Vinitus Barcelona – a restaurant to fall in love with

Last year I had the privilege to spend my birthday in my favorite city in the world – the one and only Barcelona… In the end what can you give to a foodie for her birthday if not culinary experience? It was the best of time, packed with some amazing warm spring days. As soon…

Rome – the eternal city

What can one tell about Rome that hasn’t been said already. Everybody knows Rome and its numerous historic and archaeological sites – some of the best in the world. Reason enough to get millions of visitors each year (without adding here that it is clearly a food destination). Not to mention that Vatican state –…

Bansko – ski destination

Bansko is definitely an alternative to Austrian ski resorts for those living in Eastern Europe. After numerous friends praised this place, I got to see for myself the perfect conditions it offers. This is Bulgaria’s top ski resort and much above anything you can find in the neighboring country, Romania. From Bucharest you need approx. 6,5…

Transalpina – skiing option in Romania

It is winter time and for those of us who love spending time in nature, skiing seems to be the right choice. Romania, although having such incredible mountains, unfortunately, only offers limited skiing options and without a proper infrastructure. Even so, for the ones living here compromise has to be made when it comes to…

Sofia – the Bulgarian Capital

I had the chance to stop for some hours in Sofia and have a nice walk on a freezing cold winter afternoon and enjoy some nice dishes at a hip restaurant. It was a well worth spent afternoon thanks to the wonderful lunch we had at Made in Home restaurant. This is a hip place…

Reims – Champagne Capital

Some days ago I was thinking which was my favorite experience in 2016, a year full of travel and amazing experiences. Surprisingly, Reims popped out quickly. Maybe because my foodie side prevailed, although not certain of it (as if I would have to choose my best culinary trip in 2016, Barcelona would be due to…

Restaurant Montiel in Barcelona – total dissapointment

I had high hopes for Montiel, but in the end I was a complete disappointment. I chose this restaurant for my birthday in Barcelona, as it seemed to have local flavors cooked with a twist so as to bring them into modern days. I have tried several restaurants of this type around the world and I would say…

Oradea, a new image

It is difficult to put into words how happy I am when I see good things happening in Romania when it comes to travel possibilities. I had the chance to revisit Oradea after many years and wow… it is clearly not the city I knew 10-15 years ago. Oradea’s restoration stands for job wonderfully done…

Dublin – a vibrant city

Ireland’s capital offers a truly vibrant experience. I would say that the vivacity of the city impressed me the most. Compared to other European capitals I would say that Dublin is not that wealthy in “regular” tourist attractions, but it compensates by the vibe it gives you by just walking its streets and having a…

West Coast of Ireland (astonishing Cliffs of Moher)

Ireland is an astonishing country with beautiful scenery, no wonder it inspired so many writers… Green lands and hills, stone fences, sheep and cows resting on the green grass is what you can see if you cross the country.  Although, I normally don’t go for arranged tours, as I had one day to spare during…

Dublin, in terms of food or better say drinks

When you say Ireland and Dublin, alcohol pops out, more precisely beer and whiskey…  They have a history in making them the right way and Dublin is also house of Guinness Storehouse and of Jameson Distillery, both being open for visiting, special tours and tastings. I am neither a whiskey lover, nor a beer drinker…

Howth, a true treasure on the outskirts of Dublin 

An amazing fishermen town just 30 min from Dublin center. I would say that it has so much to offer that it’s definitely worth an afternoon visit or even a day. At the hotel they suggested coming here if we want to see cliffs near Dublin. We haven’t seen them as we arrived late and we…