First time on a cruise: from Trieste to Istanbul with MSC Splendida

We embarked on our 10 days (9 nights) cruise – the first time on a cruise for us! – from Trieste to Istanbul (and back) with hopes of a leisure vacation with interesting stops. And we got exactly that.  We enjoyed our time on the ship and the great food with a variety of choices. Especially the evening 3-course […]

My favourite 5 things to see in Tashkent

Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent is the economic and cultural center of the country. It has an interesting mix of traditional Islamic, Soviet and contemporary architecture, with wast green parks. Russians conquered this area already in the second half of the 19th century and stayed until 1991 when Uzbekistan declared independence. In times of the Soviet Union […]