Marrakesh, the last and too short stop

Finally and unfortunately got to the end of this trip. I was anticipating Marrakesh so badly, I had been dreaming of visiting the city for so long. And yet, I was only there for a day and a half. It is now enough to know I want to go back one day. So colourful, so … Continue reading Marrakesh, the last and too short stop

Tangier, the 7th (short) stop

We stayed for about a day in Tangier. Arrived before lunchtime, having sunshine to welcome us, and departed when it was already pitch dark to Marrakech, on an overnight train. We weren't going to be there for long, but I was told it was probably enough and my first impression told me the same. The … Continue reading Tangier, the 7th (short) stop

Volubilis, Morocco – a brief stop into a Roman past

Tell me about ancient civilizations, fallen Empires, and I am all ears. For a brief time as a child I wanted to be an archeologist. Yes, excavating things from the past sounded like a very exciting job, but soon I came to realise it looked a lot more excited in the movies than in real … Continue reading Volubilis, Morocco – a brief stop into a Roman past

A 2nd time in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

This time it was cold. The forecast was -15 Celsius degrees for one of the days. On the plane I could see the mountains covered in white, and when landing little pieces of cloud or falling on us.  I had been in Sarajevo before and was not impressed. This was yet another work trip. And … Continue reading A 2nd time in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

A short photo gallery of Paris

The view from the Arc du Triomphe  I've written about Paris. How I could never see the magic people see in this city so often. The ultimate romantic destination, home of the haute couture, the highest fashion labels I can only admire from a distance. The birthplace of artists and philosophers, the city of the … Continue reading A short photo gallery of Paris

Fall inspiration from Stockholm

I couple weeks ago, a couple friends and I went for a weekend in Stockholm. We had the flights booked for a long time. It was the perfect time and hours for a weekend break from a Saturday morning to a Sunday evening. It was indeed a very short time, but I had a taste … Continue reading Fall inspiration from Stockholm

The Baltics: Tallinn, Estonia – the real-life medieval fair

When arriving in Estonia, I was feeling pretty exhausted. It was already late in the day and I had been travelling non-stop for five days already (not that I'm complaining). Plus, to make things a bit worse, the weather looked awful. I could see the heavy and dark clouds getting closer as we approached Tallin. … Continue reading The Baltics: Tallinn, Estonia – the real-life medieval fair

The Baltics: Trakai, Lithuania – a dreamy stop for tired eyes

Not too far from Vilnius (a 30 minutes train ride west), you'll find an idyllic place called Trakai. It has only about 6,000 inhabitants, but it was once the capital of the country in medieval times. Its main attraction is the Trakai castle. In Gothic style, it is definitely in the right place, picture-perfect, lying … Continue reading The Baltics: Trakai, Lithuania – a dreamy stop for tired eyes

The Chapel of Bones and a bit of Évora

There is a lot of cool things to do in Portugal, but I assume most foreigners can only think of this country surrounded by an aura of joy - the beaches, the sunny skies, the overall warm weather especially during summer. Truth to be told, there is a lot more about this little country. Since … Continue reading The Chapel of Bones and a bit of Évora