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What a Mud Volcano Can Do for Your Travel Photos

How would you like to take photos of you on another planet? We may have to wait a little until space travel becomes mainstream, but I’ve managed to take some surreal photos in a place I’m going to reveal in a moment. There is this unusual area in Romania,...

Szechenyi Bath, the Best Thermal Spa in Budapest?

In my many road trips to Vienna, I never passed Budapest without a sigh. I had been hearing so many good things about this city, that visiting it became one of my biggest wishes. The same applies to Prague, which is also pretty close to Vienna. Unfortunately, I had to...

No Rhododendrons on the Ciucas Mountain

I was much too tired to remember why I went up there in the first place. The wind through my hair and through my wet clothes was fabulous, a true catalyst for forgetting. For a moment, I had no past. I was only eyes and skin, kissed by wind and sun together. I even...

Wines of Romania: Bringing People Together

Wines of Romania are just like wines of every other place. If you were to experience the best wine country vacations around the world, you’d see that you can find great wines just about everywhere, provided that the climate allows for the vineyards to grow....

Moinho de Vento

Do you want to know what this and this and this look on the outside? Here’s the thing: an abandoned windmill, or a moinho de vento, as the Portuguese would call it. The history of the windmill is quite uneven. It’s interesting how the windmill, known from...

5 Must-See Chania Beaches (Your 2018 Beach Guide To Chania Crete)

The most popular tourist destinations are famous for something. Meteora, in Greece, for instance, is well-known for its monasteries built on top of huge rocks. Egypt is famous for the Giza pyramids and the Valley of the Kings. But what makes Chania beaches, or any...

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia is a beautiful but sad museum. It went through a series of transformations which you can read about in David Lansing’s article about the history of Hagia Sophia.

5 Must-See Chania Beaches (Your 2018 Beach Guide To Chania Crete)

The most popular tourist destinations are famous for something. Meteora, in Greece, for instance, is well-known for its monasteries built on top of huge rocks. Egypt is famous for the Giza pyramids and the Valley of the Kings. But what makes Chania beaches, or any...

From Killarney to Kenmare, Are We on a Fairy Path?

Few places have impressed me as much as Ireland’s Killarney, with its breathtaking landscapes and welcoming people. While in Killarney Ireland, you can’t be anywhere else than in the now. Hostage to green pastures, misty mountains and clear waters, your...

How to Plan Your Next Romantic Getaway in Italy

There’s a reason Italy is such a popular destination for honeymoons. Of course, everyone knows that the food is incredible and that it’s rich with history and full of culture. But after arguably the most romantic day of their life, it’s no surprise...

6 Best Day Trips from Milan

Of course you can shop until you drop. Milano is the perfect destination for this. There are clothes, shoes and bags for all budgets and tastes. There are hundreds of cathedrals, ruins, monuments and museums. You can spend a full week in Milan and still not have...

Destination Bali, Indonesia – Hot Springs and an Active Volcano

Those who have been following my blog for a while may know how much I like hot springs and thermal waters. I’ve been fascinated by the Szechenyi Baths in Budapest, I fell in love with Lake Ursu in Sovata, and I’ve been happy to find out that I can relax in the warm...

How to Plan Your Next Romantic Getaway in Italy

There’s a reason Italy is such a popular destination for honeymoons. Of course, everyone knows that the food is incredible and that it’s rich with history and full of culture. But after arguably the most romantic day of their life, it’s no surprise...

On the Beach All-Inclusive Holidays: Relaxing or Boring?

Jane had chosen Belek, in Turkey, for her summer holiday. Although I’ve visited Turkey more than 10 times, I never saw Belek. I asked her what she thought about the town, the surroundings, about short trips in the neighbourhood, about things to do, see or eat. She...

Passiflora – My Passion for the Passion Flower

Passiflora is a genus of about 500 species of flowers. That’s what Wikipedia says. I say Passiflora is my favorite flower. I had the pleasure to grow several Passiflora plants in the past. Since I started travelling for bigger periods of time, I gave away almost...

Air New Zealand – The Airline of Middle-Earth

Do you remember those boring briefings you have to watch each time you board on a plane? Sometimes they are projected as movies on a screen, some other times there’s the cabin crew showing you what to do in various emergency cases. Either way, after flying a few...

Art on Cows in Brussels

In my weekend getaway to Brussels, I witnessed an unusual art exhibition: Art on Cows. The happy cows were spread across the entire city, with a bigger concentration in the Atomium area. I took several photos, because I thought the idea was cool. It seems many people...