Activities

4 days in Jerusalem - Part II: learning about the history of Israel at the Tower of David & Mt. Zion

4 days in Jerusalem - Part II: learning about the history of Israel at the Tower of David & Mt. Zion

The land of Israel has one of the most extensive and complex histories of today’s modern world. From the birth and growth of the 3 main monotheistic religions to the recent Arab-Israeli conflict, a visit to Jerusalem is the perfect occasion to learn about Israel’s ancient and recent past. 

During my second day in the Holy City, I visited the Tower of David, a museum that covers over 4,000 years of history in Jerusalem, as well as Mt. Zion, burial place of King David and the site where the Last Supper took place. Keep reading to discover Israel’s fascinating past!

4 days in Jerusalem - Part I: the four quarters of the Old City

4 days in Jerusalem - Part I: the four quarters of the Old City

A holy city for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, no other city in the world means so much to so many people. With over 4000 years of history, Jerusalem has not only witnessed some of the main events that have shaped the course of humankind, but it also keeps some of the most sacred sites on earth for all the 3 main monotheistic religions.

During my first day in the Golden City, I explored the narrow twisted streets of its Old Town to discover all four quarters: Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian. During my visit, I would visit the Western Wall, a sacred site for the Jews; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, anointed and buried; as well as the souks and covered markets of the Muslim quarter. But is Jerusalem really as special as they say?

GPSMyCity Travel App: the best self-guided city walks

GPSMyCity Travel App: the best self-guided city walks

As an independent traveller, there's nothing more helpful when organising my next trip than reading the experience of other fellow travellers so that I can plan my own walking tours and get to experience the city as a local. How many times I've wished that I had access to those incredible tips while on route? If you also love independent travel and getting off the beaten track, you may want to check the GPSMyCity App!

48 hours in Riga, Latvia

48 hours in Riga, Latvia

Latvia was my first visit to a Baltic country, and it didn't disappoint. Its capital, Riga, is the biggest city in the region and one of the most interesting cities in the north of Europe for a short break. From a beautiful medieval Old Town to one of the best Art Nouveau architecture in the world, Riga was a big surprise and I enjoyed every single moment that I spent in there.

Here is what you can expect to see if you have 48h to spend in the Latvian capital!

Hermitage Museum: a visit to the Winter Palace of the tsars

Hermitage Museum: a visit to the Winter Palace of the tsars

Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Goya... the Hermitage has one of the best collections of art in the whole world. Have a look at some of the highlights that you can't miss during a visit to the former Winter Palace of the tsars in St. Petersburg!