The unforgettable Plitvice Lakes in Croatia – our guide to visiting them
The unforgettable Plitvice Lakes in Croatia – our guide to visiting them

Plan your trip to the beautiful Plitvice Lakes carefully to make the most out of it If you are planning a trip to Croatia or a friend of yours has just returned from this country, you have probably heard about the one place that leaves everybody stunned with its beauty and greatness – the marvellous+ Read More

Bela Krajina, Slovenia – the country of hospitality and serenity
Bela Krajina, Slovenia – the country of hospitality and serenity

With its delicious food and wines, warm people and beautiful nature, Bela Krajina made us feel home River Kolpa (or Kupa in Croatian) River Kolpa looks like a border between Slovenia and Croatia only on paper. It is hard to imagine a border when you are seeing a river with beach goers on both sides,+ Read More

The perfect family weekend in Zagreb, Croatia
The perfect family weekend in Zagreb, Croatia

With its special atmosphere and romantics, Zagreb is a city that can excite everybody Driving by the highway from Serbia to Zagreb with the view of the neat fields around it and the impressive toll taxes, we imagine Zagreb as a cosmopolitan European capital. We imagine it more like Belgrade – the city we are+ Read More

The amazing stone age drawings in Magura cave, Bulgaria
The amazing stone age drawings in Magura cave, Bulgaria

A close encounter with the art of our ancestors from 7000 years ago in Magura cave Magura cave is a cave in North-west Bulgaria, close to the town of Belogradchik. It was not my first visit there and I was still wondering whether I wanted to see the beautiful cave again. One of the guides+ Read More

One day in Plovdiv, Bulgaria – what to see and do in 24 hours
One day in Plovdiv, Bulgaria – what to see and do in 24 hours

Exploring the small streets and coffee shops in the Old Town and Kapana art district in Plovdiv Plovdiv is a city we do not visit very often and I actually do not know why is that. It is a wonderful city offering great opportunities for tourism but somehow we always pass by it. However, last+ Read More

Rozhen Monastery, Melnik Pyramids and some good wine, Bulgaria
Rozhen Monastery, Melnik Pyramids and some good wine, Bulgaria

It is Saturday afternoon and we are in front of the Rozhen Monastery. We have just eaten our lunch in Melnik and are now enjoying the warm October sun. Rozhen Monastery “St. Nativity of Mother of God” It has been a long time since my last visit here. The monastery was preserved during the Ottoman+ Read More

Sofia, Bulgaria – for guests and locals – the Royal Palace, National Theatre and City Garden
Sofia, Bulgaria – 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 in front of National Theatre Sofia. The Garden with its green+ Read More

Seven Rila Lakes in the summer, Bulgaria
Seven Rila Lakes in the summer, Bulgaria

Rila lakes hut – the start-point for the Seven Rila Lakes Hanging out in parks and cities is a cool thing but often we would prefer to mute all noise around us or to walk in the rain to enjoy the lack of people on the streets. All this noise and crowds always led me to+ Read More

Visoki Dečani, Metohija (Kosovo)
Visoki Dečani, Metohija (Kosovo)

UNESCO World Heritage  (since 2004) It was a dog that welcomed me with a loud barking. The soldiers around the green jeep with Italian flag on it looked at me surprized and scolded the dog. I didn’t expect this in front of the monastery, because of which we travelled all around the young state of Kosovo.+ 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

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

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

The really high Highway – Transfagarasan, Romania
The really high Highway – Transfagarasan, Romania

The most exciting mountain drive by the best road in the world Romania is one very colourful and very interesting country although it may be little known for the rest of the world. With its stunning mountains, picturesque villages and beautiful cities, it is absolutely one of the must-visit places on the Balkans and in+ Read More

The beauty of Thassos island in April, Northern Greece
The beauty of Thassos island in April, Northern Greece

One of the best places to go in the spring – Thassos island, Greece Thassos island is located in the Aegean Sea and is one of the closest Greek Islands to Bulgaria (this is important for me because I’m from Bulgaria). Thassos is not renowned for its endless sandy beaches, but has its own charm+ Read More

A lovely day in Brighton, East Sussex, England
A lovely day in Brighton, East Sussex, England

Cream tea, scones, the Lanes, beaches and La Manche (English Chanel), The Pavilion Brighton I’m always very excited to write about my journeys to charming places. This time I want to take you to an English town for a day trip to the coast of the English Channel. In the summer we can nickname it+ Read More

Kustendorf – The Wooden Town of Kusturica, where life is a miracle, Serbia
Kustendorf – 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 ( Kustendorf+ Read More

The stunning beautiful canyon Matka, Macedonia
The stunning beautiful canyon Matka, Macedonia

It is snowy outside, in our kitchen are being baked Gingerbreads, it smells homely. It is not unusual. The winter is coming and my name day* too. I’m not sure if you know what a name day is in Bulgaria. It is a big holiday like Birthday and I like it more than my birthday+ 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

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Plitvice Lakes from above, Croatia

The unforgettable Plitvice Lakes in Croatia – our guide to visiting them

Plan your trip to the beautiful Plitvice Lakes carefully to make the most out of it If you are planning...

Domačija Kuzma in Bela Krajina

Bela Krajina, Slovenia – the country of hospitality and serenity

With its delicious food and wines, warm people and beautiful nature, Bela Krajina made us feel home River Kolpa (or...

BIG BERRY house

Where to escape from the crowded beaches in the summer? – BIG BERRY, Slovenia

This year we chose to skip the traditional seaside holiday. Instead, we headed to one quite different, quite far, a...

Saint Mark's church and square, Zagreb, Croatia

The perfect family weekend in Zagreb, Croatia

With its special atmosphere and romantics, Zagreb is a city that can excite everybody Driving by the highway from Serbia...

Cave Cipolliane  - Grotte Cipolliane

Trekking in Salento, Southern Italy – walking the most beautiful path in the area

A walk with stunning seaview by a beautiful fjord and ice age caves Ciolo fjord – I never imagined that...

Orbelus winery

Why you want to visit a Bulgarian winery and what you will find there

Life is too short to drink bad wine Bulgaria might not be the most famous wine destination but it is...

Old Pajare house in Salento, Southern Italy

5 ways to discover lower Salento, South Italy, and love it

What to do in lower Salento and how South Italy can steal your heart forever We were preparing our bags...

Mezek fortress in Bulgaria - southern wall

Mezek fortress and the attractions in Svilengrad, Bulgaria

Where is the real bunker in the medieval Mezek fortress and what to see and eat near Svilengrad, Bulgaria If...

Bulgaria

Orbelus winery

Why you want to visit a Bulgarian winery and what you will find there

Life is too short to drink bad wine Bulgaria might not be the most famous wine destination but it is...

Mezek fortress in Bulgaria - southern wall

Mezek fortress and the attractions in Svilengrad, Bulgaria

Where is the real bunker in the medieval Mezek fortress and what to see and eat near Svilengrad, Bulgaria If...

Mezek Thracian Tomb, Bulgaria – how a legend turned out to be true

Where to see the bronze boar from Mezek and where to try really good home-made boutique wine We love travelling...

Chasing the Orange wine through Bulgarian Tuscany – visiting Villa Melnik winery

Exploring and tasting wines in Melnik region, Bulgaria Driving by the small roads from the town of Melnik to the...

The Balkans

Plitvice Lakes from above, Croatia

The unforgettable Plitvice Lakes in Croatia – our guide to visiting them

Plan your trip to the beautiful Plitvice Lakes carefully to make the most out of it If you are planning...

Saint Mark's church and square, Zagreb, Croatia

The perfect family weekend in Zagreb, Croatia

With its special atmosphere and romantics, Zagreb is a city that can excite everybody Driving by the highway from Serbia...

Drina River

Rafting Tara, Bosnia and Herzegovina – crossing the deepest canyon in Europe

How we crossed a state border during our first rafting experience and where we fell in love with rafting from...

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...

Europe

Domačija Kuzma in Bela Krajina

Bela Krajina, Slovenia – the country of hospitality and serenity

With its delicious food and wines, warm people and beautiful nature, Bela Krajina made us feel home River Kolpa (or...

BIG BERRY house

Where to escape from the crowded beaches in the summer? – BIG BERRY, Slovenia

This year we chose to skip the traditional seaside holiday. Instead, we headed to one quite different, quite far, a...

Cave Cipolliane  - Grotte Cipolliane

Trekking in Salento, Southern Italy – walking the most beautiful path in the area

A walk with stunning seaview by a beautiful fjord and ice age caves Ciolo fjord – I never imagined that...

Old Pajare house in Salento, Southern Italy

5 ways to discover lower Salento, South Italy, and love it

What to do in lower Salento and how South Italy can steal your heart forever We were preparing our bags...

Outside Europe

Jaffa

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

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

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Our pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Israel – 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...

A view from Masada

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

How it feels floating in the lowest point on Earth – Dead Sea The views around the highway do not...

Hotel Reviews

BIG BERRY house

Where to escape from the crowded beaches in the summer? – BIG BERRY, Slovenia

This year we chose to skip the traditional seaside holiday. Instead, we headed to one quite different, quite far, a...

The wonderful room at Savhotel

Savhotel – our family Home in Bologna, Italy

It is great to have a full weekend in Bologna, arriving Friday night and leaving Sunday night. You don’t need...

Our favourite accommodations

Our favourite accommodations in Bulgaria and the world Sometimes it takes us weeks to choose the proper place to stay...

The Wooden Town of Kusturica

Kustendorf – 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...

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