21 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

facade of Peterhof palace in Russia

I love castles! Ever since I could remember, I was utterly fascinated by them. Their architecture, owners and all the unusual legends about them. Both my BA and MA thesis were about the castles. And my internship, after I’ve finished my studies, was in a castle, as well. Since I’m always looking for new interesting places to visit, I’ve asked some of my fellow bloggers to tell me what are in their opinion most beautiful castles in Europe. And well, here is the list! Most Beautiful Castles in Europe #1 – Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria A symbol of the…

My Summer Plans…

Tea sitting at a cafe

I’m sharing a bit of a more personal post today with you. Well, I promised you more of those at the beginning of the year. But, then, life happened, and I didn’t really have time to update you with anything. So, here is a little personal update, with some things I was busy with lately. And with my summer plans. Last few months were quite busy… Last few months were quite busy for me. I worked a lot on my blog, products and services around it. And after working hard and having a feeling like there were no results at…

Self-guided Tour: Following the Footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Tea holding a phone in a city

On the early foggy morning, while the streets of Amsterdam were still quiet and peaceful, two men were carrying a huge mirror. Their heavily breathing was the only sound that could be heard on a canal next to which they were walking. When they were right in the middle of the bridge to Rusland, one of them slipped, dropped the massive mirror and it broke into numerous pieces. After the loud crushing sound, they just looked at each other in disbelief. That was the mirror belonging to the famous painter Rembrandt who was using it for his self-portraits. And his…

Weekend in Mons – Belgian town you have to visit

Typical houses and a street in Mons

During my recent search for places related to life and work of Vincent van Gogh in Belgium, I ended up in one of the most unique Belgian towns I’ve ever visited – in Mons. Located in the French-speaking region of Wallonia, it’s a charming little town perfect for a lovely weekend in Belgium. I have spent two days there and here are some of the ideas for things to do and places to visit during a weekend in Mons. Visiting Mons One thing I really like about travelling in Europe is that every single small town has such a rich…

Two Days in Bruges: Exploring Bruges’ Golden Age

Bruges Golden Age

A charming Belgian town of Bruges is one of the rare European cities that looks like it hasn’t changed at all throughout history. It experienced its Golden Age during the 15th century when it was a significant financial, art and cultural centre. Many buildings from that time could be still seen in the city. So, when I was there last week, I focused on exploring the Bruges Golden Age. Visiting Bruges I have been in Bruges many times before. But, I would always visit it on a day trip from Amsterdam and would spend only a few hours in the…

Exploring Balkan Legends and Fortresses: Creative History Balkans Tour

Balkan legends and fortresses

Snake living in a river, three brothers making a sacrifice to build their castle or Greek refugees settling and building a new city… All of these are some of the Balkan legends, that are coming to life with Creative History Balkans Tour. If a combination of the old fortresses, history and local legends sounds like your cup of tea, then keep on reading because this could be an excellent idea for your next Balkan road trip. Exploring the Balkans Recently, I’ve decided to explore more of Eastern Europe and lesser known places there. With its turbulent history, the connection between…