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Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

Amasra - perfect getaway from busy Istanbul

Amasra – perfect getaway from busy Istanbul

Aug 3, 12 • Turkey5 Comments »
Istanbul was a furnace for about a week, with probably over 40*C during the day. We also waited for our friends (Ange and Lukas) to come to Istanbul. Once everyone arrived we were ready to leave. The Initial plan was to go to Akcakoca (Akçakoca),...
Glimpses of Istanbul

Glimpses of Istanbul

Aug 1, 12 • Turkey2 Comments »
Istanbul was, is and will always be the magical cross road between Europe and Asia with its hustle, noisy and thousands of people, as well as calm parks, magnificent mosques, ancient monuments and lively atmosphere of Taksim bars and clubs. This...
Visit to Suleymaniye Camii is a great alternative to the Blue Mosque

Visit to Suleymaniye Camii is a great alternative to the Blue Mosque

Jul 31, 12 • Turkey1 Comment »
The Blue Mosque (or Sulatn Ahmed Mosque) and Haghia Sophia pop in one’s mind when Istanbul is mentioned. Few people think of the Suleymaniye mosque. The former two dominate the skyline of Istanbul and can be seen from many places of the city....
TPR Travel Tip - Kokorec or have you tried sheep guts?

TPR Travel Tip – Kokorec or have you tried sheep guts?

Jul 29, 12 • Turkey1 Comment »
Are you brave enough to try strange food in different countries while you travel? Have you eaten a snake? bugs or monkey? Do you know what is Kokorec? Maybe you have tried guts in Turkey? If not, we highly recommend you to do that next time you are...
Miniaturk, the first miniature park in Istanbul

Miniaturk, the first miniature park in Istanbul

Jul 28, 12 • Turkey5 Comments »
Have you ever heard of Miniaturk? Yes, mini Turkey or miniature Turkey. I was quite curious when my friend Emre told me that we can visit this park with miniature models of various famous sites from all over Turkey. He said: If you are lazy to visit...
Odessa Mama or the pearl at the sea - 2

Odessa Mama or the pearl at the sea – 2

Jul 27, 12 • Ukraine2 Comments »
Odessa is simply magnificent with its marvelous architecture. Its shady lanes, beautiful lightly pastel buildings and cozy squares create in the city a certain air of intimacy. Odesa’s history as a thriving trade center has left the city with...
Odessa Mama or the pearl at the sea

Odessa Mama or the pearl at the sea

Jul 26, 12 • UkraineNo Comments »
Odessa Mama is a term used by the people of Odessa to lovingly call their city as “mother”. Though not only people from Odessa refer to Odessa as “mama”. Many people on the territory of ex-Soviet Union are familiar with...
Impressions about Ukraine

Impressions about Ukraine

Jul 22, 12 • Ukraine5 Comments »
It is getting closer to the end of our trip in Ukraine, which is the home-country of my beloved Alexey but an entire foreign country for me, that’s why I want to share my impressions as a foreigner and traveler with you. Or just simply share...
The only in Ukraine space exploration museum

The only in Ukraine space exploration museum

Jul 20, 12 • Ukraine4 Comments »
I bet you don’t know where a town of Zhitomir is located. Ok, maybe some of you. I am more than sure you don’t know who Sergey Korolev was. But I believe you know who Yuriy Gagarin is. If not, you probably have a serious gap in your...
Open air museum Pirogovo - take a day off Kiev

Open air museum Pirogovo – take a day off Kiev

Jul 19, 12 • Ukraine2 Comments »
Traveling around Ukraine may take a lot of time as it happens to be the second biggest country in Europe with a population of 45Mln. inhabitants. If you would like to see historical monuments from different regions of Ukraine; or feel the atmosphere...
TPR Travel Tip - St. Cyril's Church, one of the oldest churches of Kiev Rus

TPR Travel Tip – St. Cyril’s Church, one of the oldest churches of Kiev Rus

Jul 11, 12 • UkraineNo Comments »
St.Cyricl’s church is one of the oldest in Kiev Rus and was built many years before other famous Orthodox churches in the Eastern Europe. It is very often overlooked by visitors as it is located far from St. Sophia or Kiev Pechersk Lavra. If...
Holy Caves of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine

Holy Caves of Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine

Jul 7, 12 • Ukraine5 Comments »
Visiting Kiev without visiting Kiev Pehcersk Lavra is like visiting Prague without seeing the Prague castle and St.Vitus cathedral. even if one plans a short visit to Kiev or Ukraine the Lavra as most people call it in Kiev will be on top-3-to-see...
How nuns in Romania surprised me

How nuns in Romania surprised me

Jun 21, 12 • Romania6 Comments »
How my visit to Bucovina and Transylvania broke some stereotypes about religion and nuns. I consider myself an atheist in the sense that I don’t approve of religion as an institution, but of course, it has nothing to do with having faith. Faith...
Transylvania

Transylvania

Jun 19, 12 • Romania1 Comment »
There may be many reasons to visit Transylvania. For me it was curiosity in 2004 and 2005. This time (May 2012) it was a family visit as Mara’s mom lives in Sighisoara. Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara...
The truth about Dracula

The truth about Dracula

Jun 15, 12 • Romania2 Comments »
When we think of Transylvania the name of Dracula often arises in our minds. Transylvania – the mysterious dangerous far-away land. A great number of stereotypes and misconceptions are connected to Transylvania and Romania. Dracula is one of them....
Friends and weddings

Friends and weddings

May 30, 12 • Czech RepublicNo Comments »
I have reached that point (let’s call it age) in my life, when friends around me are getting married. Badly. And everywhere. Well, I admit mostly back home and less here in Prague. I have escaped most of these ceremonies from back home, due to...
ROMANIA my love, my sorrow.

ROMANIA my love, my sorrow.

May 13, 12 • Romania3 Comments »
I am Romanian, but I have left my country nearly 4 years ago. I have revisited on a regular basis, obviously since my family lives there. However I have never felt such emotional contradictions as this time. Sometime ago, in autumn 2011 I have...
Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania; part 2

Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania; part 2

May 12, 12 • Romania1 Comment »
After visiting the biggest monastery of Sucevita & nice encounter with the drunk nun we visited two most important of all Bucovina monasteries – Putna and Voronet. Both monasteries were built by Stefan the Great who earned his surname...
Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

Amazing painted monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

May 10, 12 • Romania6 Comments »
The painted monasteries of Bucovina are one of the greatest architectural and artistic landmarks of Europe. Though these picturesque treasures of Romania are often overlooked by visitors to the country as they are not easily accessible by...
Haarlem - Take a day off Amsterdam

Haarlem – Take a day off Amsterdam

Apr 10, 12 • Europe, Holland9 Comments »
Amsterdam is a cool place to visit. It combines unique architecture of houses built on canals, great museums, markets, clubs, coffee shops and many other attractions. Hence it is heavily visited by toursits. And one may get tired of herds and...