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Prague Rain Days: The Ultimate List of Indoor Things to Do in Prague

Are you visiting Prague and it started raining heavily? Or worse, there’s a snowstorm? If you feel like abandoning your sightseeing plan and wonder what to do in Prague when it rains, you came to the right place. Fortunately there are a lot of indoor things to do in Prague, no matter whether you come …

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Where to Go in Europe for Easter? Try Krakow!

Krakow for Easter of 2020? Well, why not? Easter is great time to travel. Half of the world has a longer weekend and there are festivities and celebrations. Depending on your location, you’ll surely have many opportunities to not stay at home! For the biggest Easter flare head to countries with strong Christian traditions. In …

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In Search of the Light in Gorlice Poland

I love diverse places, especially those that take me by surprise. When I was getting ready to visit the Polish city of Gorlice, my expectations were not high. After all, if I never heard about the city before, it can’t be anything too special, right? Well, it turned out I was completely wrong. Gorlice is …

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České Budějovice Czech Republic: Royal City With a Proud Beer Heritage

I took my first trip to Ceske Budejovice when I was 13 while on a camping trip in the region with my parents. Since that was a looong time ago, the look of the town got totally wiped out of my memory and all I could remember was the shiny tennis racket that my father …

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Why Visit Warsaw Poland? 10 Reasons to Take the Polish Capital Seriously

Chances are when you’re considering visiting Poland, you’re mostly looking at Krakow and that’s about it. I don’t blame you, I was the same. But then an opportunity to visit Warsaw Poland presented itself and I jumped at it and couldn’t be happier about the decision! Let me explain why the city of Warsaw deserves …

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Top Things to Do in Taormina – One of the Best Places to See in Sicily

Taormina is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and is the full package for a one day trip. It’s got all the best elements an ancient Italian city could offer. I visited Taormina on a trip to Sicily‘s East and Southeast – you can see my Sicily itinerary here. The city and its …

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Šibenik Croatia: Combining Sightseeing With Adventure

Today, let’s zoom in on one of the most interesting, yet still quite undiscovered, regions of Croatia: the Northern-Central Dalmatia. We’ll explore the amazing historical city of Šibenik and venture beyond its perimeters to experience thrilling adventures. Ready? Šibenik Did you know that Šibenik was the first city founded by Croats, not Romans or Greeks? …

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Hiking in Montenegro: Mountain Adventures

In case you, like me, have recently had an increased thirst for nature adventures, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Montenegro, the country of lazy Balkan inhabitants (fun prejudice admitted even by the Montenegrins), big national pride and incredible achievements considering the country’s size and age. Montenegro has existed as a sovereign state …

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The Transylvanian Triangle: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Brasov

Transylvania has lured travelers since the time of publishing Bram Stoker’s novel on Dracula. The legendary Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for Dracula, called this region home. To get a real feel of what Transylvania is like, you need to visit more than just the castle(s) associated with Dracula! Let me take you to these three …

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13 Highlights of Ostrava, a Proud City in the Czech Republic

What a revelation! I’ve lived for more than 30 years with the notion that Ostrava is mostly just a dirty polluted Czech city that is hardly worth visiting except from the music festival Colors of Ostrava. But guess what – I found myself in Ostrava for work and fell in love. I think it wasn’t …

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8 Things to Do in Tiraspol, Transnistria, a Bastion of Soviet Tourism

Transnistria is a noodle-shaped chunk of land wedged between Moldova and Ukraine. Its capital, Tiraspol, is easily accessible from Moldova and is an ideal place if you’re into unique travel experiences. This time it’s all about seeing a place stuck in time, living still in the ‘good old’ Soviet times. Read about why you should …

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Transfagarasan Highway: The Most Scenic Road in Romania

Chances are if you’re planning to explore Romania beyond the famous Transylvania, you’ll have to cross the major mountain range in the middle. I hope you’ll forget about flying, because the road that crosses it, called Transfagarasan, is way too unique to miss out on. It often tops lists of the most scenic roads in …

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The Best Green Escape From Stockholm: Västmanland

Peace and serenity. Those are some of the emotions that will flood into you when you leave the urban beauty of Stockholm, travel 100 km away and first set foot in the Västmanland region. Located near Västerås, Sweden’s 5th biggest city, you’ll find this green oasis. If you’re looking for 1-2 day getaway from the …

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Forget Golden Circle. Go to Snaefellsness Peninsula instead!

Snaefellsness Peninsula must be on your radar if you have a few extra days on your trip to Iceland. The ride around the whole coast is breathtaking with plenty of spots to stop along the way to admire the natural wonders of the Peninsula. And they ARE some of the greatest in Iceland. For a …

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La Selva: Getting Off The Beaten Track in Spain

La Selva means forest in English and is a region largely ignored by travelers. But, if you’re one who cares about authenticity and meeting locals, then La Selva is one of Spain’s best regions to visit. La Selva falls under the province of Girona, which is a part of Catalonia (Catalunya). We won’t get into …

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