Tag: travel

Flight-free Holidays: Autumn City Break in Berlin

Flight-free Holidays: Autumn City Break in Berlin

What comes to your mind when you think of Berlin? Like many big cities, Berlin is full of contrasts: at once businesslike and relaxed, strict and chill, splendid and subdued, bursting with fun places to discover but also with dark memories. You could easily spend your…

The Fast and the Furious: Riding Bird Electric Scooters in London’s Olympic Park

The Fast and the Furious: Riding Bird Electric Scooters in London’s Olympic Park

A rainy, windy and cold Sunday in January – is there a better time for spending a whole day outside? Well, maybe there is, and to be completely honest I did need a long hot bath after getting home yesterday… but I don’t regret it…

Stop the Press: There’s Snow in Amsterdam!

Stop the Press: There’s Snow in Amsterdam!

I was barely awake, snuggly wrapped up in my bathing robe and slowly sipping my morning tea when I spotted it: big fluffy snowflakes floating down behind our window. All of a sudden, I wasn’t feeling tired at all – it’s not every day that…

Postcards from the Venice of the North: Weekend in St. Petersburg

Postcards from the Venice of the North: Weekend in St. Petersburg

Moscow or St. Petersburg? It seems like a pointless comparison, yet the question is surprisingly common. My first answer is usually both, though If I absolutely have to choose, I’ll always be a Moscow girl. This takes nothing away from Piter, though: Russia’s northern capital…

Five Hours in Constantinople: How to Enjoy a Short Layover in Istanbul

Five Hours in Constantinople: How to Enjoy a Short Layover in Istanbul

The third Rome, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of the most interesting cities on our planet… As an Orthodox Christian and a person of Greek heritage, I have always been fascinated by Constantinople. No wonder, then, that when I found out our…

Things to Do in San Francisco: Climbing the Twin Peaks

Things to Do in San Francisco: Climbing the Twin Peaks

Hello from San Francisco! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been here for over a week now, revisiting old favourites and searching for new ones. This is my fourth time in the city, and you might think I’d know it like…

5 Things You Should Know About Rostov-on-Don, the Capital of Southern Russia and a FIFA 2018 Host City

5 Things You Should Know About Rostov-on-Don, the Capital of Southern Russia and a FIFA 2018 Host City

I have to be honest with you: I don’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited about a blog post. It’s understandable, though – this post is about Rostov-on-Don, my beautiful city of birth, the capital of Southern Russia, and, very soon, one of…

Hong Kong: Postcards from one of the Best Holidays I’ve Had in Recent Years

Hong Kong: Postcards from one of the Best Holidays I’ve Had in Recent Years

Hong Kong. What can I say? If our holiday in Vietnam earlier this year got us excited about travelling in Asia, our recent trip to Hong Kong took the excitement to a whole new level. In short, Hong Kong turned out to be everything we…

The Garden of Europe: Postcards from the Gorgeous Keukenhof

The Garden of Europe: Postcards from the Gorgeous Keukenhof

I love flowers. So much so, in fact, that if I were to make a list of the five top sights in the Netherlands, at least two would involve flowers: the tulip fields (read more about them here) and the Keukenhof gardens. In case you’re…

Boat Parties and Orange Balloons, or Celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam

Boat Parties and Orange Balloons, or Celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam

Now I know it for sure: celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam is best done aboard a boat. [What is King’s Day, I hear you ask? Well, as the name suggests, it’s a day dedicated to the Dutch ruler, currently King Willem-Alexander (until a few years…