When in Rome – Top Attractions of the Eternal City

Some visitors are in search of Ancient Rome – the city of Caesar and Nero, some are interested in seeing St. Peter’s Basilica and the amazing collection of arts from Vatican Museums, others simply want to have a taste of La Dolce Vita. Whatever your reason for visiting it, the Eternal City will for sure not disappoint you. Considered for centuries the „capital of the world“, Rome is a fascinating city, a place like no other, an open air museum where ancient history and modern times coexist in perfect harmony. Rome has so many wonderful spots that was hard for […]


Chiaramonti Museum and New Wing inside Vatican Museum

Touring the Vatican Museums

It may be the tiniest state in the world, but Vatican City has one of the largest and most spectacular museums you will ever see. Spread on over 43.000 m² and exhibiting more than 20.000 pieces of art collected by the Popes throughout the centuries, Vatican Museums – together with St. Peter’s Basilica – are a must-see during your time in Rome. After Louvre, the Vatican Museums are the most visited museums in the world, so if you do not want to spend hours in the line outside the museums, I strongly recommend you purchase tickets online. The general admission ticket […]


Inside St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican

A Photo Journey through St. Peter’s Basilica

When it comes to magnificent churches, no other city in the world can compete with Rome. The Eternal City is filled with more than 900 churches and chapels and among these is the largest and most spectacular of all churches, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican. Built on what is believed to be the tomb of St. Peter, the Basilica is one of the holiest Catholic shrines and is visited by more than 5 million pilgrims and tourists every year. Short History St. Peter, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus, whom He ordained “the rock on which I will build […]


St. Peter's square seen from the top of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city, Rome, Italy

A Visit to the Holy City of Vatican – a Dream Come True

We were crossing one of the city’s numerous bridges, when Bogdan told me not to turn and look around until we reach THE viewing spot. We continued walking until we almost got to the other end of the bridge and then I turned around with my eyes closed. I knew that when I will open them, the view will either meet my expectations or it will disappoint me, as sometimes happens when you desire something for years and set your expectations very high. But when I opened my eyes I realized it wasn’t the case. The view in front of […]


Viewing Pena Palace from the top of the Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal

Fairytale Sintra

Less than 30 km away from Lisbon, hidden in woodlands, you will find the fairytale town of Sintra, with its rainbow palaces, century-old castles, exotic gardens and breathtaking sceneries. Once a sanctuary of the Portuguese royalty, this region is nowadays a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited tourist attractions of Portugal. We visited Sintra as a day trip from Lisbon, but once we arrived there, we felt like a world apart from Portugal’s bustling capital city, as Sintra is an oasis of peace and greenness. As we knew there is a lot to see in Sintra, […]


Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal

Must-See Attractions of Lisbon (2)

After spending one day visiting the main attractions located farther away from Lisbon city center, you should dedicate the second day to exploring the important landmarks situated in the central neighborhoods of the city. Where should you start? That depends on the location of your accommodation or where you will find a good parking place for your car. As we were accommodated near Lisbon, we traveled to the city by car, parked in the parking lot of the Port of Lisbon and paid for an entire day just 8€. From there we could walk to all the places we planned […]


Overview over Lisbon with Ponte 25 Abril and Sanctuary of Christ the King in the background

Must-See Attractions of Lisbon (1) 1

While researching our trip to Lisbon, I realized that the capital of Portugal, although one of the oldest and prettiest cities in Europe, is underestimated. If Paris, Rome or London are always on top of travel rankings, Lisbon is not that popular and honestly, I find this unfair, as it is charming, full of historic spots, close to the ocean and the sunniest capital city of Europe. What else could you ask from a city? Short history The city built on seven hills is one of the oldest cities in the world (older than Rome) and has a very rich […]


Praia da Marinha in Algarve, Portugal

What you shouldn’t miss in Algarve

Algarve is one of the best known European summer destinations. The sandy golden beaches, long sunny season and crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract millions of tourists every year. Yet, this Portuguese region is worth visiting, not just for sunbathing and swimming, but also for its scenic and spectacular landscapes. If you want to have an active holiday, but spend also a couple of days lying in the sun, this is the place for you. As you know by now, we don’t like to sunbath, so we don’t often choose to go to beach destinations. But Algarve is another […]


Sunset at Boca do Inferno in Cascais, Portugal

16 Places that will make you fall in love with Portugal 1

Imagine secluded beaches, wild sceneries, rainbow castles, medieval cathedrals and captivating cities, all together in one country. You would say this is a fairytale country, right? Well, this fairytale country exists on the Iberic Peninsula and is called Portugal. As this became one of my favorite places in Europe, I will try to show you in 16 pictures what makes it so special, so be prepared to fall in love with Portugal and put it on your travel list. Begin the journey in the south, on its picture-perfect beaches. Take a boat trip to the world famous Benagil Cave Finish […]


Valletta by day seen from Sliema

Malta – Good to Know Before You Go

Now you know what you shouldn’t miss when visiting Malta island, Gozo and Valletta, but I am sure you are also interested in some practical tips that will make your trip a lot easier to plan and enjoy. How to get to Malta So, let’s begin with how you can get there. There are two main ways to travel to Malta: by plane from a multitude of cities from Europe, North Africa or Middle East, or by ferry from Sicily. The vast majority of you will choose to go to Malta by plane, so I will concentrate on this option. […]