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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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Materia Bikes, Riga

Cēsu Street lies right on the shoulder of the centre of Riga, accommodating most different shops and facilities – from a small theatre costume shop to a large business quarters. And in the middle of it all stands “Materia Bikes” salon...

Tehnikum Bistro, Moscow

Tehnikum Bistro is one of the most exciting newcomers on Moscow's gastronomy scene. One of its co-owners is Mikhail Druyan, who’s a Muscovite producer...

Freitag, Milan

The well-known Swiss brand Freitag, which specialises in recycled accessories and clothing, has also just opened its first store in Milan. The brand was founded in 1993 by two brothers...

El Mama, La Papa, Barcelona

El Mama, La Papa– yes, that’s the unusual name of a new café-restaurant in Barcelona. The owner wished to play with the idea of the dualities that dwell within each one of us...

Sanders Hotel, Copenhagen

To all you lovers of art, music, and dance – pack your bags! It’s worth taking a trip to Copenhagen just to try out the new Sanders Hotel, which will open on November 1...

Warszawski Sen, Warsaw

The restaurant Warszawski Sen, which is run by Mateusz Gessler, one of the new stars in the world of gastronomy, is located in Hala Koszyki, a historic market hall that opened a year ago as a centre for modern lifestyle...

Katyn Museum, Warsaw

The Katyn Museum, a memorial commemorating the victims of the Katyn massacre, is located within the 19th-century Warsaw Citadel complex in the south of the city....

ABU DHABI AND DUBAI: BETWEEN AUTHENTICITY AND A MIRAGE, Abu Dhabi

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...

Insider: Guntra Lipska, Abu Dhabi

Desert culture is still one of the most authentic characteristics of Abu Dhabi. Even though the Bedouins no longer live in the desert or dive for pearls, they continue to regularly organise cultural events...

LavkaLavka, Moscow

The locals say that Moscow has changed and become simpler. More hipsterish, if you will. Many say it’s become more like Saint Petersburg...

Enigma, Barcelona

Renowned Catalonian chef Albert Adrià’s new restaurant, Enigma, provides an exceptional experience both gastronomically and in the realm of interior design...

Room Mate Gerard, Barcelona

The joyous, popular boutique hotel chain Room Mate Hotels has just opened its fifth hotel in Barcelona, the Room Mate Gerard. As per the chain’s mythology, which promises to make a stay at its hotels feel like visiting an old friend...

Insider: Stanislav Tratsevskiy, Moscow

‘I live in the north part of Moscow, near the water. I’ve always been fascinated by the North River Terminal, or Severnyy Rechnoy Vokzal. First of all, it’s a very beautiful Neoclassical-style building from the Soviet era, built in 1933...

Neon Museum, Warsaw

The Neon Museum, which is located in the Soho Factory (one of the oldest factory buildings in the city) documents the “neonisation” of Warsaw, a phenomenon of the Cold War era...

Jackie Bar, Helsinki

Sentimental, nostalgic, stylish – it seems that this trinity of adjectives best describes Jackie, a recent addition to Helsinki’s bar scene. The bar’s name takes inspiration from a song sung in 1968 by British baritone Scott Walker...

Insider: Damien Carlier, Dubai

If anything in Dubai can be labelled underground, then it’s Alserkal Avenue. This feels like an absolutely unique place compared to the Dubai we’ve known up until now. The project began in 2007 as a private initiative by Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal, the patron and developer of the area...

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...