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Inspired by Alex’ recent post about Rome, I would like to tell you about another side of the Eternal City. It is equally beautiful as the rest of the city, and deserves to be seen as much as the Colosseum and the Pantheon do: The neighborhood of Trastevere.

The name derives from the Latin words trans Tiberim, meaning “beyond the Tiber”. While most of Rome’s popular sights are located on the …

[ Written by guest | 8 Mar 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Once upon a time, in the days of gladiators, emperors and a legendary empire that looked as if it would bow down  to nobody, the city of Rome was known as the all powerful capital of the world. These days thankfully, the city has softened, its formidable face replaced with a reputation as one of the top contenders for a beautiful European city break. But in terms of undeniable history …

[ Written by Alex | 26 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

“Finally I have arrived in the capital of the world.“ This is what Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said when wandering the crowded streets of Rome for the first time in 1786. He was mesmerized by the variety of palaces and ruins, gardens and wilderness, arches and pillars – all united in one city.

And Goethe wasn’t the only one. Especially in the 18th century literally all roads seemed to lead to …

[ Written by guest | 25 Feb 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

We all know that maps are probably one of the most helpful and in the same time one of the most annoying gadgets during travels. Ever found yourself in the middle of a busy street, during rain, trying to fold back that map that already falls into pieces? There could be better situations.
To avoid this inconvinient situations, the relief is called “Crumpled City Map“. Emanuele Pizzolorusso created a soft, yet …

[ Written by guest | 5 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

It feels weird being back in Barcelona after not beeing here for over 2 years. But once I had come to grips with how much I had missed this city, I also started realizing, once again, how travelling really is the best way to meet interesting people – and in Barcelona, that’s a given. At the hostel I stayed at, I shared a room with Viktoriya, 26 from Moscow, who …

[ Written by guest | 19 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
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