What’s the best way to discover Eastern Europe’s hidden gems? Slow Travelling by motorhome of course. Read one couple’s adventures in lesser-known Europe.
If you need inspiration for your next long-weekend holiday, look no further. Today we share our top 15 getaways from Belgium (or elsewhere) by plane or train.
Leave it to us… We really tried to put together a list of our 10 favourite food photos. We just love food too much to narrow it down that far. Instead, we bring you our 15 favourite photos of food.
Andrew and I aren’t particularly religious but in our travels we’ve visited many beautiful religious buildings of various faiths. We can’t help but admire the devotion and attention to detail that has gone into these various structures. Despite your religious affiliation (or lack thereof) it’s hard to not find these places both awe-inspiring and peaceful.
Back in autumn, Andrew and I were invited to Poland for a wedding. After a lovely couple of days touring Krakow, and an afternoon at Wieliczka Salt Mine, it was time to head into the mountains and wind our way to the village of Istebna.
When we first looked at a map of Poland, Istebna, when at last we located it, didn’t seem far from Krakow at all. In fact, we contemplated renting a car and driving there ourselves. It would only take 2 hours, tops – or so we thought.
Luckily, the bride and groom had rented a small bus to transport the wedding guests to and from the lodge, in the Silesian Beskids mountain range, where the wedding was to take place. We boarded the bus with the other guests for, what we thought would be, a short trek to Istebna.
“When you’re in Krakow, you must visit the salt mine,” my friend said. I was underwhelmed to say the least. If this fun-loving Polish gal couldn’t come up with anything better to see than an old mine, how exciting could Poland be? Luckily she emailed me the website of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This is one mine you have to see to believe.
Clip-clopping along cobbled streets, lined with Easter-egg coloured buildings, snuggled in a horse-drawn carriage next to my husband, was not how I pictured my visit to Kracow, Poland. But then again, many things about this beautiful little city surprised me – mostly, why I had never considered visiting Krakow before.
When Andrew and I were first invited to our friends’ wedding in Poland, we jumped at the chance. Not only could we celebrate the marriage of a lovely international couple (Polish and Belgian) but we could also check another country off our list. We’ve both been itching to venture into Eastern Europe and now we had a chance to visit with expert advice from a local.
With the wedding celebrations planned for Saturday, we decided to make the most of our trip and spend some time sight-seeing in Krakow. We arrived Wednesday afternoon and settled in for three days of exploring.