Mont Saint Michel – probably the second most famous thing to see in France

Most tourists flock to Paris when visiting France and simply stay, never venturing out of the city. You can see why, but Mont Saint Michel is well worth the effort. Often you can see it on lists of the most famous French or European castles, but, actually, it’s not a castle, but an abbey! Before Read more about Mont Saint Michel – probably the second most famous thing to see in France[…]

Top 10 Christmas Markets in Europe

Love them or hate them, Christmas markets are slowly coming back and you’ll be up to your ears in alcohol, food and presents before you know it. This year why not venture out a bit further and see what a foreign Santa looks like and if you can add some extra special presents under your Read more about Top 10 Christmas Markets in Europe[…]

Polish castles in Ukraine – a day trip from Lviv

Bored of never ending parties in Lviv? Have a spare day and don’t know what to do? A day trip from Lviv to see the ruins of polish castles is a great adventure… especially because it also involves a bit of offroad!   The “złota podkowa Lwowa” (in English – the golden horseshoe of Lviv) Read more about Polish castles in Ukraine – a day trip from Lviv[…]

The Chernobyl You Haven’t Seen Before

Before the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 50,000 people lived in Pripyat. Another 15,000 lived in the towns and villages of Chernobyl. Pripyat was built in 1970 and was the youngest town in the Soviet union with an average age of around 25.  Chernobyl town, at the time of the explosion, was 800 years old – the Read more about The Chernobyl You Haven’t Seen Before[…]

Private tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat

Is a private tour to the Chernobyl exclusion zone worth the extra money? What is the difference? What does it look like?   The first and obvious difference is the price – for just us two, in our own car, we paid more than 500 euros + 15 euros for food in the canteen. The Read more about Private tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat[…]

Visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone – everything you need to know

The Chernobyl exclusion zone opened for tourists in 2011 and is still not a very common place to visit. If you are wondering how to book your trip to Chernobyl, what a visit to the exclusion zone looks like and how to get there – this article will give you the answer.     If Read more about Visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone – everything you need to know[…]

Is it safe to visit Chernobyl?

If you are thinking about going to Chernobyl exclusion zone you are probably seeking answers to two questions: 1) Is it safe to visit Chernobyl and Pripyat? 2) Is the radiation level still very high?     On the websites of official tour companies you can read that it’s completely safe if you follow the Read more about Is it safe to visit Chernobyl?[…]

Geierlay Bridge – A small guide

Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay is the longest swingbridge in Germany, measuring 360 meters and hanging 100m above Mörsdorfer Bach valley. The bridge was opened in Ocober 2015 and has already become insta-famous – you’d be surprised how many people come to see it! You can cross it only by foot, which may seem obvious for you, but Read more about Geierlay Bridge – A small guide[…]

Eltz Castle – A small guide to a Insta-famous castle

Eltz Castle is a medival castle in Wierschem in Germany. It had been almost forgotten for 8 centuries, but it’s now going through a second youth thanks to Instagram and Neuschwanstein Castle being too mainstream. If Cinderella was a hipster this would definitely be her home.   Before you go check the opening time! The Read more about Eltz Castle – A small guide to a Insta-famous castle[…]