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The locals said it was a historic date. Because that Saturday in April, when I happened to be in Liepāja, there was hardly any wind. And there's always wind in Liepāja. After all, in Latvia it's called 'the city where the wind was born'...
The reconstruction of Balti Jaam Market, the legendary Soviet-era flea market is undeniably the loudest event in the city this year. It’s also one more historical site in Tallinn that has purposefully been given new life...

BG Café

Geneva

If you want to add a bird's-eye view to your collection of “postcards” from Geneva – and combine it with a great, healthy lunch – then the BG Café is the place to go...
An art-lovers' destination that's worth stopping at as you wander through the small streets of Geneva's Old Town. The large gallery is located in a stylishly renovated medieval building...
When in Geneva, especially considering its location by one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes, it would be a sin to limit oneself to the city and not explore some of the other lakeside towns...

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Artagonist, Vilnius

A Vilnius building that belonged to the Freemasons in the 15th century, and which over the next five centuries endured and survived numerous fires, not to mention a slew of alterations dictated by the changing aesthetics of successive eras...

Kristaps Porziņģis KP6 Basketball Court, Liepaja

This regulation-size NBA outdoor basketball court is open to all. It was a gift from famous Latvian NBA player Kristaps Porziņģis (New York Knicks)...

Boulangerie, Liepaja

Boulangerie is a legend on the local café scene, a place for which even many Rigans envy Liepāja. It's a family business, run by Mikus and Ieva Fomins...

Darbnīca, Liepaja

Liepāja's only official “hipster spot”. Even though the café's name, which translates to 'workshop' in Latvian, is more likely to bring to mind a bicycle shop or artist's studio...

Roma Cafe, Liepaja

Roma Cafe is one of the newest additions to Liepāja's café scene. Look for it in the Rome Garden just a few dozen steps from the heart of the city...

Promenade Hotel, Liepaja

In terms of hotels, the Promenade Hotel is undoubtedly the number-one choice in Liepāja. It's located next to the late-17th-century canal that connects Liepāja Lake with the Baltic Sea...

Mystery of Liepāja, Liepaja

The locals said it was a historic date. Because that Saturday in April, when I happened to be in Liepāja, there was hardly any wind. And there's always wind in Liepāja. After all, in Latvia it's called 'the city where the wind was born'...

BG Café, Geneva

If you want to add a bird's-eye view to your collection of “postcards” from Geneva – and combine it with a great, healthy lunch – then the BG Café is the place to go...

Art, gastronomy and architecture tour in the environs of the Lake Geneva, Geneva

When in Geneva, especially considering its location by one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes, it would be a sin to limit oneself to the city and not explore some of the other lakeside towns...

Café Hadik, Budapest

After first opening its doors in the early 20th century, the Café Hadik became a popular venue for many of Budapest’s artists and writers. Waiters dressed in tuxedoes served drinks to the background of live piano music...

BAUT Paradijs, Amsterdam

Speaking of gastronomy, the word that's now on everybody's tongue in Amsterdam is the BAUT pop-up restaurant, which has quickly become a legend in itself...

Bernardazzi, Odessa

The Bernardazzi Italian restaurant is located in one of Odessa’s most extravagant buildings, resembling a Doge’s Palace that has been relocated from Venice to Odessa...

9Hotel Sablon, Brussels

In one of Brussels’ most charming neighbourhoods, not far from the antiquarians’ paradise that is the flea market at the Place du Grand Sablon, is a new 34-room boutique hotel...

Hotel Snob, Paris

Imagine telling your friends: “I stayed at the Hotel Snob when I was in Paris.” Surely, they’d break out into a smile. The inspiration for this name wasn’t the stereotypical French intellectual...

Poltava Routes, Poltava

Once you’ve become well acquainted with Ukraine’s capital – the golden-domed Kiev, most people would recommend you then go on to visit Lviv and Odessa, i.e., Ukraine’s “second-level cities”...

Tramshed, London

Owned by chef and food writer Mark Hix (Esquire, The Independent), this is a special place for meat lovers. Perhaps you crave a truly superb steak...

Boardwalk and bird-watching tower on Liepāja Lake, Liepaja

It is said that the people of Liepāja can be divided into two groups: those who come from the lakeside neighbourhood, and those who live in the southwestern part of the city...

Antikvariāts Cafe, Liepaja

Antikvariāts Cafe, the younger sister of Boulangerie, is the smallest and most charming restaurant in Liepāja. Mikus and Ieva Fomins envisioned it like a living room...

MO Liepāja, Liepaja

The MO Liepāja restaurant and bar is a part of the capital city in Liepāja. Its team – the chef, the cook, two barmen, and the head waiter – are all from Riga and have previously worked at some of the best restaurants and bars there...

Red Sun Buffet, Liepaja

Red Sun Buffet is a contemporary and stylish but homey and affordable eatery in the heart of Liepāja's Old Town. In terms of interior design – with its black-and-white tiled floor...

Fontaine Hotel, Liepaja

A charming and bohemian hotel that's the most talked-about accommodation in all of Liepāja. Located in two restored wooden buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries...

Insider: Baiba Bartkeviča, Liepaja

Liepāja is located between a lake and the sea. That's what makes this city so unique, so charming, and also so exclusive. I don't know many cities in Europe that enjoy such a close relationship with nature on a day to day basis...

Balti Jaam Market, Tallinn

The reconstruction of Balti Jaam Market, the legendary Soviet-era flea market is undeniably the loudest event in the city this year. It’s also one more historical site in Tallinn that has purposefully been given new life...

Artvera’s Gallery, Geneva

An art-lovers' destination that's worth stopping at as you wander through the small streets of Geneva's Old Town. The large gallery is located in a stylishly renovated medieval building...

Huitrerie Régis, Paris

Huitrerie Régis, the pocket-sized establishment (with room for 20 people at the most, including the outdoor tables) right in the middle of Left Bank is one of Paris' best-known places for oysters...

Sir Adam Hotel, Amsterdam

Regarding the hotel scene, the most talked-about establishment in Amsterdam right now is the new Sir Adam Hotel. It is located on the on the edge of the IJ-River in the Toren Overhoeks tower...

Fitz Bar, Odessa

Even though it opened only recently, the Fitz Bar seems stuck in the 1920s and could be an ideal location for a journey through time by one of the characters from Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris...

Shustov Brandy Museum & Bar, Odessa

One of the most inspiring interiors for a bar and small museum – and not just in Odessa! Created by the local design studio Belenko Design, the bar’s main material is wooden brandy barrel covers...

Villa Empain, Brussels

The Villa Empain holds a very special place on the cultural map of Brussels. Louis Empain, the son of influential Belgian businessman Edouard Empain...

Inisder: Diane Venet, Paris

Whether it rains or whether there’s sunshine, Paris lives in the rhythm of its inhabitants. Walking in Paris is a dream!...

Balts, Riga

For rushed city-dwellers, BALTS (“white”) is a healthy alternative for a quick meal. BALTS offers both sit-down and take-away food options that will satisfy your well-being and health...