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Local’s Guide to Things to do in Olomouc Czech Republic

I’m not saying you should skip Prague! Not at all. But once you take in all of Prague’s beauty, despite the crowds of tourists, you might be ready for a town of a comparable charm, yet full of locals rather than tourists. Welcome to Olomouc, the 6th largest city in the Czech Republic. With Olomouc …

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Visit Jizera Mountains for Glass-making, Awesome Cities & Nature (1 Hour From Prague)

Perhaps you’ve seen photos of one of the most iconic Czech structures – the almighty Ještěd, which is a radio tower and a hotel. Or, without knowing it, you took a glance at Liberec through a TV screen by watching your popular TV show or a movie. The Jizera Mountains in the North of the …

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Wroclaw Poland: Amazing Stories of Wroclaw Tourist Attractions

In this article I’ll revive a few of the amazing stories I heard told of Wroclaw attractions mostly located within the Wroclaw Old Town. I visited Wroclaw twice. On my first Wroclaw visit, I went to see my university friend, Gosia. And on the second time, a decade later, I saw Wroclaw (together with Warsaw) …

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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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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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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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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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15 Things You Should Know About Iran and Its People

Last updated   Chances are that you haven’t considered Iran as a must see destination. Who would, right? With the usual negative rhetoric towards the country and its political representatives.. it makes one doubt the safety. But nothing can be further from the truth. Politics aside, Iran is the most welcoming country I’ve ever been …

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