The wooden bridges of Lucerne

Lucerne (or “Luzern” in German) is the largest city in Central Switzerland and lies on the western shore of Lake Lucerne. Although it started as a small fishing village, it grew into an important staging and commercial point when the St. Gotthard Pass was opened in 1220 and became a vital trade route between Northern…

Nessun Dorma – The best aperitivo in Cinque Terre

…and one of the best in Italy Nessun Dorma is the heaven in Cinque Terre. Eat italian food and drink local wine. Have you seen the view from here? nessundormacinqueterre.com CINQUE TERRE The five villages of the Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso) in Liguria need no special recommendations. It is one of…

A guide to the best street food in Athens (featured on traveldudes.com)

Looking for the most mouth-watering street food in Athens? Keep reading… Every trip to any destination, to be complete, must include the local flavours and aromas of the place you’re visiting. A guilty pleasure of every trip is to try the street food that is available, starting with distinct local flavours but also including local…

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

Zurich may not be the capital of Switzerland, but it is a global centre for banking and industry. It is a beautiful city, very well organised and, at the same time, hospitable and tolerant of the multidimensional mosaic of its residents and visitors from every corner of the planet. Furthermore, it has an intense cultural…

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…