been to New York a while ago. You visited the top of The Empire State Building, lingered on Times Square and made a selfie at Brooklyn Bridge. Been there, done that. Or what?

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Asia is blessed with numerous golden beaches where you can catch a nice tan; that much is clear. And yet, this beautiful continent is so much more than that. Both adventurers and culture junkies will feel at home here.

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Florida is bonkers! Florida definately did not steal it reputation as Sunshine State. The sun shines throughout the year! From bustling Miami to the fun capital of Orlando, from the paradisiacal beaches of the west coast to the Caribbean atmosphere...

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Japan is hot. Particularly now air travel has been met by lower fares, increased frequencies and strongly reduced flight times. Japan's lively full-fledged traditions, its futuristic technology and its artistic way of life be-it its cuisine, its...

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Thailand is one of Asia’s most popular holiday destinations, and for good reason. Thailand really does offer it all: you can explore cultural sites, taste the delicious Thai cuisine, but above all: unwind on the many magnificent islands the country...

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Got a wonderfully exotic trip in sight? There might be one thing you’re not looking all that forward to: the long flight and its number one malevolent accomplice… boredom.

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Whoever is planning to go on a family holiday to the United States will not lack for excitement: America has a vast range of great amusement parks suitable for young and old.

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Canyons, hoodoos and wild nature are begging to be explored... you will experience the most impressive road trip ever in the West of America!

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Thai cuisine is very popular. That much is clear. But have you ever wondered what makes Thai food so popular? Is it the sensual harmony of colours and aroma’s? Is it the dreamy exotic ingredients? Or is it simply the great value? We all know a number...

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Canyons, hoodoos and wild nature are begging to be explored... you will experience the most impressive road trip ever in the West of America!

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Isn’t it far too early to book your ticket for a trip to the United States in 2016? Not at all! Now is precisely the ideal time to start planning your next trip and give in to that wanderlust feeling!

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Over the centuries, Sri Lanka has had many nicknames: the Emerald Isle, the Pearl of the Orient, Serendib or the island of rubies, Teardrop of India ... When we reflect on them, we are filled with a sense of hidden wisdom, romance, mysticism and...

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The name is Bond, James Bond. From tropical beaches to megahotels: Bond visited the most wonderful places around the world. Did you ever wish you were Bond? Well why not? Follow us to these legendary travel destinations and relive the most...

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Halloween is thought to have originated in the Anglo Saxon countries with the ancient festival of Samhain, when Celtic farmers believed there was one day a year when the season of life meets the season of death: the eve prior to All Saints Day. The...

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Dubai is a master in continually capturing the imagination and keeping surprise and inspiration alive. To pluck any mirage from its desert bed, design its blueprint and build a concrete 'sandcastle' which defies all creative thinking? Piece of cake.

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Las Vegas is the place to be on the globe. It is the absolute mecca for decadent parties and the city overflows with elegant women! Beyond reality, Las Vegas is where the magic happens! Here are 7 reasons why Las Vegas is the only true spot to...

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The memory of 9/11 still vibrates in our hearts and minds. Yet New York opts to trade in tragedy for a positive look toward the future. A look wit a 360° perspective. The icon on duty? The new One World Trade Center, endearingly referred to as...

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Eating outdoors is fun. But why not make it more exciting and dine at a rooftop restaurant! Wherever you're heading this season, combine stunning views with culinary delights ...

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Joy Ana Thielemans is best known for her role as Jana Blomaert in the One-soap 'Thuis'. Since February 2012 she is part of the core group of actors. Before that she played guest roles in series such as Missing, Code 37 and Quiz Me Quick. In Autumn...

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There are many different reasons why a trip to Australia and Sydney may feature on your wish list. Our favourite reason to book a trip down under is the high volume of creativity and culture that you find there.

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Copywriter, host of the Creative Mornings concept in Amsterdam, founder of the online magazine The Makers Amsterdam ... Margot van der Krogt is a busy bee, and yet she finds the time to post the most inspiring snapshots on Instagram. For Connections,...

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Adventurous travellers must have heard about the viral phenomenon Alex Chacon. He travelled the world by bike, three years long, camera and selfie stick at hand and ready. Then he published Around the World in 360 Degrees, the most epic selfie ever.

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Paulien Egge runs a popular travel blog, PetitePassport.com, and spices it up with new travel tips on a daily basis, first from Amsterdam, now from her base in Barcelona. What’s her thing? Differently decorated restaurants, shops and hotels which...

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Fancy a European citytrip? Off the beaten paths? You wish to steer clear of what has so often and for so many been the focus of total admiration? Why not give the following 3 destinations some careful consideration!

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During my first pregnancy, I wondered whether my cherished travel bug would get to suffer. To travel the world with or without toddlers is a different experience altogether. With some research, I soon learned that both can be well-matched. Here are...

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Those amongst us who enjoy travel know that hardly anything beats the experience. Once in a while however a situation pops up that takes us off guard. Why didn't we think of that?  Fortunately today there are many affordable and trendy travel...

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Today our cell and smart phones have nearly become an extension of our bodies, day or night. Apps keep us entertained around the clock. Yet rather than wasting time the app often proofs to be very helpful and convenient for travellers. These three...

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