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Lari & Penati – The Dining Hotspot in Zagreb’s Lower Town

Lari & Penati is a tiny restaurant in Zagreb serving up some of the best food in the Lower Town. Looking for what to eat in Zagreb? Here’s why Lari & Penati should be at the top of your list. Lari & Penati is something of a hidden gem. Tucked away in Zagreb’s Lower Town, …

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Bistro Vještica – Zagreb’s Hidden Restaurant Gem

If you only eat in one restaurant in the Upper Town of Zagreb, Bistro Vještica should be it. Here’s why. Zagreb isn’t necessarily known as a culinary hotspot. So it might surprise you when we tell you that it does have a number of wonderful restaurants that you should visit during your trip to the …

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Hiking in Slovenia: Adventures in the Alps

Hiking in Slovenia is a dream: the country’s hiking trails are among the best marked and easiest to navigate in Europe. There’s more than 7,000 km of trails, which offer everything from a leisurely day-long stroll to a strenuous ten-day hike. The Alps have long been known as Europe’s playground. In the winter, generation after …

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Visiting Belem Tower, Lisbon: What You Need to Know

Belém Tower or the Torre de Belém is one of Lisbon’s most important monuments. Opening hours, location, price and history – here’s what you need to know to plan your trip.  Standing on the banks of the Tagus, it’s hard to imagine that the Belém Tower or Torre de Belém has been guarding Lisbon since …

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Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon: A Practical Guide To Visiting

The Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) is Lisbon’s striking monument to Henry the Navigator and the age of discoveries in Belem. Plan your trip to Lisbon’s iconic monument now. What is the Monument to the Discoveries? The Monument to the Discoveries (or Padrão dos Descrobrimentos in Portuguese) is set on the banks of …

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Visiting the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon: A Practical Guide

The Jeronimos Monastery (Mostero de Jeronimos) in Lisbon is one of the city’s must-see spots. Discover the beautiful architecture and history of this iconic landmark in Belem with my practical guide to visiting the Jeronimos Monastery. There’s not much I remember about my trip to Lisbon fifteen years ago. My friend Stacie and I had …

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LX Factory Lisbon – Shops, Restaurants and Street Art in the City’s Coolest Spot

LX Factory, Lisbon is one of the city’s coolest spots. Filled with restaurants, bars, shops and some snap-worthy street art, it’s a real find in the otherwise quiet neighbourhood of Alcântara. LX Factory might win the prize for one of the coolest settings in Lisbon. Housed in an old manufacturing complex under the Ponte de …

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André Saraiva in Lisbon: Street Art in São Vicente de Fora

André Saraiva’s Lisbon street art is the city’s largest mural. Discover the artist’s most colourful and exuberant work in São Vicente de Fora. As some of you will know, I was in Lisbon earlier this week researching a few articles, gallivanting about and generally wishing that I lived in this super-cool city. One of the things …

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Things to do in Ascona, Switzerland

Ascona, Switzerland is one of the country’s most picturesque lakeside towns. Read my guide to the best things to do in Ascona.  The small town of Ascona, perched on the edge of the gorgeous Lake Maggiore is the pick of the lakeside towns. Ascona is one of Switzerland’s most eligible destinations for the international traveller. The alpine lakes …

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