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 →

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 →