Odessa Steps – A dream destination for every movie buff

#uniquedestinations Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein which presents a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against its officers and the public protests that followed in the city of Odessa in Ukraine. It was long considered the masterwork of the silent cinema. In…

Café Tomaselli – The oldest café in Austria

The Tomaselli must be almost as old as the tradition of coffee drinking in Europe. ERICH KÄSTNER Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and inextricably linked to the history of music as Mozart’s birthplace. Salzburg’s Altstadt (historic centre) is famous for its Baroque buildings and is one of the best-preserved city centres…

A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares

Squares are an integral part of a city and are usually the focus of its daily life. A city or a village is often characterized by the beauty of its squares. In this article we revisit six of our favorite smaller squares in Europe, which are often overshadowed by larger and more spectacular ones. Grabrodretorv…

Black Light Theatre Srnec : A visit to a Czech national treasure

Black light theatre (in Czech cerne divadlo) is a theatrical performance characterized by the use of black box theatre augmented by black light illusion. The characteristics of black light theatre are the use of black curtains, a darkened stage and black lighting. At the same time the performers wear fluorescent costumes in order to create visual illusions. This form of…

Is zapiekanka the best alternative to pizza ?

If you are visiting the wonderful town of Krakow in Poland, you should also visit the historic Jewish quarter, called Kazimierz. The area was destroyed during World War II and in the communist era gradually fell into disrepair. Rediscovered in the 1990s, thanks to the fall of communism and worldwide exposure, as the place where…

A guide to your first visit to Birmingham

While most tourists head straight to London, only a few visit United Kingdom’s sleeping giant, the unique Birmingham. It is just 90 minutes by train from London and the second largest city in UK. Birmingham is a historic city and played an important role during the Industrial Revolution. Although the city’s industrial past is evident, a…

Have you ever eaten in a Polish milk bar ?

A bar mleczny (milk bar in Polish) is a type of cafeteria – restaurant in Poland which according to Wikipedia “during the communist era provided government subsidized traditional Polish cuisine at low cost”. The first milk bar opened in Warsaw in 1896 by the Polish dairy farmer Stanislaw Dluzewski. He named it milk bar due…

Dublin – A virtual tour of the capital of Ireland

Wait a few seconds for the tour to load…. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a lively and welcoming city, known for the friendliness of the Dubliners and famous for its “craic” (crack) – a mixture of humour, intelligence and assuring calm, that has attracted writers, intellectuals, and visitors for centuries. Situated on a bay on the…

Secret stories of Venice

Venice needs no introduction. It is probably one of the most famous and emblematic tourist destinations in the world. The city has a long and interesting history and its past is full of mysterious stories and legends. A visit to Venice could turn into something unique if you know the stories behind the buildings you…