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The Venice Biennale 2015

The Venice Biennale 2015

From art to dance; architecture to film – the Venice Biennale is a showstopper of an event. Running in 2015 from May 9-November 22, the theme of All the World’s Futures has offered creative types myriad ways to express themselves. The Biennale dates back to 1895, when it was limited to just art. The 1930s…Continue Reading

Uoksas – foodie oasis in Kaunas

Uoksas – foodie oasis in Kaunas

Lithuania’s second city might be a a bit slow off the mark compared the culinary revolution afoot in the capital but there’s a place well worth visiting should you find yourself here. Working with mainly locally and preferably organically sourced ingredients the team here are challenging preconceptions about Lithuanian cuisine, one dish at a time.…Continue Reading

Salzburg Day Trip Ideas

Salzburg Day Trip Ideas

Doing some Bavarian mountain hiking (or just looking) and a trip to the Eagle’s Nest are two popular day trips from Salzburg. But the Austrian region here has a number of interesting possibilities, beyond the typical. Consider spending an extra night in Salzburg and arranging a one or two day car rental if you want…Continue Reading

Movies set and shot in Budapest

Movies set and shot in Budapest

Budapest is beautiful. Gorgeous buildings, grand boulevards, it’s a photographer’s dream. And film producers see a lot to love there too. The city has become a major film destination in Central Europe for producers interested in replicating just about any European city. Government incentives, lower labor costs and a diversity of architecture contribute to its…Continue Reading

Where to Buy Event Tickets

Where to Buy Event Tickets

Once you’ve booked your Central & Eastern Europe vacation package the next thing to do is work out what you’re doing with your spare time. We’re often asked by our guests where they can buy tickets for cultural events, festivals and concerts so we’ve compiled this list of the most comprehensive and official sites for…Continue Reading

Kaziukas Folk Fair in Vilnius

Kaziukas Folk Fair in Vilnius

Held in Vilnius annually in early March, the Kaziukas folk arts and crafts fair dates back to the early 17th century. The fair occupies a large part of the city center, from Gediminas Avenue, Cathedral Square, Pilies Street, all the way to the Orthodox Cathedral and almost to the borders of the Uzupis neighborhood. Whoever…Continue Reading

Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament

Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament

Described by its detractors as a giant Stalinist wedding cake, Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament, also referred to as the People’s Palace, is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.  Architect Anca Petrescu was just 28 years old when she designed this gargantuan edifice on the orders of Romania’s feared dictator Nicolae…Continue Reading