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Danubiana – located at the very heart of the EU

The narrow, elegant peninsula in the midst of the mighty Danube is the location of a rare amalgamation. Museums take decades, or even centuries, to be established and grow under the patronage of kings, popes, states… Danubiana emerged out of nothing. The enthusiasm of Dr. Vincent Polakovič and the financial resources of the Dutch collector […]

Lancaster

Although the chances of ‘accidentally’ finding yourself in Lancaster are very slim, it is interesting to see in England something other than London,  that usually comes to our mind when we think of England. The reason I went there was a three-month ERASMUS+ scholarship for a study visit to the Lancaster University. Situated in North-West […]

Messner Mountain Museum Corones

Reinhold Messner is not only the most famous mountaineer and alpinist, but also a good storyteller. One of the museum halls constantly replays his documentaries from alpinist expeditions undertaken all over the world. The Messner Mountain Museum is located at the very top of the renowned ski resort Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, at an altitude of 2,275. […]

The Winter solstice at Stonhenge

The Winter solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. This year the solstice occured on Wednesday December 21st at 10:44 GMT (Universal time).  with the sun rising over Stonhenge at 08:04. Stonhenge gathering Each year on the 21st December visitors from around the world gather at Stonehenge early in the morning to […]

Surfing in Portugal

Surfing in Portugal  Usually when someone tries to surf for the first time, what happens is they fall in love with surfing. This is what has happened to me also. My favorite surf destination is Portugal where I started my surf story by visiting my friends at Kohola Surf Camp, who organize surf travels. Although […]

Iceland – Geothermal activity

Geothermal activity and natural hot tubs Most of the swimming pools are heated by geothermal energy, natural resource of big importance since ancient times. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, even owes its name to the steam of hot springs (smoke, as Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler called it). Reykjavik literally means “The Bay of Smokes”. […]

The sea – desert scent of Santorini

Scent One of the things I like to do when I land in a new country is to take in the scent. The sea-desert scent of Santorini was immediately dispersed by the strong wind that blew for most of my stay there. Luckily, I love the wind, it somehow reminds me of the dynamics of […]

Moscow – 24 Hours

24 Hours in Moscow – 2hrs – Kremlin : historical and spiritual centre of Moscow. The fortified historical distriict is enclosed by high walls that are 2 kn long. The entrance ticket includes admission to all five churches in the Kremlin and Patriarch Palace. 2hrs – Red Square – outside the Kremlin,s wall. Cobblestoned square […]

Budapest through the eyes of Maja and Diano

We visited Budapest by chance, because we had flight from Budapest airport. Didn’t expected much, but it really surprised us! Budapest is beautiful European city with amazing architecture, history and culture. It is located on great Danube river, which, in history divided Buda & Pest side. Other than numerous historical sites, you can also enjoy […]

Iceland – geothermal energy in daily life / part 1

If your way ever takes you outside Reykjavik city, Iceland,  center and you feel like resting a bit in a cozy café or having a beer with your friends… Well you just might be out of luck. There probably won’t be any cafés. Or bars. Swimming pools and hot tubs So, you may wonder, where […]

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