Tag: Medieval

3 Best Things to Do in Perouges France

Perouges, France is one of those beautiful places that make you come to Europe and to France in particular. A small medieval village perched up on top of a hill, Perouges is a perfectly preserved medieval jewel. Perouges is one of the places that make you stop and say: “This is why I love coming to Europe and visit. You would never find anything like this in America.” Read on to see what I loved about Perouges.

The best way to visit Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is part of the Italian Riviera and it is also a national park. The National Park Cinque Terre, Italy consists of five small villages located on a steep mountain side in the Italian province of Liguria. Beacause of its popularity and difficult access, Cinque Terre is somewhat difficult to visit and enjoy. Cinque Terre can be visited by car, by train or by boat. Read on about the best way to visit Cinque Terre.

First Impressions & Travel Photos from Sirmione Italy

Medieval walls at Sirmione, ItalySirmione, Italy is definitely a popular tourist spot. We visited Sirmione in August and it was filled with tourists. After walking around the village a little bit we immediately realized why Sirmione is such a popular tourist spot in Northern Italy. Read on to find the reasons and see my pictures from Sirmione.

Sighisoara, Romania – lose yourself in time and mystery

Church in Sighisoara, Romania - thumbnailWe came to Sighisoara from Brasov on a sunny day in September. We got off the train in a small train station that was just too quiet. We thought that Sighisoara was a very popular tourist attraction in Romania and we assumed that it would be pretty busy at this time of year, but we were wrong and we didn’t mind it. It was actually very pleasant to walk around a small old city and not be surrounded by lots of people.

First Impressions & Travel Photos from Sighisoara Romania

Sighisoara, Romania - Old defense tower. We have visited Sighisoara in September 2007 but it took me a long time to actually post pictures from our trip. We loved Sighisoara, even though they were still doing lots of building and fixing up. The old fortress on the hill is the main attraction but even the city at the bottom of the hill is very nice to stroll through. You can read more about this mysterious city in my travel destination guide for Sighisoara, Romania in my See more pictures

Day Trip from Geneva to Yvoire France

Yvoire, France - Old CastleWe loved our day trip from Geneva to Yvoire. We would’ve liked to take the boat from Geneva but we didn’t have enough time. The boat ride takes about two hours because it has to stop in a few other places before reaching Yvoire. The boat ride looks very appealing especially on a clear day and I am sure that the views from the boat are just amazing. However, because we didn’t have enough time, we decided to drive instead and it took us about 30 minutes from Geneva. Join me as we take a day trip from Geneva to Yvoire.

6 Best Things to Do in Gruyeres (with map)

Gruyeres, SwitzerlandGruyeres is a small mountain village in the Gruyere region of Switzerland. It is famous for cheese and the Gruyeres sour cream. The cheese is great indeed while the sour cream was very thick. Most of all we were not impressed with the prices…but we got used to it in Switzerland…it’s just an expensive country. So join me as we explore the best things to do in Gruyeres Switzerland.