Antwerp’s Allure

Antwerp is a beautiful city only 45 minutes away from Brussels. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens. I have no doubts that this charming city is the country’s capital of cool. It's long been a powerful magnet for everyone from fashion... Continue Reading →

Piazza del Plebicito

The Piazza del Plebicito is an interesting large square in Naples. It was named after a plebiscite that was taken in 1860 that took Naples into the Kingdom of Italy. This noble 19th century semicircular piazza is enclosed on one side by the royal palace, on the other, by the neoclassical façade of the church of San Francesco di Paola,... Continue Reading →

The Lost City!

The ancient City of Pompeii is only an hour away from the coastal city of Naples. It is simply incredible.  Along with Herculaneum, and many villas in the surrounding area, it was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.     The eruption destroyed the city, and... Continue Reading →

Where Virgil Left his Egg!

This beautiful medieval castle is located in the Italian city of Naples. The Castel dell'Ovo is the oldest standing fortification in Naples. It is very easy to find alongside the coastal promenade. When I visited this castle, I felt as if I was in scene from the series Game of Thrones. It looked really impressive from... Continue Reading →

Night in the Eternal City!

Rome is a city that is difficult to describe. You have to visit this beautiful city and experience it for yourself. This cosmopolitan city is the capital of Italy.  There are nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture, ancient ruins, and culture on display... and then there's the delicious food!   There are many famous... Continue Reading →

Bravo Brașov!

On my intensive one day trip to Transylvania, I visited beautiful castles, such as Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, but one place that I wished I had more time to explore was Brașov. This city is amazing, surrounded by the Carpathian mountains. This amazing city its known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black... Continue Reading →

Minuit à Paris!

Which city is the best one to spend your evening wondering around? The City of Lights, Paris, of course. I have been to this city on numerous occasions, at different times of the day but the night time is the most striking for me. I find that when you don't have the pressure to visit... Continue Reading →

Storming the Râșnov Fortress!

The ancient site of the Fortress of Râșnov is situated in Brașov county, Râșnov area in Romania. The site is very interesting, mainly because of its position on the top of a hill. From this vantage point, you have the nicest views of the mountains that surround it. This place was built with the intention of... Continue Reading →

Count Vlad Dracul, a.k.a. Dracula!

The Bran Castle is situated in the vicinity of Brasov. It is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle"   Dracula (literally meaning 'little dragon') is a fictitious character whose name derives from the appellation given to Vlad Tepes, the... Continue Reading →

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