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

The Bulgarian Persian carpets in Kostandovo, a small town in Bulgaria
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 the thread behind the warp, then to the front and then make a circle so it comes from back to the front to complete the knot. This one millionth of the weaving art I was+ Read More

Winter outdoor hot mineral pools in Bulgaria
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 hot outside pool. We love snowflakes falling on us in the hot mineral water. We have been to many SPA hotels in Bulgaria and some of them we really enjoy. However, we are adventure-seekers and+ Read More

24 hours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
24 hours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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

Lviv, Ukraine – the place where you should go
Lviv, Ukraine – the place where you should go

Coffee, chocolate and kerosene lamps. Every year Eastern Europe becomes more and more popular among tourists. Because of this popularity many of the nice places for tourism became crowded and noisy. In 2013 one of my favourite guidebook publishers put Lviv in his top 10 cities to visit. The overflow of tourists is already felt+ Read More

Rose Picking in Bulgaria (Rozovo village and Enina village)
Rose Picking in Bulgaria (Rozovo village and Enina village)

The traditional Rose Picking in Bulgaria Between 5 am and 10 am is the time when you have to go to the rose fields for rose picking for the famous Bulgarian rose-oil. The morning dew usually keeps them nice and moist, but when they dry up and your hands get sticky, it’s time to hurry up.+ 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

Zheravna and Medven villages, Bulgaria
Zheravna and Medven villages, Bulgaria

I don’t know why but we were wandering around the town of Sungurlare, in Eastern Bulgaria. Driving near the closed Varbishki pass we took some strange road towards Medven village. On the way my wife was telling me about her childhood when her parents used to take her to a camping holiday by Luda Kamchia+ Read More

Viscri – Transylvania – Romania
Viscri – Transylvania – Romania

Many Saxon families arrived in Transylvania as colonists sent by Hungarian King Geza II in 1152. The Saxons created villages and towns that formed the appearance of this area in the past and nowadays. We stood in front of the closed wooden gate of a fortified white Saxon church. A lazy dog undisturbed and uninterested+ 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

The really high Highway – Transfăgărășan, Romania
The really high Highway – Transfăgărășan, Romania

Romania is one very colourful and very interesting country although it may be unknown for rest of the world. I want to share my experience in this beautiful country. Of course it represents only a small part of the wealth of this European country. Now we are going to climb the mountains with a car,+ Read More

Atanasovsko lake – basins with lye and therapeutic mud bath in the southern Burgas salt ponds, Bulgaria
Atanasovsko lake – basins with lye and therapeutic 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 of the rail line is still there. We crossed it a few days ago – at the+ 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

Nis, Serbia – the layers of history
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 one of the most visited cities in Serbia by Bulgarians. It has a beautiful central area, nice pubs offering delicious food and plenty of historical and cultural places for the dedicated tourists. Its closeness to+ Read More

Sighişoara – Romania
Sighişoara – Romania

Sighişoara Every time I’m amazed how beautiful and romantic places there are on the Balkans. These colourful old streets within the citadel of Sighisoara will always stay in my mind as one of the places where I would like to stay forever. I loved everything in this city an not only, Romania is really wonderful!+ Read More

The city of white marble – Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
The city of white marble – Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

It’s been more than a week since I returned from Turkmenistan and it is time to write a few words about my trip. It happened that the first entirely Asian country I visited was Turkmenistan and particularly its capital Ashgabat. Many people may wonder where this place is and I will try to give some+ 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

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

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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 “Here, where the Drina flows with the whole force of its green...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

Becoming an Islander – a journey to Saint Anastasia Island, Burgas, Bulgaria

How to spend a great time in the autumn in Burgas Going to Burgas and not visiting St. Anastasia Island...

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...

Sunny Beach – Bulgarian Las Vegas

Any traveler sometimes finds himself at places he would never visit voluntarily. Me, my wife and my daughter always try...

Discovering the Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

Ohrid Lake – Macedonian “seaside” There is never enough time to enjoy the places we visit to the maximum. Sometimes...

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...

24 hours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Exploring the small streets and coffee shops in the Old Town and Kapana art district in Plovdiv Plovdiv is a...

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...

Dead sea – where you cannot sink but you can drown

The views around the highway do not change much but the feeling of curiosity about the unknown grows and grows...

Atanasovsko lake – basins with lye and therapeutic 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...

The beauty of Thassos island in April, Northern Greece

Thassos island is located in the Aegean Sea and is one of the closest Greek Islands to Bulgaria (this is...

Lilac views from Zasele village, Vazova eco-path, Bulgaria

Spring is my favourite season for walks, it is not very warm but it is quite warmer than the previous...

The beautiful rocks near Sliven, Bulgaria (Sinite kamani)

I had heard a lot of Natural park “Blue Stones” (Sinite Kamani) near the Bulgarian city of Sliven but I...

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...

The tourist trail “Pod Kamiko” – village of Bov

f you are a guest of Sofia, you have to visit the mountains around our beautiful city. Of course the...

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