Rijeka City Guide: A walk through the historical centre of Rijeka

Rijeka City Guide

Situated in the northern part of the Croatian coastline, Rijeka is the third-largest city in the country. In Croatian, Rijeka literally means river. Because of the river Rječina, its location next to the coastline, and lots of rain it’s popularly called ‘the City that Flows’ among the locals. Despite that, it actually has a lovely Mediterranean climate. The city is multicultural and multiethnic, very rich in history and culture and a charming town to visit while in Croatia. With the help of this Rijeka City Guide, you can take a walk through the historic centre of Rijeka and explore some of its beautiful buildings, monuments and fascinating history.

Locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise

Van Gogh in Auvers sur Oise

Auvers-sur-Oise was one of my favourite places linked to life and work of Vincent van Gogh. It’s a village where he lived during the last two months of his life. He painted around eighty paintings during that time. However, that’s also a place where he died and is buried today. There are so many locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, anyone in love with his work, should definitely visit it.

Easter Traditions in Europe

Easter traditions in Europe

Easter traditions in Europe are as diverse as the countries on the Old Continent themselves. From an egg hunt in England, decorating Easter trees in Germany, Austria or the Netherlands, colouring eggs in central and eastern Europe to numerous religious processions in Spain or Italy. They represent all the treasure of European culture in such a lovely way.

Dutch Golden Age Heritage Sites in the Netherlands

Dutch Golden Age heritage sites are something you can not miss while in the Netherlands. The 17th century was the most glorious time for that country. Dutch ships were sailing worldwide and were bringing exotic and expensive goods back to the Netherlands. Society of wealthy middle-class free people started to develop, which led to establishing the only republic in Europe at that time. A good economy led to the flourishing of art and architecture. Which left the Netherlands today with numerous beautiful Dutch Golden Age heritage sites.

Meet the Artist: Maja Tomljanović

Maja Tomljanovic A girl in Paris illustration

I present to you today Croatian artist and illustrator Maja Tomljanović, whose work I recently discovered and got so impressed with.
I’m always on the lookout for some interesting artists and illustrators. And especially the ones whose work is inspired by travel and different destinations. Well, Maja’s work ticked all those boxes. So I was thrilled when she agreed to have a conversation with me and give an interview for Culture Tourist readers.

Locations linked to Vincent Van Gogh in Arles

Van Gogh yellow cafe in Arles

After living in Paris for two years, Vincent van Gogh moved to the very south of France, in his search for the light and the brighter colours. He has spent a year there and that’s where he has found his own unique style. It’s also where some of his most famous paintings were created. There are many locations related to life and work of Van Gogh in Arles, that could still be seen today. I’ve spent two days there and have looked for some of them.