(REVIEW) Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also favourite travel destination for everyone who wants to get taste of this huge country that is not European nor Asian. If you come for days and not weeks, its important you stay close in the center so you save precious time. I stayed at funky Antihostel Cosmic just few minutes of walk from the Red Square and all main attractions.
Traveling with your special someone makes it a truly special and unique experience. Therefore, a special and exclusive place should be your destination for an absolutely amorous break! If you seek a retreat out of the ordinary, then Santorini would absolutely suit you.
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Second biggest city in Italy after Rome and the capital of Lombardy, visiting Milan is a unique experience. Unlike romantic and slow southern Italy, Milan is in typical northerm industrialized region. Despite many historical sites, Milan is nowadays modern cosmopolitan city and Italian commercial and financial center and fashion capital and you might be surprised by how many foreigners live here. Even cuisine is different here as Milanese use more rice than pasta and almost no tomato. If you are lucky, you will clearly see the Alps and if you visit for longer, definitely go for a day trip to Lake Como (famous from James Bond's Casino Royale and other movies). Milan is a must visit for every artist/designer/architect or other creative soul.
Read more for my tips on what to see and do (and don't do!) in Milan.
(guest post) Lovebirds who wish to join their lives for ever with an unforgettable ceremony in an utterly romantic setting, but still want to avoid cliché destinations that become really crowded especially in the warmer months, which are indeed the best ones for outdoor events, should really take Rhodes into consideration. This large Aegean island is characterized by lush vegetation and turquoise waters, making it the ideal setting for your wedding on the seafront.
Traveling to Europe? Visit Slovenia, small country (even smaller than my Slovakia!) with even smaller coast, but beautiful nature is something between Croatia and Italy. My problem was that I had some expectations and Slovenia coast didn't meet them. Anyway I still think it's wort a visit! I ignored my friends' advices and went to the coast in hopes of enjoying some quality beach time. I was looking for it in Portoroz which reminded me of Monaco with its many casinos, then Izola and Koper, but I was disappointed as there was just concrete beach, many people and lot of noise. It was freaking expensive (both Croatia and Italy appeared to be cheaper) - 35 EUR for a day on beach in Portoroz versus 6 EUR in Trieste, Italy (which included also 2 pools). Then I finally found some peace in Piran - picturesque city all the way down near Croatian border that had it all - beach, piece of history, pretty nature, less people, good food.
I am not a fan of touristic attractions linked to wars or armies and other negative stuff (I even refused to go on school trip to Auschwitz), however the sound of trip to picturesque Bavarian Alpes sounded good. Unfortunately weather this august was really wild and I ended up freezing and getting bored at overrated Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Read more to find out why.
(guest post) Athens is a city that never sleeps. You might not have thought the history soaked Greek capital is a buzzing, busy and fashionable city, but the bars, clubs, discos, cafes and tavernas are filled every night with catwalk inspired looks and home styled fashions.
(Guest post) Famous around the world for its highly aesthetic monuments of classic Greece, its unique and joyful atmosphere, along with the strong contradictions, metropolitan Athens is mostly visited by lovers of art and history or people who just want to soak up that all important sun, sea and sand on the popular shores of Attica!
However, Athens has lately been a fashion mecca of style and elegance, thanks to its few yet top-notch shopping options.
Looking for white beaches of Gulf of Mexico, great views and typical southern hospitality? Pensacola, Florida might not be your first choice but you should definitely consider it. And where else to stay of not at Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front? You have everything at one spot, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. It's right on a beach, near several cool bars and shopping places, close to Pensacola Beach Blvd in case you want to quickly get out of the island.