The honour for the European city of culture in 2019 is shared between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Matera, Italy.
I love Plovdiv aka the city of the seven hills due to it being developed on seven hills up to 250 metres high. The old town is well preserved and it is easy to explore on a day trip from Sofia. It is small and its cobbled-stone streets are dotted with beautiful houses in different styles. Read More
Back in late January, I visited the Maltese islands for the first time. Located in central Mediterranean about 90km from Sicily and North Africa, Malta is made up of three islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Read More
Hallstatt is a charming small village located by Hallstätter See in Salzkammergut, Austria. Its location is truly breathtaking. The Old Town covers a small area and can be explored on foot in about 10 minutes.
Cute and colourful facades. Flower pots adorn the window sills. Rustic and old wooden windows. Read More
When you think of Salzburg, two things come to mind: Mozart and the Sound of Music. However Salzburg is so much more. The Old Town is compact and full of beautiful Baroque buildings dating back to the Middle Ages including the house where Mozart was born. Here two cultural influences from Italy and Germany meet. Read More