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Basque Country for a week: San Sebastian, Bilbao and the Basque Mountains

Basque Country for a week: San Sebastian, Bilbao and the Basque Mountains

Basque Country is one of the most underestimated regions in Europe. After arrival you see beautiful views, delicious food, rich cultural life, well-developed public transport system and affordable prices. All those elements make the trip to the Basque Country one of the best travels ever and you start […]

Popsa – Eastern Europe’s sexiest music genre

Popsa – Eastern Europe’s sexiest music genre

In the Ukrainian night clubs, Russian buses and Belarusian shopping malls you can hear lively rhythm of popsa, Eastern Europe’s most popular music genre (usually songs are in Russian, more seldom in Ukrainian or Belarusian). Every second popsa hit is accompanied with the music movie […]

Baku – the unchained city

Baku – the unchained city

As for South Caucasus Baku is real megalopolis with the population of three million people which is more than Tbilisi and Erevan together. Walking along the streets you can see white Lexus vehicles, hotels’ offer starts from three stars. Lonely Planet has recognized the capital of Azerbaijan as one of the best destinations for nightlife lovers. While Georgian Batumi is designed to be European Las Vegas, Azeri Baku aims to be European Dubai. (more…)

The best Russian movies of XXI century

The best Russian movies of XXI century

Nowadays post-Soviet naturalism is a dominant tendency in Russian movie industry. New generation of directors is not afraid to deal with topics concerning old scores, moral devastation after the years of totalitarian system, picturing current political system and social relations. Thanks to the directors such […]

Iran: The Double Life of Cinemaholic

Iran: The Double Life of Cinemaholic

Walking along the Enqelab street in Teheran I found occasionally an oldschool video store. It struck me that there is probably no other country where renting movies is as risky as in Iran (ok, maybe North Korea). I came inside expecting to meet the madcap who inevitably contributed to the […]

Paris off the beaten track. Your alternative guide to Paris

Paris off the beaten track. Your alternative guide to Paris

Is there anything more exciting than discovering hidden places, amazing street art and cozy cafes in one of the most famous city? Check out Paris off the beaten track, download maps with routes on your smartphone and enjoy the city!
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Brussels: Belgian Comic Strip Center and Comic Book Route

Brussels: Belgian Comic Strip Center and Comic Book Route

Comic books in Belgium are considered to be a “ninth art”. Strolling around Brussels you can find comic book characters at every turn starting from museums, bookstores, cafés, murals covering the walls of buildings on the Comic Book Route and finishing with urban sculptures. In […]

Dublin & Aer Lingus: The smartest way from the UK to the US

Dublin & Aer Lingus: The smartest way from the UK to the US

Travelling to the USA has never been so easy! Dublin airport has announced the opening of the US Preclearance facility, which allows passengers to cross the border in Europe and enjoy comfortable arrival in the United States. On top of this, Aer Lingus is calling […]

Complete guide to Lviv. Part I: why to come and where to eat

Complete guide to Lviv. Part I: why to come and where to eat

Lviv (The City of the Lion) is probably the most Ukrainian from Ukrainian cities. With its beautiful buildings steeped in history, cobblestone streets and charming cafes it can also compete with Budapest and Cracow for the title of most romantic city in East-Central Europe. Why not to take your girlfriend there? I did and she fell in love both with Lviv and me! Read why you should go there and which cafes and restaurants you should hit. Me (Łukasz) and my girlfriend Alyona will be your guides! (more…)

Martisor – romanian spring

Martisor – romanian spring

Although winter this year was very gracious for us, probably you won’t find a person who doesn’t look forward to the time when in grass appear snowdrops – the first signs of spring. Birds chirping happily and constructing their nests, buds greening among the branches, […]