Eastern Europe

Warsaw City Break: 48 hours in Warsaw - the most beautiful sights insider tips for Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital of Poland, but by no means the first port of call for tourists. "I am surprised that you come to Warsaw," says my Polish colleague Borys, who lives in Warsaw. "Most tourists traveling to Poland for the first time go to Krakow". Krakow is beautiful and romantic for postcards. Krakow was Poland's capital, [...]

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St. Petersburg in the Tsarist Empire: A trip to Pushkin with a visit to the Catherine Palace and Amber Room

There are supposed to be 2,300 palaces in St. Petersburg. The Russian city on the Baltic Sea is considered the northernmost megacity in the world. When we arrive at the port of St. Petersburg with the MSC Musica, it is just before 6 o'clock in the morning. I have been awake for about half an hour and can not take my eyes off the [...]

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