Lisbon, Portugal: 8 of the City’s Most “Instagrammable” Places

Portas do Sol

Admiring candy coloured buildings, walking down festive city streets, tasting mouth-watering seafood, and indulging on heavenly sweets are only some of the outstanding experiences one can have in Lisbon, Portugal. After living in Europe for over 2 years, I finally made my way to Portugal’s capital. After finding my favourite bakery,…

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Sintra, Portugal: The Day Trip From Lisbon You Absolutely Have To Take

If you’re keen on exploring mountaintop medieval fortifications, vibrant fairytale castles, lush forests, and eccentric labyrinthine gardens all in one location, then Sintra is the place for you. Located about 40 minutes by train from Lisbon, Sintra is a UNESCO Cultural Landscape.  Throughout history, Celts, Moors, and Portuguese nobility inhabited…

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Hallstatt, Austria: How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip

Hallstatt

If you’re a fan of picture-perfect little European towns, then I’m sure you’ve stumbled across a photo of this one before. It was actually once dubbed the “most beautiful lake town in the world,” and today, it’s arguably Austria’s most photographed village. Built along the western shore of a mountain…

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Lucerne: Exploring the Swiss City on a Budget

Chapel Bridge

Lindt chocolate, clock towers, the Alps, rösti – what’s not to love about Switzerland? When it comes to spectacular landscapes, architecture and food, this European country has it all. However, sometimes having it all comes with a price…literally. Time Out London recently released their 2017 list of the Top 10…

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Neuschwanstein Castle: How to Make the Most of Your Visit

When exploring Bavaria, Germany’s southeastern state, paying a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle is a must.   The hilltop castle was designed in the 19th century by a stage painter under the orders of a “questionably” mad king. This king, Ludwig II, had a great love for his friend’s epic operas,…

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European Skication: 1969 Poland Edition

European ski holidays are apparently old news in my family because my grandparents have been skication fans since 1969. After a family dinner during the winter holidays, I decided to browse through my grandparents’ photo albums. I stumbled upon a series of nearly 50-year-old black-and-white photographs. In these pictures, you…

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