Abandoned Places in Prague – Time Machine
Every now and then we're catching up on our mission to explore abandoned buildings that once symbolized marvelous residencies for the rich and noble. We call this section Time Machine ...because visiting those long forgotten places feels like traveling back in time. Our experience shows that the majority of abandoned buildings can be found […]
Prague's Best Kept Secrets – Travel Guide to Prague for those who seek magic
Welcome to the fairy tale world of the 21st century! A place so picturesque and magical, which makes it hard to believe it endured so many eras. Where buildings are not just buildings but rather mesmerizing artworks of the Baroque time. Where a bridge is not just a bridge but rather a mass […]
Lisbon's Best Kept Secrets – Travel Guide to Lisbon for those who seek magic
Whenever I think back to the days spent in Lisbon while we lived there for a year, a stream of memories and impressions rushes through my head. Often I don't know where to start when people ask me to describe this fascinating city. Of course it's magnificent. It's inspiring. It's a city in permanent […]
10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting Prague for the First Time
It's not so easy to observe how real Czechs eat buns. They don't cut the bun open to put the spread on but rather put the spread on top or the bottom side of the bun. We found a great website that describes a lot more typical Czech characteristics. A very […]
10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting Lisbon for the First Time
Lisbon is haunted by plenty abandoned buildings like the famous graffiti buildings in Picoas or the former restaurant Panoramico in Monsanto.
10 Alternative Things to Do in Berlin that You Never Thought About
Walking along the preserved walls of the East Side Gallery gives you a feeling of how it was to be separated from another part of the town. The walls are covered in street art that deals with the current topics of society and politics, mostly expressed as criticism. When you reach the […]
Welcome to A Couple of Countries
We are Hemmo and Tina, a couple from different countries but same hearts. There are two things we want to achieve with this blog:
Inspire and Share happiness
And there is only one way to bring those two goals together:
Trail of Happiness
We left 100 letters in places that make us happy and asked the finders what happiness means to them.
Every time we drop a Letter of Happiness, we make someone happy, creating a Trail of Happiness.
The Importance of Stopovers and Timeouts while Traveling
When we decided to start a travel blog, we already assumed that we wouldn't always travel and write about it. Sooner or later we would reach the point when we would be tired of jumping borders and chasing flights, making us crave for a little stopover. Being able to live a life of travel is indeed something remarkable as you can move freely around and make decisions on the way. That also includes the freedom of taking your time while exploring new places. Nowadays we experience people rather ticking destinations off their lists than letting the destination decide its own pace. There are …