A weekend in Bologna, Italy – the Medieval Manhattan
A weekend in Bologna, Italy – the Medieval Manhattan

How it feels to walk under thousands of porticoes, dozens of towers and tasting the best food in Italy A fresh morning walk under hundreds of beautiful porticoes. Little Anna is jumping and running around, happy about being let to walk and run by herself. We are all enjoying the start of the weekend in+ Read More

Trattoria Anna Maria – the most authentic place to feel tasty Bologna
Trattoria Anna Maria – the most authentic place to feel tasty Bologna

The only place where you can taste the real traditional home-made food from the Bolognese countryside Can you imagine a restaurant where the use of choppers, bread machines, pasta machines and any other mechanisation is strictly forbidden in the kitchen? There is this restaurant where the food is being prepared following more than 100 year-old+ Read More

Rafting Tara – crossing the deepest canyon in Europe
Rafting Tara – 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 the first ride Driving to Brstanovica – the starting point for rafting on the downstream of Tara River The driver of our SUV was a very funny person, explaining us where minefields were present along+ Read More

Dead sea – where you cannot sink but you can drown
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 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+ Read More

Lilac views from Zasele village, Vazova eco-path, Bulgaria
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 season. In Bulgaria there are so many beautiful and wild places to have a walk that it is sometimes hard to choose. This time we are going to a small village in Iskar Gorge –+ Read More

The biggest tourist attractions in Northwestern Bulgaria
The biggest tourist attractions in Northwestern Bulgaria

A walk around the Belogradchik rocks, Baba Vida fortress, Danube River among the main tourist attractions in Northwestern Bulgaria For people coming from South Bulgaria this region is a bit like a foreign country – we don’t know anything about it, we’ve heard a lot and whatever we see, we like it. And in our areas+ Read More

Rafting Tara – crossing the deepest canyon in Europe
Rafting Tara – 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 the first ride Driving to Brstanovica – the starting point for rafting on the downstream of Tara River The driver of our SUV was a very funny person, explaining us where minefields were present along+ Read More

Lazarki in Etara and the small streets of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Lazarki in Etara and the small streets of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

How we spent a wonderful rainy weekend in Veliko Tarnovo and Ethnographic complex Etar There’s nothing better than the bad weather – so says a famous Bulgarian book. This is even more valid for photographers because the more rain, the less people on the street and the better photo opportunities. Well, the fellow travellers of+ 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

A weekend in Bologna, Italy – the Medieval Manhattan
A weekend in Bologna, Italy – the Medieval Manhattan

How it feels to walk under thousands of porticoes, dozens of towers and tasting the best food in Italy A fresh morning walk under hundreds of beautiful porticoes. Little Anna is jumping and running around, happy about being let to walk and run by herself. We are all enjoying the start of the weekend in+ 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

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

The beautiful Blue rocks near Sliven, Bulgaria (Sinite kamani)
The beautiful Blue rocks near Sliven, Bulgaria (Sinite kamani)

I had heard a lot of Natural park “Blue rocks” (Sinite Kamani) near the Bulgarian city of Sliven but I had never seen them. I used to think “Ok, they are beautiful, but how beautiful some rocks could be after all?”, Finally I was happy to discover that I was wrong and the Blue rocks are really,+ 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

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

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

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

The Rhodopean mastodon, Bulgaria
The Rhodopean mastodon, Bulgaria

Anancus arvernensis – The Rhodopean mastodon It’s Friday and we are enjoying the pools with thermal water in Velingrad. We are almost in the center of the Rhodope Mountains and for the last two days we haven’t done anything tiring. But after all we got tired of lazing and we needed a walk, on sunset. Almost+ Read More

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A weekend in Bologna, Italy – the Medieval Manhattan

How it feels to walk under thousands of porticoes, dozens of towers and tasting the best food in Italy A...

Trattoria Anna Maria

Trattoria Anna Maria – the most authentic place to feel tasty Bologna

The only place where you can taste the real traditional home-made food from the Bolognese countryside Can you imagine a...

Drina River

Rafting Tara – 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...

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 Arab-style eggs with tomato sauce. There are many ways...

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...

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

Drina River

Rafting Tara – 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...

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...

Europe

A weekend in Bologna, Italy – the Medieval Manhattan

How it feels to walk under thousands of porticoes, dozens of towers and tasting the best food in Italy A...

Trattoria Anna Maria

Trattoria Anna Maria – the most authentic place to feel tasty Bologna

The only place where you can taste the real traditional home-made food from the Bolognese countryside Can you imagine a...

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...

Outside Europe

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 Arab-style eggs with tomato sauce. There are many ways...

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

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

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