Slovenia

This small country is bursting with natural wonders. When visiting Slovenia, I was impressed by its diverse landscape. There is a sea coast, there are mountains, lakes, rivers, caves, underground rivers, and the country is almost entirely covered by forests.

This green land is simply surprising. You can get from an Alpine landscape to a coastal scenery with the Adriatic see on one side and cliffs on another in just a few kilometers.

I decided on visiting Slovenia when I saw an aerial photo of a tiny island housing a church amongst green trees, and surrounded by a lake with the bluest water. Beyond the lake, there was a castle raising in the backdrop of snowy mountains peaks. At first, I thought that the surreal photo had been taken in Switzerland, but it was actually in Slovenia at Lake Bled. So on our next vacation, we jumped at the opportunity Continue reading

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Corsica

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Some time back, we were looking for an island where we could spend our summer vacation. We wanted to go somewhere in Europe, however it would’ve had to be exotic, so we thought that Corsica would be an intriguing choice. We didn’t know much about the island at the time, but the mere thought of French desserts and the Mediterranean, already made it seem like the perfect destination.

We finally managed to get there last year.

It was quite easy to find flight tickets to Paris and from there to Ajaccio, Corsica’s main city. The problem however, was to find a decent hotel, on one hand because there were just a few options, and on the other hand, the ones above average were either taken or prohibitively expensive. Accommodation in Corsica usually means either expensive luxury hotels or unrenovated hotels at a reasonable price. There are a couple of good Continue reading