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, Financing & Budget, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

The world’ most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, now available for you

  Accio Hogwarts             Since Halloween is coming, we thought that instead of giving you ideas of what to wear, we could help you immerse in a completely fictional universe. The good thing is that you don’t need any special qualifications to enter the Harry Potter universe. If you’ve been waiting a day too much for your letter to Hogwarts, it’s time to visit it without any special invitation. From muggles to top wizards, anybody can…

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Health & Safety, Sightseeing, Things to do, Travel List, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Where beauty meets adrenaline – incredibly dangerous roads

Valli del Pasubio, Italy Of course from a point on there’s restricted vehicle access, but when did this last stop anybody? And if drivers tend to think twice before venturing, the cyclists aren’t made to follow the rules. What makes it famous are the stunning views and the legend says that you can’t just go there only once. The true surprise that people most often don’t expect when coming to this place is the huge…

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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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Financing & Budget, Gear & Equipment, Health & Safety, Photography, Uncategorized

The hitchhiker’s guide to Antarctica: basic tips

Antarctica is one of the world’s craziest settings in terms of good looks. It’s out of this world and not just because it’s extremely difficult to get there, but the setting looks miraculous and most certainly you are going to end up taking over a thousand amazing pictures and return home with what’s going to look like a photo-journalistic approach of the place. Because of all the destinations in this world, Antarctica is the place…

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Gear & Equipment, Travel Tips

Effective backpacking for a weekend city break

When it comes to packing, you have to be cruel to be kind. This is the thought that has to be top of mind whenever you’re thinking of going on a city break. Backpacking isn’t a hard thing in itself, as is the whole carrying thing. The key is not just to be able to make it fit inside the backpack, but being able to lift it from the ground afterwards. But first things first. The…

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Destinations, Europe, Things to do, Travel List, Travel Tips

Mellow fall – European festivals to sugar-coat your autumn

There’s a whole special adventure you might be missing out on – participating to fall festivals in Europe. But even with the ever growing popularity of Oktoberfest, going to fall festivals still isn’t too high on the travel lists of Europeans. There’s a few reasons why this happens – first of all, everybody loves taking vacations in the summer, dispatching the autumn as a grey and monotonous season. Here, I’ll show you why this is…

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Europe, Sightseeing, Travel List, Travel Tips, Trip reviews

Wonder-fall destinations to paint a portrait of Europe

I could tell you all the reasons why autumn is the best time for a Eurotrip, but winter would come by the end of my enumeration. So I’m only going to focus on the really helpful things. First of all, there are fewer people, given that most of the holidays are ended by September. It could seem like this is a disadvantage at first, but the true upside of this is that there will be…

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Architecture and art, Asia, Culture and religion, Food, Sightseeing, Things to do, Transportation, Travel Tips, Trip reviews, Uncategorized

Get a sense of the metropolitan life in Shanghai

There is no typical guide to visiting this city, and the impossibility of making it fit into a pattern is what makes it so memorable, after all. Unlike many of the popular tourist destinations, it’s hardly possible to make a list of monuments of which the Internet says they’re a must. Instead, Shanghai is all about discovering the bewildering variety, unfolding on the street level. And although it’s called the Paris of the East, you’ll…

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Europe, Things to do, Travel Tips

What spills the beans that you’re (still) a tourist in Paris

Of course there are always certain things that will speak of our origins, especially in those places which are teeming with culture. Anything can be either a sign of belonging or contrast, and it’s really hard to keep count of the things that scream ‘I’m a tourist’.  Along with it, I wouldn’t blame anyone who believes it’s almost impossible to look like a genuine resident in France. But with a little perseverance and attention to detail,…

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