Holi: festival of colours in India

There is probably no other nation in the world who celebrates holidays with such a great fanfare like the Indians do! Each month in India is associated with some important religious event, custom or tradition. There is Krishnaadzmashtami and Ganeshatatrthi in September. Then Navrati in October and Diwali in November, the biggest fete for all Hindu people. In March there is also Holi festival of colours! And this is just the tip of the iceberg! In some parts of India also Christian holidays are widely celebrated, and in other parts – all holidays of Islam. All it’s because Hinduism as a polytheistic…

Walk through the streets of Calcutta and my first impression of India

It always seemed to me that our globe is westernized and popculture symbols as iconic as the Beatles, logo of the Rolling Stones and picture of smiling Marilyn Monroe are known in every corner of our planet. Perhaps not to the same extent, but still! You can imagine then how great my amazement was when walking through the streets of Calcutta I discovered completely different world! Like from another planet! It seemed to me that I’ve got prepared for this culture shock. After all, I read a lot of books with underlying theme of India. I also watched at least a…

Notting Hill, the most colorful district of London

A sunny Saturday in London is not a common thing! When it finally happens, it’s a pity not to go for a long, charming walk. After watching tones of Instagram photos I decided to go for a walk to the most photogenic districts of the English capital – Notting Hill. Notting Hill is famous for its lovely, pastel-coloured houses which in May are additionally decorated with blooming magnolia trees, lilac or cherry trees. This district owes its fame primarily to the Hollywood production of the same title, in which the fate of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant play out against…

10 things to do in Porto!

1. Visit the Sé do Porto Cathedral Sé do Porto Cathedral is the main church of Porto built in on the highest point of the city. Its high, dark walls and the Baroque style reminds me the times of Portuguese conquistadors. From the square surrounding the cathedral, you can admire the beautiful panorama of Porto skyline! 2. Walk down Rua Santa Catarina   … the most famous street of Porto! Rua Santa Katerina is known not only for the shops and restaurants, but also for two beautiful churches – Capela das Almas and Igreja sto. Idefonso – both with  façades…

What to do and see in Porto: three days in the city of wine | Day two

You know what? I am really sick and tired of this gray version of London, where it is still raining and raining! Everything is grayish now. Gray sky, gray streets, gray buildings and I’ve also became gray with it. I do not even remember when the sun was shining for the last time! The worst thing is that while hiding under umbrella and hood, I would totally have missed the spring! Don’t be surprised then, that today I am going to serve you another portion of attractions of sunny and beautiful Porto! In this city you really cannot get bored!…

What to do and see in Porto: three days in the city of wine | Day one

By the first time I went to Porto couple years ago with my fiancé. This June I visited this city again with my mum. The first impression of Portugal was nothing more than another love at the first sight! By the second time I only asserted myself in the love for this place. Narrow streets full of white and blue azulejos, delicious food and incredibly magical atmosphere of the city right out of Harry Potter movies. Anyway, there’s reason for that all, because J.K. Rowling lived in Porto back in the day teaching English in the local school. Porto became…

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