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…

Bruges: canal tales in Belgium

Bruges or Brugge in Dutch, located in northwestern Belgium, is the capital of the province of West Flanders with a population of approximately 120.000 inhabitants. The name of the city means bridge in Old Dutch and this explains a lot! The historic centre of Bruges which is a UNESCO World heritage site is the most beautiful…

Naxos, it is more than beaches

Naxos is the largest and the greenest of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea. According to the greek mythology Dionysus, the God of wine was born here and Zeus was raised on Zas mountain in Naxos. It may not be as famous as Mykonos and Santorini but it is a popular tourist destination and…

Weekend break in Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, with a population of less than a million people feels more like a town but has a lot to offer to its visitors. The city is built on the banks of Danube river where you can take a stroll or even a short cruise and it is so tiny that…

Once upon a time in Toledo

Toledo is the capital of Castilla-La Mancha province in Spain and UNESCO heritage site. The city is built on a top of a hill and fortified, also known as the City of the three cultures as Christians, Muslims and Jews were co-existing there for a long time making this city more unique and interesting. It…

Dwarf safari in colourful Wroclaw

Wroclaw or Breslau in German, is the fourth biggest city in Poland, located in west Poland, close to the German and Czech boarders. The city suffered severe destruction during the Second World War, in 1945 but was successfully rebuilt.  Even though Wroclaw is not as well known as Warsow and Krakow its Market Square, Rynek is…