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Poland – Krakow: Insider-ish Tips

In spite of being a relatively large city, Krakow somehow manages to retain a small town charm. At a population of 800,000 it is not too tiny and not too large, it’s simply one of those places that feels just right (said Goldilocks). Old Town The Old Town is probably one of the first places…

France – Wine and Dine in Montmartre

The atmospheric neighbourhood of Montmartre is a place you should not miss if you visit Paris. While the charm of Place du Tertre is somewhat manufactured these days, and La Boheme is no longer the place where artists flock; you can still just about get a glimpse of what the original feel of the place…

Japan Series – Kawaguchiko

Imagine a place where all your troubles turn into vapour and float away as you overlook a gorgeous scenery you’ve only ever seen in pictures before. A place that makes you stop and revel at the beauty of life, where every single precise detail creates the glory of the bigger picture. That’s what staying at…

Czech Republic – Ceske Budejovice

“Take a good look around, this is your hometown…“ Bruce Springsteen’s song aside, how well do you know your hometown? I must admit I’m one of the people that have not always been one to appreciate the beauty of things that are at my doorstep. With a new perspective that comes with distance, I now…

Spain – La Tomatina

Image source: www.latomatina.org As August approaches and I’m thinking of the events happenning around the globe, my mind automatically shifts to the Spanish village of Buñol, the home of La Tomatina. On the odd chance you have never heard of the Tomatina festival, this is the largest food fight in the world which takes place…

Japan Series – Tokyo: Shibuya

In spite of the fact there are no obvious sights in Shibuya, the district is one of those quintessential spots that pop into mind of most people when you say Japan, without them even realising the name of the crossing. The home of the iconic Shibuya crossing. The Crossing The crossing is the obvious reason…

England – Castles of the North East: Alnwick

Alnwick is not the kind of castle that makes you imagine banquets and princesses. It’s the type that will make you think of brave knights and epic battles. And for some, of course, Harry Potter, as this was one of the location where the famous series was filmed. Located less than an hour’s drive away…

Czech Republic – Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a popular touristic destination in the south of the Czech Republic, and it’s gained its fame for a reason; in spite of the large number of visitors the town centre very much appears like the time has stopped here since the 13th century. The historical town centre Just wandering through the charming…

Japan Series – Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is impossible to miss – in fact, if you do visit Tokyo, I challenge you to count how many times it pops up as you explore the city. At 634 metres, the world’s second tallest structure does anything but blend in. In the spirit of the saying ‘If you can’t beat them, join…