December 20, 2017 Claudia 41Comment

It’s less than a week away from Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year is in its glory, and you probably prefer to enjoy your time out with friends and wonderful Christmas lights instead of stressing out? Apart from an endless joy, Christmas is also a period of running around, preparations and gift shopping, which undoubtedly causes quite a lot of pressure. I prepared some revised luxurious Christmas gift ideas for you to look at – I ‘tested’ the gifts, so you are to be sure there ain’t be no ‘failure’. I am aware I have got quite a…

December 18, 2017 Claudia 16Comment

I am getting absolutely over the moon every time I hear ‘Christmas time in London’ – there’s nothing like the twinkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive makeover. I am not getting overly excited about the fact I get to spend some time on gift shopping and eat all the delicious fattening food, but mainly because of the opportunity to once again see the fairy tale lights. It might seem vain, which I am aware of , but on the other hand Christmas decorations are all made for people to admire. After so many years of…

December 13, 2017 Claudia 42Comment

There is only one Polish Winter Wonderland at this time of the year ( at least in 2017), and it’s undoubtedly a small resort town in the extreme south of Poland, Zakopane. A well-known destination not only in Polska, but in the Eastern part of Europe. Its sights, cuisine and attractions engage tourists at every season of the year, but we decided to head there just before Christmas. To feel the vibe and to enjoy the snow, as it seems to become a rare atmospheric phenomenon at the beginning of December in Poland. Zakopane is a center of  ‘Góral’ culture…

December 9, 2017 Claudia 34Comment

Germany has the most incredible Christmas markets in the world, the way I see it. Weihnachtsmaerkte in Germany remain unique. If you’re tired of commercialism taking over festive season and would like to see a real traditional and romantic Christmas Market you might want to consider heading to Germany in December, where Christmas gifts are not mass-produced but craftwork of real quality (at least the majority of them). There are more than 2600 Christmas Markets opened across Germany, and each single one of them appear special among the others. Perhaps it is about the people and the festive atmosphere or maybe…

December 2, 2017 Claudia 67Comment

I spent the last month on discovering places I have always been really keen on exploring – the palaces, castles and villas converted into hotels! This is something Lower Silesia is known for – did you know that this particular region of Poland holds the biggest amount of historical palaces in Europe, and is also called the Valley of Palaces? It is not only an incredible experience,but a tribute paid to the history. I picked all the places I am presenting today myself – they are situated in different parts of Lower Silesia and all offer a unique experience. Luxurious,…