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Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Vienna

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Vienna

Vienna is is renowned worldwide for its opera and classical music and a frequent request from our guests is the inclusion of a night at the opera or a classical concert on the Vienna leg of a European tour. When is opera/classical season? A key point to remember is that like many other European cities’Continue Reading

Michelin-starred Fingerfood in Salzburg

Michelin-starred Fingerfood in Salzburg

Salzburg has a few Michelin-starred restaurants but by far the most innovative has to be Carpe Diem – subtitled ‘Finest Fingerfood’, in Salzburg’s Old Town. The space itself has very clean lines and attractive functional furniture, with either bar stool and high table seating or regular tables inside and more lounge-like seating available outside. TheContinue Reading

When to Visit Croatia

When to Visit Croatia

The decision of when to vacation in Croatia is driven by many different factors, but the main ones are what the weather is likely to be and what you intend to do there. Croatia’s geography makes it interesting in terms of climate. Being so long, the average temperatures in the very south (Dubrovnik) are oftenContinue Reading

Festivals in Prague this Fall

Festivals in Prague this Fall

The summer has been wall-to-wall festivals it seems and they thin out a bit as the leaves start to turn red. Here’s the JayWay pick for our guests this fall. Staropramen Smichov Open Air 7 September 2013 A few years ago Staropramen used to throw open the doors of the brewery’s courtyard and outdoor areasContinue Reading

Fall Festivals in Budapest

Fall Festivals in Budapest

In Budapest it seems there’s always a festival of some kind going on. In the autumn months they’re a bit more spaced out but if you happen to be in town when one is on, it’s worth getting down there to check it out. And if your visiting before mid September, make sure to readContinue Reading

Lake Balaton Flickr Photoset

Lake Balaton Flickr Photoset

Some of the JayWay team got together for a mid-season meetup by Lake Balaton in Hungary earlier this month. Balaton is Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake and covers an area of 229 square miles, though it’s also very shallow, with an average depth of 3.2m/10ft, meaning it heats up quite quickly. Basing ourselves at Balatonfüred on theContinue Reading

The Raw & The Cooked in Dubrovnik

The Raw & The Cooked in Dubrovnik

A tale of two seafood centric restaurants in Dubrovnik You might remember the Fine Young Cannibals second studio album, The Raw & The Cooked. It went to number 1 in the US, Canada, Australia and UK album charts in 1989. That was over 20 years ago. Which is about how long it took, since theContinue Reading

Prague’s Best Value Lunch Menus

Prague’s Best Value Lunch Menus

The JayWay pick of 3 restaurants offering great value lunch menus – a handy way to try slightly lighter portions of fantastic food for much less than evening prices.Continue Reading

A Guest’s Thank You Note

A Guest’s Thank You Note

Most of the time on our blog we do the writing but this week we’re leaving that to one of our wonderful guests, Samantha Geracht, who wrote this thank you note to Antonia, our local representative in Croatia. Samantha and her 8 other family members visited Croatia in July 2013 with 8 of her family members,Continue Reading

New Flickr Photo set: Split

New Flickr Photo set: Split

On a recent trip to Split we took the opportunity to snap a few photos to add to our Split photo album on the website. The high resolution versions of these are now available on Flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial ShareAlike license so if you’d like to use any of the photos for non-commercial purposes, asContinue Reading

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