Welcome to Alonga Travel: Your Guide to European Destinations & City Breaks

Join my enthusiastic quest to explore the charm of European destinations and historical buildings and architecture through in-depth travel guides and reviews. Get ideas for best places in Europe to go, best city breaks, how to get there and other practical advice.

Hello and welcome to Alonga Travel! I'm Tatiana, the creator and writer of this website dedicated to helping you discover the best of Europe. I write about Europe because I'm deeply passionate about its beauty and want to share that with you.

Here, you'll find my reviews of best European destinations and city breaks, best places to go in Europe, along with personal experiences, pictures, and videos.

Slow traveling allows me to spend ample time in each destination, becoming an insider and gaining personal local experience. This allows me to provide in-depth travel tips and unique, personally tested advice for visiting Europe.

I learn as I go and share my knowledge with you.

Alonga Travel the author smiles behind her laptop in her mobile rooftop office in Portugal over
Alonga Travel the author smiles behind her laptop in her mobile rooftop office in Portugal over

Hello, I am Tatiana—historical architecture addict fascinated with beautiful old buildings and finding best places in Europe to go. Check out my travel tips and reviews of the best European destinations and city breaks, results of my slow travelling! Let's connect on social media!

City block with bright old buildings & custom sign: 'Alonga Travel, your guide to best of Europe"
City block with bright old buildings & custom sign: 'Alonga Travel, your guide to best of Europe"

I've seen such incredible beauty and charm during my travels! This beauty needs to be shared!

That's why I created this website: to share my travel tips with you so you can see this beauty for yourself. Through this website, I hope to help you plan your own European trip, making it enjoyable, memorable, worry-free and save you money.

I want to show you the best destinations and city breaks in Europe, the ones that will make you fall in love with Europe as much as I did.

Why I have created Alonga Travel

Are you a visual person? I am a visual person myself; I need to see things, not hear about them. So, I enjoy sharing a lot of pictures, videos and maps, so you can have a better idea of what I am sharing.

And if you are a lover of historical architecture like me, and are captivated by beautiful older buildings, castles and palaces - you might enjoy my blog even more!

Are you a visual person?

Moody narrow street of Madrid with a red door of Taberna Meson is a great European destination
Moody narrow street of Madrid with a red door of Taberna Meson is a great European destination

What You Can Expect from This Website

Lively mediaeval square in Barcelona makes for a best city break in Europe
Lively mediaeval square in Barcelona makes for a best city break in Europe

On this website, you will find the info on the best European city breaks and best European destinations to help you choose your destination better! I share with you stories and photos from my personal experiences and from extensive research.

I share my personal favorite destination, as well as some hidden gems you might not find in guidebooks.

I also group topics about different destinations by countries, like topics about Portugal, for example.

I cover urban walks where you can discover historical architecture and I explain what other things to do at your destination.

I also give in-depth insider's travel tips and practical advice for traveling in Europe:

I offer some tips on where to eat, but I am of an opinion that it's fun to make a foodie itinerary by yourself, so I won't deprive you of that!; )

These travel tips will make your trip easier and more fun!

There are many wonderful continents out there and each has great stories to write about (and sometimes I do write them). However, Europe leaves the most powerful impression on me because of its ambience and liveliness.

I'm heavily into aesthetics. I need to see pretty things for my emotional well-being. Do you know ever feel this way? And scenes from European streets give me great aesthetic pleasure!

One can see some incredible old architectures in Europe. Some are unique to the area, like Mudejar architecture.

When every street corner is picturesque and the streets are lively and addicting, it’s hard for me to stay away from Europe for long.

I write about Europe because I'm deeply passionate about its beauty and want to share that with you.

Why do I write about Europe?

Fresh seafood and food markets in Europe

Europe is also a great place for food enthusiasts, with delicious seafood and vibrant food markets adding to the experience. This food is often freshly caught from the sea and sold on some picturesque seaside pier or on a vibrant city market, where buying food turns into an entertaining adventure!

These fresh sardines (below) were just caught an hour before and are being sold right from the boat on Lipari Aeolian Island off the coast of Sicily.

Fresh sardines sold from a fishermen boat in Lipari makes Sicily a fun European destination
Fresh sardines sold from a fishermen boat in Lipari makes Sicily a fun European destination
A vibrant street food market under old mediaeval houses in Palermo is a great hidden gem of Europe
A vibrant street food market under old mediaeval houses in Palermo is a great hidden gem of Europe
a painting of Venice in National Gallery of London, the gem of a cultural European Destination
a painting of Venice in National Gallery of London, the gem of a cultural European Destination

Europe is saturated with arts and music. Its museums attract and fascinate and they are considered being the best in the world for a reason!

Taking all this in, it’s easy to understand why visiting Europe leaves such a powerful impression.

And I want to share with you this incredible experience that has changed my life in so many ways, as I am sure it will change yours as well!

Join me on my quest to find the gems of Europe. Subscribe to my newsletter and follow me on social media (I am mostly active on Twitter at the moment). Let's learn from each other's experiences and discover new destinations together.

Tatiana

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