Atlantic Ocean Road – Drive on Europe’s most beautiful road

Located in the midwest part of the Norwegian coast, the Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsvegen in Norwegian) is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Driving along this road is like crossing the sea. It is built on several small islands, which are connected by several causeways and bridges (the most famous being Storseisundet Bridge). The road turns and passes over the wildContinue reading “Atlantic Ocean Road – Drive on Europe’s most beautiful road”

Jacobite – The Harry Potter steam train

The Hogwarts Express of the Harry Potter films really exists in the Highlands of Scotland. When Warner Bros were producing the films, they approached West Coast Railways in an effort to find a steam engine suitable for the magical journeys of Harry Potter. They used the Jacobite steam train, which became world-famous and the 42-mileContinue reading “Jacobite – The Harry Potter steam train”

Seborga – Discover the village that claims independence

Seborga is a small town in the region of Liguria in Italy, near the French border. It has 300 inhabitants and its main economic activities are tourism and agriculture. In the early 1960s, Giorgio Carbone, then head of the village’s flower-growers co-operative, began promoting the idea that Seborga should retain its historic independence as a principato,Continue reading “Seborga – Discover the village that claims independence”

Keukenhof – The flower garden of Europe

Tulips from Netherlands are world famous. If you want to see the Dutch tulip fields in bloom, you should visit the country in April and May. This is the same period in which the biggest flower park in the world, Keukenhof, opens its doors to welcome every year almost 1.5 million visitors, who come here toContinue reading “Keukenhof – The flower garden of Europe”

Faroe Islands – The “hobbit” village really exists

The Faroe Islands are in the North Atlantic Ocean, located 320 km northwest of Scotland, halfway between Norway and Iceland. They are an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. The Islands are a natural paradise with a scenery that will leave you breathless. On these islands there are houses looking a lot like the “hobbit” village from “Lord of Rings”, which areContinue reading “Faroe Islands – The “hobbit” village really exists”

The John Lennon Wall in Prague

The historic centre of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the most popular destinations in Europe due to its unique architecture and cultural significance. However, there is a wall in the area of the Mala Strana that has become famous and attracts more visitors every year. It is called “the JohnContinue reading “The John Lennon Wall in Prague”

Trace the footsteps of Picasso in Barcelona

Born in Malaga, Pablo Ruiz Picasso came to Barcelona in 1894 at the age of thirteen because his father had been hired as a teacher at Llotja, the city’s School of Fine Arts. Picasso, although a teenager, as a child prodigy, studied in Llotja. In Barcelona he would become a man, mature artistically and leaveContinue reading “Trace the footsteps of Picasso in Barcelona”

Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe

During your travels, one of the things you always do is shop and buy special things that you can’t find in your country and are typical of the place you are visiting. For music lovers and especially those still buying vinyl and CDs, a visit to a new city is an opportunity to search andContinue reading “Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe”

A virtual visit to 6 unique Bohemian castles

Bohemia is historical region of central Europe that was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire and later a province in the Habsburgs’ Austrian Empire. Bohemia was bounded on the south by Austria, on the west by Bavaria, on the north by Saxony and Lusatia, on the northeast by Silesia, and on the east by Moravia. It was part of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 itContinue reading “A virtual visit to 6 unique Bohemian castles”

Odessa Steps – A dream destination for every movie buff

Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein which presents a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against its officers and the public protests that followed in the city of Odessa in Ukraine. It was long considered the masterwork of the silent cinema. In 1958Continue reading “Odessa Steps – A dream destination for every movie buff”