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Budapest for Vegetarians and Vegans

. Hungarians have always placed a great emphasis on food, and their cuisine is often declared to be the best in Central Europe. While the locals do like their meat, there’s certainly more to eat than goulash. Budapest‘s population is nearing two million, and a large expat population too, there are plenty of great places… Continue Reading

Explore Krakow’s Jewish Heritage

Explore Krakow’s Jewish Heritage

For centuries, Poland was home to the world’s largest Jewish community, which for much of its history was accorded nearly equal rights, and protected by tolerant kings. Until the 17th century, Krakow was Poland’s capital. Even after the royal seat passed to Warsaw, Krakow remained home to many of the country’s most notable rabbis and… Continue Reading

A Worthwhile Wait: The Baltic Song and Dance Festivals

A Worthwhile Wait: The Baltic Song and Dance Festivals

The largest events held in the Baltic States are the UNESCO-listed song and dance festivals held in mid-summer every five years in Estonia and Latvia, and four years in Lithuania. These mass performances were at the center of the Baltic national awakenings, and remain pivotal events. With hundreds of choirs and dance groups performing over… Continue Reading

Legends of Krakow

Legends of Krakow

Krakow is a storybook setting worthy of a fairy tale. The city dates back to the 8th century, making Krakow full of ancient legends and epic stories to tell. In this guest post by Cristina from Chasing Travel you’ll read about several of these tales. Continue Reading

The Best Spa Towns in Central and Eastern Europe

The Best Spa Towns in Central and Eastern Europe

Some very relaxing news for visitors to Central and Eastern Europe: a new international project has united the best spa towns in Central and Eastern Europe in an effort to earn UNESCO recognition. The Great Spas of Europe project is the result of eight years of collaboration between the Czech Republic, the UK, Germany, Austria,… Continue Reading

Views over Vilnius

Views over Vilnius

Apart from the gradual slope from the Old Town area to Cathedral Square and the cone-shaped Castle Hill, Central Vilnius is rather flat, so it’s not hard to find places to get a panoramic view of the whole city. There are plenty of vantage points to choose from. Castle Hill If you’re close to Cathedral… Continue Reading

Your Reading List for Krakow

Your Reading List for Krakow

This week we continue our book blog series with the beautiful city of Krakow. Poland’s second largest city, behind Warsaw, Krakow is the country’s most popular tourist destination. Visiting Krakow is a thrill. It’s full of history, architecture, and great cuisine. Once the royal capital of Poland, Krakow came out of WWII unscathed, unlike the… Continue Reading

Your Reading List for Berlin

Your Reading List for Berlin

This week we continue our book blog series with the legendary city of Berlin. Berlin has been the fastest-changing city in Europe since the wall came down in the late 1980s. It is the capital of Germany and the country’s largest city. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin is a… Continue Reading

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