Author: ana@gnometrotting.com

  • Unpopular opinion: London sucks

    Unpopular opinion: London sucks

    London is one of the first cities people visit in continental Europe, but England’s capital is not all it’s cracked up to be. Visiting London can be expensive, and the chaos in the streets makes it more of an unpleasant hassle than its reputation suggests. Simply put, London sucks. Here are just a few of…

  • The pros and cons of traveling in winter

    The pros and cons of traveling in winter

    I’m an outspoken proponent of off-season travel, but there’s off-season travel and there’s OFF-SEASON travel. The middle of winter tends to be pretty dead when it comes to tourism in the Northern Hemisphere because no one wants to be out and about when it’s below zero outside. But traveling in winter is not all bad.…

  • Could I Live Here? Dresden edition

    Could I Live Here? Dresden edition

    Dresden is one of the coolest cities in Germany and easily the most beautiful. It’s full of nice people without being overcrowded, which is a huge plus. So I see a lot of potential benefits to living in Dresden. Here’s why. Atmosphere I think living in a beautiful city undoubtedly improves your quality of life.…

  • Traveling to Dresden with your dog

    Traveling to Dresden with your dog

    As the heart of Saxony, Dresden is an amazing place to take your pup along. Not only is Dresden surrounded by natural beauty, the city itself is extremely dog-friendly. Read on to find out everything you need to know about traveling to Dresden with a dog. How dog-friendly is Dresden? Like most major cities in…

  • Prague Morning: The Czech Republic’s biggest stolen media outlet

    Prague Morning: The Czech Republic’s biggest stolen media outlet

    Living in Prague as a non-Czech speaker, getting important up-to-date news can be a challenge. Over the past couple of years, Prague Morning stepped in to fill that role. Their outlet publishes news, video, and photos of current events from Prague and the Czech Republic as a whole. But it turns out, Prague Morning is…

  • Ally Pally: A guide to events at Alexandra Palace

    Ally Pally: A guide to events at Alexandra Palace

    Most music and event venues don’t need their own information guide, but most events are not held up on Mount Olympus at multi-purpose 10,000-person venues. Alexandra Palace in London, or Ally Pally is it’s affectionately known, is a great event space hosting everything from concerts to sporting events, but the experience benefits from some advance…