Americas, Food

First Vegan Butcher Shop to open in Minneapolis

As many of our friends know, traveling when you’re a vegetarian can be quite a challenge. It gets so stressing and frustrating at times that you actually view good vegetarian restaurant as touristic attractions; and as far as awesome vegetarian restaurants go, it doesn’t get any better than this! Two siblings, Aubry and Kale Walch have spent the last several years perfecting The Herbivorous Butcher’s deliciously deceiving meat-free meats. Aubry has been a vegetarian for 18…

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Architecture and art, Eastern Europe, Europe

The Amazingly Beautiful Metro Stations in Moscow

1. Kiyevskaya Metro Station Moscow is an amazing city which should definitely be on the top of your ‘To Visit’ cities; but while many know about the attractions in Moscow, not so many are aware that the Russian capital has some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world. 2. Mayakovskaya Metro Station The subway is the brainchild of the tsars, but it was only built by Stalin, whose idea to make the city’s metro…

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Eastern Europe, Photography, Sightseeing

Off the beaten path – a portrait of Romania in photos

Because there are so many wondrous places this country hides, we’ve decided to show you the beauty of it, in a way that requires no words to describe its magnificence. Rodnei Mountains Omu Peak Statue of Decebalus Apuseni Mountains Brașov County Sighișoara Bâlea Lake Scărișoara Cave The Black Sea Transfăgărășan ……

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Architecture and art, Europe, Sightseeing, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Venice – the best time you’ll have getting lost

Because you most certainly will get lost. In most of the situations, it’s not even a matter of time – there’s too much challenge even for a great map to save from this. Yet what you should wonder if whether or not you want to be saved. You see, I’m all for planned travels, I believe they reflect our interest for the locations. But Venice is the exception that I’d always advice people to make…

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Architecture and art, Middle East, Sightseeing, Trekking

The cradle of Central Asian civilization – a short guide to Uzbekistan

It’s the cradle of culture of Central Asia – all infused with history, from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itchan Kala at Khiva to its capital city Tashkent. Wandering around and getting lost in the local atmosphere means discovering new things every time: that Uzbekistan is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world (along with Liechtenstein); that Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal, it’s been called…

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Middle East, Photography, Travel List

An untold tale from Central Asia – Uzbekistan in pictures

As I’ve tried to point out in other posts, there are many countries under the auspices of a more general category known as off the beaten path. I stand by the belief that not being the top-of-mind option for travelers isn’t necessarily an indicator of its actual quality as a destination. In fact, most of the times, this etiquette is all about the lack of popularity instead of the place itself. Uzbekistan is one of the many examples on the list…

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Central Europe, Sightseeing, Ski, sports and adventure, Things to do, Trekking

Photos to feed your wanderlust – discover mesmerizing Slovenia

I always like to imagine how Hemingway would have written about this place, partly because his talent would magically bring out the best in everything, and partly because there’s no chance to come here and not have a coup de foudre on this country. Slovenia is mesmerizing in every possible way, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Its beauty is discrete and bashful, yet energetic and vigorous. Lake Bled This crystal blue-green lake is…

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Architecture and art, Eastern Europe, Europe

Aesthetic of ugliness – abandoned USSR buildings

USSR left its mark on the worldwide history and culture (or lack thereof) and this is a fact. While the historical facts are highly popular and often thought of as too obsolete to draw any more attention, the social sides of the story are often left out. Here’s why there are photographers all around the world preoccupied with telling a visual story of the kid of mark the communism actually left. ……

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Culture and religion, Western Europe

WWI British soldiers remembered by a crimson sea of puppies

During World War I, 888,246 British soldiers died.To commemorate the British and colonial fatality, a ceramic poppy for each solider will be installed near the Tower of London. The project was led by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, who were also responsible for the idea. The red ceramic poppies are going to look like a flowing sea around the the tower. The commemoration, called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,  will be unveiled on August…

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Eastern Europe, Food

Romania on a plate: delicious traditions from Eastern Europe

The central characteristic of the Romanian cuisine is its great variety. It is a cuisine influenced by repeated waves of different cultures: the ancient Greeks, with whom Romanians traded; the Romans, who gave the country its name; the Saxons, who settled in southern Transylvania; the Turks, who for centuries dominated Romania; as well as Slavic and Magyar neighbors. All of these influences gradually blended into the varied and delicious Romanian culinary tradition (Nicolae Keppler –…

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