There are no words to describe how much I love Sintra! I love going there every time I visit Portugal, if I have a chance. Sintra is located just 30 km away from Lisbon and is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The beauty and the history of the place is something that brings a lot of tourists every year. It is not just another touristy destination, though. Sintra has an incredible energy, interesting history and is definitely a spot for photographers. It is a place that makes me dream away. It is a must when in Lisbon, and I hope that my article will help you plan your trip and understand what is the best way to get around Sintra.
Hamburg is a beautiful city with interesting history and great vibes. It is famous for its harbor and the amazing “Speicherstadt”. It is also famous for its bad weather. What to do when it’s cold, raining and wet? One option is to stay at home under a blank with some hot tea, cookies and read a book… or netflix. But I had a few better ideas! Here is a list of different indoors activities to get you through the long grey winter in Hamburg.
Granada in Spain is a huge attraction for so many people from all over the world, mainly because of the Alhambra. This palace and fortress complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has definitely deserved its reputation as one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. A lot of people just take a day trip to Granada to explore the Alhambra and then move on. I guess if you are limited in time, it’s an option. However, I recommend you to stay longer, experience the incredible mix of cultures and enjoy what it has to offer. Granada has so many hidden gems and points of interest, and I have discovered some of them for you.
Gibraltar has always been a mysterious and a distant place for me. When I was small, I imagined it as a cold, misty place where the sea is rough and ships are breaking against the high cliffs. Don’t ask me how this kind of image of Gibraltar got into my head! To be honest I never hoped to find out how it really is — it was so far away from where I was growing up. In addition, I knew my Russian passport would require a very special visa to go to this place. Years later absolutely by chance I have got to find out that Gibraltar is a sunny and hot place, and even with my Russian passport I didn’t need a visa to go there.
Halkidiki, also spelled Chalkidiki, is a peninsula in Northern Greece. It is located not far from Thessaloniki on the Aegean Sea and consists of three so-called “fingers”: Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. It is a great vacation destination, which is, in my opinion, overlooked by some even experienced travelers. It seems that the gorgeous Greek islands are much more popular and there is relatively little known about the area of Halkidiki. If you are wondering what is Halkidiki like, read on.
Hamburg is a pearl in Northern Germany. There is so much to do and see in Hamburg! Also around Hamburg there are a lot of beautiful and interesting places you might want to check out. Old towns and beautiful cities, walking in nature or a day at the beach? There is literally everything. If you are looking for some great places for a day trip from Hamburg, I have you covered!All these places are available just an hour or so away from Hamburg’s city center.
Hamburg is one of the most amazing cities in Germany. I consider myself very lucky that I have accidentally came here and stayed. Hamburg is an international, open-minded city with a long history and truly amazing sights. Today I call this city my home. When my family and friends from abroad come for a visit I always plan something special for their stay and a tour of the city. So, I decided to put together a list of my favorite places and best sights in Hamburg that are a must see during a first visit for anyone who will find it via my blog. I hope you will get some ideas and inspiration for what to do and to see in Hamburg.
Road-trip is a great way to explore any country. It’s awesome to be independent from train or bus schedules. It also means that you can actually change your route as spontaneous as you want. My first ever road-trip was in Portugal, and it was amazing. Of course, we had a plan, but having a car gave us freedom and ability to be flexible. We got a chance to visit the best places in central Portugal, and also discovered some hidden gems.
London is one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities in the world. I wanted to visit it ever since I started to learn English, so when I finally did I was absolutely in love with it. London has so many beautiful, famous and also unusual places, and you can’t help but notice that this city is also very expensive! There are a lot of cheap flights to London from a lot of places in Europe, but prices for accommodation, food and transportation are really high. A great thing about London is that there are quite a lot of free tourist attractions. If you know where to go, you can discover amazing spots in London without paying a penny. There are quite a few famous places to visit for free in London, and I have collected my most favourite ones here.
Budapest is a great place to do some awesome sightseeing, experience the rich Eastern European culture, treat yourself to some great food, enjoy the most amazing nightlife and just relax.
A longer weekend in Copenhagen is a great idea. The city is very beautiful with lots of cute quarters. If you are around and have the chance of visiting Copenhagen, do it — you’ll love the views, colors and relaxed atmosphere. This is a kind of city, where you feel comfortable and can easily find your way around just after a couple of hours being there.
Madeira is one of the Portuguese island and is just great for an active vacation with some deep-dive into the local culture. Madeira is also my most favorite island! It has a volcanic origin, amazing cliffs, unusual vegetation, beautiful mountains, delicious food, friendly people and great weather. There are so many things to do on Madeira, so I think it’s a perfect destination for an active holiday.