“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin


The City of Fallen Angels, or rather Smog-ing Angels ~ Los Angeles

One of the happiest days in my life is over. Sitting in the car and leaving Anaheim, knowing that the last 72 hours in California are tick-tacking faster than I would have wished for… So much seen, or to be honest - even too much for the last two and a half weeks… Me, sitting in the car, trying to cope with the overwhelming bunch of memories and the creepy feeling of leaving California in only two ...
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My 2016 in Kilometers

Well, I cannot really believe that 2017 is almost knocking on the door. To be honest, 2016 has been a great year, when it comes to travelling and exploring a lot of new places for me. I hope 2017 will be at least as good as 2016 (in km travelled), and even better for my personal and professional development. But as the Austrians say “good things need time” … And not to forget – the most important is to stay ...

The Fairy Tale Sintra and Pena National Palace ~ Portugal

My favourite part of my last coastal drive in Portugal is definitely the town of Sintra and Pena Castle! But why visiting Sintra?! Although the town is relatively you can definitely go for so many things! This beautiful place is located 1 hour from Lisbon and is an important part of the Portuguese Riviera. Sintra is one of the most visited places in Portugal. And there is no doubt that the most important ...

The End of Europe: Cabo da Roca and Cascais ~ Portugal

My last trip for 2016 took place in the end of November and as it often happens in life – when you don’t expect a lot, the best things happen – Portugal! This time I travelled with my aunt and we spent four beautiful and (overall) sunny days in Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. This was my first time in Portugal and each time visiting a new country is kind of exciting – the new culture, nature, ...

Rum, Rhythm, Revolution ~ Havana

There is no doubt - the streets of Havana are the biggest “American Classic Cars Museum” in the world! Thanks to the four decade of Castro’s leadership, visiting Havana is still like a great journey through the past, as he has prohibited the import of foreign cars. The cars you will find on the streets of Cuba have probably been there 40 years ago. Our fellow Raidel, told us that the biggest black market in ...

All Roads Lead to Havana ~ Cuba

In  the last couple of weeks Cuba has been permanently a topic in the global news. Cuba has been also in my thankful thoughts - thankful, because I was lucky to experience this unique country before the possible upcoming political and social changes. So let’s go back to 2014 – a year full of happiness, emotions, challenges and changes (private and professional), a lot of work and efforts, love and ...

Disneyland Park California ~ Tips and Tricks

Admitting that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, there are some tips and tricks that could make your stay even more delightful! Here are my tips to enjoy your magical day at its best: Purchase your tickets online Supposing that you are not keen on waiting in a queue, I would recommend buying your ticket in advance online – they are not cheaper (ca $ 105), but you will be able to go straight ...

The Happiest Place on Earth ~ Disneyland Park California

When I was in France, I refused (consciously) to spend a day in Disneyland Paris, because I was desperately hoping to visit the “original” Disneyland in California someday … and to feel the “real” magic in “The Happiest Place on Earth”! As a child I used to watch the Disney movies each time I had the chance to. Actually, it used to be my favourite kind of reality and as somebody, born in a communist ...
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Long Weekend in Prague ~ Day Two

This is the second part of my “Long Weekend in Prague” – if you have missed Day One, you can find it here. Today we are heading to the Lesser Town of Prague, called Malá Strana which is only 10 minutes of walk from the Old Town Square and 5 min. from Charles Bridge. Lesser Town ~ Malá Strana, Menší Město Pražské The Lesser, or Little, Town is one of the most historic regions in Prague as it history ...
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Long Weekend in Prague ~ Day One

Prague:  this city is so beautiful that it hurts! The city of Prague has a good place on the list with “non-heavily bombed countries” during the WWII and therefore it stands out with its best-kept architecture and the largest, and probably the best, old town in Europe. The streets of Prague – just walk and wonder! The city is magical and without being hammered by the tourist it would be a modern variation ...
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The 10 “Don’ts” ~ Prague

Each time before visiting a new city, I’m searching for some articles about Dos and Don’ts and believe me – this could save money and time! On the last weekend of October I finally decided to visit Prague and I can already tell you - this city is definitely one of the best you can visit in Europe! Prague is gorgeous and mystic and even a week or two won’t be enough in order to visit everything I wanted… But ...

Some Tips for First-Timer ~ Fuerteventura

Hello! Today I’ll share with you some of my tips for first-timer in Fuerteventura and my personal favourites to see. The most important thing to do when arriving in Fuerteventura is to rent a car. Second tip – rent a car online - best time 2-3 weeks before arriving, it is much cheaper! Without a car you would be more or less "lost". But if you want to stay in the hotel for the whole time of your visit – do ...

The Ultimate Beach Guide ~ Fuerteventura

Warning! The following pictures may not be suitable for beach lovers who are going to spend the coming winter months in cold Europe … Anyway, if you are going to risk the possibility to get overwhelming tropical wanderlust feeling – take your pink sunglasses, something to drink and enjoy! Here it is: the main reason why people choose Fuerteventura among all seven major Canary Islands! The surreal beaches ...

Welcome to Fuerteventura!

Hello and welcome to always sunny Fuerteventura – an island with an average of 3000 hours sunshine per year and temperatures that vary between 20° and 35°! Fuerteventura is after Tenerife the second largest of all 7 main Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, as well as and several small islets) in the Atlantic Ocean, that is located only 100 km ...

Oceanside ~ Orange County

It is time to say Goodbye to San Diego and for the first time in my life I left a city (beside Sofia) with tears in my eyes … and plenty of thoughts about returning … We are going to Los Angeles! But on our way to the City of Angels we decided to take a short break after all we have seen and experienced. A perfect place to stay for a night was definitely the small town Oceanside, which is located between ...

Balboa Park ~ San Diego

Welcome to the surreal Balboa Park, located in the heart of San Diego! With its surface area of 4,9km² and a history since the year of 1868, it is the nation’s largest urban cultural park. That is by far the most interesting and multifarious city park I’ve visited and probably a week or two would not have been enough in order to go and see each attraction within its area. Along with the main 15 museums ...

SeaWorld ~ San Diego

The primary reason to put San Diego on our USA road trip map was “fortunately” the world’s most famous marine mammal park called SeaWorld. There are three of those theme parks and Oceanariums in the USA, located in San Diego, San Antonio and Florida. The first park opened here in San Diego in 1964 and since then the park offers a wide program including Ocean Shows (Killer Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, etc. ...

Sunset Perfection ~ San Diego

I came, I saw, I fell in love!

I came, I saw, I fell in love! Enjoy your day! LillaGreen ...

Old Town ~ San Diego

In order to get a full program of “must see” places in San Diego, there is no doubt, that the Old Town is an absolutely essential part of its identity. As everything in the USA,is older than 100 years is meant to be a „historic place”, so does this old town too. There are a lot of “historic” buildings to visit: you can spot the first church and newspaper office in the city, an original cigar and pipe shop, ...

The Real “Golden Sands” ~ Coronado

After the walk in the downtown of San Diego we are going to visit the resort city and peninsula Coronado. The city is known by its nickname "The Crown City", and the name "Coronado" comes from Spanish and means "the crowned." The resort city is known for its wide beaches with "golden" sand and Coronado Hotel, which was built in 1888 and is a symbol of the city till nowadays.

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