Beat Generation

It was a journey back in time, stepping into a rather hallucinatory universe of young intellectuals, hipsters, rebels, artists. The world of the Beat generation.

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Design, vintage, art and wine – Budapest side street walks

The morning of 1st January when most people were struggling to get out of bed, or actually they went to bed at that time I started to feel an inner push, an urge which did kick me out of bed in the early hours. Something repeatedly was telling me ‘what you do today will reflect on your entire year, get up and be productive’. I took my morning shot of coffee, with an unusually fair amount of time devoted for breakfast and went on to immerse myself in a couple of projects I have started have been planning to start recently. My New Year’s resolution for 2014? Stop dreaming about things, get up, get out and just get it!

Contemporary art Printa design shop and silkscrreen studio Budapest

Printa design shop

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What is beyond landmarks?

If you were a tourist in your own country and were looking for off the beaten track places do you know where would you go? What spots would you hit with a friend coming from abroad to amaze him? These are the questions I asked myself earlier today while taking the public transport to my Italian teacher. Looking out of the window I was like, how beautiful this city is. I studied here for 4 years, then worked here for a few more and actually still living here at the moment but I’ve never devoted enough time to explore Budapest further. I know where to shop what, where to go out for a few drinks or a nice dinner, what are the major landmarks, but nothing beyond that. That’s not good enough. So I decided to add the ‘get to know your home country’ activity to my to do list. I am going to dedicate a full day going around the city where I live and find the hip places, art galleries, local designer stores, small spas, restaurants and side street bars. Sounds like a good starting point.

What about you? Do you really know your city?

Discover Budapest off the beaten track: Design, vintage, art and wine – Budapest side street walks 

 

Hidden pearls of the North Italian countryside

There’s something that never changes. And that is the beauty of Italy. There can be winter or summer, economy rising or declining, the boot-shaped country proudly shows off its constant splendor. But what’s all the buzz about?

Northern Italy landscape

Mesmerizing landscape of Northern Italy

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The sparkle of Wattens never fades

Located in the state of Tyrol, surrounded by giant mountains, with a population of less than 8000 this charming little town is truly a hidden treasure in Western Austria.

Hotel Goldener Adler in Wattens

Hotel Goldener Adler

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State-of-the-art Nürnberg

When you hear about Nürnberg contemporary art is not the first thing pops up in your mind. It was also not my first thought either when I got the opportunity to spend a few months there. However this great city in the Bavarian region of Germany has lots of hidden gems to offer the urban traveler looking for something distinctive.

Back in 2011 I spent 6 amazing months in the “secret capital” of Bavaria and during this time I tried to explore its treasures from a different angle. Now to relive the great moments I had there, I’ve put together a day tour to share it with all you guys looking for these small bits of extra tips to avoid the crowd when visiting this great place anytime during the year. So let’s start the tour.

Nürnberg butcher

Local delicacies from the butcher

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