Dearest readers and travel companions (in spirit), I would like to thank you all for reading my blog posts and for following my journeys. It was time to take my blog to the next step in order to grow it, so I have decided to move it on a self hosted platform.
The domain remained the same – holidayonmymind.com but I am confused about wether you guys get notifications from it or not. In any case, please pay me a visit at https://holidayonmymind.com where I will publish regular travel guides as I did here, but also a few extras. See you there 🙂
Valencia was first mentioned in the 2nd Century BC as a roman colony. Its name actually comes from the latin Valentia which means “strength” or “valour”, a Roman practice of recognising the valour of former Roman soldiers after a war. With 2000 years of history, 45 museums, 30 parks, gardens and 16 theatres Valencia makes the ideal destination for holidays, cultural breaks, family travel, romantic escapades and solo trips. Valencia has two official languages: Spanish and Valenciano which is a dialect of Catalan. If you want to sound more like a local (even though the backpack and camera will shout “hey I am a tourist”) say “Bon dia!” instead of “Buenos Dias” and then mix and match with phrases from that “Learn Spanish in 6 Weeks” booklet you carry with you. Continue reading “15 Things to do in Valencia”
“I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life” (Barbara Bush). This is why moments when you get to bond with the dear ones are the key to a happy family. Continue reading “5 Reasons to go on a family vacation”
What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about Maldives? It’s water hotels and endless beaches for me. I have always wanted to wake up on the ocean, which is why I would love stay at one of those hotels, but there are more reasons for which Maldives is a priority on my bucket list. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Maldives is on my Bucket List”
Maybe you are reading this blog post bundled up on your way to class or to work or maybe you are reading it after you have been shoving snow all morning. Or maybe winter is your favourite season and you hate me for talking about spring already *eyes roll*. In any case, while we are still in the middle of winter (sorry to remind you) and I had to pay a fortune on a new pair of winter boots *£15* (I could have just saved that for travel purposes you know) I will tell you something my friend. Spring will be upon us eventually and now is a good time to make plans for March, April and May and see if that’s going to warm you up a little.
Continue reading “Best Spring Destinations 2017”
We all know that Italian food rules, but you can’t put all Italian food under the same “umbrella” and simply label it as Italian food because the traditional cuisine differs very much from region to region. For example, specialities in the north contain a lot of meats and especially mince, while traditional food in the south contains sea food.
Disclaimer: This blog post is not suitable for vegetarians. Continue reading “Best Meal in Bologna”
1. Monaco – An insight to the life of the rich and famous.
The proper name is The Principate of Monaco because it is actually an independent state located between France and the Mediterranean Sea and it is the second smallest country in the world, after the Vatican. Located on one of the most beautiful coasts in the world, the French Riviera, Monaco is called Europe’s Playground for the Richfor a reason. The principate is famous mainly for its touristic zone, Monte Carlo where nothing seems too expensive for its residents. Continue reading “5 Places that will change your perspective on life”
When you think about visiting Romania you should think about diversity. This is because different regions of the country have different types of natural treasures, from lakes and the Black Sea, to mountains covered in snow and forever green forests and more. Continue reading “The Danube Boilers: Infinity Pools, Iron Gates and Mysterious Caves. The Place to Be”
Did you know that Chicago is the third biggest city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles?
It has a population of 2,719 million and enough attractions to satisfy the 50.2 million tourists who come here every year.
If you will soon be one of those tourists bear in mind that when travelling to the Windy City, there are certain things you are not allowed to miss. Here are some of the things you must do if you are around: Continue reading “Chicago. The ultimate guide to the Windy City”