Turkey

The title says it all. When we woke up the next day in the casa particular and went up on the roof where our breakfast was served, the Vinãles landscape hit us like a meteor. Staring at the mountains, the clouds of turkey vultures and the fog unfolding over the tobacco plantations, gave us this strange feeling as if we were waiting for a dinosaur to appear from afar.

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Prague in 3 days – Czech it out!

Prague in 3 days – Czech it out!

The idyllic Prague picture engraved on our memory as we’re going back to the airport: furry coats and furry hats walking past old beautiful buildings, crossing a bridge, losing themselves in the mist of a park while heading to a classical music concert. 

Diana: It reminds me of Vienna!

Edgar: It reminds me of Paris!

It turned out we were both right 🙂 . Continue reading

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29/01/17 Around the world , Cuba , Havana , Turkey # , , , , , , , , ,

First day in Havana – streets that never sleep

First day in Havana – streets that never sleep

Havana. December 2, 2016.

The humidity and overbearing heat strike us as we arrive in the airport. We’re in December and winter has never felt more summerish. We pick a taxi to take us to our first casa particular. Four days left. Maybe that’s the reason why the electricity is cut off. Everything is so hazy and obscure. Continue reading

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18/09/16 Around Lisbon , Turkey # , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Welcome to Sintra’s Park and National Palace of Pena

Welcome to Sintra’s Park and National Palace of Pena

This is not a post about any park and palace. This is a post about the most beautiful park and palace you may have the chance to lay your eyes on. Once at its doorsteps, your imagination about the fairytales castles you used to read as a child will be awaken.

Situated in the middle of an exotic vegetation, Pena Palace stands out from afar. Continue reading

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22/08/16 Around the world , Romania , Turkey # , , , , , , , ,

Meet Rimetea – a hidden gem in the heart of Transylvania

Meet Rimetea – a hidden gem in the heart of Transylvania

What’s the best thing to do on a rainy Sunday if you live in the heart of Transylvania and want to grasp a breath of fresh air? We don’t know about you, but we hopped in our friends´ old Peugeout 105 and headed from Cluj-Napoca to Rimetea – a gem hidden in between rocky and hilly landscapes. Continue reading

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30/07/16 Around the world , Romania , Turkey # , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Exploring Transylvania in three days

Exploring Transylvania in three days

As a local, romanticizing about your country can be tricky. I must confess I’m always biased. It’s hard to close your eyes at the unfortunate infrastructure, how great it would be to drive on the national roads without any worries, to be able to enjoy the landscapes without being alerted by the holes continuously. Despite all that, one thing is sure: Romania is beautiful without compare. Well, you could compare, I’ve heard foreigners saying “Wow, it looks like Switzerland!, “If I didn’t know it, I’d say we’re in Austria”.

Let us tell you a bit about our three days journey in Transylvania, on the lookout for vampires and bears. Continue reading

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