All posts tagged: travel

The way I travel

I get questions about my traveling habits more frequently that I would like to. So I’ve decided to write this post to clarify things (and then to send it to people who ask a lot of questions). First of all: there are beautiful mornings waiting for you in every corner of every place you visit. That being said, there is also amazing people you can meet. It was in this spirit that I got involved with the Couchsurfing community back in 2011. Since then every time I travel with friends, we always choose couchsurfing first before anything else. We love meeting random people and also discover new places through their knowledge of the city. It’s a unique experience and completely changes how you travel. But what happens if there’s no host available or all hostels are expensive?! You can always check Airbnb. Read the reviews beforehand and then book any type of room that you would like. Enjoy a pleasant stay in a local home for a more accessible price. Worth it. That’s basically how …

Mystique Prague

My first time exploring Eastern Europe was in the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic: Prague. “The City of a Hundred Spires” lives up to its hype. Only now I understand why so many people are fascinated with such an historical place. Within its Gothic architecture and peculiar sights, Prague can be considered the dreamy European city fairy tale. Even I, born and raised in Europe wasn’t expecting to be so taken with this city. The medieval historical presence can be felt in every corner and also, obviously the presence of Communist influence. Between all the unique things you can see and visit, there’s also time to meet the people (in my case I did couchsurfing) and to try to understand the Czech language itself. It’s a challenge for every foreigner and I had a lot of fun trying to pronounce some basic words. I was blown away by how mysterious, urbanistic and fascinating Prague can be. Absolutely delightful. I would go back again for sure, but this time with friends to discover new magical …

Timeless Vienna

Imperial. Magnificent. The city of music, also as known as Vienna. The capital of Austria shows its history through palaces, museums and iconic buildings like no one else. The Royal sights are everywhere and this can be the European dream for many outsiders who come to explore the city. The charm of Vienna lies in the romanticism of fairy tales with its beautiful statues, breathtaking palaces and Gothic architecture. Since I was doing couchsurfing with one of my best friends, also had the opportunity to visit incredible nightlife spots and some pretty amazing local places. Vienna breathes culture. Specially Opera, Music and Theatre. If you have time go and experience this at first hand. Don’t hesitate. Overall, Vienna was preserved to be a symbol of purity, just like a pearl: unique and effortlessly classic. Save

Zürich

My first impressions of the city were how could the largest city of Switzerland have the feeling of a beautiful village. It might not look like a city at first, but Zurich has a cosmopolitan life of itself that proofs otherwise. The city has a mixture between French and German architecture which shapes a beautiful pattern of Zurich’s urban landscapes. The city can offer unique cafes, underground pubs and different types of entertainment. You can get lost on narrow streets, but also find amazing enlarged spaces. I hope to be back to discover more of the city and the people. Zurich can offer more than meets the eye. Save