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  • Barcelona – so much more than Gaudi

    April 6, 2020 by

    The endless battle between Barcelona and Madrid. The two cities are different, and it’s difficult to understand the rivalry between them and the never ending questions underlying this competition – Barcelona or Madrid? I asked a Spaniard in Merida whether the Spain v Portugal World Cup game would elicit Spanish passion. He responded by saying… Read more

  • A long lunch in Rome

    March 4, 2020 by

    ‘Grazie Mille’ is a term we had grown accustom to saying as we departed the trattoria after a hearty, long and lazy lunch. Invariably, the response of ‘prego’ was offered in return, along with a cheerful smile. Our first trip to Rome opened us up to new and wondrous sights. The Eternal City has many… Read more

  • Slovenia, Europe’s ‘hidden gem’

    December 16, 2019 by

    Many have heard of Slovenia yet few have travelled there. With alpine scenery rivalling Austria, quaint storybook villages reminiscent of Switzerland and food culture akin to neighbouring Italy, Slovenia deserves more exposure. But, as it stands now, Slovenia isn’t overrun with tourists and that makes it a wonderful and immersive place to visit. There’s something… Read more

  • Ljubljana

    November 29, 2019 by

    Slovenia may be one of the world’s newest countries having gained independence in 1991, but Ljubljana’s history goes back much further. The city has an interesting back story at the hands of historical conquerors. Romans used Ljubljana’s strategic location as a stronghold, Turkish incursions were conducted during the 15th century, Napoleon’s armies marched through here… Read more

  • Metelkova is Ljubljana’s urban squat

    November 27, 2019 by

    An urban squat. Why did we want to visit such a place? This is a complete contrast to the Old Town’s maze of cobbled streets, medieval buildings, colourful churches and Secession architecture. Introducing Ljubljana’s eclectic and intriguing neighbourhood, Metelkova. Metelkova is a cultural zone not far from Ljubljana’s Old Town and adjacent the ‘Museum Quarter’.… Read more

  • Secession buildings in Ljubljana

    November 27, 2019 by

    If you blink, you will miss it. If you do not turn your gaze upwards, you will not see it. And if you are too busy shopping, you won’t see beyond the windows. Many European cities embraced Art Nouveau or Secession. This is where art blurs architecture and blends with design. In Ljubljana, typical Secession… Read more

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