A day trip to Aranjuez

Aranjuez is a city in the southern part of Madrid, Spain. It was founded as a royal pleasure retreat by the Crown of Spain in 1560, and until 1752 only the nobility could visit it. Since 2001 it is considered a…

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Ávila, another World Heritage Site visited!

Ávila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Spain. It is best known for its almost intact medieval city walls, semicircular towers and nine gates. But the city has more to offer,…

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Berlin & Potsdam in 6 days

Berlin was waiting for me a long time ago. It was one of those trips I was continuously delaying because it was too close or because it was such a big city that I knew I needed more than a…

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A road & boat trip in Croatia

This is a itinerary of a trip we did two years ago when we were living in Dublin (June, 2015). Honestly we chose Croatia because at that time we were looking for a sunny place in Europe where we could…

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A weekend between Valladolid & Tordesillas

Valladolid and Tordesillas are part of the Castilla & León region in northwest Spain. It is located 2 hours by car from Madrid but you can also use the train which is actually quicker (1 hour from Madrid Chamartín sation).…

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The chaotic and charming Lima

Finally Lima! The city that everyone told us it was so ugly that we wouldn’t want to stay more than a couple of days. But they were totally wrong… We found a great place to stay for a couple of…

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Cusco – The center of the Inca Empire

“The City of Cuzco is a unique testimony of the ancient Inca civilization, heart of Tawantinsuyu imperial government, which exercised political, religious and administrative control over much of the South American Andes between the 15th and 16th centuries. The city…

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The surprising Santiago de Chile

Santiago is the capital and the largest city in Chile. It was founded in 1541 by Pedro Valdívia, a Spanish conqueror, but due to a series of indigenous attacks, earthquakes (the city is home to the highest number of headquarters…

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One day in Petrópolis

Today we spent a full day in Petrópolis, also known as the Imperial City of Brazil. It is 68 kms away from Rio de Janeiro and by bus it took us around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Since we are…

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10 places you can’t miss in Lisbon

Lisbon in Portugal is the city where we lived for more years. So we’ve decided to make a list with the 10 places you can’t miss if you are planning to visit this amazing city (in no particular order). #1:…

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