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  • Croatia,  Georgia,  Hungary,  Ukraine

    Top 18 Cheap European Holidays to Plan Your Summer

    I like to start planning my travels at least six months or even a year ahead. Summer months are considered as high season in most of the countries, especially in Europe. Therefore, plan at least a year ahead to make your vacation as budget-friendly as possible is very important. And to give you lots of options for your cheap European holidays, I collaborated with my fellow travel bloggers. Cheap European Holidays in Eastern Europe 1. Albania – Travels of a Bookpacker Albania is the perfect budget-friendly summer destination due to its cheap prices, stunning beaches and free and affordable activities. Food and accommodation are very affordable in Albania. There is…

  • Ukraine

    What to See and Do in Odessa, Ukraine

    Ukraine’s third most populated city, Odessa is a favorite seaside destination for locals and its neighboring countries. Often called the “pearl of the Black Sea”, there are many interesting things to do in Odessa. Rich in history and culture, every traveler can find something of their taste. Before Odessa was established as a city, it used to be an ancient Greek settlement. And its name comes from a Greek city of Odessos, which was wrongly thought to have been placed here. Russian Empire’s queen, Catherine the Great declared to set the city of Odessa in 1794. After Moscow, Warsaw, and Saint Petersburg, Odessa used to be the fourth largest city of the Russian…

  • Things to do in Hvar
    Croatia

    Top 6 Things to Do in Hvar Town, Croatia

    Hvar island, located very close to Croatia’s second largest city of Split, is considered to be another jewel of the Adriatic Sea. Famous since ancient times, because of its significant nautical, and strategic position, the island is rich in culture, natural monuments and historical sights. Most of Hvar attractions are located in Hvar town, making it a great day trip either from Split or Korcula island. How to get to Hvar island Unfortunately, the only way to get to Hvar is via a ferry from other islands or central cities of Croatia. If you’re coming from European cities, you can flight to Split or Brac and take a boat from there. Frequent passenger ferries also run from Korcula and Dubrovnik.…

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    Top 7 Things to Do in Korcula, Croatia

    Korcula island is a collection of natural and cultural heritage, but its jewel is undeniably the town of Korcula. According to a legend, Korcula was discovered and founded by the Greek hero Antenor, who escaped from Troy. Thus, the old town of Korcula is one of the best examples of fortified medieval town in the Mediterranean and is often called a ‘mini Dubrovnik’ by locals and its visitors. How to get to Korcula Getting to Korcula is not a hard thing to do. There are a frequent passenger and car ferry sailing from Dubrovnik, Hvar, Brac, and Split for instance. As we started our Croatian trip from Dubrovnik, we had to take…

  • Croatia

    12 Things to Do in Zagreb, Croatia

    Croatia’s capital Zagreb is not as popular destination for travelers as Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice National Park, or its islands. Zagreb is no less than those destinations and should definitely be on your bucket list. Moreover, it’s one of the cheapest cities in the country! Usually, the capital is the most expensive one, but here, its the opposite. What to do in Zagreb? Zagreb sightseeing boasts with its interesting culture, historic sights which date back to the Roman times, beautiful cathedrals, and world-known Museum of Broken Relationships will keep you intrigued and awed. Most of the Zagreb attractions are free, and some require a small fee to enter. The city is divided into two parts…

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    Croatia

    Ultimate Guide to Plitvice National Park in Croatia

    Besides, gorgeous beaches and beautiful sunsets, Croatia boasts with breathtaking national parks. With Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes, being the most popular ones, we had to decide which one to visit on our trip to the country. However, the beauty of Plitvice National Park outbalanced and we had a great day-trip from Zadar on our way to Zagreb. Why Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park? Plitvice National Park is the ensemble of 16 named lakes which naturally cascade in each other, creating breathtaking waterfalls. This UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site is one of the biggest and oldest national parks of Croatia offering seven different routes to visit the lake system and four various hiking…

  • Croatia

    Top 12 Things to Do in Zadar, Croatia

    Zadar might not be as popular destination as Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb or islands of Croatia. For many years, the city saw very few visitors, but fortunately, that’s been changing. The city boasts with incredible and historic sights that you don’t want to miss out on your trip to the country. Therefore, here’s the best 12 things to do in Zadar. Download this guide as a mobile app How to Get to Zadar Zadar is easily accessible by land, air, and water. There are plenty of buses, cheap airlines, and ferries going from many destinations of the country. We took a bus from Trogir to Zadar for 73 Kuna = €9.80 = $12.07…

  • Accomodation,  Croatia,  Review

    101 Dalmatian Hostel in Split [Review]

    101 Dalmatian Hostel is a comfortable, fun, and friendly place to stay in Split. What makes this venue unique is its design and concept that represents the region of Dalmatia. The 101 Dalmatian hostel, located at 114 Brigade 10, is well connected with the city center with five bus lines running in every couple of minutes during the working days. The area is quiet with a huge hypermarket next to the hostel. The building has 19 air-conditioned rooms and 101 beds, with each bed representing an island on the Croatian coast. The fact that each room of six people has a separate bathroom and a toilet was quite surprising. Usually, you get…

  • Croatia

    Exploring the Small Town Trogir in Croatia

    Trogir, a historic harbor town on Dalmatian coast is one of the most beautiful small towns we have visiting in Croatia. This UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe makes a great day trip from Split. There aren’t many things to do in Trogir, but the beauty of it attracts many visitors. Hidden on a tiny island guarded by medieval walls, Trogir is a great place to get away from crowded cities and wander through its narrow cobblestone streets. Top Things to do in Trogir One day is more than enough to explore the city, however, as our initial itinerary didn’t go as…

  • Things to do in Split
    Croatia

    Top 8 Things to Do in Split, Croatia

    Lying on the shore of Adriatic Sea, Split the second-largest city of Croatia boasting with historical sights that date back to the ancient times. Some of the best things to do in Split is to wander through the streets of old town, sit by the shore on a sunny day and explore the markets to name a few. We stayed for two days, and it was more than enough for exploring the city. However, depending on what you would like to do in and around Split, you might want to stay longer. This post will give you a bit of an idea how to plan your visit to the city and…

  • Free things to do in Riga
    Guest Post,  Latvia

    Free Things to Do in Riga, Latvia

    After spending a little longer than planned in Riga – I realized very quickly I had fallen in love with the city and it became my favorite of the Baltic capitals. Arriving in early summer we were lucky enough to get the first of the good weather in Latvia and knew that this would only make our exploration of Riga more enjoyable. Interested in free things to do in Riga? Keep on reading! The towering church spires, stone streets of the old town and the infectious cafe culture that radiates the central Old Town have left fond lasting impressions of my time in Riga. But, a budget can be an…

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    Croatia

    Your Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping in Croatia

    Croatia is home to some of the most enchanting islands. There are more than 1000 islands most of which are tiny and uninhabited. To see the most of those picturesque landscapes, island hopping in Croatia is one of the best ways to explore, relax, and sunbath. Therefore, here’s your ultimate guide to best Croatian islands we visited on your recent trip to the country. As our trip started from Dubrovnik, our island hopping begun from the islands near this jewel of Adriatic Sea. Island Hopping in Croatia: LOKRUM Being one of the world’s seven cursed islands, Lokurm is very close to Dubrovnik. It offers spectacular nature with rocky beaches, parks…

  • Christmas Market in Prague
    Christmas

    Christmas Markets Around the World You Might Want to Visit

    Christmas is just around the corner, the time of festivities, joy, and happiness. So with that in mind, I decided to collaborate with other travel bloggers to show you beautiful Christmas Markets around the world. I hope it will inspire you to book a trip and visit these cities, experience local culture, try the delicacies and drink a hot beverage while wandering through lit up stalls. Prague, Czechia Christina Tuff Saull from My View From the Middle Seat This is the Perfect One-day Walking Tour in Prague (with map) Budapest, Hungary Hannah & Adam Lukaszewicz from Getting Stamped Christina Tuff Saull from My View From the Middle Seat 19 Cheap and…

  • Croatia

    10 Best Things to Do in Dubrovnik Old Town

    Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of Adriatic, is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia, and there is no wonder why. Its well preserved old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, is a gorgeous place to explore. It might seem small, but it isn’t. So here’s the list of what to do in Dubrovnik old town. Read what you should know before going to Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Old Town – 10 things to do The Placa or Stradun The inhabitants of old Dubrovnik used to enter the city through two main gates – Ploce and Pile with mobile wooden bridges. Thus, entering the city at night was prohibited. The eastern…

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    Croatia

    13 Useful Things You Should Know Before Going to Dubrovnik

    Often called the Pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik is a stunning city to explore. With its UNESCO World Heritage City Walls, Old Town, oldest pharmacy in Europe, and breathtaking sunsets, the city will leave you amazed and full of different emotions. However, there are a couple of things to know before going to Dubrovnik, packing your backpack and going straight to the airport. 13 Things to know before going to Dubrovnik How to Get to Dubrovnik Depending on where you start your trip, there are plenty of possibilities to get to Dubrovnik. If you choose to begin your Croatian trip from Dubrovnik, then you might want to check out flights from…

  • Ukraine

    Top Interesting Things to Do in Lviv

    Lviv is the most charming city I have visited in Ukraine. It’s not like any other post-Soviet cities you have seen. It’s colorful, lively, and simply gorgeous. With a century-old history, there are many things to do in Lviv, so this travel guide will help you identify some of the most iconic attractions of Lviv. Lviv is a unique combination of Eastern and Western cultures. Here you can experience Austrian, German, Jewish, Polish, Ukrainian, and even Armenian cultures. Lviv is a hidden gem of Europe slowly discovered by the rest of the world. Named after Leo, the first son of Daniel of Galicia, the ruler of the Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia, the…

  • Ukraine

    Top 18 Things To Do in Kiev, Ukraine

    Even though it doesn’t seem like that, but Kiev (Kyiv) has been there for a long time; before we all knew what Ukraine and Russia were. Considered as one of the oldest settlements in Europe, it’s one of the first in the Slavic world too. Wandering through its historic streets, visiting museums, admiring various architectural styles are some of the best things to do in Kiev. Located in Eastern Europe, Ukraine is not spoiled by many tourists. Therefore you get an authentic experience in a relatively budget-friendly country. The capital, Kiev, is a great place to start your Ukrainian adventure and this travel guide will help you to pinpoint some…

  • Accomodation,  Georgia,  Review

    Fabrika Tbilisi: Fantastic and Inexpensive Hostel to Stay

    Finding accommodation for your next trip can be quite exhausting. You need to check out sites, read the reviews and then decide which one you’d like to stay. And if you’re planning a trip to Tbilisi, you don’t need to look further – Fabrika Tbilisi Hostel is the most relaxed budget-friendly hostel I have stayed in so far. Fabrika Tbilisi History There are hundreds of hostels in Tbilisi, but what distinguishes Fabrika from others is its vibe. Located at 8 Egnate Ninoshvili street, a couple of blocks away from subway stop Marjanishvili, the hostel used to be a sewing factory producing women’s clothes in Soviet Georgia. After the collapse of…

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