Feb 24, 2011

Cinque Terre - 5 villages of Tuscan coast...

On the way south to Tuscany we have been dying to see a strap of water for some kind of summer refreshment as late May heat was exceeding 40 C. That's how we were driven to beach heaven of Ligurian coast.

Feb 18, 2011

Mangrt - my most favorite summit

It was our first encounter with Julian Alps, in Slovenia. We drove from Villach (Austria), through Kranjska Gora towards Trenta and Bovec - centers of local hiking frenzy. On the way to camping we stopped at Mangrt Saddle, the highest asphalt point in whole Slovenia, and we took up 5 hours hike.

Feb 17, 2011

Kutna Hora - surprising noblesse

Medieval, silver mine city 60 km east of Prague is one of the most admirable sights of Czech Bohemia. Built upon steep slopes of Vrchlice Creek it's a perfect example of real 3D architecture - something you don't see in flat lands.

Feb 16, 2011

Umbria - Tuscany for modest at heart

We discovered its beauty by utter accident - coming back by car from Sicily we wanted to avoid well known route through Tuscany so we took direction towards east. And that paid off splendidly...

Feb 12, 2011

Bitter bite of Flores

It takes one hour to fly from Denpasar, Bali to Labuanbajo on the island of Flores. Yet, it seems like a thousand of light years - from friendly civilization to rough wilderness.

Feb 11, 2011

Best Austrian lakes

Primarily, you might want to visit Alps around Salzburg for mountains themselves - whether you're into climbing, trekking or just taking cable line all the way up. That's something we did in 2008 for several days and then tired we sought refuge at the lakes. And that was truly the best part...

Feb 10, 2011

Uluwatu - the most magical temple of Bali

In the most souther tip of Bali you'll find Bukit Peninsula - scenic cliffs and windy beaches flooded with Australians which have surprising tendency to behave like arrogant colonizers. Nevertheless, it's still a wonderful place to be...

Feb 9, 2011

Brolio - castle in the heart of Chianti region

It was total coincidence for us to find ourselves there. Wandering by car through winding roads of Chianti region, stopping at the local vineyards to take pictures, go just south... we came across a sign showing direction to Brolio. With promising icon of castle.

Feb 8, 2011

Gdańsk - Polish Amsterdam?

That's undoubtedly big exaggeration, but it's hard to deny that over 1000 year old city of Gdańsk is tainted with splendid atmosphere of Hanseatic Leage, ever present culture and some really stunning channel views.

Feb 7, 2011

Czech Jizerky - heaven for cross country skiing

Splendid views, perfectly maintained trails and very versatile landscape. All this, plus usually good snow conditions thorough most of winter, make Jizerske Hory in Czech Republic mountains a true mecca for all fans of cross country skiing.

Feb 6, 2011

South of Sicily: Agrigento and famous white rock

In general terms, south of Sicily has so much more to offer than north half of island, the same as easter jewels definitely beat everything that you can see on the west. So, if you have limited time to stay on the island of ancient gods, best is to opt for a route from Messina down the coast and then at least until Agrigento...

Feb 5, 2011

North of Lisbon - palaces & windsurfing

One day trip from Lisbon that really rocked. Sintra, Cabo di Roca, legendary Guincho beach...

Feb 4, 2011

Rinca - where the dragons lie

Apart from the fact that our trip to Rinca almost cost us our lives, it is definitely interesting place to see...

Feb 3, 2011

Lucca - a must see in Tuscany

Gorgeous ancient and medieval town encompassed in intact Renaissance city wall. Honestly, it made greater impression on me than overcrowded Florence.

Feb 2, 2011

Playa de sa Tuna - the best beach on Costa Brava

Definitely not the most famous nor popular one, and thank God for that. We discovered this gem quite accidentally driving in rush off the crowded beaches of Costa Brava massive tourism.