Category Archives: Europe

Capela do Senhor da Pedra: A Cycling Half Day Trip from Porto

Porto’s growing cycling scene makes it easy to escape to explore away from the historic city centre.  After a local’s tip, we decided to pedal further afield to visit the picturesque Capela do Senhor da Pedra (Chapel of the Lord of the Stone).

Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park – PR7/Trilho de São Bento

While I only spent around 24 hours in the area, hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park was one of the highlights of my trip to Portugal.

My second hike in Peneda-Gerês National Park started and finished in a small village of São Bento. The trail led me up to a lookout point high above the valley and offered some amazing views.  It  didn’t go as smoothly as the as the PR3 hike I did the previous day yet it was still an awesome experience.

Hiking the PR3 Trail in Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal

Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park was high on my list of things to do in Portugal. Even though I only had less than two days to explore the park, I discovered an area of stunning natural beauty and managed to fit in a couple of hikes as well as explore a pretty town of Gerês.

72 Hours in Hamburg: A Weekend in Germany’s Cool Second City

Hamburg might not attract as many tourists as Berlin or Munich, but it has plenty to offer visitors. Its rich history is fascinating and there is something for everyone to enjoy – from culture vulture to foodie to party animal. Here’s my guide to 72 hours in Germany’s second largest city.

Hiking in Calanques National Park, Marseille

It’s not often that you get an opportunity to hike in a national park just outside a major city. So when I found out about Calanques National Park, within an easy reach of central Marseille, I just had to check it out!

Prague: 8 Alternative Things to Do in the Czech Capital

Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Hearing its name conjures images of strolling across Charles Bridge, exploring Prague Castle or drinking famous Czech beer. However, there is a lot more to this city than what you’ll find in the “Top 10” section of a guidebook.

Marseille: 6 Things To Do In Provence’s Cool Capital

Marseille doesn’t immediately spring to mind when most people start planning a trip to France. While tourists flock to the lights of Paris, wine regions of Bordeaux and Champagne and the glamour of Cote d’Azur, any mentions of Marseille tend to draw confused looks.

6 Great Reasons To Visit Budva, Montenegro

Budva is one of the jewels in Montenegro’s stunning crown. Its warm climate, beautiful beaches and remarkable Old Town attract many tourists from Eastern Europe every year. Yet, it remains relatively unknown to all other travellers. I was lucky to spend a few days in Budva and here are my top 6 things to do in and around this beautiful part of the Adriatic coast.

Kotor Fortress: Climbing up to Castle of San Giovanni

We left the cobbled streets of Budva’s Old Town behind and strolled along the marina, marvelling at the luxury yachts lining the waterfront. We headed down the town’s main street and past hotels and shopping malls before making our way towards Budva’s bus station.

Lokrum Island: Kayaking Around Dubrovnik’s Green Lung

“You know, I am not sure the trip will run today,” I said, observing the waves far below Dubrovnik’s city walls, the Adriatic opening up as far as the eye could see. “It looks pretty rough out there.”

“It’ll be fine,” my companion reassured me.