Cappadocia is world-known for the hundreds of hot air balloon scenery rising every day* at the sunrise. But this is also an amazing destination to explore the Anatolian culture and amazing valleys. Briefly said, think of authentic cave hotels, mushroom-shaped rocks, valleys to explore, rock-cut churches & underground cities.
Japan is known by some as the land of strange where cultural shocks abound. Techie geek culture, rental kimonos, awesome infrastructure, colorful neons, and silent temples. It is. But all of these only hit you when you get there. You can read manga, look at animes and listen to music. It’s not the same, you just need to be there, I’d say visit it at least once in your lifetime.
Relationships in Estonia are tricky. As much as I love the country that was my home for more than four years, that’s the conclusion I’ve reached. And I’m going to tell you why. So, if you’re looking for a subjective approach, questionable stats, a dodgy interpretation, and lots of stereotypes, you’ve landed on the right place.
I live in Bucharest, Romania and I must admit that I did not really visit our neighbors. Shame on me, right? That’s why this year I wanted to begin paying courtesy visits. I started with a weekend getaway to Bulgaria during the last weekend of April (April 28th – May 1st) with Veliko and Nesebar. Hungary, Ukraine, Serbia, Moldova, you are next!
City-breaks are a gift from God or whatever deity you pray to during office hours. You should not waste them. Never, ever. And when you do hit the shut down button and pack your bags, please leave all worries behind. Just enjoy the time off and once in awhile let serendipity work its magic. That’s what I did for my 3 day trip to Prague. The plan was to wander around the streets and visit some of the lovely street cafes, have late brunches and taste the famous ale, maybe visit a castle in the sun and tread along Charles bridge. As it happens, I did some of that. But rain was dripping as wind and thick fog clouded any landscape and dampened us to the bone. So I could tell you about castles, brick cobble and twirling narrow streets, I could do listicles on where to go and what…