Matera, Italy – to walk on the rooftops of the ancient stone city
Matera, Italy – to walk on the rooftops of the ancient stone city

Our first encounter with South Italian eating habits and the best ice cream ever The city of Matera, South Italy, has been existing there for thousands of years. It has returned to its glory recently and it was selected for a European Capital of culture 2019 together with Plovdiv, Bulgaria. That makes me really happy+ Read More

Our pilgrimage to Jerusalem – a journey through centuries and legends
Our pilgrimage to Jerusalem – a journey through centuries and legends

What it feels like being in the Holy Land and praying on the tomb of Jesus A journey to Jerusalem cannot be just a regular trip. No matter what you believe in, you cannot stay indifferent to one of the holiest places on Earth – the city with millennial history and a shrine for many+ Read More

When the snow falls, here is where we go – to Velingrad with the narrow gauge railway, Bulgaria
When the snow falls, here is where we go – to Velingrad with the narrow gauge railway, Bulgaria

Just steps away from the nature and the beautiful snow views, together with a snowy chapel in the forest and a narrow gauge railway My daughter and I are huge fans of the white fluffy snow and when we see it falling, we immediately head outside to play. Besides the ski resorts, there is no better+ Read More

Masada – the ancient desert pearl, Israel
Masada – the ancient desert pearl, Israel

Arad proved to be a calm and quiet town somewhere between the Judean desert and Negev desert in Israel. We were happy to stay there away from the noisy Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It looked even deserted – not many people on the streets, not many cars. We had our morning coffee in the garden+ Read More

The Wooden Town of Kusturica – where life is a miracle, Serbia
The Wooden Town of Kusturica – where life is a miracle, Serbia

Emir Kusturica might be best known as a film director and a musician, but he proved to be more than that. Until a few weeks ago, we had only visited one concert of his No Smoking Orchestra in Sofia. A visit to his home in Serbia and seeing another one of his projects in Bosnia+ Read More

Visegrad and the bridge on the Drina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Visegrad and the bridge on the Drina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our wonderful first meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina – one day in Visegrad “Here, where the Drina flows with the whole force of its green and foaming waters from the apparently closed mass of the dark steep mountains, stands a great clean-cut stone bridge with eleven wide sweeping arches. From this bridge spreads fanlike the+ Read More

Finchingfield, cream tea, post mill and lovely cottages
Finchingfield, cream tea, post mill and lovely cottages

Rural England, county Essex, Finchingfield 52 miles North from London We ran away from the big city. We just parked our car on the street, there’s no car park here. We stopped next to the small pond lovely lit by the autumn sun. The ducks in the water were doing their things and didn’t look impressed+ Read More

Discovering the Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Discovering the Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

Ohrid Lake – Macedonian “seaside” There is never enough time to enjoy the places we visit to the maximum. Sometimes we stay for 2 or 3 days in order to see and try everything, but they are never enough. That was the case with Ohrid, too, although it was not our first time in this+ Read More

Dead sea – where you cannot sink but you can drown
Dead sea – where you cannot sink but you can drown

The most dead sea in the Word The views around the highway do not change much but the feeling of curiosity about the unknown grows and grows inside me. Road signs saying 100 m below sea level, 200 m below sea level make me really excited about what is coming in front of us just a+ Read More

Alberobello, Italy – the country from the fairytales
Alberobello, Italy – the country from the fairytales

This is not a story like “10 places you should visit before you die”. It is a real personal story about my honeymoon trip to South Italy in 2014 that started in the fascinating village of Alberobello. I like sharing what I have seen and tried so this is a story about a journey I+ Read More

Razboishki monastery, Bulgaria
Razboishki monastery, Bulgaria

 Well, one more of Bulgarian Orthodox monasteries series Yep, that’s us, waiting for the train… That’s not so true actually, if we were waiting for the train we would see only the freight train for the coal mines Staniatsi. I always have to start my posts with the agreement that sometimes I cooked up some+ Read More

Tryavna – a piece of Bulgaria from 200 years ago
Tryavna – a piece of Bulgaria from 200 years ago

Coffee on sand and baklava on three-legged stools Do you know what Bulgarian towns looked like in the 19th century? Have you walked among houses more than 200-year old? And have you had a cup of coffee on sand while sitting on a small three-legged stool? If you still haven’t but you want to change+ Read More

Sunset on Belintash, Rhodope mountains, Bulgaria
Sunset on Belintash, Rhodope mountains, Bulgaria

Beauty and tranquility on Belintash in the autumn This is the moment when the sun pushes its rays through the clouds and mountain peaks and repays for your patience. Every sunset on the Belintash plateau in the Rhodope mountains is unique. It is totally worth the hard journey back through the dark. Belintash Belintash is+ Read More

Velingrad – plenty of lux, SPA and nature in Bulgaria
Velingrad – plenty of lux, SPA and nature in Bulgaria

Where you can enjoy SPA and nature in Bulgaria Are we really late for dinner because we are stuck between cows and sheep trying to hit our car?! You can still fall into such a situation in Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria. It might look strange but it has its own mountainous charm. Velingrad This year+ Read More

Our pilgrimage to Jerusalem – a journey through centuries and legends
Our pilgrimage to Jerusalem – a journey through centuries and legends

What it feels like being in the Holy Land and praying on the tomb of Jesus A journey to Jerusalem cannot be just a regular trip. No matter what you believe in, you cannot stay indifferent to one of the holiest places on Earth – the city with millennial history and a shrine for many+ Read More

Where to have a free open-air mud bath in Bulgaria?
Where to have a free open-air mud bath in Bulgaria?

Atanasovsko lake – basins with lye and healing mud bath in the southern Burgas salt ponds, Bulgaria A long time ago there used to be a train traveling between the cities of Burgas and Pomorie on the Bulgarian Black sea coast. Today it is only a memory shared by a few people but a part+ Read More

Meteora in Greece – faith on the top of the world
Meteora in Greece – faith on the top of the world

ΜΕΤΈΩΡΑ “Suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” – this is what Meteora literally means. It is also the name of the famous area Meteora in Greece where monasteries lie on the top of the immense monolithic pillars and the view makes you feel like in another world. You may have heard stories+ Read More

Sofia for guests and locals – the Royal Palace, National Theatre and City Garden
Sofia for guests and locals – the Royal Palace, National Theatre and City Garden

No matter where you come from, Sofia is impressive and beautiful travel destination. But it is most beautiful for the people who live there. The summer is gone, together with the cheerful groups of young people drinking coffee or beer in the City Garden. The Garden with its green alleys and beautiful fountains is a+ Read More

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Sassi di Matera

Matera, Italy – to walk on the rooftops of the ancient stone city

Our first encounter with South Italian eating habits and the best ice cream ever The city of Matera, South Italy,...

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Our pilgrimage to Jerusalem – a journey through centuries and legends

What it feels like being in the Holy Land and praying on the tomb of Jesus A journey to Jerusalem...

When the snow falls, here is where we go – to Velingrad with the narrow gauge railway, Bulgaria

Just steps away from the nature and the beautiful snow views, together with a snowy chapel in the forest and...

Carpet factory in Kostandovo

The Bulgarian Persian carpets in Kostandovo, a small town in Bulgaria

How we tied knots on a carpet for Versailles and celebrated Babinden in the carpet factory in Kostandovo First, push...

Winter outdoor hot mineral pools in Bulgaria

When the snow falls, me and my wife Mimi immediately start thinking about going to a SPA hotel with a...

Visegrad and the bridge on the Drina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our wonderful first meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina – one day in Visegrad “Here, where the Drina flows with the...

Sofia National Theatre

Sofia for guests and locals – the Royal Palace, National Theatre and City Garden

No matter where you come from, Sofia is impressive and beautiful travel destination. But it is most beautiful for the...

The new Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, where we were welcomed with wine and brandy and felt on the right place While standing under the Old...

Bulgaria

When the snow falls, here is where we go – to Velingrad with the narrow gauge railway, Bulgaria

Just steps away from the nature and the beautiful snow views, together with a snowy chapel in the forest and...

Carpet factory in Kostandovo

The Bulgarian Persian carpets in Kostandovo, a small town in Bulgaria

How we tied knots on a carpet for Versailles and celebrated Babinden in the carpet factory in Kostandovo First, push...

Winter outdoor hot mineral pools in Bulgaria

When the snow falls, me and my wife Mimi immediately start thinking about going to a SPA hotel with a...

Sofia National Theatre

Sofia for guests and locals – the Royal Palace, National Theatre and City Garden

No matter where you come from, Sofia is impressive and beautiful travel destination. But it is most beautiful for the...

The Balkans

Visegrad and the bridge on the Drina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our wonderful first meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina – one day in Visegrad “Here, where the Drina flows with the...

The new Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, where we were welcomed with wine and brandy and felt on the right place While standing under the Old...

Nis, Serbia – the layers of history

The Roman empire, the Ottomans and WW2 have left their tracks on Serbia’s third largest city – Nis Nis is...

The Wooden Town of Kusturica – where life is a miracle, Serbia

Emir Kusturica might be best known as a film director and a musician, but he proved to be more than...

Europe

Sassi di Matera

Matera, Italy – to walk on the rooftops of the ancient stone city

Our first encounter with South Italian eating habits and the best ice cream ever The city of Matera, South Italy,...

Scicli

A journey of surprises to Sicily, south Italy

Sicily is a strange place. There are a lot of tourists because of the popular sites like Palermo, Siracusa and...

Naples – the madness of South Italy

Greeks founded Neapolis – “New city”. Naples was a flourishing city in the Roman times. Naples can stun you with...

Sibiu – a beautiful Transylvanian city, Romania

I am reading one of my old posts. It was a big journey and I don’t remember everything in details....

Outside Europe

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Our pilgrimage to Jerusalem – a journey through centuries and legends

What it feels like being in the Holy Land and praying on the tomb of Jesus A journey to Jerusalem...

Masada – the ancient desert pearl, Israel

Arad proved to be a calm and quiet town somewhere between the Judean desert and Negev desert in Israel. We...

Dead Sea

Dead sea – where you cannot sink but you can drown

The most dead sea in the Word The views around the highway do not change much but the feeling of curiosity...

Jaffa

Tel Aviv – the city of surprises and the best beach we have ever seen

תל אביב Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv welcomed me with shakshuka – the Arabic-style eggs with tomato sauce. There are many ways...

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