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The Best Spa Towns in Central and Eastern Europe

The Best Spa Towns in Central and Eastern Europe

Some very relaxing news for visitors to Central and Eastern Europe: a new international project has united the best spa towns in Central and Eastern Europe in an effort to earn UNESCO recognition. The Great Spas of Europe project is the result of eight years of collaboration between the Czech Republic, the UK, Germany, Austria,… Continue Reading

Views over Vilnius

Views over Vilnius

Apart from the gradual slope from the Old Town area to Cathedral Square and the cone-shaped Castle Hill, Central Vilnius is rather flat, so it’s not hard to find places to get a panoramic view of the whole city. There are plenty of vantage points to choose from. Castle Hill If you’re close to Cathedral… Continue Reading

Your Reading List for Krakow

Your Reading List for Krakow

This week we continue our book blog series with the beautiful city of Krakow. Poland’s second largest city, behind Warsaw, Krakow is the country’s most popular tourist destination. Visiting Krakow is a thrill. It’s full of history, architecture, and great cuisine. Once the royal capital of Poland, Krakow came out of WWII unscathed, unlike the… Continue Reading

Your Reading List for Berlin

Your Reading List for Berlin

This week we continue our book blog series with the legendary city of Berlin. Berlin has been the fastest-changing city in Europe since the wall came down in the late 1980s. It is the capital of Germany and the country’s largest city. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin is a… Continue Reading

Your Reading List for Venice

Your Reading List for Venice

This week we continue our books for travel blog series with the legendary city of Venice! One of the highlights of Italy, Venice is a place with unmistakeable romantic charm. It’s a truly unique destination unlike any other. There are more than 100 islands in the Venetian lagoon that make up the city. They’re connected… Continue Reading

Your Reading List for Rome

Your Reading List for Rome

American writer Anatole Broyard said that Rome was “A poem pressed into service as a city.” When you visit Rome you’ll know exactly what he meant. But in fact you don’t have to visit Rome to get a feel for the magic of The Eternal City. And we might add that many works of fiction have… Continue Reading

Visiting Trieste: A City Combining Cultures

Visiting Trieste: A City Combining Cultures

Trieste is a city like no other. A true mix of cultures, Trieste exudes Italian, Austrian and Slovenian influences. That’s what makes visiting Trieste so special: you can experience different cuisines, architectures and cultures all on one holiday in a single destination. This has always been a city in-between. Let’s take a look at how you… Continue Reading

Your Reading List for Budapest

Your Reading List for Budapest

In this week’s books for travel blog post we move to the beautiful city of Budapest, known by locals as “Paris on the Danube.” Budapest is a gorgeous destination for travel in Central Europe, and a very cultured city. Visiting Budapest will be the highlight of any European vacation. Are you interested in history, architecture,… Continue Reading

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