Bucharest: wild nightlife in a post-communist city

Bucharest, once known as ‘Paris of the East’, is the capital and biggest city of Romania.  Like most of the cities in Eastern Europe the impacts of communism on it are still visible, unattractive huge building blocks will be your first impression of the city, but there is more than that to see. Thanks to…

Tiled and colourful Lisbon

Ceramic wall tiles in different colours and patterns or Azulejos, in Portuguese, are a big tradition in Portugal that was introduced during Moorish times and is still decorating numerous buildings in Lisbon. Azulejo derives from the Arabic word az-zulayj , meaning polished stone. The dominant colours are blue, yellow, green and white and the patterns are usual…

The most beautiful monasteries and churches in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city full of churches and monasteries, even if you are not an architecture lover you should definitely explore the following monuments. Jeronimos Monastery One of the most photographed monasteries in Portugal is Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Jeronimos Monastery) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Belem area. It was built to honor…

Miradouros of Lisbon (viewpoints)

As Lisbon is built on seven different hills facing the Tagus river, it is the ideal location to enjoy some amazing views from above. To live this unique experience you will need to pay a visit to some of its Miradouros, the viewpoints of the city that are more often beautiful terraces where you can…

Lisbon, colourful beauty built on 7 hills

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, located at the mouth of the Tagus river is Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. The city is built on seven hills and despite its steep, uphill streets I fell in love with it from the first afternoon walk. I was impressed to find…

Florence, an open air museum

Florence, or Firenze in Italian, is the capital of Tuscany and it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is a must visit place for art lovers but as it attracts millions of tourists every year and it is a quite small city, easily visited on foot, bear in mind it will be mostly…

The common traps of low-cost airlines

I have to say I am using low-cost airline service for my trips very often and I really enjoy it as this way I can save money for more trips. But this was not the case from the first time I travelled low-cost. I had to learn the hard way that I need to be…