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I spent 3 weeks in July on the Greek islands. This is my first blog post from this adventure. I didn’t have the time to post anything before. August was very busy. I went to Hungary and then to France, and at the same time I was working on 2 extra projects. 

In July I visited 3 Greek islands: Crete, Hydra and Tinos island. Infinity view hotel in Tinos island was the last hotel I visited during this Greek island hopping. Infinity view is a brand new all-Suite Luxury Hotel and I was lucky and privileged to spend a few relaxing days in July here. You can’t imagine how much I enjoyed everything: the beach in front of the hotel, breakfast, my balcony, the infinity sea views from everywhere you look, the pool. The hotel is also very close to Tinos Town, so you can easily reach the Town on foot. Everything about the Infinity view hotel was truly exceptional and so tremendously relaxing! I hope you have the chance to visit it one day too.

Enjoy the photos. As always, I let them do the talking! 

interior minimal design hotel Greece

interior minimal design hotel Greece

interior minimal design hotel Greece

interior minimal design hotel Greece

interior minimal design hotel Greece

Infinity view Hotel Tinos island

Infinity view Hotel Tinos island
Infinity view Hotel Tinos island
 

Infinity view Hotel Tinos island

Infinity view Hotel Tinos island

Infinity view Hotel Tinos island

Infinity view Hotel Tinos island

Infinity view Hotel Tinos island

Where to stay in Tinos island, Cyclades, Greece

Where to stay in Tinos island, Cyclades, Greece

Where to stay in Tinos island, Cyclades, Greece

Where to stay in Tinos island, Cyclades, Greece

Where to stay in Tinos island, Cyclades, Greece

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*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with the Infinity view hotel in Tinos island. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Nice Côte d’Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

To be honest, I didn’t expect that a trip to France would take place this August. The invitation for an individual press trip to Nice Cote d’Azur that came from Atout France took me by surprise. I’ve been to France many times before, but never in the French Riviera. It felt like it was time to change this.

Nice Côte d'Azur

I flew to Nice from Vienna on a Friday evening and returned on Monday evening. I spent an amazing weekend in Nice. This amazing opportunity, to spend a wonderful weekend in the French Riviera, is possible when you book with Wizz Air.

Nice Côte d'Azur
Did you know that Wizz Air is one of the most sustainable airlines in Europe and is constantly working to keep it that way? More info about it you will find here.

Nice Côte d'Azur photography

Within 3 days, I managed to explore Nice and its surroundings: Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu, Villefranche and Eze Village. How many exciting things you can do in just 3 days. When I returned to Vienna, my mind and heart was full! 

As always, I am happy to provide you with 13 travel tips for Nice Cote d’Azur, and as for the rest, I will let the photos do the talking. 

Nice Côte d'Azur photography

1. Buy a French Riviera Pass. It will save you time and money. 

Nice Côte d'Azur photography

2. First thing to do in Nice Cote d’Azur:
Walk along the world-famous Promenade des Anglais to get a first impression of the city. 

Nice Côte d'Azur photography

3. During the next days of your stay in Nice Cote d’Azur: Explore the old city, downtown, the port and the hills. 

Promenade des Anglais

4. First thing to do in the early morning: Pay a visit to the flower and vegetable market in Cours Saleya.
Try the local specialties such as: Pan bagnat, Pissaladière and the Fougasse. 

Promenade des Anglais

5. Visit the Castle Hill. From here, you will be able to see Nice and its surroundings from above.
This is a must! 

Nice Cote d’Azur architecture

6. Have dinner at a beach restaurant! 

Nice Cote d’Azur architecture

7. Visit a museum in Nice. There are plenty of them, so you need to select the ones that interest you.
I visited the Photography Museum which was located in the heart of the Old Town, exactly next to the flower market. 

Nice Cote d’Azur architecture

8. Join a guided tour. This can be a food and wine tour, a tour by bike or by boat. 
Eze Village and its exotic garden
Eze Village France exotic garden
 
9. Visit the Greek Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu sur Mer. 

panorama view Eze Village France exotic garden

10. Visit Eze Village and its exotic garden that offers a breath-taking panorama over the French Riviera and the Mediterranean sea. 

panorama view Eze Village France exotic garden

panorama view Eze Village France exotic garden

panorama view Eze Village France exotic garden

panorama view Eze Village France exotic garden

panorama view Eze Village France exotic garden

panorama view Eze Village France exotic garden

11. Visit Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its theme gardens.
Walk down to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat afterwards, and end the day in one of the beaches.

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur
Nice Côte d'Azur
 

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur
Nice Côte d'Azur
 
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
 

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

12. Make a stop above Villefranche sur Mer to admire the panorama and take some photos. 

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

13. For drinks and dinner on a rooftop Bar, head to Hotel Monsigny during sunset time. 

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Hotel in Nice: The Deck Hotel 

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Those who are looking more informations, please visit the official website of Nice Tourism Board and follow their Instagram account. 

If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer in the comment section below! 

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*Disclaimer: Individual Press trip organized by Atout France in collaboration with Wizz Air.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Shopping in Salzburg

Shopping in Salzburg

If you read my previous blog post, you already know that I didn’t go to Salzburg for shopping. But I ended up doing it… I guess you’ve read that we had a full day schedule during the press trip, but we also had a few hours free to do whatever we wanted. That was after lunch time at Steinterrasse. In my free time, I chose to go for shopping alone in Getreidegasse and around this area. Three were the shops that caught my attention and I’d like to explain why in this blog post. 

Shopping in Salzburg

Damn Plastic – Münzgasse 2

After paying a visit at this store, you will definitely feel inspired to make little differences and more sustainable choices in your life. This store is a good start to a more sustainable plastic free life. I am glad that a store like this exists. 

Shopping in Salzburg
Shopping in Salzburg
 
Salzburg schenkt anders –  Waagplatz 6

I am someone who travels a lot and stopped buying souvenirs from every city many years ago. Buying souvenirs is impossible for me. I travel too much and I don’t like the idea of jamming my little apartment with useless things from all over the world. 

Salzburg schenkt anders is one more store in the heart of Salzburg that sells sustainable and regional, yet tasteful products that you can buy as a souvenir. I loved their T-shirts. From here, I could imagine myself buying a souvenir as a memento of my time in Salzburg. 

Golden Soul – Kaigasse 22

Your soul is golden. That is the motto of this store…What’s not to love in this concept store? I could buy everything here. You have to pay a visit… and take some photos in it, because the store is very instagrammable! 

Mia shoes – Getreidegasse 2

I saw a lovely pair of fuchsia summer sandals in the vitrine, but unfortunately they didn’t have my size. I ended up buying a pink pair of Birkenstock sandals for the beach. 

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with the Official Tourism Board of Salzburg. 

Photos of this blog post were taken by me at Golden Soul concept store in Salzburg. 

Visit Salzburg

Visit Salzburg

I’ve been to Salzburg several times in the past, but this time, this trip certainly felt more special. The invitation to spend four days in this beautiful city came from Salzburg Tourismus, the Official Tourism board. Under the motto “Salzburg. Neu entdeckt” I got invited to discover the city again, to see it with fresh new eyes, from a new perspective.

The promising program that the Tourism board sent me over via email and all the unwanted isolation I’ve been through the last few months due to Covid-19, were enough reasons for me to just pack my luggage, jump in that train from Vienna and set off on this adventure.

In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few activities that were part of our program with the hope that they will help you to organize your trip to Salzburg.

Visit Salzburg

Restaurants in Salzburg

Begin your visit in Salzburg with a lunch or dinner at Stadt Alm restaurant.

Walter Grüll in Grödig, for seafood and oustanding caviar lovers.

Favourite lunch spot in Salzburg: The Steinterrasse rooftop bar and restaurant. Order the shrimp salad with avocado. 

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Cafés 

Kaffee Alchemie, a different coffee house.

Herr Leopold, a very nice place in the city center of Salzburg. 

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Activities / what to do 

Visit Grünmarkt, the vibrant open-air market that is set in a large plaza. Walk around and see the local venders. There are plenty of choices for local meat, cheese, flowers, and baked goods.

Visit the the Benedictine Nonnberg Convent and listen to the Gregorian chant. Here the nuns sing Gregorian Chorals every morning in the sanctuary. 

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Where to stay / Hotels in Salzburg 

I stayed two times at Schloss Leopoldkron and one time at the Sacher hotel. Both hotels are top notch. However, keep in mind that they are located in different parts of the city. Sacher hotel is located right in the heart of the city, while Schloss Leopoldskron is a little bit further, surrounded by 17 acres of manicured grounds and nestled by a small, idyllic lake. I love them both, so it’s hard for me to choose…

Salzburg Austria best travel tips

Salzburg Austria best travel tips

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Salzburg Austria best travel tips

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My personal favourite thing to do in Salzburg

Cycling in Salzburg! Being able to ride a bike through Salzburg and into the country side is amazing! 

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with the Official Tourism Board of Salzburg. 

Visit Eger

Visit EgerLast week I found myself in a quaint little town, Eger in Hungary, after receiving an invitation from the Official Tourism Board of Hungary. I’ve never been to this part of the world, therefore I perceived the invitation as a nice travel opportunity for me to go there and find out what this place has to offer.

If I’d like to be completely honest with you, lately I catch myself being more interested in visiting less touristic places and enjoying their quietness and quaintness, instead of visiting fully packed, well known big cities. With this in mind, I packed a few summer clothes in my small luggage and settled in for this new adventure.

Visit Eger

How to get to Eger: 

I guess the easiest way to reach Eger is by car. As I don’t own a car in Vienna, I had to find another way. I took the ÖBB train from Vienna HauptBahnhof to Budapest Kölenfeld. Here I have to admit, I was quite privileged as I had a driver who picked me up from the train station in Budapest and accompanied me during the entire journey, so I didn’t have to care about how to get from Point B to Point C.

Visit Eger

What we saw / where we’ve been: 
1st day : Eger castle / Basilica / Turkish minaret 

We reached Eger after an about 2 hours drive. The ride from Budapest was very nice because you can admire the scenic countryside covered in vineyards along the way. Once you arrive in Eger, there are several things to do here, such as:

  • visit the Basilica
  • enjoy the panoramic view from the castle
  • climb up to the top of the northernmost Turkish Minaret to get a beautiful view of the town
  • stroll around the pedestrian streets
  • admire the mix of architecture of the well preserved historical buildings
  • savor the renowned local specialties and wine

Visit Eger

Visit Eger

Visit Eger

2nd day: Miskolctapolca Cave Bath / Fúzió Wine Bar / Egerszalók salthill

Eger and it’s nearby area are also well known for its thermal baths. Therefore we chose to kick off the day with a visit at the Cave Bath, which is located in Miskolctapolca. The Cave Bath in Miskolctapolca is a very unique place because one can bathe in a cave created over hundreds and thousands of years by nature. We spent most of our time in the natural indoor pool and enjoyed a relaxing massage afterwards.

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Later on, we headed to our next stop which was a visit at the Fúzió Wine Bar for wine tasting. Let me tell you here that I have participated in many wine tastings in different press trips, and I am still not an expert haha…I like to smell the wine, before I taste it, and if I like the smell, then for sure I am going to like the taste as well…The lovely people at Fúzió Wine Bar gave me two types of wine to taste, a red and a white. They also said a few things about the history of their wine bar and showed me the wine cellar. It was a lovely experience!

Wine bar Eger Hungary

We ended the day with a visit at Egerszalók salthill. Egerszalók salthill is a limestone hill, created by water runoff, and over the years it has come to be known as “salt hill”. You will find the salt hill next to Saliris Resort. Many thanks to the management of the Saliris Resort, who allowed me to come closer to the Salt hill, so that I can take the photos that you see in this blog post. 

 Egerszalók salthill

 Egerszalók salthill

 Egerszalók salthill

3rd day: Lake Hámori in Lillafüred 

My trip to Hungary couldn’t have ended any better. We rented a little boat and floated around in the lake of a cute small mountain town called Lillafüred. The scenery here is like in a fairy-tale because the lake is located in front of a palace hotel and is surrounded by beautiful nature. I guess during wintertime, you can do other activities in the lake, such as ice fishing, skating, or playing ice hockey.

 Lake Hámori in Lillafüred 

 Lake Hámori in Lillafüred 

I’d like to end this little text of mine by saying that I’d highly recommend to Austrian travellers a visit to Eger as a nice and easy to reach weekend getaway destination. Eger makes for an ideal weekend trip.

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with the Official Tourism Board of Hungary.

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