The Christmas Markets of Bremen

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been fascinated with the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm called ‘Town Musicians of Bremen’. The story is about four mistreated domestic animals (a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) that decide to run away and become the town musicians of Bremen. My friends and I used to […]

The historical churches of Verona

A trip to Verona wouldn’t be complete without visiting the historical churches of the city. I’ve seen a lot of churches during my travels throughout Europe, but none of them can compare with the decadently decorated churches of Verona. The churches include Basilica di San Zeno, Verona Cathedral, Basilica di Santa Anastasia and San Fermo […]

My stay at The Hostello, the only hostel in Verona

Are you looking for an affordable place to stay in Verona? Apart from Airbnb, your options for budget lodging in the city are rather limited. That is, there’s only one hostel in Verona. But don’t despair, The Hostello is a terrific boutique hostel and a great base to explore Verona from. Location The Hostello is located […]

Staying at Atlas Pension in Karterados, Santorini

As soon as my flight to Santorini was booked, I started to search for places to stay. I had a couple of important criteria that had to be met. Although there are a number of cheap hostels on Santorini, I really wanted to stay in a private room. Also, I was looking for an affordable, […]

Travelling to Santorini in October: Pros and Cons

I travelled to Santorini at the end of October. I’d be lying if I say that I wasn’t a little bit concerned about visiting the island at the very end of the tourist season. Will the shops still be open? Will I be able to reach all the towns with public transportation? Will the weather […]

A quick, essential guide to Santorini

Santorini has been on my bucket list since I can remember, so I jumped at the first opportunity I had to visit this beautiful Greek island. Because Santorini is such a popular destination, there are lots of guides out there. This guide is different because it strips away all the fluffy anecdotes (more personal articles […]

A complete guide to Gouda

Gouda is one of my favourite cities in the Netherlands. It’s known for the medieval market square, the historic buildings and, of course, the food. And the food has to be phenomenal, right? After all, the city has a cheese named after it! As you probably know, Gouda is a mild, yellow Dutch cheese. It’s […]

The Rüdesheim am Rhein Christmas market

Rüdesheim am Rhein is a small village located on the banks of the Rhine River in western Germany. I only spent one night here en route to the Black Forrest, but it was enough time to enjoy the Christmas market. German Christmas markets are the best, and Rüdesheim am Rhein is no exception. The market Just […]

A complete guide to Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Monterosso al Mare is the oldest and biggest of the quintet villages that make up the Cinque Terre. This picturesque village is dived into two parts, an old town that is connected by a foot tunnel to the new town, also called Fagina. In the old part of town, you’ll find Piazza Garibaldi, churches, artisan […]

Getting naked at a European spa

This post is meant to be funny. It’s also extremely personal and deals with a sensitive subject matter: nudity. More specifically, me getting naked at a European spa. I’m blushing now just typing this sentence…Why then would I share such a private story? Perhaps something similar happened to you and you can relate. Amen to […]

The Christmas market in Gengenbach

A feast of lights and colours, Christmas is a magical time in Europe. But no one does Christmas quite as well as the Germans. From big cities to small villages, you’re likely to find a Christmas market in every German town. Gengenbach is no exception. This small town is located on the western edge of […]

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