Prague in November

What is Prague like in November? It is too cold or too dark? What’s the typical weather? Is it a good time to visit Prague as a tourist? While some days in October may still feel like late summer with temperatures above 20°C not uncommon, the picture often changes quite [more…]

Places to Visit in Denmark

Most foreigners only know the capital Copenhagen, but there are many other places to visit in Denmark – medieval towns, Viking age monuments, sandy beaches, rugged coastlines, fairy tale castles, museums and galleries, and much more. Despite being a small country of less than 6 million, there are many things [more…]

Oslo City Hall

Oslo City Hall

To many people, Oslo City Hall (Radhuset or Oslo Radhus) is the most significant building in Oslo. Several factors have contributed to its fame: the prime location on Oslo’s harbourfront, the annual ceremony of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize (on 10 December each year) and its characteristic functionalist design. Oslo [more…]

Montmartre Funicular

Montmartre Funicular

One of the most popular places in Paris is the Montmartre Hill with Sacre Coeur Basilica on the top. There is a funicular that can take you to the top and it has been there for very long time – it was first opened in 1900 and completely rebuilt two [more…]

Venice Introduction, Facts and Figures

Venice: Introduction for First Time Visitors In the Middle Ages, the Venetian Republic (a city state) was a major maritime and commercial power and, thanks to its wealth, a centre of art for several centuries including the renaissance. The city was uniquely built on many small islands in the Venetian [more…]

Best Small Towns in the Czech Republic

Most visitors to the Czech Republic only visit Prague, which is undoubtedly amazing (it was my home for 9 years), but may feel a bit too touristy at times. On this page I will introduce some of the best “alternative” small towns to visit if you have an extra day [more…]

Best Resorts in South Fuerteventura

South Fuerteventura has some of the best and longest beaches in Canary Islands. Most of the beaches and tourist infrastructure are on the east/southeast coast – the resorts are (from north to south) Costa Calma, Esquinzo, and Morro Jable. The west/northwest coast is much more rugged and undeveloped (great for [more…]

Where to Stop between Vienna and Budapest

Vienna and Budapest are only 240km apart and travel by train, bus, or car takes three hours or less. If you are looking for interesting places to visit on the way, here are a few suggestions. Bratislava The capital of Slovakia is the biggest city between Vienna and Budapest. It [more…]

Which Is the Hottest Canary Island?

This is a common question asked especially by those considering a visit to the Canary Islands in winter. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer, because… … the differences in climate or weather between different places on the same island can be much bigger than the differences between different islands. Often [more…]

Where to Stay in Athens, Greece

Best Areas to Stay in Athens Athens are a big city, but the centre where most of the tourist attractions are located, where the concentration of hotels is high, and where most visitors actually prefer to stay, is very small. It is concentrated around the Acropolis (the landmark temple hill), [more…]