Krk Island
Oct24

Krk Island

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

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Rijeka and the surrounding area
Oct14

Rijeka and the surrounding area

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. The series gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.
Following our previous article which focussed on the main attractions of Rijeka, let’s take a look at what visitors can experience in the surroundings of Rijeka.

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Rijeka – a town with many faces
Sep25

Rijeka – a town with many faces

Last summer I spent some weeks in Croatia, whilst I was there I visited fantastic places. The articles of this series give a glimpse into this period and some tips, describe experiences… and will encourage you to travel.

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My Interrailing Experience with #DiscoverEU
Oct31

My Interrailing Experience with #DiscoverEU

This summer, I was fortunate enough to be one of 1500 18-year old Europeans who won an Interrail pass in the #DiscoverEU competition, organised by the European Commission. Here is the story of my experience, my wonderful discoveries and my difficulties behind this impressive publicity stunt from the EU.

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Becoming a World Champion – easier than you might think
Sep05

Becoming a World Champion – easier than you might think

Everyone loves winning. But becoming a World Champion must give you a special rush of emotions – after all, you are the best in the whole world! Sadly, it is a feeling that only few will ever know. Or is it? Maybe you just have to find the right discipline for your true talents to shine. If you haven’t found your field yet, here are some alternatives to mainstream sports, including a an assessment of newcomers’ chances of winning the prestigious title ‚World Champion‘.

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Redhead Days in Breda, Netherlands: Join the Gingerhood!
Feb05

Redhead Days in Breda, Netherlands: Join the Gingerhood!

Every year, in the beginning of September, the Dutch city of Breda throngs with redheads from all over the world. Entertainment, fun and sense of community are the key elements of the Redhead Days, a festival that welcomes everyone, no matter their hair colour, nationality or ethnicity.

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Horror and Mystery in Northern Italy
Oct21

Horror and Mystery in Northern Italy

Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan… Italy is famous for its marvellous cities, monuments and works of art. However, tourists often focus their energy on exploring the greatest and most famous cities, such as Rome or Venice. This means that the slightly less famous cities, which are no less fascinating, almost inevitably go unnoticed. One example of this is the magical Turin, capital of Piedmont, in the northeast of Italy. The adjective ‘magical’ is hardly used at random…

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The Munich Oktoberfest – a must see or a tourist trap?
Sep15

The Munich Oktoberfest – a must see or a tourist trap?

The Oktoberfest is the biggest ‘Volksfest’ in the world, but has it gotten too big? Our author, who is originally from Munich, weighs in on the question of what Oktoberfest is all about, and if it really is the best way to experience Bavarian culture.

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Has Couchsurfing become a bohemian Tinder?
Sep09

Has Couchsurfing become a bohemian Tinder?

Locals offering free housing and good company in a beautiful location? Sounds like a backpacker’s dream! Is it still so, though?

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Venetian summer nights: Festa del Redentore
Jul15

Venetian summer nights: Festa del Redentore

Iris takes us to her beloved Venice and offers us an insight into one of the most famous feasts of the city. Enjoy a virtual tour through the gondoliers, boats and cracking fireworks!

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