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    Plovdiv, the cultural city of Bulgaria

    Plovdiv is one of my favourite Bulgarian cities that I would visit every season. It is the most colourful city with lots of history and culture gathered in it. The city was established many centuries before the birth of Christ and there were many ancient groups of...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Plovdiv, 16 hours ago
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    A weekend trip in North Central Bulgaria

    In the city of Veliko Turnovo is one of the oldest settlements on our lands were found and the oldest excavations show that there were settlers on these lands three thousand years ago. Thus, the city of Veliko Turnovo is for sure one of the oldest cities around. Then,...

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    A day in Catania

    The city of Catania is located in the east middle coastal part of Sicily and was founded in the eighth century before the birth of Christ by the Greek people. The name of the city in the ancient world was Katana, which meant “the bay” or “the coast”. The city...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Catania, 5 days ago
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    Visiting the magical Seven Rila Lakes

    There are many places in Bulgaria that you will fall in love with and the Seven Rila Lakes is one of those places. Sitting higher than 2000 meters above sea level in the Rila mountain they are one of the most visited natural landmarks in my country. Not only that, but...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Rila, 8 days ago
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    Homemade cake with blueberries

    Who doesn’t like cakes?! I don’t think that there is a person on this planet that does not like cakes. That is why I will share the secret recipe of my mum’s homemade cake that has been passed to her from my grandmother. The cake is medium sweet and puffy. It is...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus recipes, 9 days ago
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    My awesome trip to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

    Probably you haven’t heard of Agrigento and that is okay. Neither did I, until my mum told me about this magical place left from our ancient accentors. After finding out about this unbelievable place I searched for ways to get there, especially since I was in Sicily...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Agrigento, 9 days ago
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    Making Pizza the Italian way

    Pizza is one of the best Italian dishes everyone tried. It is for sure one of the favourite dishes of every person on this planet and this is no secret. However, little is known about the origin of pizza and many would say that it first originated in the south of Italy...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus recipes, 12 days ago
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    A day trip to Syracuse

    The ancient city of Syracuse is still alive and thriving until this very day. It has been growing since the seventh century before Christ after ancient Greek people landed on the island of Ortigia, where they established a new Greek city. At this time, Syracuse was...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Siracusa, 12 days ago
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    Making Tiramisu the Italian way

    Tiramisu is one of the most famous and delicious Italian desserts. It is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert with a mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone and dark chocolate. The meaning of Tiramisu in Italian is “cheer me up” or as many people would say it is a...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus recipes, 14 days ago
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    Three days in Florence

    Florence is one of those cities in Italy that you will fall deeply in love with. From its perfectly arranged narrow streets with Baroque styled buildings to its fine cuisine, it is for sure a destination that is worth a visit. I went to Florence for my birthday in...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Florence, 14 days ago
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    Rome’s ancient harbor city – Ostia Antica

    During my stay in Rome, I decided to escape the hustle and bustle of the Eternal city and go somewhere else to explore. Thus, I searched for some time for interesting places to visit and I found Ostia Antica, which looked like one of those ancient cities that are so...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Ostia, 17 days ago
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    Spending 3 days in Rome

    I visited Rome in early spring for a couple of days, as part of my birthday present. Honestly, I wanted to visit Rome since I was a little kid and my interest in this city grew more when we were studying ancient history at school. Thus, I created a map and a detailed...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Rome, 23 days ago
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    Two days in magnificent Seville

    We were a group of six girls on Erasmus that decided to visit one of the most beautiful and well-preserved historical cities in the south of Spain in January. We planned this trip around three months before going there and already had decided what to visit in Seville,...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Sevilla, 30 days ago
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    Two days in the Algarve

    The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal and is famous for its beautiful rock formations and sunny beaches. It is a preferred vacation destination for many people and it’s no surprise, as this region offers one of the most tranquil beaches. The name...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Faro, one month ago
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    A fantastic day trip to the Cliffs of Moher

    When I first saw the Cliffs of Moher years ago on a picture I was like “I wanna go there!”. Many years passed by and I finally got the chance to go there. Thus, when I got to know we are going to Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher was for sure a stop on our trip. The...

    0 by Alexandrina in General, one month ago
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    Spending two days in the Irish capital

    Dublin was established around the tenth century by the Vikings and despite the numerous attacks from the native Irish people, it remained under the control of the Vikings for some time. Later, Vikings, Irish tribes and English people were fighting for the control of the...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Dublin, one month ago
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    A short trip to the beach of Esposende

    Esposende is a small town that has one of the longest beaches in the Minho region. It is also a well-known destination for avid surfers or people that would like to relax a bit by the ocean. That’s why, we, a group of girls on Erasmus, decided to visit Esposende. The...

    0 by Alexandrina in General, one month ago
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    Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park

    Peneda-Gerês National Park is the only national park and protected area in Portugal and is located near the northeast border with Spain. There are a couple of rivers running through the park – Limia, Cavado, and Homem, which are considered to be one of the biggest...

    0 by Alexandrina in General, one month ago
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    One day in Viana do Castelo

    The region around Viana do Castelo has been inhabited since ancient times, but its importance grew during the Age of the Great Discoveries. Then, the city became truly prosperous and most of the buildings were built around the sixteenth century along with its port from...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Viana do Castelo, one month ago
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    How to make Banitsa

    The Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian salt pie or type of burek that we use to make a lot on Christmas or New Years. It’s a special Bulgarian tradition where on pieces of paper are written lucky wishes, then they are folded and covered with aluminium paper. These...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus recipes, one month ago
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    Travelling to the westernmost point in Europe and Cascais in a day

    Since my friend came to Lisbon, while I am on Erasmus in Portugal, we decided to explore some of the southwest parts of the country. Cabo da Roca, which is the most western point in Europe, was one of those places, as it was on my list for quite a long time. However, we...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Cascais, one month ago
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    Late autumn trip to Guimarães

    Guimarães is a beautiful and traditional city set in the north part of Portugal with lots of landmarks to offer. It is considered to be the founding city of Portugal and one of the reasons is because Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal was born there. However,...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Guimarães, one month ago
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    My Amazing trip in Madeira

    Madeira was found around the 14th century by Portuguese sailors and was quickly settled. No wonder that they settled it so quick, as the land of the island is so fertile. One of the main production of the island was grain and sugarcane, which is produced until this day....

    0 by Alexandrina in General, one month ago
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    My 3 days in Terceira Island, the Azores

    Terceira is part of the Azores islands and is considered to be the third island that was found from the archipelago. The island was also an important stop for all the voyage ships during the time of the discoveries and the traders too. Not to mention the wars that...

    0 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Portugal, one month ago
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    Exploring Magical Sintra

    Sintra is one of those places in Portugal that you should not miss. Secluded in deep enchanting forests with lots of palaces and castles around, the little city is located less than an hour train ride from Lisbon.   Back in the days, Sintra was ruled by tribes, until...

    1 by Alexandrina in Erasmus blog Sintra, one month ago

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