3 days in Ishigaki island: escaping a typhoon and swimming with jellyfish

Japan has plenty of cultural highlights and splendid natural spots; however, the country is not well known for its beaches. So, when planning a beach vacation, a list of all other South East Asia countries may pop up in your head before thinking of Japan. But if you are planning a visit to “the land of the rising sun”, keep in mind that white sands and turquoise waters are within a hand’s reach.

Click & keep on reading!

Fireworks in Tokyo to welcome us to Japan

In the end of July we started our long waited and carefully planned trip around Japan. We were warned about the unbearable heat and humidity combination around this time of the year, but it was the only free time we had, so we went for it anyways.

We merged into the Tokyo’s rush straight away. On our second day in the city we learned about the summer festival taking place in Asakusa neighborhood and decided to check it out.

Click & keep on reading!

Ziga village: exploring the Pyrenees and other random places in the North of Spain

After 5 weeks in the beautiful Andalucia and  7-hour trip up North I spent a week exploring towns, villages and mountains in Castilla y Leon, Navara and Basque country. This is a collection of my travel pictures from different places in the North of Spain.

Click & keep on reading!

A brief guide to Lago di Como

It was one of those long hot summer weekends in the middle of July when we found ourselves in the North of Italy next to Lake Como. We spent the weekend taking refreshing dips into the lake, admiring the surroundings and (of course!) eating. This is my brief set of tips for anyone who wants to spend spring/summer/early autumn weekend in this little piece of paradise.

Click & keep on reading!

My love affair with Mexico City’ part II

Mexico City – one of the biggest, most crowded and busiest places on the face of the Earth. Just imagine the anthill of 22 million people building lives together in the 1485 square meters.

Click & keep on reading!

Deep into Jalisco state: Guadalajara & Tequila town

It was an early Monday morning. After admiring yet another stunning sunrise over the mountains of Chihuahua and home made burrito breakfast in the airport, the 19 of us found ourselves in the dry heat of Guadalajara. We were in the middle of Mexico’s west.

Click & keep on reading!

Puerto Vallarta: the beach, the town & around

So May was crazy… I came back after 5 weeks in Spain, repacked my suitcase and was off to Mexico. This time we did not go alone, but took a bunch of Lithuanians and decided to show them the best that Mexico has to offer. We started in the crazy Mexico city, then continued to Chihuahua, later moved to Jalisco and visited Guadalajara and the actual town of Tequila and ended up in Puerto Vallarta.

Click & keep on reading!

Oh Malaga…it was fun!

It was the beginning of 2017 and the middle of a very grey winter in Brussels. It was the right time to make some changes. I pulled out a map of Spain, closed my eyes and blindly pointed my finger to an unknown location… When I opened my eyes I saw that Malaga is going to be a place where I am going to start an early summer.

Click & keep on reading!