Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

On one of the corners of Budapest’s cosy Újlipótváros (New Leopold Town) neighbourhood, you can stumble into a beautiful little shop, with white clouds around the windows and a tree inside. This is the shop for Kamorka, a local fashion brand that makes high-quality organic children’s and women’s clothing (and...

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A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

Not far away from the old town of Chania, hidden in the western mountains of Crete, there is an endless extension of lush olive grooves, surrounded by the scenes of the Cretan Sea. It’s a Protected Denomination of Origin Area, called Kolymbari. Here, the weather conditions give origin to a...

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24 hours in: Krakow

24 hours in: Krakow

The city of Krakow is a beautiful mix of old and new, as well as history and culture. If you only have one day to discover this fascinating Polish city, make the most of it with these local tips from our guides, packed full of adventure and local know-how. Early...

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Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

In the heart of Zagreb, residents weave in and out of stalls, jostling for position as they pick up a day’s supply of locally grown veggies, freshly baked pastries, meats and cheeses at the historic Dolac Market. As part of our Made In Croatia tour, we join the locals and...

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How 3 Budapest friends are making a mark in eco-design

How 3 Budapest friends are making a mark in eco-design

The Medence Group Art and Service Ltd was founded in 2000 as an independent physical and spiritual creative workshop by three friends (Tóbiás Terebessy, designer; Gergely (Gergő) Magyar, visual communication designer; András Gross, architect). Today, 17 years later, they are one of the most well-known names in Hungary for sustainable...

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This Cretan artist is preserving tradition with his own hands

This Cretan artist is preserving tradition with his own hands

A few minutes away from the Old Harbour of Chania, close to the beautiful port of Souda, there’s a unique place that was created with one simple purpose: to show visitors to Crete some of the most authentic crafts of the region. This place is the Verekinthos Arts and Crafts...

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Poland’s “Big Bear” beer tastes like mountains and stars

Poland’s “Big Bear” beer tastes like mountains and stars

“Let’s reach higher.” That’s what Agnieszka Łopata and Andrzej Czech said to each other one day before they moved from the city of Krakow to the wildest Polish mountains, the Bieszczady, which run along the southeast of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. After all, there could be no better location...

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The best souvenirs in Athens

The best souvenirs in Athens

So, you’ve made it to Athens and now want to think about leaving — as in, what souvenirs will you bring back home with you? Recently, I embarked on the very same quest to find the perfect souvenir with a friend to remind her of her trip here. And let...

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Must-buy souvenirs from Krakow

Must-buy souvenirs from Krakow

Part of the fun of visiting a new city is picking out all the great souvenirs you want to bring home, either to remind yourself of how much you loved this corner of the world, or to introduce a piece of a new place to friends and family (and let...

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24 hours in: Warsaw

24 hours in: Warsaw

Even if you’ve only got one day in Warsaw, that’s still enough time to cram in a fair amount of sightseeing. Thanks to easy access from the airport to the city centre, you can get downtown with plenty of time to see the sites and dine on dishes like pork...

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