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Switzerland ⛷️ 🏔️

What’s the first image that springs to mind when you think of Switzerland? If it’s cheese, chocolate, banking, or mountains, then you have the same impression of the country as most people. To the reality of these stereotypes, I am adding some more. Stereotype number 1: You know how they say that Switzerland is super […]

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Brugge, medieval and mysterious 📜

There is a post on my blog already dedicated to Flemish cities of Belgium . But I have decided that this city deserves one single post for itself. Even more, as I have been to Brugge many times, and as always, there is a place to discover something new. With its cobbled streets, crooked bridges, […]

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The Ardennes ⛰️

The Ardennes is the name given to a region of Belgium in the south that extends into Luxembourg, France and Germany. This southern region is totally different from the busy, industrial north. The things available to do in this region are as varied as you might imagine and include some great museums, plenty of beer […]

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York, UK

There is no proper introduction to this city as I arrived totally unprepared, being just a day before on the southwest of Europe (in Lisbon) – different lifestyle, different weather, different clothes… I arrived at noon to the train station without any excitements. Noticing firstly the Georgian houses. But then I passed the city walls […]

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Edinburgh, Scotland

3 days in Edinburgh! A weekend getaway 🙂 Except that we expected to see creepy, grey, sleepy, medieval town, but instead the sunshine was blessing us most of the weekend while we were running the gazes of the centre. First stop was the bar, of course! I mean, we arrived quite late to Edinburgh as […]

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Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Again some short weekend trip to some EU city. You gotta love it, right? Well, we did 🙂 We hopped on the plane Friday after work and landed to some cute hotel nearby airport in Girona. That night was reserved for spa and some nice tapas. The next day was about to explore the city […]

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Normandie ♠️

Easter was a trip to northern part of France: Normandie or historical Duchy of Normandy. Driving through its landscapes was total mind relaxation 🙂 Domfront On our way to Mont St Michel, we had an opportunity to stop in city of Domfront – established in the 6th century round the oratory of the hermit St. Front, […]

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Mont Saint Michel

Dating a French is hard. Twinkling with my blue slavic eyes while asking him if we can go to Mont Saint Michel – easy peasy. So our trip through Normandie started here… at some pre-area of Mont Sant Michel which is salty as the sea level goes on and off so the sheeps eat the […]

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Corsica – Île de Beauté

What a beautiful island! 🙂 Landed with AirCorsica some beautiful Thursday afternoon just shortly after French President Macron. My hotel was a splendid accommodation with a view on the Mediterranean. As my flight has been postponed couple of times, I decided – totally tired and exhausted – just to chill in my hotel and read […]

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Porto, Portugal

Short one day trip from Lisbon to Porto! Not much time plus the rain, but oh boy, we enjoyed! 🙂 We rented a car and cross the country driving for almost 4 hours. We arrived to the hill where from you can beautifully sea the river Douro that flows into the Atlantic ocean. With its historical core which was proclaimed a World […]

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Cyprus ⛵

So much mixed feeling s about this island/ country/ land… I didn’t get the best of its beaches because it was winter time – although 22 degrees everyday, I didn’t get the best of the Cypriot food because the locals were so hard to introduce always greek food and greek wine, I didn’t feel safe […]

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Saint Omer and Nazi bunker visit, France

A weekend trip to northern France. 🙂 The region is called Pas de Calais. It has been named due to its famous Saint Audomar who brought Christianity to the area. The first stop was the main square where the Christmas market was held. We decided to have a glass of champagne (which was surprisingly a […]

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Palace Pena, Sintra, Portugal

Travelling to Portugal for the third time, and trying to enter this beautiful palace for the third as well. Third is a charm – they say! 🙂 My friend picked me up at the airport. I had coul,e of hours free before my conference started, So we immediately went towards the city of Sintra – a […]

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Pairi Daiza zoo, Belgium

Pairi Daiza (formerly Paradisio) is a privately owned zoo and botanical garden located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. The park is thematically divided so we started with domestic animals 🙂 We continued towards the monkeys, but there was some garden on our way – perfect to take photos. Some ducks and guises before the monkeys 🙂 Finally the monkeys in cambodian temple… In […]