All posts tagged: In Europe

9 Things to Know About Lollapalooza Berlin / Lollapalooza Berlin Hakkında Bilmeniz Gereken 9 Şey

  Spring is in the air, summer is about to arrive and most importantly festival season in coming! While tons of festivals are revealing its line-ups, we are happy and more than excited to take you through first tour of Lollapalooza Berlin where we have attended last year in 2015 and planning to participate in 2016, again! Also you can find few more great summer festival options that are going to happen in Turkey in our article. Bahar geldi, havalar ısındı ve festival sezonu kapıya dayandı! Birçok festivalin line-up’larını açıkladığı ve içimizin heyecanla dolduğu bugünlerde hem geçen sene gitme fırsatı bulduğumuz ve bu yıl da gitme planları yaptığımız Lollapalooza Berlin’den hem de bu yaz Türkiye’de bizi bekleyen bir çok festivalden kısaca bahsedelim dedik! Advertisements

Italy: Cinque Terre, Liguria

Imagine a tremendous view which is formed at Tiren, one of the arms of the Mediterrean Sea, by the houses coming together that are not very attractive when you think seperately. Even this piece of world is very distant from the city and lacking in a lot of opportunuties, think of a place which gives you a feeling of getting lost in the blue of the sea’s and stimulates happiness and peace inside out. Cinque Terre is exactly the place for these.

Feeling like home in Rome

Every city has its own beauty. And in every city there is a place that makes you feel like home – happy, peaceful and calm. This city can either be Rome – daring to unravel all of its beauties in a very short time, or Milan – taking more time to discover but definitely worth the while.  Wherever this place may be, the fact stays the same. You walk with a map in hand, you turn a corner and you see “the” cafe, street, shop or a person that takes your breath away.

Germany: Christmas Markets, Heidelberg

Footsteps of 2015 can be hard by now. However, like many countries in Europe, Germany was also in the Christmas mood at the beginning of October.  Everyone was thinking about “Isn’t it too soon?”, but hello, Christmas is next week. 🙂 Probably the most joyful thing about Christmas time in Germany is Christmas markets! They start at the end of November every year until couple days before Christmas. They are my favorite! Reason to that is, you can feel the Christmas spirit exactly only in these markets besides being home with the family. Everywhere is full of lights and decorations, there are huge Christmas trees in every corner, little wooden cabins that sell chocolate, glühwein, crepes, sausages and lots of other things… All of these things are common in whole of the Germany in Christmas time, but since I am in Heidelberg, I have analyzed Heidelberger Christmas market a bit more for you.

Spain: Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

  Alcalá de Henares is a tiny university town, just 30 km away from Madrid. And what makes it special is that the city still conserves all history – even though it was severely damaged during Spanish Civil Wars between 1936 and 1939 – since the Bronze Age.  While strolling around the city’s most famous Cervantes Square, touring its university buildings or wandering on its pavements and alleys, you feel like you are in the Medieval Age. This is why you don’t get surprised when you see a couple wearing reinnesance costumes. Alcalá is Miguel de Cervantes’ birth town and also is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It has a soul and a story to tell like any other Spanish town. This is the reason to spare a day and stop by at Alcalá if you are in Madrid.

Spain: Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

  Being conquered by ancient Roman Empire and to be used as castra in 15 BC; handled by Visigoths and Arabians in the 3rd and the 8th centuries respectively, conquered by Franks in the year of 801, Barcelona today, is the capital city of Catalonia and the second biggest city of Spain. Barcelona, not only owns a rich culture but also it is one of the Mediterranean’s biggest ports and trade centers. Nowadays, Barcelona is a haunt spot for tourism; earned it’s deserved fame from the 25th Olympic Games took place in 1992, composed of streets filled with Gaudi’s and Montaner’s brilliant work of art, having beaches & festivals, including all of these, Barcelona has a a lot to offer. Barcelona is the 6th most populated city of European Union; composed of 6 regions and those regions are separated to district. The one that will be our wonder today is Ciutat Vella, located in the center of city, which means “old city”.