Łazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland

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 →

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 →