Burg Eltz is located in the German province Rheinland-Pfalz, between the cities Koblenz and Trier. The medieval castle is built in the 12th century and is nestled on a hillside. The castle is famous for being well preserved, surviving nature and human interference. If you are in the Western side of Germany, be sure to make a quick stop here!
In October 2018, we decided to do a short weekend break in one the most visited cities of Spain and the Catalonia region: Barcelona. Barcelona is the second biggest city in the country, only behind the capital Madrid, and is home to over 6 Million people. The city is located next to the Mediterranean Sea and has a rich history. This blog I will tell you more about how we spend two nights in Barcelona, visiting several hotspots with the hop-on hop-off bus and shows you how to survive a rainy day! And some tips of activities we could not do, because of not timely purchasing tickets ;-).
Arriving: day 1
After a short drive to Brussels airport from our hometown Aachen, we flew to Barcelona El Prat airport. This international airport is located outside the city, but has quite a good access thanks to public transport. Do not bother do cop an aerobus ticket which costs € 5,90, but simply spend € 4,40 on the M2 train which takes you right to the city. After that, it is € 2,20 per single trip per person. Or, if you stay longer, you purchase a ticket for 24- or 48 hours of unlimited travel (See actual prices HERE). We arrived quite late, around 16:30 PM, and had to walk quite a walk (around 10 minutes) from Terminal 2 to the Metro station. Be prepared that it is quite a walk!
Around 18:00 PM we finally reached our hotel, which I choose for two options: the wife wanted to visit the Manolo Blahnik shop for her wedding shoes and it was on walking distance to Sagrada Familia! After a quick freshen up we went to La Rambla, which is a 1200 meters long street with cozy bars in the boulevard. It is a former river bedding transformed into one of the tourist hot spots, as you can see below. More tourists then anything else ;-).
After that, my better half had the idea of attending something that was on her bucket list: visit a Flamenco dance show!
Steve from tiqy.com asked me to contribute in his latest blog post “77 Travel Bloggers Divulge The Best European Cities To Visit”, an ultimate guide with the favorite cities quoted of 77 different bloggers, including me!
What city did I enter? Tallinn, Estonia! One of my favorite cities worldwide! Check it out now!
Brussels is the capital of Belgium. But it is so much more than just a culture. In Belgium, the Flenders (Dutch speaking) and Wallonia (French speaking) who are divided in the country meet in their capital. I know there is a German enclave in the east but that is a bit further ;-). It is also the capital of the European Union (or, at least a lot of meetings happen here). The total city is home to 1,8 million people, including the suburbs. It is a mixed pot of different nationalities, making it a diverse city with a rich history. Perfect for a day trip!
When visiting China, visiting the national symbol is a must! The Panda Bear is known worldwide by its distinct features. Unfortunately it is driven to extinsion, but with the help of the Panda Research Center in Chengdu there is hope. With a good functioning breeding program and 50 Giant Panda’s plus 20 Red Panda’s strolling around. Dearly note that it is not a zoo. The animals are not on display and are not very active throughout the whole day.
The park is build in a way to learn its visitors about the Panda bear with interactive activities.
To travel or not to travel, that should not even be a question! Track that Travel wants to know what 5 ways travel changed my life, but I can do better: show why it made me a better person. At the end of the blog I will reveal what the journey that I have been undertaking made me. But first, let us count down the 5 ways which got me that far!
Prague is one of my favorite cities in Europe! The vibrant nightlife, the good beer and the old buildings and bridges make Prague a perfect spot to visit with something for everyone! Here are 6 things to experience Prague to the fullest!
God, Prague is awesome for beer. The beer is cheap, the beer is plenty, the beer is tasty. We were lucky to visit Prague in May when there was a beer festival with special beers. Great for all my Untappd friends!
In december 2016 we visited Bucharest, Romania. Instead of just doing a city trip we decided to hire a car and drive around to do some castle hunting! We visited the Bran, Peleș , and Cantacuzino Castle during our mini roadtrip. And we must say, all these castles can be recommended! Want to find out how we experienced it? Read on!
Liechtenstein is Europe’s 4th smallest country on the continent in square meters, making it very easy to drive through and be in either Switzerland or Austria while you are in the area. But, Liechtenstein is a must visit if you are around. Not just for checking off another country of your to do list, also because of the following amazing sights! Let Uncensored Travel take you on a tour through this beautiful place!
Today we received the sad news that one of my favorite platforms for bloggers, Track that Travel, announced that after one year of hosting their platform they decided to go into another direction. After winning their first contest a few months ago, it is sad to say goodbye (for now) to Track that Travel. I will be transferring the blogs I wrote on the platform to my own website, so that the stories shared there will stay online.
Thank you Track that Travel for giving me a platform to grow my blog!