A city break in Gothenburg

A city break in Gothenburg, Sweden - travel blog http://Epepa.eu

A trip to Scandinavia was one of my biggest dreams for as long as I can remember. I wanted to visit this region for a long time, but to be honest I never thought it would be Gothenburg. I was considering going on a city break to Stockholm, Oslo or Bergen, but Gothenburg? I didn’t know anything about second-largest city in Sweden and I had no… Read more →

Łazienki Park in Warsaw

The Palace on the Isle, Warsaw - from travel blog: http://Epepa.eu

In Poland they say ‘Cudze chwalicie, swego nie znacie’. It can be translated as ‘The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’ but the precise meaning of this proverb is that people rave about sights abroad while they are not familiar with their own country’s attractions. I must admit that even though I’m a Pole I know Vienna better than Warsaw,… Read more →

Gothenburg Archipelago, a hidden gem in Sweden


Imagine a place without cars and traffic noise, where one can take a deep breath of fresh sea air and hear the sound of gently lapping waves, an archipelago of small islands with traditional fishermen’s villages and wooden cottages on the rocks. A place where the craggy shores meets leafy nature and sometimes the only mean of transport are wheelbarrows. Just… Read more →

10 things to do in Budapest


Before you read this article take a look at the previous post about a weekend in Budapest: you will find some information there about things to see, local specialties to try and a list of souvenirs to bring back home. This time I would like to tell you about the best 10 things to do in Budapest. You went on a spontaneous trip… Read more →

A weekend in Budapest


I have always wanted to visit Budapest. Somehow I had got a feeling that I will fall in love with this place. In my country they say ‘Polak – Węgier, dwa bratanki, i do szabli, i do szklanki’, it means ‘Pole – Hungarian, two cousins be, together they fight, together they drink’. This old proverb, both in Polish and Hungarian language,… Read more →

5 alternative things to do in Vienna


If you are an expat living in Vienna or you have been there many times, I guess you have already seen all the top attractions like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg, Schönbrunn Palace, Prater, Belvedere etc. and you wonder if there are any other interesting things to do. Or maybe instead of running between sights you just prefer exploring off the beaten path places and looking… Read more →

Spittelberg, a hidden gem of Vienna


There was a time in my one year stay in Vienna when I realized that I feel tired of visiting popular tourist attractions and must-see places. I wanted something more authentic, local, off the beaten track… and then I discovered Spittelberg, charming little quarter hidden behind the area of Mariahilfer Straße and Museumsquartier. I remember first time when I got there… Read more →

The best night views of Barcelona


The city night view never ceases to amaze me. Maybe as I mentioned in Best Vienna Night Views post it’s about the most representative buildings and tourist attractions are highlighted while the rest is hidden in the shadow, or maybe… Well, hiking in the mountains or walking along the seashore we can admire the beauty of nature, however when it… Read more →