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Vista Travellers put travel in context – introduce countries instead of destinations, look for culture instead of exoticism, meet people instead of locals, appreciate real life instead of traveller’s experience.

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Santa, Arctic Circle and reindeers

On our way to Nordkapp we could not wait to reach the magic boarder behind which either the polar night or the polar day reigns. The boarder is the Arctic Circle. The northern you go from here the higher number of days it is possible to observe the marvelous phenomenon of the midnight sun. It […]

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In Spain they take life easy and face problems with optimism

A young Slovak woman Jana lives in Spain for 11 years already. She found her new home and her partner in life in Barcelona – the second largest city in the country. Although she settled down on the outskirts of a vibrant city, she is fully consumed with her countryside hobby – horses. She shared […]

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How we did not divorce (yet)

Last year we set off to an expedition that took us 5 months. Between June and October we crossed 18 European countries and drove 26 000 kilometers in order to get to Gibraltar through Nordkapp. Before our journey many asked us: “Do you actually realize that you are going to be together 24/7?” They were surprised […]

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Bratislava as we know it

On our blog we usually write about our experiences from various places and cities in Europe. But also here, back at home we have plenty of interesting places and cities. As a rule of thumb, the locals are often surprised by how their city is perceived by various visitors. That we as well are able […]

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Portugal is country that does not give up

In one of the most pleasant and coolest countries of our expedition To Gibraltar through Nordkapp we met a girl from Slovakia – Katarina. Although her favorite destination is South America and she lived in Argentina for almost two years, since 4 years now she lives in Lisbon. During those 4 years things in her life […]

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Romsdalseggen and Trollstigen

It is always a hard choice in Norway where to stop or what to do. Especially, when the time you have is limited. And so it is always good news when you can combine visits of two and more sites. We have such a tip for you. You can combine the visits of popular touristic attraction […]

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Mount Hornelen – trek to the Europe’s highest sea cliff

We got a tip from the locals for the trek to Mount Hornelen. We have no idea how this is working but during our expedition To Gibraltar through Nordkapp it was always worth it to follow the tips and recommendations of the locals. We therefore recommend you as well to get in touch with the […]

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Vestkapp – no way to get more western in Norway

We were lucky enough during our expedition To Gibraltar through Nordkapp to collect many unforgetable experiences. Many of them were possible only thanks to the tips and recommendations of the locals we met or got to know. It was also the case of our trip to Vestkapp – the westernmost point of Norway. We set […]

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Söderfjärden – as close to the stars as possible

About 10 kilometers to the South from the Finnish city Vaasa you will find Söderfjärden. On the first sight there is nothing extraordinary about this place. Just another agricultural area – flatland covered with fields. If you change your viewpoint however and look at the area e.g. from the top of the nearby lying hill […]

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Norway – a perfect holiday destination

No matter where the tourists come from, all of them would recommend Norway as a perfect holiday destination. This is what a survey performed among the country visitors in 2015 by Innovation Norway showed. We visited Norway in 2016 and we absolutely agree with the opinion of the survey respondents. In 2016 at the beginning […]

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Our top 7 Norwegian sights

The best thing Norway offered us was the nature – beautiful, untouched, sometimes quite rough and wild. No wonder that our top 7 Norwegian sights include mostly natural sceneries and trekking routes. Kjerkeneset Not many people know that this place actually exists. If you find Nordkapp too crowded you might be delighted by Kjerkeneset. How […]

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How we became “celebrities” overnight

It is said in Slovakia: “Who is afraid of wolfs should not go to the woods.” After our last visit in Moscow we would paraphrase it as follows: “Who is afraid of frost should not go to Russia.” If you however are afraid neither of cold nor of frost you will love Russia just as […]

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