Welcome to the October edition of Carnival of Europe. Enjoy this smorgasbord of articles about Europe from fellow travel bloggers from all over the world. For this edition, we’re on a whirlwind tour of Europe as we discover places and spaces and read stories from the south of France to the breathtaking fjords of Norway.

This month’s edition features off-the-radar destinations, alternative food selections and travel stories from Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Norway, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland and Russia. There’s enough to get inspired for your next eurotrip!



Alt Spain: The Gypset’s Guide to Spain’s Most Underrated Food and Drinks by yours truly – There is more to Spain than just paella and sangria. Check out this visual feast of alternative Spanish food and drinks to set yourself apart from the average tourist.

What to Eat and Drink in Portugal (and One Item to Skip) by Passport Addict - A post about some great food and wine to try in Portugal (except for one particular food item!)

Bergen Fish Market by Travelocafe – A seafood extravaganza in a fish market in Bergen, Norway.



Salzburg in one day by Tiny Girl with Big Bag - what one can see in Salzburg in one day, where to go and what is worth a visit plus travel tips

How to Prepare for your first euro trip by Solitary Wanderer - If you want to backpack solo in Europe, better prepare for it in advance. Here are some of my tips to help you achieve your Euro trip dream someday!

Recommended itinerary for a day in Barcelona by Finding the universe – Instant itinerary for one day in Barcelona

South of France by Jims Got Web - The south Of France and its history



Austria: My First Foray into Europe by Flashpacker Family - A smaller, unexpected first visit to Europe in the Austrian town of Graz

You can’t film Rotterdam coz it’s way too real by Art Share and Fun - If you see a city as art, Rotterdam is. Dive into how you can admire art in Rotterdam and I’ll also whisper you how to have some other kinds of joy.

A romantic walk to Tintern Abbey by Europe Up Close – what you can see and do on a walk around Tintern Abbey

Wandering Freiburg by European Travelista – a walk in the picturesque town of Freiburg am Breisgau, the gateway to the Black Forest

East Europe: Overland Germany – Poland – Lithuania – Latvia by Cheap Travel for Women - Explore the often overlooked side of Europe, by bus!

Climbing Copenhagen’s Church of our Saviour Spire by The World is a Book - Our harrowing climb to the top of Copenhagen’s spire tower for an amazing bird’s-eye view of the city.


Norway’s fjords: A day trip to remember by Travels and Football –  jaw-dropping sceneries of Norwegian fjords

Cruising around Porto by Rear View Mirror – snapshots from Porto

Brussel’s Flower Carpet by Travels of Adam - Photos from the bi-annual flower carpet in Belgium. The 2012 Brussels Flower Carpet’s theme is “Africa” and features one million begonia flowers.

The Signs of Wine by Easy Hiker – various signs of wines seen all over wine yards in southwest of Germany

Postcards from Holland by Euro Travelogue – places to see in Netherlands in pictures

Top 10 Most Scenic Spots on the All Wales Coastal Path by Sharing Travel Experiences – most scenic spots in All Wales Coastal Path

The London Underground by Correr Es Mi Destino - photos from different underground stations of London



Getting out of the House and Visiting Dinant by Travel Experience Live - It is a blog post about how I feel now that I’m working a full time job again, and it includes some photographs of Dinant, Belgium, a town I visited to get my culture fix.

Scandinavia Tours Via Memory Lane by Possibly Pinay - Refreshing memories of Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and did-it-or-did-it-not-happen Finland

Russia by Steph Wall – A trip to Russia where in she falls in love with the place and people and the realization that “you need to fly to Russia to remind yourself that you don’t know shit”!

The Swiss Life: Random Observations by The Professional Hobo - From being clean on the outside and dirty on the inside, to the Swiss mentality, culture, food, and landscape, here’s a collection of random observations by The Professional Hobo about her recent summer living in Switzerland.

The Saint Olav Drama at Stiklestad, Norway by Grown Up Travel Guide – Viking culture and history in Norway

A Spanish Experience by Regin’s Travels – Regin’s account of his stay in Spain

Koninginnedag in Amsterdam by Seeking Felicity – Queen’s day in Amsterdam

A Weekend in Sibiu by Imperator Travel – photos and stories from a weekend in Sibiu


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Images are from me, Travels and Football, Finding the Universe and Travel Experience Live.


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  1. C.A. | Adventurous Feet January 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

    great compilation! i wish in the future I’ll have a budget to explore Europe. Great stories, cheers!

    • DJ Yabis January 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM #

      go for it! its not that expensive to travel in Europe

  2. Gregory Power October 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM #

    Thanks for this. These posts are great!

    • DJ Yabis October 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM #

      You’re welcome Gregory!

  3. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista October 9, 2012 at 2:20 AM #

    Well this is quite a round up of European travel! I’m looking forward to learning more and rekiving some past experiences.

    Thanks for including me!

    • DJ Yabis October 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM #

      You’re welcome Debbie! Til next time!

  4. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family October 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM #

    Thanks for including my post on Austria in this blog carnival DJ! Will have my work cut out for me reading through all these great posts!

    • DJ Yabis October 8, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

      You’re welcome Bethaney! Enjoy all the posts!


  5. Bram October 7, 2012 at 7:23 PM #

    To be honest, I wasn’t really familiar with blog carnivals. It’s a great idea. A genuine thank you for including me in this and an even bigger thanks for using my picture on your homepage!

    I’m going to start reading all the stories right now :-)


    • DJ Yabis October 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM #

      A genuine welcome to you too Bram (and Aleah and Regin)! Thanks for your photo. I didn’t even ask for your permission but I’ve credited it anyway ;D


      • Bram October 8, 2012 at 2:03 AM #

        Haha no worries. I consider it a big compliment!

        • DJ Yabis October 8, 2012 at 3:00 AM #

          I do like it a lot ;D How are you coping with being tied to a job? It’s a pretty difficult transition I guess.

          • Bram October 8, 2012 at 7:13 AM #

            It’s not a permanent job though, but money has to come from somewhere, right. And yeah, it is hard to cope with; I really don’t have time to do anything anymore… Luckily there always are new ideas in the back of my mind, so pretty soon I probably will be going somewhere again!

            • DJ Yabis October 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM #

              Yep of course. I totally understand what you mean ;D

  6. Regin October 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM #

    Thanks for this bro…

  7. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com October 7, 2012 at 3:44 PM #

    Thanks for this, DJ. Will be visiting each soon. So excited to read the other entries!


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