Archive for the ‘EUROPE’ Category

Truth or Fiction: Are Parisians Rude to Tourists?

Truth or Fiction: Are Parisians Rude to Tourists?
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. Paris is swarming with tourists! I did my research before leaving and read several articles on different websites. This one here, Why Paris Sucks by Bellanda in Paris, about how the city can and does suck sometimes, is the funniest. Given...
April 13th, 2012 | TIPS&SECRETS, STAFF, SERIES, EUROPE | Read More

In Love in Belgium

In Love in Belgium
Story by guest blogger Tania Dakka. Photos Copyright © Tania Dakka. Roeselare, Belgium might not be on many sightseeing tour maps, but it certainly should be. However, I could be biased. You see, when I got off the plane in Brussels (on the way to Roeselare), I laid my eyes on the man I would marry....
April 6th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, MEMORIES | Read More

Some Medieval and Natural Gems of Lillafüred, Hungary

Some Medieval and Natural Gems of Lillafüred, Hungary
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. From the very first visit I was enchanted by all the beauty Lillafüred’s landscape had to offer. I didn’t think I could like a small place such as this one as instantly and deeply as I did. Especially as it’s only a...
March 13th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, Interesting Towns, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Christmastime in Kolozsvár

Christmastime in Kolozsvár
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. DECEMBER LITERALLY starts off with a bang in my city of Kolozsvár here in Romania as fireworks light up the night sky on the 1st of December. This day is the country’s national holiday, Unification Day, which celebrates the unification...
December 22nd, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, EUROPE, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Christmas in Rome – and Panettone Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Christmas in Rome – and Panettone Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. TOM AND I were lucky enough to live in Sicily when we were young . . . seems like a lifetime ago, yet we remember it as if it were yesterday. One of the things we hoped to cross off our “bucket list” was to spend Christmas in...
December 12th, 2011 | STAFF, EUROPE, DINING, Historic/Museums, MEMORIES, OUR FOODIE | Read More

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. IF YOU EVER visit Romania in the Fall, and if you like visiting graveyards, try and arrange to be here around the end of October through the first couple of days of November. In Romania, on November 1st, is the celebration of Világítás—Hungarian...
November 21st, 2011 | STAFF, EUROPE, Spirituality, MEMORIES | Read More

Smart Tips for Your First Time in Paris

Smart Tips for Your First Time in Paris
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul & Ian Fraser. IF YOU EVER visit a city of which you don’t know the language, I advise you to do proper research before leaving. It may or may not be that mild case of OCD I suspect myself of having, but nonetheless I think it’s...
October 31st, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, EUROPE, TRAVEL PREP | Read More