Accommodation review: Monte das Faias, Grandola (Portugal)

Whether you need a place to stay on your road trip from Lisbon to Algarve, or if you want to spend a few days in Alentejo, Portugal, Monte das Faias is the place to be. Charming “agriturismo” with a rich history, vast land and rural tranquility is perfect for those who want more intimacy with the touch of local tradition. Location Monte das Faias estate is located in Grandola, about one hour drive from Lisbon airport – don’t forget to turn on your GPS as it is quite difficult to find. Or maybe we were confused because it was late, and we were really tired from the trip. I called the reception that we will arrive around 2 am (the […]

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Baltski trojček – 1. del: LITVA

Lansko poletje je gneča v slovenskih turističnih krajih dosegla nove dimenzije. Promocija naših naravnih lepot, priporočila popotnikov in seznami popularnih turističnih vodnikov, na katere se Slovenija zadnje čase pridno uvršča, terjajo svoj davek v vse večji gneči na obali, ob jezerih, pa tudi v alpskih dolinah. Za vožnjo po primorski avtocesti ob vikendih potrebujemo jeklene živce. Na Hrvaškem, ki je še vedno najbolj priljubljena destinacija slovenskih dopustnikov, ni nič bolje. Kam torej na dopust, da se boste izognili gnečam in poletni vročini? Če niste ljubitelj previsokih temperatur, a bi vseeno radi čofotali v morju in če vam družinski proračun ne omogoča kakšnega bolj eksotičnega potovanja, vam med poletnimi meseci priporočam obisk ene izmed baltskih držav. Litva, Latvija in Estonija so […]

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5 places to visit in Lithuania

If you are traveling to Baltics from the southern Europe, Lithuania will be the first on your way. It has a population of 2,8 million people with Vilnius being its capital and the biggest city. Lithuania used to be huge – during the 14th century it was called “the Grand Duchy of Lithuania” and it was actually the largest country in Europe, including the territory of present Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, as well as parts of Poland and Russia. Considering the fact that Lithuania was already inhabited 12.000 BC and with all its reach history of occupations, you can imagine that the country really has a lot to offer. As a nature and architecture lover I am picking up these 5 places […]

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Baltic road trip

In the past couple of years we have been trying to avoid summer heat and crowds in popular tourist destinations, so a road trip to Baltic countries was something waiting to happen. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are all a part of European Union, however they still sound a bit exotic to most of us (speaking from Slovenian point of view). Probably that has a lot to do with all three of them being a part of former Soviet Union and the fact that they are always being addressed as “Baltic”, putting them altogether in one basket. Which proved to be totally unfair. All three countries are fantastic, and each one of them has a lot to offer. Baltic road trip […]

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