A weekend in Budapest, Hungary

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, Austria

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. (check also: 10 best things to do in Vienna) and you wonder if there are any other interesting things to do. Or maybe instead of running between sights you just… Read more →

Spittelberg, the 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 the first time when I got… 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 →

Spring in the Belverdere Gardens, Vienna

Sometimes I believe everything happens for a reason. There are ups and downs and without downs, the ups would mean nothing. Just like without long, dull and grey winter days we probably wouldn’t appreciate spring with all its colors and flavours. That’s what I thought when I was walking in the Belvedere Botanical Garden looking at unbelievable beautiful violet crocuses… Read more →