Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe (podcast version)

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON SPOTIFY: During your travels, one of the things you always do is shop and buy special things that you can’t find in your country and are typical of the place you are visiting. For music lovers and especially those still buying vinyl and CDs, a visit to a new city…

Sete – The most beautiful port in Southern France

Although not one of the most famous and prominent destinations in the South of France, Sete is a unique city with its own character that is worth visiting. Known as the Venice of Languedoc, it is a port and a seaside resort in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the Mediterranean with its own very strong cultural…

Bitola – An unknown historic Balkan city

Just 12 km from the borders of Greece, Bitola is the second largest city in North Macedonia. It has managed to maintain its unique 18th and 19th century architecture, with buildings that show its former glory and historic past, when every major European country had a consulate here due to the trading and business that…

Halloumi – A gastronomic treasure of Cyprus

Halloumi or haloumi (Greek: Χαλούμι) is widely known as traditional cheese from Cyprus (Κύπρος), although it is produced and in other regions (basically in the Middle East). It is a semi-hard cheese that can be grilled or pan-fried. It has a white colour and its important feature is that it does not melt at a…

Bluebell flowers in Silly – An awarded sustainable European landscape

#uniquedestinations Sustainable tourism is defined by UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” It also refers to the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and the suitable balance that must…

Belfast murals – History written on the walls

#uniquedestinations Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan. In the early 19th century, Belfast was an important port. It played a decisive role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland, and soon became the largest producer of linen in the world. It was also a…

Slovenia is the next gastronomic destination you must visit

Slovenia is in Central Europe and the only country that connects the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain. Slovenia is mostly mountainous and forested (in fact it is the third most-forested country in Europe) and has always been the crossroads of Slavic, Germanic and Romance languages and cultures. Slovenia as a tourist destination…

Why Geneva is the best place in the world to eat fondue

Fondue is among the most popular Swiss trademarks. It is actually a melted cheese dish served in a communal pot (caquelon) over a portable stove (réchaud) heated usually with a candle. Fondue is eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long forks (sometimes the bread is first dipped into wine). It is not an actual traditional…

8 things to do if you’re visiting Amsterdam for the first time

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a vibrant place that embodies a 900-year history and was once the epicentre of a powerful empire. Today it is a modern, youthful metropolis that combines an elegant and calm side with another dark and restless one. It is a city that can offer the visitor everything. With…