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 to think: why Lonely Planet didn’t make it this year’s ‘hot destination’. Continue reading Basque Country for a week: San Sebastian, Bilbao and the Basque Mountains
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 where Slavic beauties are showing their sexy bodies and dancing in the way that none of the American pop stars do. Take a look on the most famous Eastern Europe’s female musicians.
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. Continue reading Baku – the unchained city
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 as Andrey Zvyagintsev or Aleksei Balabanov we can gain more insight into Russian reality. We recommend the best Russian movies directed after 2000. Take a look at our rank!
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 fact that Iranian kids are running in the yard and playing Transformers and other American superheroes. When I entered the room I felt the stench of cheap cigarette smoke that hung in the stale air and this impression was even intensified by the prevailing gloom inside and the presence of plump Iranian resting on the office chair behind the counter. This image perfectly illustrated the phrase I have heard from my Iranian fellow: ”We are more American that the real Americans”. The seller wore sweaty T-shirt which used to be white one day, but now turned yellow and shabby fishing vest. On the nose he had classic aviator sunglasses that made me wondering if he can see anything. Continue reading Iran: The Double Life of Cinemaholic
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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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 the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels you assure yourself that comic books are not just entertainment for small children but an art combining literature and cinematography. Continue reading Brussels: Belgian Comic Strip Center and Comic Book Route
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 British bloggers to take part in a competition, in which the prize is a roundtrip to NYC for two passengers + £1000 to cover expenses! Continue reading Dublin & Aer Lingus: The smartest way from the UK to the US
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! Continue reading Complete guide to Lviv. Part I: why to come and where to eat
Azerbaijan is the most inaccessible country in Europe. It’s not a myth – visa to Azerbaijan requires a lot of afford, and even more time. You will go through visa process easier and faster with Choose travel! Continue reading How to get visa to Azerbaijan: step by step