The Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna is pretty much a piece of art. It’s an apartment complex designed with the philosophy that one should live in harmony with nature. This is why you see tons of greenery (trees, shrubs, etc.) growing literally out of the walls of the apartment. The complex was … more »
Welcome to “the old continent”!
With its imposing buildings, cities full of history, traditions that infuse a little bit of all the cultures that have come and gone… We want to find out the differences between countries that are similar on the surface but have a lot of personality in the little details.
Click on the name of the country you want to explore with us or browse all the Europe related travel stories below.
Paris as a city has an interesting layout. Instead of being planned in squares, the city is laid out in concentric localities called arrondissements. Each arrondissement is it’s own locality and people refer to them with numbers. This is the town hall which is in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. … more »
During our days in Prague we took a trip to Bohemian Paradise, also known as Cesky Raj. We rented a car and drove through the stunning Czech countryside to Turnov, a little town about an hour away. Bohemian Paradise is really picturesque with it’s old castles, jagged rocks, sprawling grasslands … more »
We spent a few days in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic and one of the most important in the region of Moravia. Brno is a really pleasant town and we spent a day walking around taking in the beautiful buildings in the city center. There are … more »
We saw this while walking around the waterfront in Tuy, Spain. Tuy has a very pleasant area with swings for kids, some small cafes and a beautiful walk down the river side. We went there on the Day of Carmen to see the boats come out. It is said that … more »
On a fine Saturday morning in July, we decided to make a trip with some friends to Etretat, a little town in France that lies in the region of Normandy. The name Normandy rings a bell because this is the place that the allied forces chose to turn around World … more »
As we were driving from Brno (I love how they put several consonants together with no vowels, this one’s pronounced like: BurrNaw) to Český Krumlov (read: Cheskee Krumlov) in the Czech Republic, we decided to stop for a bit at Telč. (pronounced sort of like: Telch) We were so glad that … more »
I’ve been meaning to write about this for several weeks but the sense of relief (of getting the visa) was too overwhelming and I didn’t want to ruin it by remembering the infuriating behavior of the Consulate General of India, San Francisco. So last we wrote about this, we were … more »
So here’s something neat that we came across out of pure chance. The first few days that we arrived in Lisbon, the temperatures were incredibly high! The mercury was touching 40C (104F) and places here are ill equipped for this kind of weather (no fans, air conditioning, etc.). So we … more »
We have dedicated the latest posts on Backpack ME to vicarious travels: we invited a series of travel and expat bloggers to take us on a virtual trip to their countries. After passing by The Americas, dipping ourselves into the Caribbean, exploring the ancient treasures of Africa & The Middle … more »