Two days in Copenhagen

Hey everyone! As you probably might have seen from my instagram photos already, a few days ago I got back from amazing three day trip to Copenhagen! First of all, you might be interested why we even decided to go to this city..? The main reason is because on August they had the sale on Ryanair and I found tickets to Copenhagen and back for 30 euros per person (craaaazy price) When I asked my boyfriend if we should go to explore one more city as a little pre-celebration for my birthday, he definitely agreed! So, as you know we are both students with a really limited budget and we decided to go to one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but for our 2,5 day trip we spent only 150 euros each! So, today I will tell you more what we did in this city, why it’s worth visiting and how we done it so cheap!

 

 

FLIGHT

As I have mentioned before the tickets were really cheap and the flight was super short!! (only 1:10 h) Also, the great thing about traveling to Copenhagen is that the transport connections are developed very well and under the airport there is a metro station, so you can get to the city center in 10 minutes just for 5 euros!

 

ACCOMMODATION

It was our first time living somewhere through www.airbnb.com and we loved it! We lived with a host which was really friendly and even helped us to know more about Copenhagen! For the price of 64 euros per night we got a private room with a comfortable bed and great location (15min to the city center) and when you check the prices of hotels in this city you understand that it is a really great deal! 😀

 

If you decide to go to Copenhagen I highly recommend to stay here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21376421?eal_exp=1512100099&eal_sig=4e3ef3a35e03ccd07937a5978d1b5c5b259e5f930ed59e9d84dd5fc06dfe32ac&eal_uid=154468798&eluid=0&euid=e9912693-8eb2-c64a-61f7-f446901a1ac7

 

 

FOOD

We haven’t tried any specific Danish dishes or something like this, but we visited a few places which I really liked and want you to know:

1.Paper Island – it’s a little island with a huge hangar in which you can find food for any kind of taste! (It is the same like “Open kitchen” in Vilnius) Here you can find a looot of different food: burgers, Korean food, crepes, Mexican food, cheesecakes and so on…! This place is in the list of must visit places in Copenhagen so we planned to visit it and we really liked it! We ate Moroccan food, because we wanted to try something new and unique! We tried a dish consisted of: Moroccan bread, mozzarella, avocado and meat. It was really tasty and filling, so I definitely recommend to try it, especially if your boyfriend likes to eat a lot 😀

 

2.Espresso house – one of the coziest places I’ve ever been! It is a really cute cafe in the center of Copenhagen (near by Nyhavn) I won’t say that coffee or food was amazing there, but I really liked the cinnamon roll, atmosphere and the interior of this place! Definitely recommend to go there for a cup of coffee when you want to have a break while exploring this amazing city! (Website: https://dk.espressohouse.com/)

 

 

 

 

3.Granola – really old and instagram friendly cafe! We ate brunch here and we really liked the food and the view around us! But I would recommend to choose this place only if you’re planning to sit and eat outside, because just then you can feel that great vibe of calm and clean Copenhagen streets! (Their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/218654807/granola/)

 

 

4.Mad & Kaffe and Cafe No11 – I haven’t got the chance to visit these two places, but if you like stylish and blogger friendly places, you will love it! Also, Mad&Kaffe is at the top of best places to eat brunch in Copenhagen, because there you can pay a fixed prince and choose three different types of food! It is also very busy, so try to pick off-peak hours so you don’t have to wait in line. (Mad&Kaffe – https://www.instagram.com/madogkaffe/?hl=da  ; Cafe No11 – https://www.instagram.com/cafe.no.11/)

 

                                                                                                       (This photo is not mine)

 

 

MUST VISIT PLACES:

1.Nyhavn – All these photos of colorful houses and fishing boats are made there, and it’s definitely the most visited place in this city! I can just add that this place is really spectacular and it’s worth seeing at least once in a lifetime!

 

 

 

2. Rosenborg castle – a really powerful looking castle with a beautiful garden! We saw this castle only from the outside, but we really liked it! I googled some photos and I saw that the inside is even more spectacular! So, if you have time and money, you should definitely go and see all these luxurious rooms of this castle.

 

3.Tivoli gardens – One of the most visited places in Copenhagen! And you know the best thing? We got there for free!! The funny story is that I was trying to take a picture of the entrance of this park and when I released that no one is looking at me, because there was a lot of people around us, I just started moving forward and we were in. Even though, we got there for free, the park haven’t left any kind of big impression for me… I wouldn’t recommend to pay money to go there, but you can try and do it for free:D (The most important thing: There is amazing fireworks every Saturday, so if you will be in Copenhagen on this day make sure to see them!!!)

 

 

Well, as you probably have noticed we don’t really like visiting museums or churches and doing all this touristic stuff, but we always try to explore the city and feel like locals! We love to walk around, observe people and eat in unique places! So I hope my honest advices will help you to see this beautiful city in a best way!

 

 

How to travel on a budget

If you’re following me on instagram for a long time, you probably have already noticed that traveling is a big part of my life! Well, yes, maybe I travel not so often, because I’ve just finished school and now I have to study at my university, but I’m trying to use every holiday for traveling and I can asure you that next year I will travel way more often! This year I have set a goal for myself to visit at least five different countries and you know what? I made it!!! This year I visited France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and one more trip is coming up in a few weeks, so I can’t wait to explore one more spectacular city this year! Moving on, in 2018 I will set a goal for myself to visit 7 different countries in one year! Can you imagine how big this number is? But yes, I want to travel as much as I can and explore even more exotic countries in Asia or South America, because I’ve never been there!

 

Of course, I’m a student now and traveling is quite expensive leisure time activity. That’s why I decided to write this post and give you some tips how I afford traveling as a student and what are the cheapest ways to do it!

 

 

  1. Travel between January and March.  

Yes, these months are the cheapest to travel and you can find plane tickets to other Europe cities for an unbelievable prices! So, don’t hesitate and go buy tickets for your next adventure! ( If you don’t really know where you want to travel you can use www.skyscanner.net because it has that function “Anywhere” and like this you can see where you can travel for the lowest price!)

 

 

 

2. Buy plane tickets approximately 60 days before your flight.

It is said that plane tickets are always cheaper 2-3 months before the flight and some researchers even claim that the best time to buy tickets is on Tuesday, between 11-13 hour, because this is the time when all the airlines make changes in their websites and you can find tickets for a great price!

 

3. Rent a shared apartment instead of booking a room in hotel.

If you’re interested in traveling you probably know this amazing website: https://www.airbnb.com/ ! It is basically a website where you can rent a flat or apartment from people living in the city you want to travel! Of course, in this website you can chose either you want to have all the flat for yourself or it’s okey for you to have just your own room and live together with the host. So, two biggest advantages of choosing “airbnb” instead of a hotel is: it is way cheaper & you can find flat with incredible interior and view, especially in Paris!

THE BEST THING: Register to this website through this link: www.airbnb.com/c/kamiled53  and you will get 25 euros discount for your first room!!!

 

 

 

 

4. Bring some snacks from your home country & cook at home.

Well, it might sound not so cool, but we all know that restaurants & cafes are usually really pricey, especially in big cities… So, if you want to save some money and eat tasty food, try to cook at your apartment! Talking about my personal experience, when I travel I always try to choose one meal per day which I will eat in a restaurant, because I love exploring unique restaurants and cafes, but all the other food I buy from the shop and cook something! (For example, if I really want to try traditional Italian spaghetti in a restaurant which costs a lot, I will eat my breakfast at home, make some sandwiches or salads to eat for lunch and when treat myself with a huge plate of spaghetti in great Italian restaurant!)

Talking about the snacks, I always take some snacks from my home country when I’m traveling! If you know that you’re going to spend all day exploring the city it’s really smart to have some nuts, dried fruits or healthy bar in your bag! Bringing your favourite snacks to your trip will not only save you money, but also will ensure that you won’t be hungry!

 

 

 

5. Search for free entrance museums or student discounts

Sometimes you can spend a huge amount of money for entrance to museums, churches or art galleries… But you can easily avoid it by doing some research about places you want to visit and buying tickets online! For example, many people don’t even know, but Louvre museum has a free entrance with student card or many other places is free on a few days in a week! So, nobody will tell you it’s free, that’s why you have to make your own research about it!

 

Well, I hope these little tips will help you to spend less money while traveling and It will help you to travel even more! If you have any questions or suggestions for my future posts please don’t hesitate and leave them in a comment section bellow!

Three days in Venice

I know it’s been a long time since I got back from Italy, but I still really want to share some of my amazing adventures from Venice with you! The most important is the best apartment to stay while you’ re visiting this unique city and I will tell you more about my favourite activities in Venice!

 

 

Well, talking about Venice, maybe it’s not my favourite city in the whole world, but I truly believe that everyone should visit this unique place at least once in a lifetime, because it’s really different from other Europian cities. Firstly, it’s actually built on the water and there are no cars at all ( It was crazy for me to watch all these police & DHL boats always paddling around). Secondly, Venice has an amazing history and a huge amount of spectacular architecture pieces to see!

 

 

And now it’s time for some facts! Must do in Venice:

  1. Take a ride with gondola – I know that sometimes it looks really boring or too basic for others, but believe me, I can’t even describe that calm vibe when you are sailing through these little canals and the man behind you is singing Italian songs…But don’t forget!!! You better ask for your gondolier to sail only in small and quiet canals, because overwise you won’t enjoy your trip in these huge canals full of people at all…

 

 

2.  Eat your dinner in a restaurant next to the little canal – Yes, yes, yes. It’s Italy. The land of pizza & pasta, so please, just forget all these diets and thoughts about calories and enjoy the real Italian food! I personally really recommend to try spaghetti with mussels if you are in a local Italian restaurant! You will thank me later… Eating this kind of food while having a glass of cold wine & enjoying the view of these little streets, that’s what I call holidays! By the way, the biggest tip is to avoid these big canals, because all the restaurants there are quite commercial and not cozy at all…

 

 

 

 

3. Enjoy the taste of real gelato – Yeees… Here we go again with the food… But actually you just must to try these amazing ice cream! Of course, because of that creamy consistency I really recommend to try these ice cream in a flavour of coconut or pistachio!

 

 

 

I believe, I’m done with these recommendations and now it’s time to tell you more about my wonderful apartment! Why it was so special for me? Well, it had the most friendly & helpful host and I’m already missing her Italian charachter and cute smile… Of course, in these apartment we got a huge family room with a two bathrooms.. When normally all the rooms are really small everywhere in Venice. And the most important, the view near our hotel was so amazing that even painters were sitting outside our doors and painting everything what they see in the evenings… The link of this perfect hotel is here: Ca’ della corte.

 

 

 

Well, I hope you enjoyed reading about my short stay in this spectacular city and my tips will help you to explore Venice! Unfortunately, it was probably the last trip of this summer, but I will try to write more about my outfits and keep everyone updated what’s happening in my life, because in these upcoming two months everything will change a lot!

 

 

Cruise ( Dubrovnik / Montenegro / Santorini / Katakolon )

Ciao! Or welcome back to my blog! As you probably might have noticed I just got back from an amazing & colourful vacation & now I‘m really excited to tell you everything about it! So let‘s get started!

 

 

Cruise:

Well, yes, the most interesting & unusual thing about this vacation was that I travelled everywhere by a cruise ship & actually it was my first time in a such a big ship, so I was really excited to try this new way of traveling!

 

 

So, our holidays started at the Riga airport from where we took a flight to Milan ( unfortunately, we haven‘t got any time to see this amazing city…, but it‘s on my bucket list so I‘ll definitely visit it one day! ) When we got a train from Milan to Venice, where our cruise ship were waitting for us! Everyone was asking about the company of our cruise, well, we traveled with https://www.royalcaribbean.com/ but all this trip was planned by Lithuanian travel agency http://svite.lt/

 

 

Talking about the ship, it wasn‘t luxurious or new at all, but we‘ve choosen this cruise because of the places we had a chance to see! Even though it wasn‘t the most luxurious we had a few swimming pools, fitness centre, concert hall, cinema, good food & everything anyone could ask for a great holidays! The  cruise took seven days from which four of them we spent exploring new cities & two days at the sea!

 

Places:

Okey, and now I believe it‘s time to talk about the places we‘ve visited during this trip!

Dubrovnik, Croatia – the first & personally for me the most spectacular place from our cruise! Dubrovnik is a little city with an amazing nature & unique history! What amazed me the most was the idea  that in the same place you can take a walk in the beautiful old town or go cliff jumping at the tuquoise Adriatic sea! I actually fell in love with this city & definitely will visit it again one day!

 

( Dress – Shein  / Sandals – Mango  / Sunglasses – Maxmara )

 

 

 

Kotor, Montenegro – Okey, I won‘t lie, that when we got our cruise tickets I saw the name of this city for a first time in my life… But when we just arrived to Kotor I understood that this city is just yet undiscovered pearl of Adriatic sea! When you just came here you saw a port full of yachts, palm trees & mountains around them and this view actually reminded me of Monaco a little bit, bet when you go through the gates of this city you see an amazing old town surrounded by huge mountains & believe me, the view is insane… The biggest thing that I recommend to do in this city will probably be to climb a mountain! There are a little stairs & in about 45 minutes you can reach the highiest point of this path from where you‘ ll be able to see the amazing panorama of Kotor!

 

 

 

( Shorts – Zara / Blouse – Mango / Sandals – Ego official )

 

Santorini, Greece – if you follow me on instagram you probably might have read my little talk about this island ( if not, it‘s here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWRv7lnAacO/?taken-by=kamiledam ) Unfortunately, probably I excpected too much from this little island, but the fact is that when we came to Santorini we had a really short amout of time, the island was full of tourists & the weather was extremely hot… Maybe because of these facts I wasn‘t really impressed by Santorini, but the most anoying thing in this island is that if you want to get to the top of the mountain there the city is, you have three choices: take a donkey ride, go by foot ( it‘s only 250 steps ) or take a tube ride. The thing is that we decided to go by foot because the line near the tube was insane & we were afraid to be late to our ship. And here was the moment when I named Santorini – the India of Europe… All the stairs to the „dream island“ were full of donkeys poops & these donkey riders actually were going into people and nobody was responsable for it!! I got really annoyed by the crazy infastructure of this island & I promised myself if I will ever get back here I‘ll fly with helicopter or something… And for now, I don‘t want to say that Santorini isn‘t beautiful, where are many little white houses & these bright doors and flowers looks really fantastic, but if you ever travel here, try to avoid the time when Santorini is full of tourist because all these people just destroy the beauty of this island..

 

( Dress – Mango / Shoes – Asos.com / Sunglasses – Make heads turn )

 

 

( Jumsuit – Zara )

 

Katakolon, Greece – The last stop of our seven day cruise was this little fishermen city which even reminded me of Nida a little bit! Of course, the main reason why cruise ships stops here is because about 15 km away you can find the city of Olympia where the first Olympic games thousands years ago took place! Unfortunately, because of the really hot weather me & my family decided to go to the beach instead of exploring historical places in that crazy heat! The city of Katakolon didn’t impressed me itself, but I really liked these bright walls & turquoise water there!

 

( Blouse & Shorts – Mango )

Well, I guess that’s it about my unforgettable vacation by ship! After visiting Katakolon we went straight to Venice port & when my family decided to spend three more days in this amazing city, but everything about my advetures in Venice & the best apartment will be up on my next post! I hope you enjoyed reading my first cruise experience & if you have any questions about it feel free to comment or write a DM for me!

Kamilė

Paris: Outfits & Food

I know that It’s been a long time since I’m back from Paris, but I still really want to share with you some tricks how you should style your clothes for vacation! But the most important, I will tell you the secret where you can find the best croissaints & baguettes in whole Paris!

 

 

First of all, If you’re going on a trip I definitely recommend to plan all your oufits at home. I know that terrible feeling when you’re already at your hotel or apartment and realise that you don’t know what to wear and how to style all the clothes… That’s because the best choices is to spend an hour at home and plan your everyday outfits while taking photos of them. This tip will not only save your time during vacation, but also will help you to look stylish every day!

 

 

Well, talking about the outfits which I wore in Paris, I actually took a lot of dresses with me, because I believe dress is the most perfect clothing piece for exploring city in summer especially when it’s really hot… As you probably might have seen on my Instagram already, I wore a few really bright and unique dresses which isn’t really usual for me… All these outstanding or really trendy clothing pieces aren’t worth buying because you wear them one or two times and when it just become boring, but I have a little secret how to avoid spending 60 eur on a dress which you will wear only once.

 

 

The best choice for me is this chinese online shop: http://www.shein.com  I know that products aren’t the highiest quality, but I believe it’s perfect when you want something trendy and don’t want to spend hundreds! Btw I order just dresses or blouses from this site because the sizes are crazy… Especially if you’re a tall girl instead of buying a dress in size XS, take M or L and read all the measurements, otherwise you can accidentally order a dress which looks like a blouse…

 

 

Okey, I think it’s enough about clothes and let’s talk about my second favourite topic in the world – food! You may know that Paris is a city full of macaroons, pastries & croissaints shops that’s because forget all the diets while being here and believe me, you won’t regret!

 

 

Just look at this perfection… I can’t even explain the taste and the smell of this beauty, which was elected as the best croissant in Paris few years ago! I definitely recommend to visit this old bakery called: http://legrenierapain.com/en/   and try their baguettes, croisants & pastries!

 

 

The second place this I really recommend to visit is the https://www.laduree.fr/en/  cafe in the center of the biggest street in Paris Champs – Elysees. I recommend visiting this place maybe not because I really liked the food there, but because of the interior of this place! Everything inside looks like a princess house or a museum!

 

Of course, if you accidentally travel with a boyfriend like mine who is always hungry or you’re just tired of croissants every morning,  I definitely recommend you to visit this cool American place called: Breakfast in America. Here you’ll find everything for a perfect American brunch or lunch and you’ll be full till the evening ( not lying…)

 

I really hope you enjoyed this post & my tips will help you to stay stylish on vacation and enjoy good food in Paris! I’m always waitting for your comments about which topic you would like me to write more and questions so don’t be scary to write me on DM! And now I’m ready for another adventure and next time we will meet near the Adriatic sea!

 

Kamile

Must see & do in Paris

Well, well, well, as you probably might have seen already I‘m back from  one of the most beautiful cities in our planet – Paris. After being there for the first time in my life I can really say that I fell in love with this city! All these little streets, local parisian cafes & tasty crossaints touched my soul and I just can‘t wait to go back to this magical city as soon as possible!

 

So, if you know me for a longer time you probably have noticed that if I‘m traveling somewhere I Always try to find the best places to eat, drink or take a photo. That‘s because  todays post will be everything what I personally recommend to see in Paris and in my next post I will tell you more about the best spots to eat!

 

 

Must see in Paris:

 

  1. Of course, everyone knows that they need to visit Louvre, Arc de Triomphe & Notre-Dame de Paris, but some people forget to mention how breathtaking the Sainte- Chapelle is! Definitely recommend to visit this place and don‘t forget that all the museums & churches, including the Louvre, for students are FREE, you just have to show your ID and you are able to go!

 

 

  1. Sacre –Corour Basilica & The wall of love – These two sights are located in the iconic region of Paris – Montmatre! I know that‘s a little bit far away from the city center but it‘s definitely worth visiting because Sacre – Corour is really different from other Parisian churches & in Montmatre they have one of the best crossaints in Paris, but I will tell you everything about them in my next post about eating in Paris!

 

 

 

 

  1. If you love window shopping & watching how luxurious people live, I definitely recommend to visit a street called – Aveniu Montaigne! It‘s located just next to the biggest shopping spot in Paris, Champs- Elysses where you can find shops from Zara to Louis Vuitton. Anyway, in Aveniu Montaigne you can find all these well known brands shops like YSL, D&G, Chanel & etc. And of course, at the end of this street you are able to see one of the most expensive hotels in Paris – Hotel Plaza Athenee, and believe me it looks gorgeous especially at night!

 

 

  1. If you are traveling on a budget, just like me, and you don‘t want to spend 40€ just to see Paris from the top of Eiffel Tower I have a perfect solution for you! Visit the biggest & the most luxurious shopping center – Galeries Lafayette because at the topo f this building there is a huge terrace where you can get just for free & enjoy a wonderful view of this magical city!

 

 

  1. Well, if someone asks me what was the most beautiful piece of arcitecture that I saw in Paris, I would definitely choose Pont Alexandre III bridge! It is not only really huge & full of details, but it also has an amazing view of Eiffel Tower so I would definitely recommend to go there and watch a sunset & take a few shoots while doing this!

 

 

  1. And last but not least, The Iconic Eiffel Tower – Honestly, when I was planning a trip to Paris I thought that Eiffel Tower wouldn‘t even impress me because I was thinking it‘s too boring & mainstream. But I was definitely wrong… when I first saw it all the sky was pink from the sunset and the tower sparkled from golden bulbs! Believe me, the view was spectacular & I really recommend to go and watch a sunset next to the Eiffel Tower while having a romantic parisian picnic! ( Btw at 01.00 am tower starts shining in silver, don‘t miss this view!)

 

I hope my recommendations will help you to see the best of Paris & after this post you already started planning a new trip to this magical place! In my next posts this week I’ll be sharing the best secret places to eat and I will share everything about the outfits I was wearing!

Kamile