Only Lyon

Lyon, la capitale gastronomique du monde et une merveilleuse ville! I’m starting with quite a strong statement, that I plan to prove till the end of the article. One important note for myself: I didn’t use Google Translate for the phrase. Seems like I haven't completely forgotten French, although I haven’t practiced it in almost [...]

Amsterdam XXX

XXX...a symbol you will spot everywhere in Amsterdam. But what does it mean? Is it somehow related to the city's liberal views? No, not at all, it is just a coincidence. The symbol is formed out of three white St. Andrew’s Crosses on a black stripe on a red background, that dates back to the [...]

Weekend in Transylvania: Brașov county

Transylvania, the land of Count Dracula and vampires. Wait, that's just a very used cliché, which I don't necessarily support. Many Western Europeans associate this region of Romania to vampires, due to Bram Stoker's Gothic horror novel, Dracula, and to the legend of Vlad the Impaler, prince of Wallachia in the 15th century. But definitely not [...]

The Cologne Experience

I've been thinking of writing this post for some weeks now, and finally decided to give it a go. Why I did it? Because Cologne is such a tasteful place, where I enjoy spending time. Why I was in doubt? Because most of my interactions with the city are related to work. My usual travel [...]