Wotruba Church: Brutalist architecture in Vienna

Wotruba Church: Brutalist architecture in Vienna

Wotruba Church is quite surprising to see! A harsh structure of raw concrete blocks, put together like a wrong Lego game. Beautiful doesn’t come to mind at first glance. Startling is more likely to. The Wotruba Church is a Brutalist construction in Vienna. B...

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Art Nouveau architecture DIY Tour in Brussels, the city where it all started!

Art Nouveau architecture DIY Tour in Brussels, the city where it all started!

There was no way we were going to Brussels and not take an Art Nouveau tour! Right there, where it all started, where the Art Nouveau architectural style was invented when the Belgian architect Victor Horta designed Hotel Tassel in 1894! Art Nouveau is a total...

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Hotel Daniel in Vienna – an urban stay with industrial vibes

Hotel Daniel in Vienna – an urban stay with industrial vibes

We were recently in Vienna, as you might have noticed from our Instagram feed, full of Viennese architectural goodies, and were happy to stay at Hotel Daniel, very close to the Belvedere Palace. We instantly loved their smart luxury philosophy: they focus on t...

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The Dome of Brunelleschi in Florence, an architectural and engineering masterwork

The Dome of Brunelleschi in Florence, an architectural and engineering masterwork

The Dome of Brunelleschi, that dominates the skyline of Florence on top of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, is truly an architectural and engineering masterwork! Its construction took 16 years, it was completed in 1436, and to this day it’s the largest m...

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How gothic is the Barri Gothic in Barcelona?

How gothic is the Barri Gothic in Barcelona?

Ohh Barri Gothic, the ever so romantic neighborhood next to La Rambla, a labyrinth of backstreets where you can wander all day aimlessly. It has a special flavor to it, it’s a huge part of Barcelona’s spirit and inspires a life of long ago, calm in spite o...

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Eyescream and friends – the coolest icecream in Barcelona

Eyescream and friends – the coolest icecream in Barcelona

Believe it or not, I found the coolest icecream ever! Literally 😅! Eyescream and friends is a small and cozy icecream store with the cutest characters you’ve ever seen. The story of Eyescream and friends Did I say it’s a small icecream store? W...

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The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, an architectural masterpiece

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, an architectural masterpiece

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, or Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, is really an architectural masterpiece! It looks like something from a futuristic dream, and it’s hard to believe it’s real! There are several different buildings, e...

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Staying at Haus Amalia – Accommodation close to Salzburg

Staying at Haus Amalia – Accommodation close to Salzburg

Let me tell you the story of how we landed in the middle of a childhood dream! A green valley, surrounded by mountains, in a very small town, that just inspires you to run around barefoot (and maybe yodel?). Just like Heidi in the cartoons we used to watch as ...

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DIY Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria

DIY Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria

(hit play to the clip above!) Let me tell you about the Sound of Music Tour we put together when visiting Salzburg, Austria. Sound of Music (1965) is definitely one of my all-time favorite movies! With a family with seven children, that portray the seven music...

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Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai – planning your visit and what to expect

Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai – planning your visit and what to expect

The day we spent at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand was packed with emotions. Admiration, pity, love, respect, helplessness, anger. These animals have been through terrific horrors, others still are, and I can’t do anything about it! Well, I can do my s...

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