Thursday, 30 June 2016

Travel Slovenia. Where to sleep like an angel in the European Green Capital Ljubljana


Slovenia in southern Central Europe sits between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. For centuries it belonged to the Hapsburg Empire and from 1918 on to Yugoslavia. The country became independent in the summer of 1991, and in 2004 it became an EU member; its capital city is Ljubljana. There are many reasons to visit this town, and one of it is that it has won the European Green Capital Award.


Sleep like an angel in the old town of Ljubljana

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Travel Slovenia. The European Green Capital Ljubljana

Do you know that there are Green Capitals in Europe? Europe is often referred to as the old world, but hey, it is the old world, true, but full of people with very modern ideas and views. Here is the thing. Slovenia in southern Central Europe sits between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. You will find the Alps, a limestone plateau region and also a tiny strip of coast on the Adriatic Sea in Slovenia. For centuries it belonged to the Hapsburg Empire and from 1918 on to Yugoslavia. The country became independent in the summer of 1991, and that after going through very turbulent times during the Yugoslav wars. In 2004 the country became an EU member; its capital city is Ljubljana.


There are many reasons to visit Ljubljana

Roughly 280,000 people call Ljubljana home. It was in the twenties and thirties of the last century, that the Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik changed the look of Ljubljana. He designed and built the University Library, the properties along the banks of the river Ljubljanica and the Three Bridges (Tromostovje) in the town centre. It seems as if the socialist Yugoslav years never happened, at least in the old town. Ljubljana has everything a traveller can wish for. You find a medieval castle, and old town with enchanting baroque-façades and lots of red and slightly crooked rooftops. Today cafes and bars line the banks of the river Ljubljanica. There are more than 14 festivals per year, and thousands and thousands of cultural events. There is also a great street art scene.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Travel France. Culinary Foodie Tour through Strasbourg

“I thought you were a sophisticated European,” that lady said to me. It really made me think. I am and I reckon part of this is not to count calories. It is just who I am. Never in my dreams would I think of counting them. Imagine today would be your last day, and when night falls, you would proudly say “Oh well, well, so happy I only ate under 2,000 calories today.” That would be outright absurd. Life is so very short, let us enjoy every single second.

One of the main attractions of travelling is to hunt for traditional delicacies. In Strasbourg there is a lot to discover, and nothing can hold me back, I try as much as I can, and have the best time ever. Come with me, I created a culinary hunting tour through Strasbourg for you and I’m really happy to share everything I know. I spoke to many locals and looked behind every dish to tell you about its history, and you will be most surprised what I found. After you read this, all the traditions will make sense to you. I will also recommend the places where I tried all the delicacies.