For years, the Balkan countries have been one of my favourite regions to explore. I caught the Balkan bug in 2009, when, spontaneously, I jumped on a train from Athens...
Venice has numerous look-alike cities in Europe. Take “Venice of the North”, a title worn by the likes of Stockholm, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and any Northern European city boasting a...
Madrid used to be my city of horror. Let me back-up here. An innocent investment banking analyst in London, I was once a living example of a serious work-life imbalance....
(Continued from “GMT+2: Istanbul”) After a 2-hour flight, I was finally reaching Tbilisi. Passport control officers and taxi drivers alike greeted our large delegation in English – and switched to...
(Continued from “GMT+1: Florence and Bologna”) The economy flight with Turkish Airlines could compete with business arrangements of many other airlines. A handed out menu was followed by a hot...
Day 1: Travel from London For my trip to Florence, Italy, I decided to come unprepared. Hundreds of books have been written about this city, and going through them seemed...
My recent visit to sleepless New York made me long for a destinfation completely different. As if by magic, due came the getaway to Ireland I had been planning for...
Thousands of people make their way from London airports and train stations every Christmas season. With quite a mass of travellers, trouble is just waiting to happen. This year was...
…It was a pain to get up at 2:50am, but the bus would not wait. Instead of a longish lie-in, I had to drag my weary bones all the way...
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Last Saturday, hundreds of millions of viewers around the world gave in to the guilty pleasure that is the Eurovision Song Contest – Europe’s best-known and longest-running music show that…