Mostar-Bosnia and Herzegovina : Day trip from Dubrovnik

If you’ve spent a few days in Dubrovnik and need a change, one of the cool things to do is head to Bosnia and Herzegovina with which Croatia shares a border and lots of history. Mostar is one of the historic cities and easiest to access from Dubrovnik. What are the top 3 things to […]

2 days in Verona, Italy

Verona is a hidden gem, rich in history and right at the entrance of Valpolicella wine country. With 2 days to spend, we recommend day 1 in Verona and day 2 in wine country. Top 5 things to do in Verona 1. Take a walking tour – As in any city, we always recommend going […]

Day trip to Metz, France

2 hours from Paris by train is the cute city of Metz. It has enough to see, eat and drink and is definitely worth a day trip. For things to do in Paris, check out our post here. We drove there from Zürich, took us 4 hours driving through the pretty French countryside. Being very […]

Food in Istanbul- what to eat and definitely not miss!

Having tried and loved Turkish food all over the world, we were really looking forward to eating the food in Turkey- and it did not disappoint! From lavish breakfast spreads and super-satisfying street food, to wholesome iftar meals, finger-licking kebabs and desserts worthy of sultans, Turkish food itself is worth the flight to Istanbul! Breakfast The spread is […]

2 days in Paris: Top 10 things to do

One trip is never enough to explore all of Paris, but if you have a time-crunch (like most of us do) these are the 10 must-dos in 48 hours. In no specific order: 1. Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur  Wander through the narrow alleys in Montmartre, admire the work of the street artists and finally ascend to […]

2 days in Prague, Czech Republic 

With nothing about the Czech Republic in our trusty ‘Western Europe’ Lonely Planet, Prague was one of the cities we were least prepared for and it took us pleasantly by surprise! A few things to keep in mind before the trip 1. Currency: The Czech Repubic has its own currency, the Czech koruna. In May 2017, […]

Sechseläuten: Spring festival in Zürich, Switzerland

Sechseläuten is a traditional spring holiday in Zürich, one of the first unique Zürich traditions that we got to witness! Tradition of Sechseläuten and the Böögg The tradition of Sechseläuten, which directly translates to the six o’clock ringing of the bells, dates back to 1525. The light faded early in winter causing workers to end their days […]

48 hours in Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is a scenic gateway to Austria. While not as big or museum-filled as Vienna, it is a very picturesque city, that should not be missed. It has a historic old town along the river Inn nestled between the Alps on both sides. We spent 48 hours in Innsbruck over Easter. Here are the top […]

Christmas Market in Colmar, France

Colmar in France was voted one of the top 3 Christmas markets in Europe in 2016 When we read Colmar was rated one of the top Christmas Market (also called Weihnactsmarkt) we decided to spend my birthday weekend there. Colmar, is approximately an hour from the Swiss-French border in the Alsace region. Logistics and getting […]