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7 places to blow your mind in Central Europe

7 places to blow your mind in Central Europe

Central Europe snugly fits between Western and Eastern Europe and comprises nine countries all historically, socially and culturally connected. The region is also home to many fascinating visitor sights and with some parts still relatively undiscovered, the area offers up some real gems. 1. A building that has confused many […]

Is Home Really Safer Than Away?

Is Home Really Safer Than Away?

As 2016 begins we are aware, perhaps more than ever before, that the world is a beautiful, terrifying, unpredictable place. Since 9/11, terrorism that specifically targets civilians has been on everyone’s radar but 2015 proved to be a particularly dire year with two high profile attacks in Paris and terror […]

5 reasons why beer is so awesome in the Czech Republic

5 reasons why beer is so awesome in the Czech Republic

No longer confined to smoky backstreet bars and restaurants packed full of beer-bellied, bearded middle-aged men, the centuries old golden brew is now officially de rigeur and is once more the drink to be seen with. Latest figures show that the Czechs lash down a staggering average of 143 liters per head each […]

These 10 Pictures Explain Why Traveling to Europe Sucks

These 10 Pictures Explain Why Traveling to Europe Sucks

1. Once you’ve seen one castle, you’ve seen them all. Lednice Castle (top) and Červená Lhota (bottom) in the Czech Republic are just over a one-hour drive away from each other. 2. The locals are too serious. The traditional Masopust Carnival, popular in Moravia in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, […]

Real or Not? 5 Unbelievable European Movie Locations

Real or Not? 5 Unbelievable European Movie Locations

So, you’re stretched out on the sofa watching your favorite movie when something pops up on the screen that makes you spit your popcorn out. Is that location real? Does it really exist or is it simply some crafty set design or maybe just skillful CGI? The location seems real […]

5 European Spa Towns to Spoil Yourself in

5 European Spa Towns to Spoil Yourself in

Every vacation should involve some pampering and Central Europe has no shortage of charming spa towns to provide a well-earned dose of relaxation! Always situated around a mineral spa whose waters are thought to have healing benefits, spa towns are designed for visitors’ comfort and recreation. ‘Taking the waters’ is […]

Quiz: 7 Strange European Christmas Traditions

Quiz: 7 Strange European Christmas Traditions

To get you in the mood for Christmas, we’ve devised a fun quiz to test our readers’ knowledge of some of Europe’s lesser-known festive traditions, customs, and stories. Award yourself one point for each correct answer. 1. In which country did the Christmas tree tradition begin? a) America b) Lichtenstein […]

Bavarian specialties at a typical Biergarten

7½ Ways to Blend in with the Locals in Germany

While we can’t do anything about the mumbling, tutting, and eye-rolling you might get from locals as you stop dead in your tracks to snap yet another picture of that castle in the distance, we do have some tips to help you avoid standing out like Paris Hilton at a […]