24 hours in VIENNA

On my last flight to Vienna, I was surprised how many passengers were on their way to farther destinations, hence, only on a stopover in Austria’s mesmerizing capital. Therefore, I think it’s definitely time for an itinerary for up to 24 hours in yet another memorable metropolis in Central Europe.

24 hous in Vienna: Horse carriage
Although Vienna has a great public transport network, there are still countless horse-drawn carriages around the city.

After having already published a comprehensive guide to Vienna, below are my top tips for what not to miss in this city bursting with cultural treasures. Generally, it’s meant as an itinerary for just a layover or a short stop on a road trip through Europe. Mind you, the small country of Austria neighbors eight countries, after all!

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VIENNA – visited by streetcar

Although Austria is one of the smallest countries in Europe, its central location and especially its influential past make it to the heart – or maybe the solar plexus – of the continent.
Austria’s capital Vienna is looking back at an everchanging and compelling history. Whether it is the Congress of Vienna where Europe’s layout and faith were determined after the Napoleonic wars or the powerful Habsburg dynasty including Empress Sisi and her tragic faith. Since the gilded years around the turn of the 20th century, Vienna has been the center of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde. Progressive painters like Egon Schiele, innovative designers like Koloman Moser, inventive architects like Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos, exciting musicians like Arnold Schönberg, and of course the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud made a compelling case for the city’s glory.
Amazingly, you don’t need to join an expensive city tour to explore all the wonders this extraordinary city has in store. Basically, all the magnificent and world-famous landmarks in Vienna can be easily and inexpensively visited by a public streetcar!

View of the Kunsthistorisches Museum from the Leopold Museum in Vienna.
The Leopold Museum is not only worth the visit for the art, but it also opens to Vienna’s most beautiful views.

So hop on, let’s explore a city full of history, stories, and myths!

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Best Street Art in VIENNA

Vienna is famous for great art: whether it’s Art Nouveau, Expressionism, or the controversial Viennese Actionism – the city has stood for internationally famous art for decades.
But street art?
You’ll be surprised: Vienna has some of the most beautiful large-format murals I’ve seen in recent months.
In this post, I invite you to join me in searching for the best street art in Vienna.
Get ready to be amazed!

Best Street Art in Vienna: The Weird painted by Nychos, Frau Isa and Rookie the Weird located in Therese Sip park.
The Weird was painted by Nychos, Frau Isa, and Rookie the Weird and is located in Therese Sip Park.
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The Best Street Art in MARTINIQUE

The French Antilles island of Martinique is so beautiful that, strictly speaking, it needs no further embellishment: cool blue and turquoise tones of the Caribbean Sea, the endless white beaches, the lush green of the lush vegetation – who can match this splendor? Well, some brave street artists have taken up the challenge and competed with nature with their outstanding works. They created fantastic murals. This gives me the opportunity to introduce you to the best street art in Martinique.

Mural in Fort-de-France.
Sadly, this beautiful mural is not only pretty battered, some vandal also left his mark. Nevertheless, the message is still clear: My religion is fraternization, is written on the top. Then there is a wild mix of backgrounds such as ethnicity and nationality. And always the word humanity in between. At the bottom, there is everything desirable for the future, such as respect, education, courage.
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The Best Beaches in Martinique You Can Easily Visit by Public Bus

As I explained in my post MAGNIFICENT MARTINIQUE: Ten Places Not to Miss on Your Visit – even when exploring by public bus, this French Caribbean Island offers an incredible variety of cultural and natural treasures some of which are indisputably the pristine shores. What many visitors don’t know: Numerous of the most beautiful beaches lining Martinique can be conveniently and very inexpensively visited by public bus.

Two women on one of the best beaches in Martinique that you can reach by public bus.
Life is better on the beach.

In this post, you’ll find comprehensive info on which coach to take and how to get there.

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MAGNIFICENT MARTINIQUE: Ten Places Not to Miss on Your Visit (even when exploring by public bus)

Martinique – doesn’t the name bear elegance and classiness but also exotism? Indeed, the French Caribbean Island of Martinique delights its visitors with golden beaches, turquoise waters, lush greenery in abundance, tropical vibes, and French savoir-vivre.
Undoubtedly, Martinique is a feast for all your senses.
In this comprehensive guide, I’m telling you which ten places – or more precisely: areas – not to miss during your visit to Martinique and how to get there even if you are exploring the island comfortably by public bus.

Martinique Places not miss public bus: Pier and beach of Anse d'Arlet.
One of Martinique’s most iconic views: Église Saint-Henri across from the pier in Anses d’Arlet.
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The Best Beaches in Guadeloupe You Can Easily Visit by Public Bus

Contrary to all assumptions, many of the best beaches lining the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe can be conveniently and very inexpensively reached by public bus.

One of the best beaches in Guadeloupe: The city beach in Sainte Anne.
The city beach of Sainte Anne.

In this post, not only am I listing ten of the most beautiful beaches, I’m also adding some tips and, of course, I give you all the details for a smooth and secure bus ride.
So, what are you waiting for?
Pack your swimsuit, your snorkeling mask, and let’s hit the beach – our bus is already waiting!

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Best Street Art in GUADELOUPE

After having searched for street art in many different places around the world, after having spent long hours of thorough research about the enigmatic artists, taken tons of pictures of amazing murals, and pinpointed them on maps for you to find, I must say, that putting together a post about the best street art in Guadeloupe was one of the most difficult tasks in this field. The amount of murals on the island is just overwhelming: You’ll find amazing pieces not only on façades in the capital Pointe-à-Pitre. No, walls alongside country roads and even houses in tiny hamlets are decorated with outstanding art.

Best Street Art in Guadeloupe
Yes, bold colors seem to literally pour down on you in Guadeloupe.

You might think I’m exaggerating when I call Guadeloupe a gigantic outdoor gallery, but I’m sure that after you’ve read this post, you’ll agree.

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GRAND GUADELOUPE: Complete Guide And Perfect Itineraries (also for travels by public bus)

Its unique shape of a delicate butterfly makes Guadeloupe one of the most beautiful and outstanding islands in the Caribbean. But the fact that Guadeloupe consists of two separate wings is not only charming. These two parts, which are only separated by a narrow strait, are also geologically very different.
In this post, I put together itineraries including all the information and tips that will help you plan your own trip to Guadeloupe – especially if you prefer to explore this tropical paradise by public bus.

Parade in Sainte Anne in Guadeloupe
They certainly know how to throw a grand parade in Guadeloupe.

On the one hand, there is the eastern part of Grande Terre, which is best known for its flat and pleasing terrain. To the west lies Basse Terre, the larger of the two wings. Its center is characterized by untamed and mountainous wilderness.

Oh yes, Guadeloupe has many sides’n’sites worth discovering, and I’m taking pleasure in introducing them all in my posts.

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Guadeloupe: What Not to Miss on a Visit to the Island of Marie Galante

Apart from the main double-winged island, Guadeloupe actually consists also of four smaller isles that are absolutely worth at least a day trip. The most famous of those gems scattered around the main, butterfly-shaped island is certainly Marie Galante, and in this post, I’m telling you what you should not miss on your visit – even if you’re going there only for a day.

What Not to Miss on a Visit to the Island of Marie Galante: City beach Grand Bourg
Marie Galante’s Plage du Bourg.
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