Another perfect weekend getaway: Romania

Probably, Romania is one of few countries where any weather is reasonable and has its advantages. Take the rain and fog and imagine how authentic the Transylvanian castles will look like in this ambience close to that you depict after watching all those Dracula movies… Take the snowfall and envision the cozy small Brasov all covered in white… The weather when the sun is shining does not need a separate presentation.

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On the way to Peles Castle

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Quick look at the Tegernsee from above

Another place is checked off from my endless travel bucket list: Tegernsee in Bavaria. The surroundings of this lake, Bavarian Alps and the Tirol, are a very famous hiking destination in general. But after I have seen this view of Tegernsee (better quality here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Tegernsee_vom_Wallberg_14.jpeg), I got an idee fixe to see it exactly form the same point:

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15 tips about Malta

Already during the trip we agreed that we loved Malta. It was a four-day trip with a group of friends and this island (more exactly, three islands if you count Gozo and Camino), fit perfect for our mission: drive all around, have fun, chill on the beach, eat, drink, no drama. And here are my tips what to do in this country if you are there for a long weekend and want to pick the best.

 

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Blue lagoon, Comino, Malta

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A weekend away in Morocco

When we announced that we fly to Morocco for a long weekend (literally, for two and a half days), all our friends and colleagues were concerned in our sanity. Indeed, we spent every day at least five hours on the road sitting in bus or train or plane or waiting for our flight. Flying to Brussels after work and then to Rabat-Sale. Taking a five-hour bus to and back from Chefchaouen. Returning to Rabat-Sale by train from Fez. Flying back home over Brussels. Sounds like a lot. Yes, it is. But I assure you, on our very first day we concluded: Morocco is so much worth all this travelling fuss!

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On the road in Morocco

 

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Island-hopping in Portugal this may. Stop 1: Madeira

In general, it is quite easy to drive on Madeira – it has a perfect speedway from São Lourenço to Ribeira Brava; the other roads are relatively good but winding and sometimes narrow. While Google maps didn’t work perfectly on Madeira, below is the map of our trip. I have marked the places we visited with the numbers and given more detailed description how to find the entrance in case it is not transparent.

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Our Madeira map

I place the places we have been too in a chronological order: in total we spent four days on Madeira, but first and last days were only half a day.

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Cuba. Part 4: Cuban cities and national parks

We had 11 days on Cuba and managed to see 10 cities and 2 national parks. For many, this intense trip could seem too hectic, but for us this rhythm is quite usual. We can’t spend more than 3-4 hours on the beach or stay in one city longer than 2 days. We are hungry for new places, new things to do and to see. Probably, this will change with time, but while we are young we want to take as much as we can from every trip.

In this post I will write about our impressions from the cities on Cuba and its national parks (the complete route and a map of our trip you can find in my previous post: Link) Let’s go!  Continue reading

Fairytale Gent

During our last weekend in Belgium we decided to go to Gent instead of Bruges and didn’t regret it at all. Gent is literally stunning: big old city area, cobblestone streets, dark-red tiled roofs… You breath the history in every corner. Less words, more pictures…

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