Folk decorative towel, detail grapes

Folk decorative towels from Podlasie, Poland

About Podlasie and China: What connects folk decorative towels from Podlasie with the secret script of Hunan province and why Katalog Ręczników Ludowych (Catalogue of Folk Decorative Towels) by A. Dębowska, K. Sołub & J. Sołub is much more than a catalogue. Through China to Podlasie Before I start telling you about folk decorative towels […]

Love travelling family @ Podhale

Weekend in Zakopane, Poland

Podhale, hej! After our road trip through Slovakia we arrived in Poland. One of the best places to cross the border to Poland is definitely through Slovakia. North Slovakia and the south of Poland share the same mountain range – Carpathians. And wherever there are mountains there is a specific culture of the region. In […]

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Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is guaranteed in many countries. In the US it’s protected by the First Amendment. It is recognized by other countries constitutions and laws. But what is this freedom of speech? Let me quote Wiki here: “Freedom of speech is the right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation […]

View from tower of Museo Histórico Municipal, Trinidad

Things to do in Trinidad

From Cienfuegos to Trinidad we took the Viazul bus. One has to be at the bus stop 30 minutes earlier to “check in,” which is to change your receipt to the actual bus ticket. We as well had to check-in the luggage for 0,50 CUC per piece. The drive from Cienfuegos is not long, moreover […]

Two days in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Two days in Cienfuegos, Cuba

How to get there If you are planning your trip through Cuba and you are certain that you want to see Playa Larga and Trinidad, a two day stop in Cienfuegos , which is between these two cities, is definitely a great idea. There is a very comfortable Viazul bus connection from Playa Larga to […]

Ciénaga de Zapata, pink flamingos

Ciénaga de Zapata tours

Ciénaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) is a National Park and a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. 175 species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, over thousand different species of insects, crabs etc. that’s only a small amount of what Ciénaga de Zapata has to offer. It is well a heaven for bird watchers, as there are around […]

Festivals in Podlasie

Summer of Festivals

It seems that there is one place on Earth where all the possible cultures and nationalities gather in summer and this place is the most rural part of Poland – Podlasie. The region itself is worth quite a few separate blog entries, as apart from the beautiful nature, you can’t easily find such a small […]

Our colectivo, Love travelling family in Cuba

Bay of Pigs, Playa Larga

About broken colectivos, dead crabs, mermaids, and how we didn’t see It coming… On  April 15th 1961 Americans started to put into life their masterplan: invade Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro. It was a total fiasco from start to finish: planes missed their targets, Castro found out about the invasion in advance and “cleaned” the […]

Havana Vieja, Cuba

Havana diaries

OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! We’ve been to great places, we’ve seen a lot, we’ve followed the dead and the alive, and now it’s time to do the most important thing in Havana: throw out your tour guide and follow your heart Being busy while visiting all recommended attractions, we often forget to have a […]

Plaza de la Revólucion, Che

Vedado

How do we start writing about Vedado? Well, it was a borough of Havana we liked the least (in comparison to the two others we stayed in for longer: La Habana Vieja and Centro Habana). In Vedado all old-Cuban-style glamour and charm is somehow lost under the concrete. Streets are overcrowded, busses and cars too […]

Necrópolis de Cristóbal Colón, Havana

Between life and death

In the last two days we visited in Havana all sites that most of the tourists usually do. We took you for a few walks in Centro Habana and La Habana Vieja. We saw El Capitolio, the Malecón, and Paseo de Prado. We walked through the most famous touristic Calles. We admired pampered squares in […]

Old Cuban car in Havana Vieja

La Habana Vieja: walking tour

Day 2 Time to start day 2 in Havana and discover La Habana Vieja. La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a major tourist attraction in Havana, and one of the most beautiful places in the capital of Cuba (though if anyone would ask us to pick the most beautiful place, […]

Centro Habana

Centro Habana walking tours

Day 1 We wake up at 4:20, after notoriously waking up all night. And now it is 6 am. The sun is rising and roosters are crowing. Yes, yes, we are in the middle of old Havana and roosters are crowing in the morning… If you have just arrived to Cuba from Europe, you probably […]

Capitolio, Havana

Havana in black and white

Havana’s nostalgia toast To Havana – the most photogenic city in the world, where every street corner is a postcard: To Havana, To its cars – living memories of the past; To its glamour hidden in the paint scratches To its people To its dust To its colors And to its blacks and whites…   […]

things to do in Havana

Things to do in Havana

What to do in Havana in 6 days. A list of the major tourist attractions. During our trip through Cuba we were in the capital three times. Havana is where most of the tourists land and pass while travelling through the country. Havana is a hello and good bye Cuba spot. Before I visited Havana, […]

How to travel in Cuba

How to travel in Cuba

Transportation in Cuba. Domestic flights: There are some airline services offered within the country from Havana to the major Cuban cities. However, the flights are sometimes once a week only. Plus they are not the cheapest travelling option. Still, if you would like to go to Cayo Largo, you have no other choice to get […]

Casas Particulares in Havana, Cuba

Casas Particulares in Havana

If you are staying in Havana during your trip to Cuba, there is absolutely no reason to book a hotel. There are many other definitely more interesting options of accommodation, that offer you not only a cozy room but as well a home like atmosphere and an opportunity to see how real Cubans are living. […]

CUC vs CUP, Cuban currency

Cuban currency

If you are used to travelling through the Eurozone, here in Cuba it starts to be a little bit confusing. Because Cuba has two currencies, yeah! The Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC$) – simply called convertibles – and Non-Convertible Pesos (CUP) / Moneda Nacional (MN$) simply – Cuban Pesos. Non-Cubans use mostly convertibles. That’s what you […]

Centro Habana Cuba

Welcome to Cuba! A slap in the face!

We land in Havana at 8pm. Checking our documents goes really quickly, as here people with a kid are picked by the officials from the crowd and taken to the front. No pushing, no big deal, it’s simply reasonable and human: you have a baby, you go first. People say that coming to Cuba is […]

Cuba

An epidemic of „Das ist meins“

Last month we met with our friends from England and they told us a story about how their 2 years old son can say one thing in German: “Das ist meins!” (“it’s mine!”)  – that’s what he learned on the playground. We had a laugh about it. But later on it hit me: it’s not […]

Travel Medication

Travel Medication

If you are planning your trip to Cuba, you should spend some time preparing and thinking about your travel medication. Of course you should do that whenever you travel, but knowing the medical conditions in Cuba makes you paying a bit more attention to what you want to take, especially when you are travelling with […]

Casas Particulares in Trinidad

Casas Particulares in Trinidad

Casa Coky this is THE casa to stay in Trinidad! Location: What you have to know about Trinidad: the closer to Plaza Mayor you stay, the less of real Trinidad you will experience. The center of Trinidad is overfilled with tourists, and this can be more than tiring. Therefore, we loved the location of Casa […]

Havana streets Cuba

Casas Particulares in Cuba

Where to stay in Cuba? If you are travelling to Cuba, you can of course stay in a hotel, but who am I kidding, I don’t expect those people would bother to read our blog. To get closer to Cuba, its life and Cubans, for your accommodation choose casas particulares. A casa paticular is a […]

Woman with a cigar, Cuba

How to prepare your trip to Cuba

When to travel to Cuba When it comes to the weather there are two seasons in Cuba that you have to take into consideration: dry and hurricane seasons. The dry season lasts from November to April. You can expect a good weather with lots of sun and low rain. Nevertheless, the dry season is not […]

Scandinavia on a budget

Weekend in Scandinavia on a budget

…Once upon a time in Scandinavia… In was December and it was snowing and snowing. It was so much snow, soon the only thing to be seen would be the infinite whiteness. This exact same time, there was a girl in Munich packing her small luggage for her first meeting with Scandinavia. It was a […]

travel discovery box

DIY toys: Travel Discovery Box

Whenever some birthday, Christmas, or any other gifts-giving-celebration is on the horizon, I’m asking myself the same question: What should I get for my daughter? It is not that I don’t know what toys she likes, but usually I get her “gifts” during all the year. But somehow it always happens, that when holidays or […]

Mt Ararat

Yerevan: Part 1

Don’t be afraid to learn people’s biggest sorrows. Without them you’ll never learn their biggest happiness. Picking an accommodation in Yerevan was not a difficult task. It was enough we saw Mt. Ararat on the pictures from the hostel’s balcony. When you google for Ararat, what you get in Wikipedia is: “Mount Ararat is a […]

Armenia Khor Virap | lovetravellingfamily

Longing for Armenia

I was introduced to Armenia in Poland. For many years my family has been friends with Armenian family who lives in the same city. And during all those years with many friendships fading and disappointments in other people growing, one stayed unbreakable: our relation to this Armenian family. As a teenager I participated in Armenian […]

DIY toys for toddlers

DIY toys for toddlers

Small travelers coming home. So we were travelling for few months, met different people on the road, played with kids at Slavs and Vikings festival, changed diapers on the grass in national parks, ate sand at Baltic Sea, played with everything and found everything interesting. We came back home, to our sweet 4 walls with […]

Magic travels

Magic Travels

What is travelling? Travelling is far more than visiting new places. It is not just a check-list or a scratch-off map of the countries you’ve been to (We got one of those once. It made us so confused. We had no idea what to scratch off. For example after being in Madrid should we scratch […]

Caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plan a trip to Argentina

How to survive your first trip to Argentina? How to prepare? Everything you need to know before going: Tip 1 First of all, if you plan to go to Argentina and not just stay in a hostel but discover this amazing country: LEARN SOME CASTELLANO! Every Spanish word you know will make your life easier. […]

Oktoberfest, Munich

Oktoberfest

They say every festival has its story. And indeed the history of Oktoberfest goes back to 19th century. There was a king and a princess and a wedding and the tradition. Nowadays the festival lasts between 16 and 18 days and according to the tradition ends at the first Sunday of October. In order to […]

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