Sightseeing, Western Europe

Giethoorn – The city on Water

Giethoorn is a small Dutch village with about 2,600 inhabitants. But even so, it’s definitely one of the most amazing places in Western Europe – it’s practically built on water. In Giethoorn, it’s easier to travel by boat than by foot or bike, and there are over 180 bridges! The village became famous in 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy Fanfare there. Back in the day, there were no roads…

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Architecture and art, Eastern Europe, Things to do

Stunning Enchanted Library Opens up in Bucharest

In the heart of Romania’s capital Bucharest, a lovely XIX century edifice was transformed into a cultural jewel – a spectacular display filled with a collection of both classic and modern literature, albums, DVDs, and of course – tea. The Cărtureşti Carusel, also called “The Carousel of Light” is located on a street with long standing tradition – it was the place where merchants of old from Leipzig, Krakow and all around Europe came to sell…

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Architecture and art, Europe, Photography

Exploring the Wonderful Abandoned Architecture in Germany

If you’re thinking that Germany’s architecture is not that spectacular, well… you’re wrong! (and I have to say, so was I). Germany is among the countries with the richest history in the world, albeit, it’s not quite the happiest history – nor is it the one we usually want to remember. Photographer Christian Richter began exploring not only the country’s grandiose buildings, but particularly the abandoned ones – here’s the result. This is his “Abandoned” series….

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Europe, Mediterranean, Sightseeing

4 Things Not To Miss While Visiting Croatia

Croatia is quickly becoming one of the hottest countries to visit – and for good reason. The delightful climate, wonderful natural landscapes and picturesque cities make for a wonderful vacation, no matter what your expectations are. There are many attractions in sunny Croatia, but here are the ones you absolutely don’t want to miss. Plitvice Park We’ve written about Plitvice Park before, but I just feel like it’s not enough! Located in the heart of Croatia,…

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Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Porto on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Jewel City

Porto is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever had to pleasure to visit. The second largest city in Portugal, romantic Porto looks like a colorful and vibrant fairytale. The fantastic medieval buildings, the stunning artwork, the Douro river flowing gently to the ocean, the wine… everything is just great! Porto is definitely one of the fastest rising touristic cities in the world, one that should pop up on any traveler’s map. Here’s how…

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Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Lisbon on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Wonderful Capital

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful and spectacular cities in the world, with rich culture blending in with modern and vibrant lifestyles. It’s certainly one of the most romantic places you’re ever going to see, and to make things even better – it can be really cheap. Here, I’m gonna show you how to enjoy your trip on a low budget, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of your visit…

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Scandinavia, Travel Tips

Are you popular on Facebook? Then you can stay for free at this luxury Hotel in Stockholm

Being popular on Facebook has its perks – but you probably never assumed that it may help you stay for free at one of the most chic hotels in Sweden’s capital. The owners of the hotel have decided to use the powers of social media, so if you have 100,000 followers on instagram, 2,000 facebook friends or 100,000 page fans then you can stay for free at the Nordic Light hotel. Of course, you have to…

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Architecture and art, Western Europe

The Sleek and Beautiful Design of Munich’s subway

OK, I’m officially declaring this week Subway Week. After I shared with you the imposing beauty of the Moscow underground and the artistic metro of Stockholm, it’s time for a change of style: let’s take a look at the sleek design of Munich’s subway. The U-Bahn, as the subway is called in Germany, stands for Untergrundbahn or “underground railway“. The Munich U-Bahn began operation in 1971, pretty late compared to other large European cities. The Munich…

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Architecture and art, Mediterranean

The Interesting Story of the Stairs from the Tower of Pisa

We all know the story of the leaning Tower of Pisa – its remarkable architecture, rich history, and of course, its tilt. But this is not an article about the Tower of Pisa, you can read thousands of those on the internet. This is a story of some stairs from the tower – here’s what 500 years of walking up the marble stairs did to them. Marble is not a very sturdy construction rock, and all…

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Architecture and art, Scandinavia

The World’s Longest Art Gallery: The Artistic Stockholm Metro

A few days ago we were telling you about the amazingly beautiful metro in Moscow, but now it’s time for something different. As you’d expect, Stockholm is not a city where traditional art thrives – the Swedes love their modern art, and this is visible in many subway stations in their capital. The first line of the Stockholm metro opened in 1950, and today the system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground…

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