List: Maribor, Kazakh Stars, Intersky

photograph courtesy of  Andrey Terekhov
photograph courtesy of Andrey Terekhov

Here are a few things we’re anticipating excitedly.

1. Maribor. Yesterday Ryanair announced that they’ll begin flying from London Stansted to Slovenia’s second city (see above) in early June. Maribor, which sits on the Austrian border, is a very charming place. Its Old Town is quintessentially Mitteleuropa and it’s a great place to do some serious wine drinking, to boot.

2. Kazakhstan‘s stars. Wallpaper’s April issue, out March 15, promises “real” Borats—namely, an overview of Kazakhstan’s domestic celebrities. We can’t wait. We’re anticipating a mix of stern ex-Soviet newscasters and insanely cool architects and graphic designers.

3. Intersky‘s Friedrichshafen-Dresden €19.98 fares. Through Sunday, the low-cost carrier with the best brand name around is hawking tax-inclusive fares between their Friedrichshafen base and the Saxon city of Dresden. There are only 999 flights available at this fare, good for travel between March 21 and July 31.

About the author

Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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