Crossing Routes – Blogging Europe is a platform presenting stories of bloggers who are travelling across Europe and experiencing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
In 2016 the 3rd edition of the “Crossing Routes – Blogging Europe” took the bloggers on a trip along the 2 historical Cultural Routes “TRANSROMANICA” and “Roman Emporers and Danube Wine Route”. Their journey led them from Slovenia through Austria to Serbia travelling back from Roman and Medieval times to nowadays. It was organised under the Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Commission from 25th to the 30th of August 2016 for the promotion of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
The group of five bloggers shared their impressions and experiences during that trip and afterwards by providing photographs, videos, diary notes and articles in different blog posts on their own blogs and on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. They show in their posts the connection between spiritual, historical and cultural heritage of the 2 routes as a chronicle. They invite you to join them on their trip to explore a fascinating journey through medival times. All articles for Blogging Europe can be found here.
© Natasha Amar – www.thebohochica.com
“The itinerary of the trip was well-planned and executed and overall a great experience. (…) The experiences I enjoyed most were the visit to Friesach and the Medieval Castle Construction project (special mention to our excellent guide), cruising on the Danube, and the overnight stay and visit to the monasteries in Serbia. (…)”
© Hongquan Leo Long – www.668891.com
“The tour is amazing. 5 days is a perfect time for such campaign. In Austria everything was organized and went smoothly. In both Serbia and Austria we could visit many small towns which are so special. In Serbia we were able to go to many remote places including the Danube cruising program (…).”
© Laurel Robbins – www.monkeysandmountains.com
“I really enjoyed the tour, especially the part in Carinthia and the boat tour along the Danube in Serbia. It had a good mix of activities found along the Cultural Routes (…).”
© Claudia Beatriz Soares Saleh – www.aprendizdeviajante.com
“I really loved the trip and think it was great overall. Verywell planned, loved the cities chosen, the stops and alsothe people. (…) The places were gorgeous, the weather was perfect, so made our work easier.”
© Emiliano Bechi Gabrielli – www.emisevenmedia.com
“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! No money can buy those moments spent in such beautiful places, filming reality and make people dream about it when they watch your videos.”
If you want to take a look at the first and second Bloggers Trip of “Crossing Routes – Blogging Europe” in 2014 you can have a closer look here.
The first Bloggers Trip in 2014 leads you to the Megalithic Routes in Germany and the Netherlands followed by a futher trip to explore parts of the route in Sweden and Denmark.
The second Bloggers Trip, also carried out in 2014, offers you to experience the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns while walking along the ancient pilgrimage route of the Via Francigena.