My travel diary: Four days in Rome

Last month I’ve spent four days in Rome. The city was busy, loud, filled with cars but also calm, monumental and beautiful at the same time. And it was a very special occasion we went there for – Marijan and I were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. And, on a top of that, we went there without our little boy. So, it was like back in the old days and we just wanted to relax, take it easy and enjoy Italian cuisine. Four days in Rome # – Day one There was a huge storm in Amsterdam a night before we…

Travel guide: The best of Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the cities that has everything: great climate, sea, excellent cuisine, beautiful architecture, rich history and culture and a friendly people! After I recently spent three days in Barcelona  it definitely became one of my favorite European cities. Here is my travel guide with the best of Barcelona, some recommendations and must see places! Travel guide to Barcelona # – Climate Coming form the Northern Europe this is one of the best things in Barcelona for me – its climate! I was there in the beginning of December and it felt like the late spring in Amsterdam. Check your…

Monthly overview: January 2017

After all the Christmas festivities and a New Year’s celebration, January is always a little bit depressing for me. You should take down your Christmas tree, the weather is usually poor and days are short and dark. So, I decided that this year I will overcome January depression by traveling half the month. And it worked really well! Paris – Solo trip The year started with three days in Paris. It was a solo, sort of a business trip on which I was researching life of Impressionists in Paris. I went to some of the places they were living in…

Impressionists in Paris

Paris was a birthplace of one of the most beloved painting styles in history and even more important – the first modern style in painting – Impressionism. Here is where its members met, learned to paint together, discussed art and made some of the most beautiful paintings in history. The second half of the 19th century shaped modern Paris and made the modern art happened. So, during my recent trip to Paris I wanted to follow in their footsteps and visit some of museums with their paintings. Impressionists in Paris In the mid-19th century historical painting dominated in French art.…

My travel diary: Three days in Paris

Paris is one of my favorite cities! I’m so in love in its museums, French cuisine and the vibe the city has. Since it is such a short train ride with the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, I am there quite often. However, recently I went there for the first time on the solo trip. I wanted to write about Impressionism and its modern architecture, so I planed a shorter three days trip in Paris. Three days in Paris Day one – Fashionable Paris I catch the early train from Amsterdam so I was in Paris around 10 AM already. It was…