Eating Barcelona

You’ve got three nights in Barcelona, where are you going to eat?  There’s so many choices in the city, and too little time. Even though we’ve been to the city countless times working on the city guide, we’re always overwhelmed when trying to figure out which places to head to. This time, we chatted to…

Longing for charming, hidden away Christmas markets across Europe?

European winters vary from freezing cold to fairly mild and you’ll never really know which type you’re going to have to put up with. What is for sure though – it wouldn’t be half as enjoyable, if it wasn’t for the fairy-tale like Christmas markets, which ring in the festive season every year! Tastes are…

5 reasons we love Vienna

Vienna’s not just for Mozart-lovers, you know. We just spent four (really sweltering) days there and were surprised (even SHOCKED) to find that the city is really, really cool (unlike the hot, hot temperature). Yes, it’s a gorgeous, imperial-looking place, with old-world palaces and grand neoclassical buildings everywhere you look. But it’s become typecast in…

Oslo’s coming of age

Oslo seems a bit, well, underappreciated. It’s seen as the less cool, less pretty sister to Copenhagen and Stockholm. But we spent last weekend there and found out that its reputation is pretty unfair. It feels more diverse and cosmopolitan than Stockholm, while the cool and creative Grünerløkka area is a match for any of…

Geneva, a total bore?

I thought I’d drawn the short straw when I was assigned the Geneva guide. Why? Because the unanimous opinion among everyone and their second cousin was that Geneva is SO BORING. Don’t believe me? Google “Geneva is…” and “…so boring” is a top result (“…so expensive” comes next, FYI). But it turned out that this oft-repeated…

Partying like the Madrileños

So, we can officially confirm that the rumours are true: Madrid likes to party. And the partying just never stops. We spent last weekend there, hopping from bar to club, club to bar with our local expert and, boy, do the Madrileños know how to party. The nightlife here is legendary. To help you out…