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Black Sea Beaches & Resorts in Romania, from Navodari to Vama Veche

Black Sea Beaches & Resorts in Romania, from Navodari to Vama Veche

Out of all countries neighboring the Black Sea, Romania and Bulgaria are probably the most popular beach destinations. Unfortunately, the season on the Black Sea beaches is much shorter than the season in Greece, Portugal or Spain. The best time to enjoy the Black Sea...

Hiking in Romania: Padis – Cetatile Ponorului, Apuseni Mountains

Hiking in Romania: Padis – Cetatile Ponorului, Apuseni Mountains

I told you in the previous post in the Hiking in Romania series that the harder a place is to reach, the cleaner and the more exciting it is. Apuseni Carpathians trails are hard to reach indeed, especially if you don’t have a car, but they are worth the pain. Those...

Golf Courses in Romania: Lac de Verde

Golf Courses in Romania: Lac de Verde

Do you play golf? Do you want to learn how to play it? This is a spot in Romania you may like: Lac de Verde. Lac de Verde is a golf club located in Breaza, less than 100 km from Bucharest. It is also very close to Sinaia, so if you decide to stay here, go to see Peles...

Searching for Dracula: Bucharest to Bran and Return

Searching for Dracula: Bucharest to Bran and Return

"Can you take me to Dracula’s castle?" This is one of the most common questions I’ve got from foreigner friends and business partners visiting Transylvania Romania. This is how I managed to visit the Dracula castle in Bran multiple times. If you also want to see the...

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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.

Your Guide to Corfu Beaches, Kerkyra Town, Corfu Airport & more

Your Guide to Corfu Beaches, Kerkyra Town, Corfu Airport & more

Corfu was the first Greek island I've visited, long before I had the chance to splurge on sun and fun on the beautiful beaches of Chania, Crete.This was happening in the summer of 2002. I returned in September 2018 and I wanted to re-create this photo but...

Did the Hermits of Meteora Greece Lose Their Privacy to Tourists?

Did the Hermits of Meteora Greece Lose Their Privacy to Tourists?

I can’t believe how many fears of our ancestors have provided popular touristic objectives of today. If we only think of how many citadels and fortresses are there, we see that throughout the history humans were anything but friendly. Everybody wanted something that...

Baths of Diocletian in Rome – Finest Ancient Roman Architecture

Baths of Diocletian in Rome – Finest Ancient Roman Architecture

Built by Emperor Diocletian in 305 AD, on the Viminal Hill, the Baths of Diocletian were the biggest thermal complex in the Ancient Rome, meant to surpass the Baths of Caracalla by being able to accommodate twice as many people at once. Public baths were common during...

5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Greek Islands You Should Visit

5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Greek Islands You Should Visit

The beauty of the Greek islands is well known. The dazzling azure blues, the white sand-fringed bays and the breathtaking cliff-top views have long been celebrated in literature and cinema. Perhaps then, it is understandable that most tourists who flock to this part...

Why Bergamo, Italy, Is Worth More Than A Short Layover

Why Bergamo, Italy, Is Worth More Than A Short Layover

Bergamo, Italy, is home to Orio al Serio, one of the two Milan airports. Known mainly because of being an important flight connection node in Europe, Bergamo deserves a proper visit. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Lombardy. Although chocked-full of...

Day Trips from Athens that Will Make You Want To Return to Greece

Day Trips from Athens that Will Make You Want To Return to Greece

After two days of exploring Athens with its Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, Plaka, Syntagma, the Archeology Museum and the many ruins of ancient buildings, most people start wondering what would be the best day trips from Athens. If you are one of them, I have some...

Things To Do in Athens, Greece, in Two Days

Things To Do in Athens, Greece, in Two Days

There are so many things to do in Athens, Greece, that you won't be able to cover everything in one day. Athens is a wealth of culture and civilization, a city full of vestiges, but also modern in an original way. As visiting the Acropolis is one of the main...

One Day in Milan – A Self Guided Milan Walking Tour to Remember

One Day in Milan – A Self Guided Milan Walking Tour to Remember

Milan is one of the must-see places in Italy. Although famous for being The European Capital of Fashion, Milan boasts a few tourist attractions worth seeing. Besides, there are some cool day trips you can take from Milan, so you can make it your base camp for one...

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

5 Must-See Chania Beaches (Your Handy 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...