Madrid, Spain • A Secret Beach…That’s Underground

Who said that Spain’s capital doesn’t have a beach? Café by day, restaurant by night, Ojalá  (“Hopefully” in Spanish) is here to prove us all wrong. Located in Malasaña, Madrid’s coolest district, this popular joint attracts hipsters, students and young city dwellers looking for the sand that the city can’t offer them anywhere else in…

Toledo, Spain • Medieval Delights

Around 75km south of Madrid lies the historical walled city of Toledo. It’s known as “the city of three cultures” owing to the co-existence of Christians, Arabs and Jews during the Middle Ages, which is why the city boasts such a vast array of architecture. From the moment you enter through its gates, you’ll understand why it was…

Cyprus • A Hotel Fit For a Queen

Cyprus, located at the most eastern part of the Mediterranean may be a bit of a mystery to some. It sits right under Turkey and just above Egypt and Israel. However, with its amazing beaches, truly fabulous hotels and resorts it’s definitely one to hit up if you get a chance. Last week we were…

Nafplio, Greece – Secret Pearl of Peloponneso

There is a Greece that most foreign tourists ignore. It is one that I found by accident, while I was going south in the Peloponneso peninsula. In Nafplio I stopped to change and head to Kalamata, but when I arrived there I decided to explore this small town, situated 50 km away from Korinto. The Palamidi…

Tangier, Morocco – Caves Fit For a Greek Hero

Get set up with a taxi driver that speaks your language and he will drive you wherever you want to go for your own little private tour. Visit the Grottes d’ Hercules (where legend has it that Hercules used to rest). The cave opening also appears to be the shape of the continent of Africa. It…

Tangier, Morocco – Sleep in a Riad

Dar Jameel is a converted riad style guest house located on the edge of the medina.The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden and is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. You’ll be greeted by a friendly porter with mint tea to sip on while you check in. The…

Sicily – Mt. Etna on a Budget

So you like volcanoes as we do at Tiplr. You’ve come to Sicily to admire this natural beauty and you may be wondering about day trips to Mount Etna starting at 50 EUR. Luckily we can recommend a bus ride from the big circular bus stop in front of Catania train station that doesn’t cost…

Tangier, Morocco – Mint Tea Time

In place of alcohol, Moroccans like to drink “Moroccan whiskey,” or mint tea. The most famous place to drink mint tea, and an absolute must if you visit Tangier, is Cafe Hafa. Cafe Hafa opened in 1921 and has seen famous guests such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and William Burroughs. Snag a table overlooking…

San Blas, Gozo (Malta) – A Secret, Silent Paradise

Red sand, blue sea, nature and snorkeling. If you like these, we have the perfect destination for you.  San Blas Beach, situated on the island of Gozo, in Malta. The secret here? It is found only by smart visitors, who are adventurous enough to seek it out! San Blas is near Nadu Village, at the foot…

Cadaqués, Costa Brava – Feel the Inspiration!

Cadaquès grabs your heart and doesn’t let go. Salvador Dalì, who lived here in the 1920’s, was right with his dripping clocks and his surrealistic soul. This village maintains its classic charm, despite it’s growing popularity. Between it’s white, Greek style walls (it was an ancient Greek colony) you can really feel the energy of the light, the water…

Folegandros – Charming Cyclades

I shouldn’t give this tip away, but you should see Folegandros, in the Cyclades. You definitely deserve at least a week on this ultimate greek island. Stay at Provalma Studios and you’ll never forget such scenic view for the rest of your life, ask for Yannis your host, this guy will take great care of you. Have a…