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[Spain] Fiesta in Pamplona: the fierce and colorful San Fermin festival

[Spain] Fiesta in Pamplona: the fierce and colorful San Fermin festival

In early July Pamplona becomes the scene of bullfighting, bull running, bull talking and memories of Hemingway. In 75 BC the Roman General Pompey the Great established a military camp in the northeast of present-day Spain. But Pamplona only began to attract interest in the […]

[UKRAINE] Food Guide: Where To Eat And Party In Lviv

[UKRAINE] Food Guide: Where To Eat And Party In Lviv

“Secret” is, perhaps, the best word to describe Lviv, a city in the southwest of Ukraine. Narrow streets, old buildings, and picture-square courtyards hide evidence of historic events, rebellious Ukrainian character and charming stories of a daily city-life. “Secret” is, perhaps, as well the most […]

[Bulgaria] Bulgaria for Beginners: all you need to know

[Bulgaria] Bulgaria for Beginners: all you need to know

As an up-and-coming destination for tourist visitors and business travelers alike, Bulgaria has become increasingly cosmopolitan over the past 15 years. At least cities have, to varying degrees. Meanwhile, out in the countryside, there are plenty of places where time seems to have stood still […]

[Spain] San Fermines festival in Pamplona: bullfighting and brutality, drink and song, joy and excitement

[Spain] San Fermines festival in Pamplona: bullfighting and brutality, drink and song, joy and excitement

I remember first reading Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises” (or “Fiesta”, how it is sometimes named) while still at school and from that daydreaming to see and experience San Fermines – a festival of bullfighting and brutality, drink and song, joy and excitement. […]

[Bulgaria] Time when I guest-blogged about Bulgarian Christmas traditions

[Bulgaria] Time when I guest-blogged about Bulgarian Christmas traditions

Yes, sometimes I guest-blog. Nevertheless, I still write about traveling and different cultures. And even though it’s the very peak of the summer, I would like to share my old article about Bulgarian Christmas traditions. With the Western version of Christmas more and more often […]

[Macedonia] Miraculously beautiful Ohrid Lake and surrounding region

[Macedonia] Miraculously beautiful Ohrid Lake and surrounding region

Lake Ohrid, perhaps, is the most magical place in whole Macedonia. Crystal clear waters, springs and little rivers, green mountains and small villages, old monasteries and ancient Roman relics. If visiting Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, was not that much impressive, then Ohrid region is […]

[Ukraine] 2,500 Km Underground: Largest Catacomb System In The World

[Ukraine] 2,500 Km Underground: Largest Catacomb System In The World

Odessa is a resort city in the Eastern European country Ukraine. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting for blue waters of the Black Sea, cheep seafood and rich history (the city itself was built by French, Italians, Dutch and many others) it has one unique place […]

Contemporary Ballet Inspired By The Music Of Depeche Mode

Contemporary Ballet Inspired By The Music Of Depeche Mode

“Another World” is a contemporary ballet performance, in which Depeche Mode’s world famous “Another World” tour meets the writing of Japan’s most famous novelist Haruki Murakami. This dynamic marriage of text and performance takes in both H. Murakami’s “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the […]

[Macedonia] Skopje – city of Mother Teresa

[Macedonia] Skopje – city of Mother Teresa

When strolling by the Vardar River, passing under the arches of the Stone Bridge, regarding the medieval and 1970s buildings and taking pictures of the smiling children, you realize that Skopje will remain a puzzle. Even, perhaps, forever. The strange things is, that even after […]

[Switzerland] The scariest bar in the World – with “Alien” movie decorations

[Switzerland] The scariest bar in the World – with “Alien” movie decorations

We are not sure, that after visiting this bar, in a medieval town of Gruyères in Switzerland – you will sleep calmly. Fantasy is a tricky thing and spending evening in a company of aliens can be one of the reasons for a sleepless night. […]