Moonfisher is the most legendary cafe in Christiania. There was a time when you could you could read an inscription above the entrance The safest cafe in the world. It was due to the frequent raids of police searching for hash users and dealers. You won´t come across police anymore, rather you will be surrounded by people enjoying their joints. They come here since 1975 when Moonfisher was opened. Pusher street is just round the corner. To my surprise you cannot get alcohol in this place, on the other hand organic juices are served 🙂 Read More
Let me present to you this time the most interesting part of Copenhagen. As soon as you find yourself in originaly a workers district, Christianshavn, you will surely notice the increasing number of all kind of freaks around you. Many of them are heading towards Christiania, a free town, that serves for more than 40 years as a symbol of rebelion agains authorities. Read More
Just a few minutes away from the cafe Living Room you can find another great place – Din Nye Ven, your new friend in English. I used to go there often with my friends to enjoy relaxed atmosphere and – on Danish standard – low prices. Read More
I have a weakness for this cafe. It consists of three rooms of different design and atmosphere – thanks to this fact one can go to here for a fast coffee as well as for a romantic date. When I told my Danish flatmate that I like going to Living Room, she started laughing: „Oh, it´s a kind of cafe where you go with your boyfriend to cuddle!“ Read More
It´s difficult for me to choose a cafe to start with. There are so many cafes that I like in Copenhagen, sometimes I even cannot decide which one I will go for. Finally, I decide to devote my first post of this section to Cafe Paludan for its interesting concept and popularity among people. Read More
I love Copenhagen. I´m in euphoria everytime when I visit this city. I yielded to its beauty during my study stay and since then I cannot leave it for a long time. Read More
Café Neustads is a place where one finds the spirit of alternative Berlin scene, something from Franz Kafka, something form Rammstein. It serves also as a cultural centre in the Prague´s downtown. I has never happened to me before that I would enter a café and where the lights would be turned off and there was a disco ball instead. Read More
Those of you who visited Portugal are surely familiar with pastalarias, a type of cafe where locals meet each other, and where one can find all of these tasty confections, puff pastry and delicious caffee just for a few cents. I find places like this extremely charming. Most of the people just come to buy something for breakfast or a snack after work, and leave, yet some stay longer and enjoy their cup of coffee while reading newspapers. A shop assistant usually knows most of the clients with whom he exchanges a few words. Sometimes a random tourist passes by who finds this atmosphere as charming as I do.
Cafe Jubilee is both recommended by touristic guides as well as by locals. During my short visit of Malta it became my „home caffee“. I felt good among all the bric-a-brac that serves as decoration. The fact that it remains Irish pub gives an extra value because one knows that he/she finds there humorous and friendly staff. How big my surprise was when I saw here posters from Alfons Mucha! I´m certain that you will like this caffee as well as I did!
If you find Malta too small the neighbouring island, Gozo, is even smaller. On the other hand it´s more authentic, green, hilly and windy. I escaped to this island for a few days to have a rest from a tiring public transportation in Malta. I was suprised to learn that on this island there are more cars than inhabitants. What are cars for when one can get to the other side of the island withing 45 minutes drive? I understood at the moment when I had to use the local bus services. I was wrong when I thought that the proximity of the particular towns allows fast transportation between them. Eventhough there´s a dense bus network in Malta and one can find timetables, many times they turn out to be pointless. In the aglomeration around Valletta buses are delayed due to constant traffic jams. What makes the public transpotation even slower is the strange fact that many buses have only one doors – in the front by driver. As they are usualy packed it sometimes happens that not everyone manages to get off at the stop he/she wants to.
Indeed, Gozo doesn´t have a problem with traffic jam, nevertheless even here I was facing some difficulties – less passangers also meant less frequent connections. Some buses only go once per hour. Thus I´m familiar with every corner of the main bus station in Victoria, a capital of Gozo, from where one can get anywhere on the island, including the wild seaside. I was always fascinated with the huge cliffs in England, I wanted to see them so badly in real! Once I have learned that there´re cliffs in Malta it was clear to me that I have to go there. I also liked the fact that one doesn´t get drenched while visiting them. At least the chance is much lower.
I chose Marsaforn to be my post for these three days. This summer resort was almost empty at the time I visited it, at the end of March. I was a bit anxtious to find myself among all these deserted buildings with no sign of life. This feeling was intensified by the view on the rough see.
When I walked from the sea resort towards the west I came across a strange geological phenomenon. The see made an interesting formation of sandstone. I would expect to see such a scenery in the North Africa, at the place where Sahara gives way to the see. On this place both of these elements – representing both a promise of infinity and the threat of death – met. I find their combination fascinating. Strong wind was breaking the waves on the rocks. I have an impression as if I heard the voices of sirens.
It definitely pays off to devote a few days to Gozo instead of rushing it trought withing one day. Giant cliffs at Xlendi bay, romantic streets in Victoria in which time stood still, peaceful atmosphere around the Ta Pinu church. I would be a pity not to have enought time to fully enjoy them.