My Story of Krakow, Poland

I spent the first two weeks of August 2022 on a road trip through parts of Poland and Austria. Left Bucharest, Romania, went through Oradea, Romania with the first destination being Krakow, Poland. The road trip itself was an interesting experience as it was done with a fully electric car and the time spent inContinue reading “My Story of Krakow, Poland”

A Trip Around Puglia part 4

My Story of Polignano a Mare After a full and rather tiring trip to Matera, we decided Sunday is the day of rest, so we only took a smaller trip from Bari to Polignano a Mare. It’s a short train ride of about 20 minutes and costs about 5 euros round-trip.  But why Polignano aContinue reading “A Trip Around Puglia part 4”

A Trip Around Puglia part 3

My Story of Matera, Italy I’ve told you about Bari and Alberobello and it is now time for another Pugliese gemstone: Matera.  It appears that this area of Italy has a thing for quirky dwellings, as while Alberobello is the town of trulli, Matera is a cave town. Literally. A large portion of this town hasContinue reading “A Trip Around Puglia part 3”

A Trip Around Puglia part 2

My Story of Alberobello I wanted to squeeze all the gemstones of Puglia in this article: Alberobello, Matera, and Polignano a Mare, but thought better of it, so you’ll get some really short reads with these next stories. First stop: Alberobello On the second day of the trip – see part 1 here, we wentContinue reading “A Trip Around Puglia part 2”

My Story of Naples, Italy

Two years ago, just before the pandemic took over Europe, I was on my last “unmasked” trip. The destination: Naples, Italy, which I will refer to as “Napoli” (it’s the Italian name, and it comes easier to me).  I had four days to spend here and tried to make the best of it. The accommodationContinue reading “My Story of Naples, Italy”

My Story of Malta

Throwback to my 2019 holidays This year, I’m spending the holidays at home, in peace and quiet, which I do enjoy, but I also miss travelling. In 2019, I got to spend the holidays in Malta. We arrived on Christmas Day and left on New Year’s Day 2020. It was a full week of exploringContinue reading “My Story of Malta”

My Story of Malmö & Copenhagen

A beginning of winter The end of November 2018 was a lifetime ago. And yet, a memorable (life)time as I went on a double-city break to Malmö, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark.  Because it’s been some time since then and I vaguely remember it, it won’t be a very detailed story, but I hope at leastContinue reading “My Story of Malmö & Copenhagen”

My Story of Côte d’Azur part 3

Cannes Cannes, another Royal of the coast, some 30 minutes away by train from Nice, was our last day trip in France.  Sunday morning, we headed to the Nice Ville train station one last time, bought return tickets to Cannes, and boarded a much emptier train than the one that took us to Monaco aContinue reading “My Story of Côte d’Azur part 3”

My Story of Côte d’Azur part 2

Monaco: The Prince of the Holy Trinity of Côte d’Azur Why “The Prince” you might wonder…well, I thought it fit as we’re talking about the Principality of Monaco, a micro-state, located on the Côte d’Azur, some 15 km away from the Italian border. So, Monaco is a sovereign city-state, a constitutional monarchy, led by PrinceContinue reading “My Story of Côte d’Azur part 2”

My Story of Côte d’Azur part 1

Nice: the Queen of the Holy Trinity of Côte d’Azur I finally made it to France! It’s been forever since I spent half a day on Cote d’Azur back in high school and ever since I’ve been dreaming of going back for a proper visit. Although the entire coast is gorgeous and I’m sure eachContinue reading “My Story of Côte d’Azur part 1”