Discover Matera, the Cave City in Southern Italy.

Reading time: 12 min. Sasso Barisano at sunset. Matera is a city in the region of Basilicata in Southern Italy, with great history and a bright future. Matera is uniquely built on a rocky outcrop, with cave dwellings carved into the mountainside forming the old town, the so-called Sassi district.  Matera was considered “the shame of Italy” in the 1950s [...]

Why Bucharest should be your next city break

Why Bucharest should be your next city break

View of the city from the Palace of the Parliament My recent and short escape to Bucharest gave me the opportunity to enjoy some of the good things the Romanian capital has to offer.  I was a bit accustomed with the city, since I have visited Bucharest in the past. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised [...]

St. Petersburg, Russia

After 4 years of learning Russian as a hobby and as part of my personal development, I gradually cultivated an affinity for the Russian culture. Besides grammar rules and new vocabulary, I was learning about some peculiarities and general information about Russia such as: the reason that Red Square is called that way, the geographical [...]

Moscow, Russia

At last we arrived in Moscow. The visit to the Russian capital was going to be short but enough to feel the vibes of the metropolis that never sleeps. It was almost a sunny day and the weather was much better than in Saint Petersburg but still -17°C and cold. Our Russian friends welcomed us [...]