Schwerin Castle

The mischievous spirit of Schwerin Castle

Petermannchen, the spirit of the centuries- old castle in the Germany city of Schwerin, chases away thieves with his pranks while he rewards good-natured guests

Schwerin, referred to as the ‘Jewel of the North’ is the smallest but most charming city in Germany. The city, which has a population of merely 96,000 is one of Germany`s most treasured tourist attractions although it is not well-known by foreign tourists. Having a coast on the Baltic Sea made the city one of the most popular holiday destinations, especially since the reunification of the two German states in 1990. There are a total of 2,000 lakes in the state that has the cleanest water and air in Germany.

An island in the middle of the lake

Schwerin Castle is the most important building in the city, located on the island in the lake in the city center. A bridge connects the castle to the mainland. The most prominent c

Milano Creative Industry

Corso Como Avenue and its vicinity host a more bohemian selection of boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. The most renowned of these is the legendary 10 Corso Como, a pioneer in conceptual retail. The slowly transforming Via Pietro Maroncelli is set to become the new Milan favorite.

The fashion and automobile industries are the most significant sources of Milan’s income

Corso Como is the ideal location for dinner, music and fun.

The Tortona industrial zone, deserted in the 1960s, started to liven up again after the 1980s and became the center of creative industries like fashion, design and architecture. It flourishes during `fashion week’ and the `design fair’, transforming into the city’s liveliest area with fashion and other shows and parties all around.

Although Milan is not often identified with the visual arts, the city is actually home to a very important masterpiece. Leonardo da Vinci`s legacy, the Las


Where to eat

Antica Osteria Del Ponte (Piazza G. Negri 9); Antica Trattoria della Pesa (Piazza Colombo 1); Al Garghet (Via Selvanesco 36); Al Sorriso (Via Roma 18); Boeucc (Piazza Belgioioso 2); Cracco (Via Victor Hugo 4); Bagutta

Where to have fun

Martini Bar (Corso Venezia 15); Bar Straf (Via San Raffaele 3); Dolce & Gabbana GOLD (Via Carlo Poerio 6); Armani Cafe (Via Croce Rossa 2); Shu (Via Crocefisso 27); Bar Magenta (Via Giosue Carducci 13); Le Banque (Via Bassano Porrone 6); Gioia 69 (Via Melchiorre Gioia 69); The Club Milano (Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi 97); Ricci Lounge Bar (Piazza della Repubblica 27).

Milan is the ideal location for people who want to spoil themseives

Where to shop

Clothes and shoes: LDAAD Dantone (Via Santo Spirito 24/A); Iris (Via Sant`Andrea 10/A); Maison Martin Margiela (Via Della Spiga 46); Boule de Neige (Corso Como 3-4); Tom Ford (Via Verri 3); Alan Journo (Via della Spiga 36); Ds

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II even if you just browse Day one: Stop by at La Scala

After breakfast in Pasticceria Marchesi (Via Santa Maria alia Porta 11/a), a visit to Duomo Cathedral, the touchstone of Milan. Duomo, the heart of Milan, is the biggest Gothic cathedra in the world. After strolling in the interior of this magnificent cathedral, climb the 166 steps to the top for a splendid view of Milan.

Then a shopping trip to the `quadrilateral of fashion’, synonymous with Milan, is essential. Wander the side streets of Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Santo Spirito, Via Sant’Andrea and Santa Maria Novella, Corso Magenta, to keep up with the latest trends in the stores and shop windows of fashion pioneers like Dolce & Gabbana and Tom Ford.

After an intense walk, you can try Bistrot Giacomo (Via Pasquale Sottocorno 6), the restaurant opened in the yard of the superb store Aspesi (Via Monte Napoleone 13) or the great c

Milan Hidden paradises

You need to shift the route a little to discover the other hidden paradises Milan has to offer. Because Milan is devoid of a sea and lakes, canals were dug from the river ail the way to the lower end of the city with hopes of having water run through the city. The cafes and restaurants lining both banks of the 50 km stretch of the oldest canal, Naviglio Grande, constructed in 1277, create a buzzing atmosphere especially on Sundays. It is particularly worth discovering the area around the Via Cardinale Ascanio Sforza and Ripa di Porta Ticinese. You can find anything from furniture to clothing to suit every taste in the vintage market set up on the last Sunday of every month.

Leaving behind the luxurious and glamorous atmosphere of Milan and the ‘quadrilateral of fashion` and entering the natural, intimate and warm atmosphere of Navigli to browse the stalls, enjoy the delectable food of the simple, rustic ‘trattorias’ and taste Italy’s famous vanill

Travel Bulgaria

A temptation to travel Bulgaria to see the Monastery and its unique architecture

Travel Bulgaria – The Rila Monastery – unity of spirituality, culture and nature…

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The Monastery has a unique architecture and takes about 8800 sq.m. When one looks from outside, it resembles a fortress. Due to its 24-metre stone walls, the Monastery has the shape of an irregular pentagon. Once the visitor travel Bulgaria is in, though, they are impressed by its architecture. Impressive arches and colonnades, covered wooden stairs and carved verandas…

St. Ivan of Rila

The hermit St. Ivan of Rila founded the monastery during the rule of Tsar Peter I. It is normal that the monastery bears the hermit’s name. Actually the hermit lived

Bulgaria private tours Kazanlak

Bulgaria private tours Kazanlak – Twelve happy and lovely Dutch people (six couples and twelve friends) left The Netherlands to visit my beautiful and friendly country, Bulgaria.

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So, we met on Friday, 20.05, the day of their customized guided tour, private tour Bulgaria Kazanlak. They travelled from Plovdiv and I was waiting for them in the village of Tarnichane, at the rose distillery. Then, some rose picking (well, it wasn`t as early as 5 am – the usual time to start the picking up); good and detailed inf

The incomplete mesnevi of four thousand couplets titled

“Cihad-i Sultan Suleyman ber Iklim-i Rumili” whose poet is unknown according to the records and catalogues actually belongs to Levhi Efendi. It is about the Hungarian, Belgrade and Rhodes conquests. Mahü mentioned in one of his works that he wrote a mesnevi called “Şehname-yi Humayun” of seven thousand couplets. Ahdi confirmed the existence of Mahfi`s …

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