NH Hotel Poznan Review: Great Value in the old town!

The NH Poznan offers warm and stylish rooms in the old town, with nice amenities like a gym, wellness and restaurant, all at very good prices and with professional service. It’s the closest and least expensive major hotel to the old town and that makes it a good deal to explore Poznan’s beautiful old town at a very reasonable budget.  … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Wroclaw’s Old Town

Wroclaw in Poland, the former Breslau, has a beautifully restored Old Town with a lively Market Place, stunning Town Hall and impressive church island along the Oder river! With lots of low-cost flights to the city from all over Europe and prices much lower than in Western Europe, it makes for a great weekend getaway! Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw to start planning your own getaway!

DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw review – luxurious hotel near Old Town

The DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw offers beautiful, modern rooms, friendly service, a great breakfast buffet and nice pool and wellness area in easy walking distance from Wroclaw’s Old Town. Add generous upgrades and lounge access for Hilton Honors elite members and low award pricing, and the DoubleTree Wroclaw is a great base to explore the Old Town! Read my detailed … Continue reading

European airline consolidation continues: Czech Airlines takeover

After the insolvencies of alitalia, airberlin and Monarch Airlines this years, I expected other smaller regional airlines to follow. It looks like that happened sooner than I though. Czech Airlines, the struggling flag carrier of the Czech Republic is being bought out by Travel Services, a local corporation that owns leisure, charter and budget transportation. … Continue reading

UK’s Monarch Airlines bankrupt – 3rd European airline to fold in 2017, who’s next?

After airberlin and Alitalia entering insovlency this year, now Monarch Airlines went bankrupt and abruptly halted operations. The UK government refused to provide a loan like Germany or Italia had done and instead organized a “rescue mission” to bring back 110,000 Monarch customers stranded abroad! More than 700,000 customers have lost their future tickets and will have to pay for … Continue reading

Chaos at Barcelona Airport due to Strikes – be prepared for long lines!

It seems like at least once a year there are news from Europe about strikes crippling air transportation on the old continent – Air France, Alitalia and Lufthansa all had their share of problems, causing flight cancellations and delays, inconveniencing travelers. This year, the (private) security workers at Barcelona’s International Airport have been staging work-stoppages to improve their negotiating position … Continue reading