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”
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.
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”
In the fast paced environment of the 21st Century, we seem to have time for the things we need to do and too little time for the things we want to do. We often end up spending more time with our co-workers than with our dear ones and we hardly get to have some quality time with them at the end of a stressful week. Do you find yourself in this situation? Read these signs that show that it’s time for a romantic escapade and learn to make time for the things that matter. Continue reading “7 Signs Which Show That You Need to Go on a Romantic Escapade This Year”
Lapland, the largest and most northern region of Finland, is notonly a natural paradise which includes eight national parks but it is also the home of the beloved Santa Clause. And here is why: the first snow falls over Lapland around the end of August (August!!!) or beginning of September and we know how much Rudolf, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen love snow. Apart from Santa’s workshop there are many other reasons to visit Lapland. Here is a list of our favourites: Continue reading “Reasons to Visit Lapland in 2017”
Christmas markets are an old tradition in Austria. They can be traced back to the Middle Ages. In 1298 Albrecht I allowed the citizens of Vienna to hold a Krippenmarkt (December Market). Even if the market has changed over the years, traditions have been adapted to fit modern days but they still occupy a very special place in the heart of every Austrian and not only. Visitors from all over the world come to Austria every year to enjoy the festive season at some of the country’s most magical Christmas Markets.
Bucovina has a rich history and it is the land of monasteries. It is a great destination to go all year round because there are plenty of amazing things to see in this region. For example…