Weekend in Bratislava

Ok folks, first of all, Slovenia and Slovakia are NOT the same countries. Repeat after me: Slovenia and Slovakia are NOT the same countries. Now that we got this straight, let me tell you a few words about Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia (or more accurately Slovak Republic). One of the smallest and coziest European capitals is nestled along the Danube river, just an hour drive from Vienna. Small enough to be handled within one weekend, a perfect stopover on your way to other Eastern European cities (like Budapest, Brno or Prague) or a great starting point for a road trip to Slovak High Tatras – beautiful mountain range in the northern region. Whether you are an architecture lover, history […]

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5 things to see in Bratislava

So you have decided to visit Bratislava but you don’t have the time or the patience to google it all up? No problem, I have done it for you (you can thank me in a comment 😉 ). In this post you can find 5 things to see in Bratislava, and in this link you can catch up on other basic information about the city, such as when is the best time to visit, which hotel to book and other handy stuff. 1. Old town This is so cliché, I know. But Bratislava old town is indeed something that has to be considered as a whole. I can’t even begin to describe how cute and easy going it is. Starting […]

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Hotel review: Lindner Gallery Central (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

There are two things that are very important to me when I visit a city for the first time: planning the weather and choosing the right hotel. Being an experienced traveler, I have learned to manage both 😉 Bratislava was our second option for a short weekend escape (due to the bad weather our motorbike ride to Dolomites was off), and since we couldn’t find anyone to babysit our dog (august really sucks when it comes to finding a nanny), we had to find a pet friendly hotel as close to the city center as possible. After I had read that dogs are welcome in Bratislava public transport, I decided to book Lindner hotel Gallery Central, which is not directly […]

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5 places to visit in Latvia

After having seen so many wonderful places in Lithuania I was beginning to regret that we didn’t have more time for our Baltic road trip. But with some good research, careful planning and sticking to our travel priorities, I believe we somehow managed to make the most of it. The next on our list was Latvia, a country with a population of little less than 2 million people and capital Riga, which should definitely be on every traveler’s bucket list. If you like our travel style (seeing the capital, some coast, a few historical places and enjoy the local food), you might want to consider these 5 places to visit in Latvia.   1. Liepaja Latvia has over 500 km […]

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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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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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Hotel review: Ibis Geneve Centre Lac (Geneva, Switzerland)

First of all you need to know that I hate Geneva. Every year that I am forced to come here, I hate it even more. But business is business (and a damn good one, may I add), so we practically don’t have a choice but to come here every year. I will probably write a short post about why I hate Geneva soon, but for now let’s focus on the accommodation. I booked Ibis Geneve Centre Lac almost 6 months before, because I knew things will get much worse prior to the exhibition. And even then was I not happy about having to pay almost 300€ per night for a basic room in a 3 star hotel. But, believe it […]

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Hotel review: Villa Milas (Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

When we decided to visit Mostar on our short Balkan road trip in May, it was really a last-minute decision. We literally sat in our car, checked the weather in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the same day (yes, we crazy people drove from Slovenia to BIH for around 8 hours!) and booked the hotel in Mostar during the first coffee break. This is definitely NOT what I usually do because I am a control freak who wants to sleep in the best possible location and get the most out of her money. But I am also known to be lucky from time to time and hotel Villa Milas has proved to be a very good choice. Location Hotel Villa Milas […]

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A trip to Sistiana bay: Portopiccolo and Duino

If you ever visit north Adriatic coast and care to spare a day for a short road trip, or if you happen to be bored in Slovenia (which I am sure is pretty impossible if you are a tourist, but happens to locals all the time), this post just might come handy. A lot has been written about Portopiccolo, considering its very short history, however not many people know that there is a very nice castle just around the corner – making a trip to Sistiana bay even more interesting. Old castle with a tragic legend Duino is a municipality in the northern Adriatic coast, just about 1 hour’s drive from Slovenian capital Ljubljana (or Venice and Klagenfurt, if you […]

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