Romanian food: You’ll be surprised

Before I visited, I had no idea what Romanian food was like or if I'd even like it. But now I know that a) despite various vampire myths, garlic is a main ingredient in many local dishes, b) pork is king, and c) they have some bizarre dishes for the adventurous souls only - I'll tell you more about that in a minute. [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Destination, Europe, Food, Romania, Tips|6 Comments

The most delicious food in Slovakia

So, what exactly is Slovakian food? I asked myself that question before arriving in Košice and found out that it packs a punch of cabbage, dumplings and stews. It kind of reminded me of dinner at my grandma's, which was high-fat, but very down-to-earth. In this post I'll share some of the dishes I had in Slovakia [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Destination, Europe, Food, Slovakia, Tips|16 Comments

Everything I ate in Budapest – Taste Hungary

Let's just begin by saying that the food scene in Budapest surprised me. Yes. It’s giving me really good vibes even right now. I expected paprika and goulash and lots of stews, but I wasn't prepared for the gorgeous cakes, the vast International food, the horse salami or beef tongue. As a foodie I looove discovering new food stops [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Destination, Europe, Food, Hungary|16 Comments

City Residence – the best hotel in Kosice

City Residence was basically my first meeting with Slovakia, and it was very positive. The hotel is located in the center of Košice town, just a short walk from the pedestrian street and plenty of bars and restaurants. MORE SLOVAKIA TRAVEL TIPS: GET MAPS, ITINERARIES AND SLOVAKIAN PHRASES CITY RESIDENCE, KOSICE I was welcomed to City Residence by a super [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Accommodation, Destination, Europe, Slovakia|0 Comments

Austria Trend Hotel has the best view in Salzburg

I was recently in Salzburg where I stayed at the Austria Trend Hotel. With a super convenient location, just 100 meters from the train station, it couldn't have been more ideal for my day trips to Hallstatt and Liechtensteinklamm gorge. Plus, check out the view I had from my room ↑  MORE AUSTRIA TRAVEL TIPS: GET MAPS, ITINERARIES AND GERMAN PHRASES [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Accommodation, Austria, Destination, Europe, Luxury, Tips|4 Comments

Traveling alone as a woman: When solo travel is scary

At the bus station in Tallinn, I met a nice, orderly lady. She was in her late 50's or early 60's, gray-haired, tall and from Italy. While getting our bags from the bus, we talked about travel plans and I told her that I was heading to Russia. She stopped unloading the bags and looked straight at me: "Alone? Is that a [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Confessions, Destination, Europe, Inspirational, Russia, Solo Travel, Tips|28 Comments