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…

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…

Spello – The flower town of Italy

#uniquedestinations Spello, located on the southern side of Mount Subasio, between Assisi and Foligno, is considered one of “The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy” due to its significant environmental, cultural and artistic heritage. The ancient town centre of Umbrian origin, “Hispellum” from the first century BC, was an important Roman town. There are important and…

Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

#uniquedestinations Laconia (Λακωνία) is an area of Peloponnesos with many popular destinations, wonderful beaches, unique archeological sites, Byzantine churches, picturesque villages and much more. However, few know that in Laconia there are two of the most important sunken ancient cities in Greece and probably in Europe. Both are easily accessible and the visitor could admire…

Apaggio – The secret beach of Cavo Maleas

On the far edge of Lakonia (in Peloponnesos or Peloponnese) near the coastal town of Neapoli, at the unexplored Cavo Maleas (aka Cape Maleas or Cavo Malias) (Κάβο Μαλέας ή Μαλιάς), you will find one of the last unspoiled and secret beaches of Southern Greece. Cavo Maleas separates the Laconian Gulf in the west from the…

No time to waste at Fokianos Bay

What separates the beautiful town of Leonidio from one of the best beaches in Greece is an hour and 34 km of not so easy mountain driving. But it is certainly worth the effort. This breathtaking beach is located in a protected bay ringed by cliffs. The clear blue waters gives you the impression that…

The amazing craters of Didyma

#uniquedestinations Didyma (Δίδυμα) is a historic village in the prefecture of Argolida in Greece. Until World War II, the village was called Didymoi (Δίδυμοι), which means twins in Greek. The origin of the name is explained in two ways, first that it came from Mount Didymos or that it was adopted by the Twin Caves…