Discover Macedonia – A Wee Gem In The Balkans

Lately, we’ve been exploring countries that seem a lot more untouched than we are used to. Discovering places with few to no other tourists around which has made our experiences feel special, as if they were just for us even. We’ve been finding ourselves saying “this place is beautiful!” a lot and have been adding more and more countries to our list of favourites. One of those places was Macedonia – it has a confusing and mixed up history, but is getting itself into a great place now. In a few years, they are expecting to welcome up to 1 million tourists per year, which is a great feat for a developing country with a population of only 2 million people. Basing ourselves in Skopje (the capital of Macedonia), we actually managed to cover much more ground than we thought possible with a 2 night stay. There isn’t a whole…

The Best of Barcelona In 2 Days and 2 Nights

It’s hard to go wrong when you’re visiting Spain. The sun is hot, the sangria is cold, and the tapas are plentiful. Our visit to Barcelona was brief, but we managed to pack in all that, along with the best the city has to offer in just 2 days and 2 evenings. If you’re all about action-packed travel like us, this will be a piece of cake, but be warned, Barcelona will always leave you wanting more; Stay: Sweet BCN Youth Hostel. Walking distance the Gothic Quarter, good public transport links, social hostel with clean dorm and private rooms. Very clean shared bathrooms and helpful, fun staff Eat/Drink: Visit the Gracia area for great restaurants and bars, without a ridiculous price tag. Try Maoz, for epic vegetarian fast food Do: Free walking tour in the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Mercat Del Born, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Funicular & Tibidabo, Platya…

Plan A Visit To Sintra From Lisbon

Lisbon is one of those places where there’s genuinely something for everyone. You could spend a whole day visiting the many jaw dropping view points around the city and taking the free walking tour, another checking out the Belem an Alfama regions, and another among the museums and galleries getting lost in time and history. We’ve found there is never enough time to do everything, and have plans to go back to a lot of places we’ve already been, to see and do some more. But when it comes to Lisbon, whatever your plan, you need to have a day set aside to discover Sintra. It’s the most popular day trip to take from Lisbon, and when you get there, its easy to see why. Sintra is a playground of palaces, villas and castles, some dating back to Roman times. To really discover Sintra for all that it is, you’ll…