Enigma Lisboa

We are in beautiful Lisbon and it is the beginning of the Christmas season. Even though Catholicism is not a usual dish within the members of the Chill Out team, we aligned ourselves with the spirit of the season and participated in a team building activity. Although the objective was to strengthen the social relations […]

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Ljubljana Emona Day

So, Ljubljana is finally getting the attention it deserves with tourist numbers growing every year. However, “Ljubljana” was not always the name of our city. In fact, throughout most of the middle and late ages the town was called “Laibach” – A German version of Ljubljana. But that name too was a later addition for […]

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Best free things to do in Bucharest

Although Bucharest is where the money is which makes Romania go round, there are still a couple of great things to do without paying. A king once said that the best things in life are free! So here is my list of best free activities in Bucharest. Some places have been reviewed and publicised while […]

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Instant Ruin Pub – Enchanted forest rooom

Budapest is a much-loved city break destination that boasts some of the best night clubs, bars and pubs in Europe. When the sun goes down, the Jewish Quarter (also known as District 7) of Budapest really comes alive with its ruin pubs. Ruin pubs are a characteristically a Hungarian breed of bar that began opening […]

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Inner city retreats: Part 1

Berlin means different things to different people. For some it’s hanging out at Mauerpark markets , drinking a beer on the “in” side streets of Neukölln & Kreuz-Kölln or vernisages and new party places in Friedrichshain. For me finding something ordinary rather than extraordinary is what keeps me in a constant state of fascination and […]

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Freak Blizzard Hits Slovenia

So it is almost a month later that I write these words, but the damage was so horrific that its not going away too soon. In fact, the environmental impact will remain with us for years. In early February Slovenia was hit by a very unique ice blizzard that brought down tons of rain during […]

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International Masquerade Games Festival near Sofia

Each year, on the last weekend of January, the citizens of the Bulgarian town of Pernik (a 30-minute ride from Sofia) celebrate Surva, an International Masquerade Games Festival. The event evolved from a local holiday into an international festival back in the 1980s. Since then it has been attracting people from all over the world. […]

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Where to stay in Barcelona: a practical guide

Want to visit Barcelona but haven’t got a clue where to stay? Let me tell you about the ins and outs of the most popular areas to stay in the city. I hope this helps when you are choosing accommodation in Barcelona. Barceloneta Once the fishermen’s area of the city it slowly grew upwards. Narrow […]

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A new Lisbon activity: the Lisbon Literature Free Tour

Hello there. This is Rafael Garcia and I’m the guide of Lisbon Chill-Out Free Tours responsible for the development of our first thematic free-tour: a tour of Lisbon Literature. Portuguese literature is an example of how Portugal in general and Lisbon in particular are hidden treasures among European destinations. Our written works are incredibly rich and […]

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Things to do on New Years Eve in Bratislava

Bratislava’s Old Town pedestrian zone gets closed up for NYE for a street parade which takes place at several squares and streets simultaneously. Multiple stages are scattered throughout the Old Town featuring the best local bands, dance groups and other performers entertaining the crowd all night long. The key points of action are Hlavne namestie […]

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