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Dreaming about the best European vacation? Just navigate further in the sub-menus to choose based on a country. As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our European Travel Stories, feel inspired, and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

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The medieval town of Carcassone

The medieval town of Carcassonne – It’s more than a board game

The medieval town of Carcassonne is a fabulous place, it looks like a perfect castle coming right out from a fairy-tale. Carcassonne is best known for La Cité, a double walled old castle, with massive ramparts and strong fortifications. We had the chance to visit the medieval town of Carcassonne in November 2021, on a long weekend, among a lot of other tourists. Here we are going to share our experiences and recommendations if you are up to get there.

Tátika Castle Zalaszántó

Tátika Castle – Zalaszántó

In this article, Tátika Castle – Zalaszántó, we would like to share with you a hidden medieval castle in the heart of Hungary, in Zalaszántó, the Tátika Castle – which is called in Hungarian: Tátika Fellegvár.

The medieval castle of Visegrád

Maybe the most emblematic building of Visegrád which is commonly just referred as the medieval castle of Visegrád, and with this emphasising the cultural value of the respect-demanding complex peaking on the top of the Várhegy. 1 About the medieval castle of Visegrád2 Danube Bend – Dunakanyar3 Entry fees4 How to get to Visegrád4.1 By …

Visiting Hallstatt, the most romantic village of Austria

Visiting Hallstatt is always a good idea! Yes, it is, as depending on which part of the year we are travelling to the village, it shows us a different side. More vibrant colours during summer, with an emerald green shade on the lake, while in winter all the roofs are covered by snow. This time …

Venice post-pandemic. A visit to Venice stereotypes after COVID-19

To visit Venice post-pandemic is a trip to nowhere. Well, nowhere different. Nothing has changed since the Venice we knew from before. Venice is still overcrowded, almost worn out, pricey and decadent, but stunning, dreamy, great and a lesson of history itself at every corner.  1 How is to visit Venice post-pandemic?2 Are still valid …

The fishermen lake of Bokod – The Hungarian Bora Bora

1 A floating village on water2 The history of the lake3 How to visit the fishermen lake of Bokod4 Services around the lake of Bokod5 Where to stay around the lake of Bokod A floating village on water One of the hidden treasures of Hungary is the Fishermen Lake of Bokod (in Hungarian: Bokodi tó). …

Bory Castle, Székesfehérvár – The symbol of eternal love

The Bory Castle – in Hungarian is called the Bory-vár – is a special group of buildings in the Old Valley of Székesfehérvár, in the Mária Valley, built and decorated by Jenő Bory (1879–1959), an architect, sculptor and painter from Székesfehérvár, Hungary. 1 The history of Bory Castle in Székesfehérvár 2 About the architecture of …

What to do in Veszprém – Much more than handball

If you wonder what to do in Veszprém, you have arrived at the right site. The first thing you need to know is that Veszprém is a handball capital. Indeed, Veszprém is a very important town for worldwide handball but is much more than handball.  Probably, you have planned to visit the town as a …

24 hours in Venice. Bridge of Rialto on Grand Canal on Venice post-pandemic.

24 hours in Venice

It’s hard to name any more romantic city in the world than Venice. So it’s not surprising that it’s also hard to name one more crowded by tourists. But what to do if you have only a limited time in Venezia and would like to bring the most out of your time? How to visit …

Pézenas in one day

What to do in Pézenas in one day? Pézenas captivates visitors with its history, culture, ancient architecture and great craftsmanship. Sculptors, potters, cabinetmakers, glassblowers and many others contribute to the rich heritage of the region. Nevertheless, the character who stands out in the history of the town is Molière. Pézenas has as well an excellent …

The castle of Sümeg – The Hungarian medieval icon

The castle of Sümeg is one of the most interesting fortresses in Hungary. Even though it is still under renovation it is open again for visitors. Some works are going on the inner building façades but it is possible to visit and enjoy the activities inside.   1 Ready for visitors2 How to get to …

Szigligeti Vár – The Balaton Castle

Szigligeti Vár, the Balaton Castle, as many locals and tourists call it, is an impressive medieval fortress with awesome lake views. Actually, it is the only castle of its type visitable on the shore of Lake Balaton.  Click here for more information about Lake Balaton and discover one of its most hidden secrets! The castle dates …

day trip to montserrat

A day trip to Montserrat – Un día de lluvia en Barcelona – part 3.

1 About the “Un día de lluvia en Barcelona” series2 About Montserrat3 What to visit during your day trip to Montserrat3.1 Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey3.2 The Black Virgin in the Basilica of Montserrat3.3 The colorful candles on Cami de l’Ave Maria3.4 The facade of the Cathedral3.5 The contrast of nature & architecture3.6 Arches & …

Teruel exists

Teruel exists!

Yes, it does, and actually, I feel a bit uncomfortable to write like this about such a nice, friendly, culturally important, and architecture-wise super interesting and picturesque town, a capital of a province in Aragon. Also makes me a bit disappointed the fact that people have to be reminded that this area does exist and …

Discover Albarracín

Discover Albarracín, a great Mudejar town in Aragón, Spain

To discover Albarracín can be one of the best experiences in a Spanish tour. Albarracín is a walled town of just over a thousand inhabitants, but is probably the greatest example of a Mudejar town in Spain.  1 What is Mudejar? 2 Reasons to discover Albarracín  3 A bit of history of Albarracín4 How to arrive to …

perfect medieval village

The perfect medieval village: Montfalcó Murallat

Either if you are an expert in medieval villages or not, Montfalcó Murallat, the perfect medieval village will stun you. Montfalcó Murallat is authentic, real and unknown. Everybody likes Medieval villages and that makes them touristy and usually overcrowded. This is not happening in Montfalcó Murallat. The village dates from 11th Century in the Romanesque …

The Hungarian Queen of the Vallbona Abbey

1 About the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona2 The Hungarian Queen of Aragon3 How to get to Vallbona de les Monges4 Where to stay in Vallbona de les Monges5 What to visit around Vallbona de les Monges About the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona Vallbona Abbey, otherwise the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona (Catalan: Santa …

reasons to visit the city of huesca

The city of Huesca – 10 reasons to visit the capital of Huesca province, in Aragon

Huesca is a city in north-eastern Spain, within the autonomous community of Aragon. It is also the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and of the comarca of Hoya de Huesca. In 2009 it had a population of 52,059, almost a quarter of the total population of the province. The city is one of the smallest provincial capitals in Spain, but you …

More than a Roman aqueduct – 10 reasons to visit Segovia city

Once they announced that we would be allowed to leave Catalonia again, after 6 months of municipal, county-wise, provincial, regional and whatever completely non-sense territorial lockdowns – exactly as of the day of 12th of May, 2021, which in my opinion should be a public holiday as of now, when people again could have access …

History, literature and some more reasons to go to Salamanca

Probably you have heard about this old Spanish city before, but if you are reading this article maybe you are looking for reasons to go to Salamanca. Here we will discover 10 reasons to go to the most famous University City in Spain.  Salamanca is a historical town, with an incredible heritage and a vivid …

what to do on a rainy day in barcelona

What to do on a rainy day in Barcelona?! Un día de lluvia en Barcelona – part 2.

This article is the second chapter of the “Un día de lluvia en Barcelona” series. We would like to give you some ideas about what people could do on a rainy day in Barcelona city. The plan is to provide you with a complete itinerary for a day when the weather is not that pleasant, …

Why travel to Spain is Covid-19 safe this summer 2021

In this article we will explain why travel to Spain is Covid-19 safe this summer 2021. Are you considering going for the best Mediterranean destination? Are you eager to enjoy wonderful beaches, amazing cultural heritage and the best gastronomy in Europe? Spain is your place. Just go, you will be on the safe side. Check here …

The castle of guimera

A hidden gem in Lleida province – The Castle of Guimerà

Recently we had the chance to travel a bit in Catalonia, as for Easter break it was finally allowed to leave the counties. Of course, we immediately lived with the opportunity and made a little “vuelta” including Vall de Boí, Vall d’Aran, and some medieval remains of Lleida province, like Guimerà as well. Guimerà is …

The 12 + 1 most beautiful villages of Vall d’Aran

Have you ever been to Vall d’Aran? Not yet? Let’s join us in this full review of the 12 + 1 most beautiful villages in Vall d’Aran (Arán Valley). This territory has a unique history and a singular culture that goes beyond its connection with the nearby sky resorts. Actually, Vall d’Aran offers very diverse …

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