Alhambra castle is the main reason for most people to visit Granada. It's an Unesco World heritage site and the biggest and best preserved Moorish castle in Europe, and that alone is indeed a very good reason to visit Granada. Even for a traveler like myself who has been to tens and tens of castles around... Continue Reading →
Our last hike on our 8 day trip to Andalusia started just 20 min outside Granada from the small town of Monachill. This is also where Sierra Nevada mountains begin, but we only hiked in the lower parts of it. Actually, since it was may, the top parts were still covered in snow! Our hiking... Continue Reading →
Right behind Estepona is Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja which offers amazing views to the entire Andalusian coastline, and you can even see all the way to Gibraltar and Morocco. And what is best, you can get to the viewing platform by car, so no need to hike unless you want like we did. We ended... Continue Reading →
Ronda is an old town some 1h drive from Malaga to northwest, and it's famous for its huge old bridge, the Puente Nuevo built in the 18th century. Given how famous it is (for a reason since it is very beautiful and quite unique) the place is always packed with tourists. Ronda has always appealed... Continue Reading →
We stayed the first 4 nights of our 8 day holiday in Andalusia (or Andalucia as they call it in Spanish) at an amazing mountain villa with a view just outside of Canillas de Albaida. A perfect place to relax, use as a basis to go hiking, relax by the pool (or in the hot... Continue Reading →
If you love Italian food but don’t want to go to the most popular tourist weekend destinations, i.e. Rome and Venice, Milan combined with a visit to Lake Como is a great option. I visited Milan and Lake Como in September for a long weekend with some of my very good girl friends. Whereas I... Continue Reading →
Regardless of having been to London several times, it seems that on my every visit I always experience something new. There are so many great restaurants, amazing entertainment in the form of musicals and stand-up comedy, amazing museums and sights, and relaxing parks. My blog covers some of the highlights from recent years, such as... Continue Reading →
Ever met anyone who would not like to visit Rome? Well me neither. I've been to Rome numerous times and every time I visit I'm amazed how the ancient history is visible everywhere you go. It's like the entire city is one big museum. The fact that it's so popular as a weekend destination of... Continue Reading →
Castel Sant'Angelo is Pope's personal residence by the river. The building is very impressive and long lines are usually formed from people waiting to get in.
There is definitely no lack of beautiful churches in Rome, many of them with amazing decorations and golden ceilings. We chose to visit The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere as we anyway wanted to wonder about the area. This church is also one of the oldest in Rome.
Spanish steps are a long staircase leading from Piazza di Spagna through 138 steps to upper Piazza Trinita dei Monti with a twin tower church. The steps were constructed in early 18th century.Unfortunately when we were there large renovation works were being done blocking the usually magnificent view to the steps.
For the evening we had booked online tickets for a concert at St Paul's within the walls. The concert was a collection of opera songs by some great singers. What a perfect way to relax after a day of sightseeing in a beautiful setting!
Piazza Navona is a large square in central Rome surrounded by beautiful buildings with numerous restaurants. It is beautiful both night and day.Pantheon, the old temple of all Gods and planets, is the best preserved ancient monument in Rome. It is also an architectural masterpiece with its rounded dome. Today' Pantheon is a catholic church... Continue Reading →
Palatine hill is right next to Colosseum on the hills, and you can actually purchase a combo ticket including entrance to Colosseum, Palatine hill and Forum Romanum which I highly recommend. Palatine hill is the centremost of the Seven Hill of Rome and hast hosted imperial Palaces since the time of Augustus.In addition to its... Continue Reading →
Colosseum is of course the most famous land mark of Rome, which also means that's where the longest lines are. To minimize waiting time, get there at the time of opening or during weekdays. Luckily lines do move pretty fast, and we only had to wait for 30min.The interiors of the Colosseum are worth seeing... Continue Reading →
If you start from Trevi and continue towards Coliseum you most likely cannot miss Trajan's column & market which are on the wide walkway on the other side of the Piazza Venezia.
Trevi fountain, or Fontana di Trevi as it is called in Italian, is onw of the top sights in Rome and was just steps away from our hotel. It is beautiful day and night, and always packed with people. As there are tourists and its a romantic location, there are also plenty of people selling... Continue Reading →
We stayed for the weekend at Relais Trevi 95 boutique hotel which I only have good things to say about: it was perfectly located just steps away from the Trevi fountain, the rooms were absolutely beautiful their little terrace where the breakfast was served super nice, and the service excellent!
Walking from Somerset House to Tower Bridge London can be really unpredictable when it comes to weather, bu we were lucky to be able to enjoy some sunshine on the cold winter day we visited it in January. We started our day from the beautiful Somerset House which also has a skating rink inside its... Continue Reading →
Normally when I'm visiting London I can easily spend several days just exploring new areas of the city, and visiting some of my favorites, such as Leicester Square, Tower bridge, and Soho. This time we were however staying with a friend near Heathrow which gave me a good reason to think about other places to... Continue Reading →