UNESCO sites

Edinburgh – the real Jekyll and Hyde city

Edinburgh might just be the most haunted and atmospheric city I've been to. And you know, it has had its fair share of serial killers, ghost stories and plague outbreaks. In the Old Town, memories from the Middle Ages lurk around every corner, in the dark alleyways and the moldering graveyards. MORE SCOTLAND TRAVEL TIPS: GET MAPS, ITINERARIES AND SCOTTISH PHRASES [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Destination, Europe, Scotland, UNESCO sites, Urban|12 Comments

Schönbrunn Palace, you are so schön

It seems the more I travel, the more I love history and architecture. So when I visited Vienna a few months ago, I went to the stunning and very famous Schönbrunn Palace. In German, the name means Beautiful Spring and I obviously had to see if it lived up to its name. MORE AUSTRIA TRAVEL TIPS: GET MAPS, ITINERARIES AND GERMAN PHRASES [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Austria, Destination, Europe, UNESCO sites|6 Comments

If you’re headed to Vienna, you’re doing things right

Craving a getaway to a cultural city of world-renowned cake, classic architecture and all-around perfect enchantment? Welcome to Vienna. The Austrian capital is flecked with coffee houses, museums, history and imperial palaces. And the best part is that everything is in super close range. Most of Vienna's major attractions are located around the Ringstrasse, a historic city center that is easily visited [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Austria, Destination, Europe, UNESCO sites, Urban|2 Comments

Hallstatt, Austria is borderline perfect

Hallstatt, Austria, my dear readers and friends: I have found another fairytale place in Europe, besides Lauterbrunnen, Colmar and Lake Bled. I'll spare you the cliches about how it's a hidden gem and let the pictures speak for themselves. Aside from being the most beautiful place in Austria, Hallstatt is more than 7,000 years old. Sure, in the summer it seems to accommodate [...]

By | August 7th, 2016|Austria, Destination, Europe, UNESCO sites|8 Comments

Salzburg – the city of Mozart and Sound of Music

Ah Salzburg...! The city of Mozart and Sound of Music; famous for its mountainous backdrop and baroque UNESCO Old Town. Salzburg was the first stop on my trip through Austria and I was super excited to spend four days there. Want the full Sound of Music experience while you're reading this post? Stop everything you're doing, follow [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Austria, Destination, Europe, UNESCO sites, Urban|8 Comments

Bamberg is irresistibly charming

Have you heard of Bamberg before? I hadn't until recently. When I was planning a trip to Bavaria in Germany, a friend recommend I went there and see how beautiful it was. "It's a UNESCO site," she said. "And only a 1-hour train ride from Nuremberg." So I followed her advice and went to Bamberg. MORE GERMANY TRAVEL TIPS: GET MAPS, [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Destination, Europe, Germany, UNESCO sites|12 Comments

Magical Lauterbrunnen and the 72 waterfalls

Lauterbrunnen is one of the most beautiful places I've been in my life. What makes it out-of-this-world is the perfect combination of majestic water wonders, the towering steep rock walls and the Alps' magical charm. And I'm not the only one who's been smitten by this Swiss piece of heaven. Lauterbrunnen's thunderous waterfalls and dramatic cliffs have inspired [...]

A tale of two ancient cities: Pula and Porec

Istria with its ancient cities, countryside charm and aromatic food is without doubt amazing. I've been there twice already and oh, I'll definitely be back, alright! Aside from Rovinj, I was most impressed by Pula and Poreč when we're talking about history and foreign architectural style. All of Istria has been inhabited since prehistoric times so both Pula and Poreč [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Croatia, Destination, Europe, UNESCO sites, Urban|2 Comments