Tag Archives: recommendations

Berlin. A short love story

Berlin was never a favourite destination on my weekend escape list, especially in winter, but as people say – shit happens, and I’m glad it did. It was a rare occasion of the thirtieth birthday, that made twelve of us come from the east and wild wild west bearing gifts. I was the last one […]

Bath. Aimez la vie!

Londoners will agree that the city does get tiring sometimes and all one wants to do is relax. One way of doing it is taking a bath, another – going there by bus (or train, or car, your choice really). Cliché play of words. A return trip costs £30 (around 3 hours one way if […]

Barcelona. Gaudi, 4Gats and the sea of tourists

Short story long and not the other way around: summer vacation in Barcelona. This was the fifth time and I’m not looking forward to go back. At least not till the city clears out and Catalonians gets some deserved rest. Imagine living in a never ending treasure hunt. This is how Barcelona looks like now. […]

Lithuania. Yet another weekend escape

Another recently visited and unreasonably forgotten (or maybe yet not found) country – Lithuania, the land of ecologic vegetables, tasty (and still rather uncostly) wheat beer, amber accessories, lovely bakeries, talented theatre actors and genius writers (my-self included), Soviet heritage and etc. Wise people choose Lithuania as a low cost holiday destination or as yet […]

Portugal. Port wine and Cherry liquor

If you’re looking for a quick escape, Portugal is your low-budget destination. Our route was as follows London-Lisbon-Sintra-Lisbon-Porto-Lisbon-London and for a five nights, eating out and about, double coffees with each fantastic meal we had and all the tasty creamy Pastéis de Nata we nibbled on, we roughly spent five hundred pounds (each). I laughed […]