Ask anyone to name the5 most beautiful cities in Europe and rest assured that they willinclude Praguein that list. The capital and largest city of the Czech Republic is atrue gem of culture, history and architecture, so much so that in 1992 theOld Town’s Historic(and gorgeous)Centre Squarehas been added to theUNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Being literally in the city centre of Europe makes Prague asuper accessible destination. In fact, Prague (along with London and Athens) ismy most visited holiday city destination– besides the cities / countries I have lived in; I traveled there for a long weekend in the spring of 2011, a week in the summer of 2015, and another long weekend in the winter of 2017, and loved every bit of it.
So without further ado,
here are the 5 things not to miss when visiting Prague:
If you have ever visited visited Edinburgh or even just looked at a single picture of it, you will understand why it is hands down the prettiest city in the whole of the UK (voted Britain’s best city for the past 4 years according toThe Telegraph). So imagine how drop dead gorgeous the Scottish capital is when it undergoes a Christmas makeover every winter, which gives its Gothic character a cheerful and sparkly twist.
If you are (lucky enough to be) visiting Edinburgh during these holidays, here are the top 5+1 festive things that you should do to make your trip unforgettable:
Once the capital of Poland and currently the cultural hub of the country, Kraków is the perfect destination for a weekend’s (or even a week’s) getaway. Why? Well, let’s see…
For starters, the city is beautiful; featuring, amongst others, a 13th-century castle, narrow cobblestone streets (major beauty points for any place) and a grand medieval market square (which is the largest square in Europe) in the heart of the Old Town.
Second, there’s loads to do; from sightseeing to learning more about Poland’s historic past to drinking and dancing your way through its many, many bars, pubs and clubs.
And to top it all off, your visit there won’t cost a fortune; although prices are on the rise during the past years, Krakówis still cheaper than other popular European destinations.
Besides being my homeland, Cyprus is one of the most beautiful and popular holiday spots in Europe.Now, when hearing the island’s name, most people envision a beach, a pool, and a cocktail, but, trust me when I say that this Mediterranean gem offers a lot more than (gorgeous) beaches, that you don’t want to miss: from vast archaeological sites to beautiful hiking trails, and from charming, cobblestone-street villages to endless vineyards.
And what is the best season to enjoy all of Cyprus?
Croatia is one of those #blessed countries that play by Mediterranean rules, meaning that early autumn(September and maybe even beginning of October)is practically still summer;weather’s still nice, sea water’s still warm, nightlife’s still buzzing lively, but quieter than before.
If you find yourself in Croatia during its (many) summer months, there is one thing that you will definitely want to do, and that is head to the beach.
It’s August 17th, which means that the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 just hit its halfway mark, but, more importantly, that a new Game of Thrones episode drops in 3 days omg omg omg!!! So… Are you broke yet? (probably). Are you sick of festival flyers? (probably). Do you still like people? (probably not).
I trust that you have applauded your fair share of acts so far, but if you choose to visit the festival during its last two weeks, or still have a few pounds to spare, here is a handful of must-see shows at the Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival.