Sintra

Bird’s Eye View Over Sintra

Sintra is a fairytale-esque town in Portugal and a popular day trip destination for travelers visiting Lisbon. In 1995 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible cultural landscape and architecture. Of the many stunning landmarks in Sintra is the Castle of the Moors which was built in the 8th & 9th…

Halloween Destinations in Europe

Halloween (Oct 31) is a celebration observed in many countries on the eve of All Saints Day (Nov 1). Scientists cannot agree on how exactly Halloween came into existence. Some say it has the roots in Celtic harvest festivals – thus having pagan roots -, while others say it has begun as a Christian holiday.

Bird’s Eye View Over Florence

This breathtaking perspective of Florence was our very first view of the city. We arrived in Florence just a couple of hours before this photo was taken, dumped our bags at our apartment, and headed straight to the Piazzale Michelangelo. We arrived by train from Rome and immediately noticed the change in pace; compared to…

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Budapest During Winter

Winter in Central-Eastern Europe conjures images of snow, mulled wine, and wearing an entire wardrobe so that you won’t feel cold outside. Over the past years, winter is quite mild in this area but the cold spells can show up anytime (like the 2016-2017 really cold temperatures in late December have proven). While most of…

A Short Layover in Budapest

It was during our return travel from Greece (n.a. in May 2017), that we ended up with a short layover in Budapest. And we made the best of it! Surely, we’ve been to Budapest many times before and we’ve also had layovers before, but this time, the sunny weather and light luggage made us explore…

Bird’s Eye View Over Helsinki

The photo was clicked in Helsinki, Finland’s capital, during my visit in August 2014. This is a bird’s eye view of Helsinki’s bustling water front, near the famous Presidential palace. The photo is specifically that of the east harbor side with the ferris wheel and the famous pink statue of a little bald boy urinating…

11 Reasons Why I Love Italy So Much

Yes, I love Italy. It wasn’t love at first sight, though. It was more of a “best friend turned lover” situation for me. My first trip to Italy was in March 2012. A very budget trip, with a super cheap flight we managed to grab from WizzAir. I discovered the olives, cheeses and that I…

Bird’s Eye View of Dubrovnik Croatia

Croatia is one of those destinations that is popping up on everyone’s bucket list lately, and rightly so! Every nook and cranny of this country is just stunning, including the awe-inspiring city of Dubrovnik. I’ve been to many major European cities, but I’ve never seen anything quite like the bird’s eye view of Dubrovnik, Croatia.…