During my stay in Zurich, Switzerland I thought it would be a good idea to visit Liechtenstein. Since it's relatively close and why not visit one of the smallest country in Europe, right? But is it really worth the visit? I mean, is there even anything to see or do in such a small place?
Ah, the city of many statutes! Of all shapes and sizes. Each one trying to tell a different story. I’ve never seen so many in one place before! Traumatised by years of war and later a catastrophic earthquake, as much as 80% of the city has been destroyed. While it might be still poor and developing, it’s certainly trying to reinvent and show its real potential. Nonetheless, it still lacks the attention from the tourists... which is exactly why you should get there, before everyone else does!
Ryanair, one of the Europe’s leading budget airlines, is currently cancelling up to 50 flights daily until the end of October. As many as 400,000 passengers across the EU could have their Ryanair flights cancelled between now until the end of October. As a regular Ryanair customer, this is really appealing. I can feel nothing but sorry for all the travellers who have been affected by this massive failure. In the past 10 years, mainly flying with Ryanair, only one of my flights have been cancelled. I was informed plenty time in advance. They offered alternative route or refund. I’ve chosen the refund. The process was quick and easy. No hassle. However, this administrative “cock up” over pilots’ holiday rotas, as Ryanair claims is the main reason, is simply atrocious. After those recent events, I’ve decided to touch on a topic of cheap airlines. In particular, are they worth it?
From a beach bum to a hike addict. I didn’t realise hiking was growing on me so much. Lying on the beach while drinking piña colada - that always sounded like a perfect holiday to me. Who’d rather prefer going up the hill for several hours while sweating buckets and struggling to catch a breath? Certainly, not me! I could barely last half an hour on the treadmill! But then, I started travelling more and discovering the beauty of nature. It didn’t take me long to get hooked...
The further you travel, the more you walk, the higher you climb.
Right at the start of the year, I vigorously tried to fill all the bank holiday weekends with a trip abroad. What a better way to go on vacation without taking annual leave from work. During my cheap flight search on skyscanner, Norway popped up in my top results. Stavanger? Never even heard of it! Quick, google search and straight to images. Shock! I didn’t expect to see such amazing pictures from a cheap flight destination. Mountains, fjords, and colourful streets? Sold, booked. Now, it was only a matter of time until I got on that plane and be on my way to Stavanger.
Wedding is a BIG day. Not every day you decide to spent the rest of your life with one person. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to plan the perfect day. Celebrated across the world, weddings differ from country to country. From old traditions to new additions. We’ve all seen it in the movies – especially the American style weddings. But how about Eastern European wedding?
Have you been invited to attend a wedding in Poland, or was just curious what It’s like? If the answer is “I do!”, then here’s a guide on what Polish wedding really looks like and the top 10 things that make it stand out!
In the early 20th century, Kosovo was incorporated into Serbia (later part of Yugoslavia). Following years of conflict and war, Kosovo declared its independence and become a separate country in February 2008. However, Serbia along with its ally Russia did not recognise Kosovo’s independence. To this day, Serbia considers Kosovo to be part of their country. The authorities in Serbia don’t consider the designated crossing points from Kosovo to be official ‘international’ border crossing points. This causes a lot of implications for travellers. To top it up, there is a lot of conflicting information about crossing those two borders. If you want to visit both, Serbia and Kosovo, you need to consider certain factors and plan your journey in advance.
Is Kosovo a country? Well, sure thing it is! A brand new one, in fact. “The field of blackbirds” as its Slavic name suggests. After years of civil war, known as Serbian ethnic cleansing of Kosovo Albanians; Kosovo finally broke free. Declaring its independence in 2008, a new country was born. It is one of the youngest countries in the world. Although, Serbia among few other nations still does not recognise Kosovo as a state. Many travellers have never heard of Kosovo or simply keep it off their list of places to visit. Largely undermined, this Europe's newest country should be your next destination in the Balkan region.
After living in London for the past three and a half years, I thought I've already experienced the expensive cost of living. However, Switzerland has topped it up with its double prices. Zurich, best known as the global hub for banking and finance, is the most expensive city in Europe, or fourth most expensive in the world ranking. Needless to say it's the price you pay for the best quality living standards, as Zurich has been named one of the top best cities to live in 2017. So, the common question for tourists is 'Can you actually travel to Zurich on a budget?'. The answer is 'Yes'.
Travel blogger with a gypsy soul at heart. Based in London, but mostly seen at the airport ready for the next adventure.
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