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All The Ingredients Needed For A Perfect Mystery Trip

Mystery trips are all the rage right now. It is perhaps because we follow a routine day in and day out that we like to be surprised from time to time and love to have things organized for us for a change. If your partner is the kind of person who loves adventure, why not surprise her with a mystery trip to Eastern Europe?

How To Organize A Mystery Trip For Your Partner                                      

It sounds more difficult than it is. There are a few things to factor in, of course, like your budget, your preferences and, worst of all, your schedule.  Once you know where you (and your partner) would like to go, you should start looking for tickets and accommodation, again depending on your collective preferences.

If you like luxurious hotels and she is more about camping, it may be a good idea to take the middle path so that you’ll both be happy, but since the mystery trip is mainly organized for her, don’t ignore her desires.

Where You Should Take Her

Eastern Europe is such a marvelous place with such diverse choices you may find it hard to pick just one. Here are some suggestions for you.

Russia

Although it is far from an economical destination, the world’s largest country is a real delight to see. From its amazing historic cities (not just Moscow) that host some of the best, most impressive art in the world, to its vast countryside, the most breathtaking railway stations, epic train rides, and vodka-fueled nightlife, visiting Russia is an experience like no other.

Russia is one of the top choices for a mystery trip with your partner.
A visit to Russia is an unforgettable experience.

Croatia

If your partner likes being greeted with two kisses, enjoys warm hospitality, appreciates the combination of sapphire seas and an unforgettable après-ski experience in the country’s mountains, and also loves partying hard, Croatia is an amazing option for a mystery trip. The Mediterranean gem of a country is like a box of assorted chocolates – you will want to try all its different sides and tastes.

One of the best locations for a mystery trip is beautiful Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Czech Republic

The Czech capital, Prague, is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Combining gothic architecture with more modern twists, here’s a place where you can take in the romantic views from the 14th-century Charles Bridge, which connects two historic neighborhoods across the Vltava River, and also enjoy some of the best beer in the world. If your girl is a foodie, this is the place for her, as the Czech Republic is one of the fastest emerging foodie destinations in the world.

Choose the Czech Republic as your mystery trip destination.
Not many places in the world are more romantic than the Czech Republic.

Greece

From the historic and mythical capital of Athens with its unique monuments (like the Acropolis) and the other beautiful cities around it (like Salonika in the north)  to the picturesque islands of this small Mediterranean country, there is something for everyone in Greece – cultural visits, an amazing cuisine, a vivid nightlife and some of the most wonderful nature. With Greece being one of the most popular tourist destinations since forever, Greeks love to take care of visitors every way they can.

Greece is another mystery trip idea.
Santorini is a Greek island that’s the perfect romantic destination for a mystery trip.

Hungary

Does your partner love art nouveau and do you think she’d enjoy the serenity of the Danube river? Do you dream of taking a thermal spa in one of the best naturally warm springs in the world and taking in the views of a city that looks even more beautiful after dark? If so, book your mystery trip to Hungary, the country that’s given us Rubik’s cube, color TV, the ballpoint pen and the delicious goulash soup.

Hungary is a great choice for a mystery trip to Eastern Europe.
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities after dark.

Hope we’ve inspired you and that you will soon plan a mystery trip to Eastern Europe for your loved one. If you want to find out more about trips to Eastern Europe, you may find more detailed info on certain locations in our blog.

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Things You Didn’t Know About This Polish Beauty, Hottest Model Today

Emily Ratajkowski, who’s of Polish descendant, is one of those women who turn heads when they walk down the street and just can’t go unnoticed when they enter the room, that’s why she’s been called the hottest model around.

She made a bang in 2013, with her saucy appearance in Robert Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video and became a household name after her equally sexy role in the “Gone Girl” thriller one year later, alongside Ben Affleck. From then on, it’s onwards and upwards for the 25-year-old model and actress, but we bet there are things you still don’t know about her.

The hottest model right now almost didn't accept the job in Robert Thicke's music video
She almost turned down the “Blurred Lines” job.

Surprising Facts About The Hottest Model Right Now

You can’t judge a book by its cover and you shouldn’t judge a lady just by her looks. Emily may be smoking hot, but there’s more about her that makes her irresistible. Here’s a taste.

She was signed by Ford Models at just 14. While for most of us early adolescence is an awkward mess, Emily Ratajkowski was so pretty she was scouted as young as 14 years old. The modeling agency Ford Models signed her and she started out as a catalog model at once. Since then, she’s modeled for the biggest fashion houses, like Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu, and featured in the biggest fashion magazines in the world, like Marie Claire and Vogue.

She doesn’t like playing the pretty girl roles. Emily hates being typecasted, so she aims to play more diverse roles that are not based on her looks, but her acting talents. This has led to her being rejected for specific roles, one of which being the lead in Ewan McGregor’s 2016 film “American Pastoral”.

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She originally rejected the offer to play in the “Blurred Lines” video. Despite the fact it is what catapulted her to fame, Emily was at first skeptical about taking part in Robert Thicke’s daring music video. Apparently, it was a meeting with the director himself that convinced her to finally say that significant “yes”.

Her parents wanted her to become a neurosurgeon. With both of her parents being in academia, the entertainment industry would have lost Emily to science had her parents’ wish for her to become a brain surgeon come true. The beautiful girl attended the University of California, Los Angeles for one year in 2009, but found that the way art was taught there was not in agreement with her views and decided to pursue her modeling career instead.

Read more about Emily Ratajkowski, the hottest model around.
Emily Ratajkowski is, without a doubt, the hottest model today.

If you didn’t know these facts about the hottest model right now, you are welcome. We sure hope to see a lot more of the ravishing brunette in future, both in fashion and cinema.

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Weirdest Cake Wins The Day: Lithuanian Dishes For Beginners

The beautiful country of Lithuania has had a long and interesting history, which is also evident in its cuisine, as it has been influenced by those of Poland, Germany, and Hungary, among others. The country’s cold climate and its fertile ground mean that it is rich in root vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, and beetroots; while berries and mushrooms also grow abundantly. Lithuania also has a big production of meat and dairy products. Most Lithuanian dishes are rich and heartwarming, and well worth a try.

The Lithuanian Dishes To Try At Least Once

If we had to describe Lithuanian cuisine in one sentence, we’d probably call it “food for the soul”. Made with natural ingredients that aim to keep you warm from the inside, it is delicious with its rich flavors and aromas. These are the Lithuanian dishes anyone should try at least once.

Cepelinai (Zeppelins)

There was no other way we’d start but with Lithuania’s national dish: Cepelinai. The dish was originally called didzkukuliai, but it was aptly changed to cepelinai in the 20th century thanks to its shape that resembles a zeppelin airship. Cepelinai are big dumplings whose shell is made with a potato mix and the filling with pork meat. They are doused in a delicious sauce made of sour cream and bacon.

Cepelinai has taken its name from the dumplings' resemblance to zeppelins.
Cepelinai is the most traditional of all Lithuanian dishes, the country’s national dish.

Kibinai (hand pies)

The Lithuanian equivalent to Cornish pasties, these flaky hand-made pasties are the national dish of an ethnic minority that lives in Lithuania, the Karaite. The delicious pastries are usually filled with onion and mutton meat, but they can be found in different variations containing cheese, vegetables or even berry jam.

Kibinai is a traditional Lithuanian dish that can be found in many different variations.
Kibinai are hand-made pasties you can find in different variations.

Saltibarsciai (cold borscht)

One of the most famous dishes in Eastern Europe, the borscht is a soup made with a variety of vegetables, such as carrots, onions, and potatoes. In Lithuania, the basic ingredient of cold borscht (or Saltibarsciai) is the beetroot. It is served as the weather starts to get hotter, and it is accompanied by sour cream, boiled eggs, and potatoes.

One of the most traditional Lithuanian dishes, but also a dish which is much loved in the whole of Eastern Europe, is the cold borscht.
Saltibarciai is a cold and sour soup whose basic ingredient is the beetroot.

Raguolis / Sakotis

Lithuanians also have a sweet tooth. When it comes to special occasions, they go above and beyond to prepare a special cake that looks like a tree – hence the name Raguolis, which means ‘spiked’ and Sakotis, which means ‘branched’. To make the cake take its final shape, bakers put a hollow cake on a spit and close to a heat source, pouring successive layers of batter as it turns. This is how the ‘spikes’ or ‘branches’ are formed. When ready, the cake is cut and served as is, or together with cream and fruit, such as berries.

Raguolis is also known as Sakotis, or Tree Cake because of its shape.
Raguolis or Sakotis is a special cake that is not the easiest dish to prepare.

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