Posts By: Petra

Visit Krakow – the Royal Capital City of Poland

Visit Krakow – the Royal Capital City of Poland                       Krakow, situated on the Vistula River, is one of the oldest cities in Poland dating back to the 7th century. Started out as a Stone Age settlement, Krakow grew out to be Poland’s second most important city and one of the leading centres of Polish… Read more »

Visit the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands, consisting of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, are situated just off the coast of Normandy, only a short hop away from Britain and mainland Europe. The two larger islands (Jersey, the biggest one, and Guernsey) are the main entry points when visiting the islands with plenty of flight and ferry options… Read more »

Visit the Hebrides – Part 2 – The Outer Hebrides

THE OUTER HEBRIDES The Outer Hebrides (or otherwise known as the Western Islands) are remote, windswept and barren places where the predominantly Gaelic-speaking inhabitants traditionally make their living from fishing, weaving and livestock, though renewable energy is a growing business here. Although, today easily accessible by ferry or plane, once you arrive here, you will… Read more »

Visit the Hebrides – Part 1 – The Inner Hebrides

The Hebrides consist of an archipelago of more than a hundred islands (of which around 50 are inhabited) situated just off the rugged west coast of Scotland. This is an isolated, remote and truly magical place boasting with impressive mountainscapes, ancient stone monuments, flourishing wildlife and some of Europe’s best beaches. Visiting the Hebrides is… Read more »

Visit the English Riviera

The English Riviera is a stretch of 22-mile-long spectacular coastline in South Devon, consisting of the resort towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, or otherwise known as the Torbay area. Torbay, already a popular holiday destination for its great views, sandy beaches and mild climate, was first referred to as the “English Riviera” in Victorian… Read more »

Visit Andorra – The Gem of the Pyrenees

Nestled between France and Spain in the rugged mountain ranges of the eastern Pyrenees, the Principality of Andorra is the sixth smallest country in Europe. The present principality was formed in 1278 and is headed by two co-princes – the Bishop of Urgell (Catalonia) in Spain and – the President of France. Its capital and… Read more »

Visit Bordeaux – The Pearl of Aquitaine

Visit Bordeaux Boasting with the title of being the largest UNESCO-listed urban World Heritage site, Bordeaux has the highest number of well-preserved historical buildings and monuments in France, after Paris. With its beautiful, pedestrian-only Old Town, wealth of neoclassical architecture and world-class wine, Bordeaux should be high on your bucket list. This port city, capital… Read more »

Visit Pozsony/Pressburg/Bratislava

Situated in south-west Slovakia at the foothills of the Little Carpathians with the River Danube winding through it, Bratislava (historically known as Pressburg in German or Pozsony in Hungarian) is a city steeped in history and culture. Pozsony’s history dates back to the 10th century when it became part of the Kingdom of Hungary and… Read more »

Visit Copenhagen – Scandinavia’s X-Factor

Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Today, famous for its pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streets, cultural attractions and award-winning restaurants boasting with 15 Michelin-star restaurants, Copenhagen is one of the most popular European destinations in Europe. It is also recognised as… Read more »