Category: Europe

Spending less than a day in Helsinki!

Helsinki, capital of Finland, is a great Scandinavian city with home to over 300 islands and 120 kms of coastline. It even has a underground church blasted out of rock with only the tomb visible over the surface and a UNESCO World Heritage inhabited sea fortress: Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.  And when you are in such a lovely city for […]

5 must-do things in Sintra (Day trip from Lisbon)

Around one hour train ride from touristy Lisbon, in the foothills of pine covered Serra de Sintra lies small picturesque Portuguese town, Sintra. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to it’s architectural monuments combined with beautiful landscape. Given the amount of things to see in a small town, it’s one of the must do […]

‘Pest’ side of Budapest & Margaret Island

As mentioned regarding Buda in our earlier post, Budapest is made up of two sides – Buda & Pest. Where on one hand Buda is hilly, Pest is almost flat and is the business/commerce center with thriving night life. The best way to explore Pest is on foot, as things to see are close to each other. Strolling the […]

Exploring ‘Buda’ of Budapest

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a huge city with a mix of Western & Eastern culture. In reality it’s two sides: Buda & Pest divided by river Danube with a small Margaret Island in the middle towards North which constitutes the city of Budapest. There are 8 bridges connecting these two sides with totally different character […]

Day trip from Riga to Sigulda (Turaida Castle)

Sigulda, the Switzerland of Latvia, is a small beautiful town around 53 kms East of Riga providing opportunities for indulging in culture & wild nature showcasing the Latvia’s true beauty and serving as a perfect destination for a day trip from Riga to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. We took the bus at around 10:15 from Riga central […]

Exploring Riga’s Old Town

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the most famous city in the Baltic region and is commonly known as the party capital with immense pub culture. It’s a city which packs UNESCO listed historical Old town center (just like Vilnius), the famous Black Balsam and which as per the legend, is a city that is not yet completely built (or […]

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