The Baltics: Vilnius, Lithuania – the G-spot of Europe?

Lithuania was my first stop on my 9-day backpacking through the Baltics (plus Helsinki). History wasn't kind to this country. Its independence was recognised in 1918 (precisely 100 years ago, which makes this year very special), but this didn't last for long. The 20th century was about to bring very bad news. We all know … Continue reading The Baltics: Vilnius, Lithuania – the G-spot of Europe?

Tivoli Gardens, you’re allowed to dream

The atmosphere in Copenhagen was definitely juvenile. That was my second thought when I stepped into the country, without knowing why. Age is really just a state of mind. When you live in a place where everyone is happy, where rudeness and meanness seem to be alien, where the system is fair and nobody will … Continue reading Tivoli Gardens, you’re allowed to dream

Budapest, the city of the recovered grandeur

I always need a “post-trip” period to properly absorb a new place I’ve visited, to have a more accurate realisation of its impression on me. Often I get a small souvenir for myself, for my little collection. Lately, my photographs have been my best souvenir. However, I’ve realised there is something that comes back with … Continue reading Budapest, the city of the recovered grandeur

Luxembourg, the tiny country with big rocks

I had the pleasure to add yet another country to my list of "conquests". It's one of those never in the top of travel bucket lists, and I wouldn't usually think about visiting. This country is Luxembourg. It's a tiny piece of land in Europe, and yet one of the wealthiest countries in the world, … Continue reading Luxembourg, the tiny country with big rocks

Vienna, the majestic

My first impression of Vienna was literally WOW. Perhaps because I was coming from Prague, a smaller and modest city in comparison, I was slightly overwhelmed when I arrived to the city. Vienna is definitely beautiful, charming, majestic. But intimidating in a way I wasn’t expecting. Every single building seem to have been built for … Continue reading Vienna, the majestic

Prague, the precious architectural maze

When it comes to writing about Prague, it's difficult to me to tell you what I liked the most. It seems it has its very own personality problem. If in daylight you are inspired by the pastel coloured buildings, in its dazzling Baroque style, by twilight, with the lights go out, it’s the gothicism of … Continue reading Prague, the precious architectural maze

Amsterdam: what I did

I’ve decided to put in a different post my personal tips based on my trip to Amsterdam. As you can read in my previous post, I just adored the city and it was all I was expecting and probably a slightly bit more! However, sometimes I need to make my brain stop being so poetic … Continue reading Amsterdam: what I did

Amsterdam, live & let live

Oh Amsterdam, Amsterdam… a city I wanted to visit for so, so long, and finally did! I think the fascination with Amsterdam started when I was really young, still a child I believe. My mum used to watch this Brazilian soap opera after dinner in our living room. I was never a big fan of … Continue reading Amsterdam, live & let live

Belgium, 4th Stop: Brussels, the Why So Serious

Brussels was my last stop, where I stayed for 2 nights, not really knowing what to expect from the capital of Belgium. When you think about Brussels, I believe that one of the first images coming to your head is politicians in suits and ties, shaking hands in yellow smiles, European Union, the Euro, the … Continue reading Belgium, 4th Stop: Brussels, the Why So Serious

Belgium, 1st Stop: Bruges, the Enchanted

I did my first real travelling solo to Belgium. Being able to get to Brussels by train so easily from London, finding nice prices and, best of all, having still some holidays to take off from work, I thought, what is stopping me? Not having company? Please, I've been used to doing things alone for a … Continue reading Belgium, 1st Stop: Bruges, the Enchanted