Why Eastern Europe Is Certainly Worth Your Time

Bratislava, SlovakiaWhen people talk about visiting Europe, they are often talking about the western parts of Europe. However, the truth is that you can find some amazingly beautiful sights in the eastern part of Europe as well. Anyone who has ever traveled to the ‘other’ side of Europe and has ventured off the beaten path will know just how stark the contrast is between the two. Even though Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, and London are beautiful, they are only half of what Europe has to offer.

On the eastern part of Europe, you can find some incredible people, architecture, castles, art, traditions, culture, and history. Trust us when we tell you that there is no denying that Eastern Europe has just as much to offer as its western counterpart.

The people are friendly and hospitable

Contrary to what Hollywood productions might tell you or the belief that may remain in the western part of Europe, Eastern Europeans are incredibly hospitable, warm, and friendly. People who have ventured into Eastern Europe before have proclaimed its inhabitants to be the most hospitable people in the world. You may be welcomed to understand their customs, try the traditional cuisine, and you will find that most of them genuinely want you to enjoy yourself in their country.

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Five Absolute Must-Try’s In Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, PortugalAs the capital and the largest city in Portugal, Lisbon certainly has a great deal to offer its guests. In fact, being one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe, a trip to Lisbon can be very exciting and very educational…both for your mind, and for your taste buds. Out of everything that Lisbon has to offer, here are the five things that we think you absolutely must try if you are going to explore the city in a culinary way.

Queijo da Serra

As a country that is home to some outstanding cheeses, queijos or, Portugal is sure to satisfy any cheese lover. The most popular cheese is the creamy, yellow queijo da Serra. This cheese is made from thistle flower and sheep’s milk, it is produced only in the north part of the country, in the Estrela Mountains, and it is served in many of Lisbon’s best restaurants. Visit Manteigaria Silva to get closer to the source without leaving the city, the owners produce their own cheese each winter on their farm in Serra da Estrela. Queijo da Serra will become far harder as it is near perfect but it will eventually drip from a blade.

Pasteis de Belem

These are a kind of custard tart, Pasteis de nata are as popular in Lisbon as peaches are in Georgia. To find the original, go to the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem, a bakery that you can find on the west end of the city… where the food is known as Pasteis de Belem. Usually sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, Pastéis de Belém are made from a secret recipe that the makers have guarded closely since they bought it from a church baker more than 200 years ago. You can eat them while they are still warm from the oven in the bakery’s serving rooms, or you could order them to go, but one thing is for sure, these treats go best with coffee.

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The Top Things To Do In Stockholm Sweden

StockholmContrary to what people think, there is more to do in Sweden than to check out the beautiful blonde people. These are a few of our favorite sights in Stockholm that we believe that you should check out if you ever decide to

The ABBA Museum

Despite the fact that ABBA might not be the most famous Swedish export anymore, it has become one of Stockholm’s main attractions since having opened in May of 2013. The ABBA Museum is a dream come true for anyone who is in love with the music from this popular band, but it is a great way to spend a few hours for those with even a passing interest in music. If you want to see how one of the world’s most successful pop groups became as incredibly popular as it did, this provides you with great insight. Making everything all the more interesting is the fact that you have a strong interactive theme throughout the museum.

Visit the port of Stockholm

Traveling by boat is one of the best ways to explore Stockholm, and undoubtedly one of the most pleasant. If you are visiting Stockholm, make sure to head to the port and travel between the many different islands. It provides an entirely different point of view to explore the city, so if you have a moment, experience Stockholm from this side. You can do some people watching from the water or travel underneath the many different bridges.

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