Potica – what is the Slovenian pastry Pope and Melania Trump were talking about?

One of the highlights of US president visiting Vatican was the short conversation between Slovenian born Melania Trump and the Pope. “Did you give him potica to eat?” asked Pope Francis Melania about Donald’s significant weight problem. Then Melania, seemingly shocked by Pope’s topic, confirmed “Yes, potica”. Continue reading “Potica – what is the Slovenian pastry Pope and Melania Trump were talking about?”

Casa Particular – Cuban accomodation tips 2017

In Cuba “Casa particular” is a private accommodation apartment with separate rooms that is being rented as bed and breakfast to tourists mainly in Havana, Varadero, Trinidad and other Cuban towns. Casa particular is not only an overnight accommodation, but it offers also extra features like breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, cuban dance lessons that are normally charged extra. Choosing Casa particular instead of a hotel accommodation also gives tourists opportunity to connect with the landlord, the owner of Casa particular, alongside with real Cuban neighbourhood life and people. Continue reading “Casa Particular – Cuban accomodation tips 2017”

Car hire in Barcelona 2017

Car hire at Barcelona, especially Barcelona Airport (BCN), this year will be challenging especially due to big number of Spanish and foreign car rental providers like Firefly, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Sixt and Europcar, price comparison portals like Vehicle Rent, Skyscanner and big demand for those cars in summer 2017. Tourist behaviour in last 5 years has changed in order that European destinations are becoming the top places to visit for holidays and with a rental car you can drive around European countries in just couple of days. An average tourist rents the car at Barcelona Airport  terminal or at their hotel reception – be it in the Barcelona downtown or on the outskirts of the city. But to get the best prices online car booking is the optimal approach to get good price and to be able to compare between different car rental providers and their features. Continue reading “Car hire in Barcelona 2017”

Brina Hostal – casa particular in Old Havana, Cuba

We stayed at Brina Hostal this winter when we went to Havana, which is really a high holiday season in Caribbean with nice warm temperatures compared to our summers. A casa particular in the Old Havana (Havana Vieja) that is very clean and well looked after. Nothing flash but more than adequate. Sergio himself is a wonderful host – eager to look after guests, always with a smile on his face! Continue reading “Brina Hostal – casa particular in Old Havana, Cuba”