We have heard that Lithuanian law bans street name plaques in different languages, presumably with the aim to protect Lithuanian national identity; however, throughout Vilnius we were captivated by multilingual street name signs. And honestly, we loved seeing those plaques in multiple languages pointing out to rich cultural history of the city, while honoring national minorities who played
While walking in Paris, we were astonished by numerous green terraces and rooftops. Consequently, we questioned ourselves why and how did Paris develop such a sense for greenery and aesthetics. We have made three observations: There is abundance of flower shops on the Parisian streets. As a result, Parisians easily buy plants somewhere close to their
International consultancy, Mercer, produces annual worldwide quality of living rankings. This year the survey also includes a city infrastructure ranking, which assesses a city’s supply of electricity, drinking water, connectivity, public transportation, as well as traffic congestion. Infrastructure ranking plays an important role when multinationals decide where to establish themselves. This year (again) Western European cities enjoy the highest quality
For Boro Milovic, the founder and the curator of WeLoveBrussels, Brussels is a modern melting pot. It is an ever changing world of young and talented artists, busy politicians, confused diplomats and progressive minds who blend together into this unique city. The city itself is also an interesting mosaic of neighborhoods – some run down, and some polished and glossy. Since
Europolitan Trends is always excited to showcase the life in cities across Europe. Instagram seems to offer the most genuine peek into the spirit of European cities. Instagrammers capture unique content on city life, neighborhoods, lifestyle, people and culture. Continue Reading
[The] bike paths are plowed all winter. The roads, not so much! Josie from House Sitting Travel Do you remember when in December I wrote how in Copenhagen bikes had already outnumbered the cars?
Have you already seen the ranking of the World’s Most Hashtagged Cities on Instagram? If not, below is an outline. However, before you start exploring the top 30 hashtagged cities, bear in mind couple of important points regarding the ranking.
Instagram is our favorite social media channel. Here are our favorite Instagram accounts from Helsinki. Follow them along to keep up with what is going on in their city!