HOT SPOTS IN CO. KERRY, IRELAND, PART ONE

Ring of Kerry:
Rugged islands, white sandy beaches & dramatic mountain passes: The enchanting Ring of Kerry took us along pristine shores, through charming villages & vibrant cities. We took 2 days for it because there is so much to see & the total road is actually 152 kilometers long. Along the road you will discover the Kerry Cliffs, Killarney & the Killarney National Park that are listed as Hot Spots underneath as well. The landscape is just breathtaking & you have to see it yourself because it is hard to put it into words. On the one side there is the ocean where you can go swimming, surfing or paddling & on the other side are the mountains up to 1000 meters high where you can go for a walk, watch animals like cows or sheeps or go hiking.

Killarney:
A breathtaking natural landscape, historic buildings and Irish lifestyle – Killarney presents itself in many different ways. The legendary Ring of Kerry begins here and the Killarney National Park stretches from pristine, untouched countryside to the coastline. It is located in southwest Ireland and is the second largest city in County Kerry. Around 13,500 inhabitants live in the city. It lies in the center of a wild and romantic area at the foothills of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. This mountain range is the highest in the Republic of Ireland. With Lough Leane, Killarney National Park’s largest lake is in close proximity to the city.

Killarney National Park:
At the foot of the McGillycuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland, nestle the world famous Lakes of Killarney. The beautiful combination of mountains, lakes, forests and waterfalls give the Killarney National Park a special scenic beauty. The National Park is known for its ancient oak forests, for the castle ruins Ross Castle on Lough Leane or for the heart of the mansion Muckross House, which is surrounded by wild wine.

Kerry Cliffs:
The Kerry Cliffs are not as long and high as the Cliffs of Moher, but in beauty they are in no way inferior. Only the entry of four euros is a bit surprising, but considering how well the path is maintained and the fencing on the edge is in good shape, the costs are in order. Through the fence it is possible, even with children and fear of heights to go to the edge of the cliff and enjoy the view.

~Julia & Melli

GUEST POST: COPENHAGEN

The 8 best restaurants and hotels in Copenhagen

If the Danish capital is one of your next destinations, start preparing the trip with our restaurant and hotel tips in Copenhagen.

Looking for restaurants and hotels in Copenhagen? The catering offer in Copenhagen is quite rich with places to suit all tastes and wallets. From the most distinctive and innovative to the most traditional, one thing is certain – you must try the Nordic gastronomy, for its high quality and focus on the use of local and seasonal products.

When it comes to sleeping, there are no shortage of options. From the finest hotels to more options, our Copenhagen hotel suggestions have a commonality – its great location in central parts of the city that allow you to quickly reach the main attractions.

RESTAURANTS IN COPENHAGEN: MOUTH WATERING SUGGESTIONS

The Palaegade is a classic restaurant in the historic center of Copenhagen. Here you can sample some Nordic specialties such as Smorrebrod, an “open” sandwich – combinations of ingredients such as blue cheese, pear and hazelnuts, roast beef, pickles and radishes are placed and served under a slice of bread.

For lunch, we also serve Aquavita, a kind of typical Danish brandy enriched with aromatic herbs. For dinner you can order more exquisite dishes such as poached sole with cucumber, potatoes and white fish roe sauce. Accompany with one of the wines from the discerning restaurant selection.

UFORMEL

The Uformel (in Portuguese, informal) belongs to a restaurant chain in which also includes the Palaegade. However, contrary to our previous suggestion, and as its name implies, Uformel is an unpretentious restaurant, with more affordable prices, but that keeps the focus on the quality of the products.

Taste the mullet with grilled corn, herbs and yogurt or steak tartar with pickles of mushrooms and black pepper. The 15 dishes change according to the season and the ingredients used come from domestic producers. In addition, Uformel has also gained fame thanks to its cocktails, which you can try before you start the meal.

NEIGHBORHOOD

The specialty of the Neighborhood is the pizzas, and they are not any pizzas. These are modern interpretations of the Italian classic, lighter and crisper, organic and greener. The pasta is reduced to about half of a traditional pizza and the ingredients are mostly fresh vegetables, pickled vegetables, fresh cheese, fresh pesto, seafood and high-quality meats. There are also cocktails and yes, you guessed it – they are also organic, with fresh and seasonal fruit, herbs and vegetables. If you prefer, opt for a natural juice.

The experience of making a meal in the Neighborhood is also worth it for the space. Food is served at long tables, where people sit right next to each other. The goal is to foster the spirit of good neighborliness and community.

COPENHAGEN STREET FOOD

We could not fail to suggest, on this list of restaurants and hotels in Copenhagen, the passage through Copenhagen Street Food, with its food trucks, coffees, beer and other drinks. Some of the participants serve food of organic origin, but here what matters most is the taste, albeit ally, always, a component of sustainability. And you can sample specialties ranging from Korea to Mexico, from Italy to Scandinavia, at affordable prices.

In addition, you will get to know Papiroen (Paper Island), the small island that once served as a paper warehouse and which today houses not only Copenhagen Street Food but also several art galleries, area businesses creative and trendy cafes.

HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN

THE AVENUE HOTEL

The Avenue Hotel is housed in a classic 19th century residence designed by the architect Emil Blichfeldt, who also designed the main entrance of the Tivoli Park. Not surprisingly, the charming details and the design of the rooms, each with a different format. The staff look forward to making guests feel at home in a refined setting where the details make a difference. The stay for one night at Avenue Hotel is around € 120. Book your business class flights to Copenhagen.

ABSALON HOTEL

Located in the Vesterbro district, one of the coolest in the city, the Absalon Hotel is a family-run hotel that has recently been refurbished, emphasizing its classic and modern air. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff is very helpful. In addition to giving tips on what places to visit, the team also deals with restaurant reservations, trips on tourist buses and boats or events. And if you stay at the Absalon Hotel, you are within walking distance of attractions such as the Tivoli Park, the main shopping and dining areas, among others. One night is around € 135.

GENERATOR HOSTEL

The Generator Hostel is a boutique hostel offering comfort and design the most attractive prices than regular hotel offers. Located 300 meters from King’s Square and the beautiful Nyhavn Port, the hostel has 662 beds in private rooms and dormitories, according to guests’ preferences. Common areas include a bar, which welcomes dj’s and live bands regularly, a lounge area with TV, table football and pool table, and a 4,000 square meter terrace with comfortable seating and a barbecue grill in the summer. Private rooms from € 67 and dorms starting from € 20.

COPENHAGEN DOWNTOWN HOSTEL

Within walking distance of Copenhagen Central Station, the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is a great choice for travelers, students and groups. Between private rooms and dormitories, there are several options depending on the needs of the guests, and the public areas, namely the bar, where local bands perform and organize parties regularly, are also worthwhile. Stay for one night from € 30.

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Thank you very much for this inspirational and interesting text about Copenhagen and it’s beautiful corners. We are now really interested into exploring Copenhagen and Denmark. – TheFashionSalad

~Julia & Melli

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Our last trip was to Budapest, the heart of Hungary. Budapest is not only impressively and unique because of all these beautiful buildings and sights but also varied. We can be lucky that this city was largely spared from the war because it offers a multicultural heritage for the tourists, as evidenced by Roman buildings and ruins, Serbian synagogues and churches and Turkish thermal baths. So perfect for photo-freaks like us who try to take the best photo everywhere (literally laying on the ground to get the best ankle)!

Országház / Parliament of Budapest

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The Parliament Building is richly decorated down to the smallest detail and is the largest public building in Hungary with its 17,745 sqm. It is incredibly impressive and believe us we were impressed and speechless every time leaving the metro station (Kossuth tér). So it is an absolute must visiting the Parliament Building but hand on heart – you can hardly overlook it.

Mátyás-templom / Matthias Church

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Halászbástya / Fisherman’s Bastion

Another place of interest is the Fisherman’s Bastion in the Buda Castle district. The panorama terraces offer a unique view of Budapest. You have a great perspective of the Danube and the Parliament Building. The sweet oriental towers inspired us and we can only recommend it.

Budavári Palota / Buda Castle

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The Buda Castle district, however, is not just the Fisherman’s Bastion, but also the Castle Palace, the Szent György Square and the historic residential district.

Széchenyi lánchíd / Chain Bridge

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(lit in the colors of the American flag because of the Las Vegas shooting) #prayforLasVegas

Szabadság – szobor / Liberty Statue

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View from the Gellért Hill

Hösök tere / Heroes Square

The Shoes on the Danube Bank

Nagyvásárcsarnok / Great Market Hall

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In addition to all the sights like Heroes’ Square, Citadel or St. Stephen’s Basilica the city doesn’t only offer a lot of attractive and interesting “historical places” also the Danube, the street artists, the city center and the old tram make the city what it is now.

We had a few wonderful days in this city and could still report about it. But before we steal your ideas don’t wait too long and go get into a car, in the bus or in the plane and discover the city. It’s worth it! See for yourself.

~Julia & Melli

PRAGUE – DAY FOUR

LAST DAY! So sad! We just wanted to stay there forever but nevertheless we really enjoyed our last few hours in that crazy city.

Do you know that sight “Petřínská rozhledna” (Petřín Lookout Tower)? It is one of the most popular landmarks of Prague besides the Castle or the Old Town of Prague. The tower is a loose copy inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The view from its top overlooks not only the whole city. Actually on a clear day you can see nearly all of Bohemia. Sounds interesting right? We thought the same! So we made our way to the metro, went all the way to the right station and later than decided not to do it. We were afraid of a too long journey because we had to leave Prague at 5.30 pm and you need to bring along a lot of time to hike up the hill to the tower and back down.

We quickly decided to sneak into the Golden Lane next to the Castle of Prague. The entrance is chargeable. The ticket includes other attractions you can visit around the castle complex. The Golden Lane consists of small houses which are painted in different bright colors. Many of the houses are cute little souvenir shops and there is a museum of medieval armoury. A crowd of people rolled through the narrow alley which has pushed the heat even more. After that we walked to the Charles Bridge and to the Old Town trying to find a restaurant. As soon as we sat down under a restaurants parasol it began to rain, like pouring rain! Unfortunately it continued to rain so we determined to go to the shopping center Palladium again to protect us from the bad weather. Well we enjoyed the last few hours and went on our journey back home in the evening.

Lets just say Prague is a breathtaking city. No more words needed!

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~Julia & Melli

PRAGUE – DAY THREE

“Oh wow, day three out of four! The half is already over! Doesn’t matter! There is still enough time!” Our thoughts as day three started.

We got up early in the morning at 8:00am (like every other day), went down for breakfast and got ready to start a great new day in Prague. We decided to hike up to the Prague Castle. It was so hot and there was a huge stairway up to the top but nevertheless we did it (with a freaking sweaty face). We had such a beautiful view all over Prague so if you are in Prague you should definitely go to the castle. Even more beautiful is the cathedral. You can take so many great pictures as you may have already seen on our Instagram (or scroll down for more). The castle complex has such a good advantage! It was quite parky so you could endure it really well.

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We also wanted to discover the Golden Lane next to the cathedral. We did it the next day.
Later than we went through the Royal Garden of the castle and sat down in a cute little restaurant because we were starving.

Now to one of the best highlights of our trip! We went on a pedalo for an hour and paddled on the river Moldau. Loved it!!!! 100% recommendations! It is such a nice feeling watching all the buildings and sights from another perspective.

In the evening we just strolled through the streets and small alleys and watched the sun set behind the Prague Castle. Amazing view! Loving all those little alleys and their restaurants or cafes. You will find restaurants raging from sushi to pizza places or special beer bars. So many cultures are represented but we do not complain. There are so many people from all over the world like Russia, China, Great Britain or Germany. So many nice and friendly people. We think the Czech Republic gets more interesting for people all around the world because it has increased in the standard of living and the safety. We plan to visit more of the Czech Republic. Check out our photography down below.

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~Julia & Melli