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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…

Old Town of Xanthi – The Little Paris of Northern Greece

“I was born on October 23 in Xanthi, in the fairytale Old Town, the preserved” this is how Manos Hadjidakis described his birthplace in his autobiographical text. The Old Town of Xanthi (Η Παλιά Πόλη της Ξάνθης) is one of the largest urban traditional settlements in Greece, which has remained unaffected by time and preserves…

Αποκαλύπτοντας μυστικά αξιοθέατα στα προάστια της Αθήνας

Το πραγματικό ταξίδι της ανακάλυψης συνίσταται όχι στην αναζήτηση νέων τοπίων, αλλά στην κατοχή νέων ματιών Marcel Proust, La Prisonnière Επειδή πολλοί από τους αναγνώστες μας, μάς ζήτησαν και μια ελληνική έκδοση του συγκεκριμένου άρθρου, το επανακυκλοφορούμε μεταφρασμένο στα Ελληνικά. Μετά το επιτυχημένο άρθρο μας για τα Secret Sights of Athens, αποφασίσαμε να επεκτείνουμε την…

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…

Revealing secrets sights in Athenian suburbs

The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes Marcel Proust, La Prisonnière After our successful article on the Secret Sights of Athens, we decided to expand our research to the suburbs of Athens and try to discover places few of us know exist. Sometimes, although we are aware of their…

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…

The Canova Lions of Romvis Street

Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn’t roar? Friedrich Schiller (Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua). In recent years, every time I go to the centre of Athens for a walk or for shopping, I will always remember to go to Romvis Street, in order to check if the lions are still in…

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