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 [...]

Summer vacations – Chania, Crete

Being notoriously a late planner when it comes to summer vacations, it was already August and I was still indecisive about where to enjoy a couple of relaxing days under the sun. After some brainstorming and excluding options, I finally booked a ticket to the neighboring island. After all, Crete was in my bucket list [...]

Rediscovering Summer in Cyprus 2020

With 35-40 °C during summer, the most popular place on the island is at the beach Reading time: 8 min. 2020 is undoubtedly the least favorite for many people, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic which changed our day-to-day lives. The virus is affecting our traveling habits too, forcing most of us to cancel or [...]

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 [...]