Mezek fortress and the attractions in Svilengrad, Bulgaria
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 you are staying in a small Bulgarian town on a Saturday night, there is a risk you found yourself next to the local disco bar, listening to the noise of the party all night. This+ Read More

Mezek Thracian Tomb, Bulgaria – how a legend turned out to be true
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 because of trips like this one. No actual wonders happened, but it was a wonderful and memorable journey to a little known area of Bulgaria. And everything went simple, like all the good things in the+ Read More

Chasing the Orange wine through Bulgarian Tuscany – visiting Villa Melnik winery
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 village of Harsovo (Villa Melnik), we enjoy the landscape of green hills and vines all around. At the foot of Pirin mountains, the afternoon sun and the beautiful views make us imagine Tuscany. A hill+ Read More

The Devil’s bridge
The Devil’s bridge

Searching for the Devil on the Devil’s bridge The Devil’s bridge is an old ottoman bridge in Bulgaria which connected Thrace with Aegean Sea. It was built by a Bulgarian builder named Dimitar between 1515 and 1518 in order of sultan Selim I. The Bulgarian name of this bridge is “Дяволски мост” (Diavolski most –+ 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

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

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

Coffee, chocolate, cathedrals and kerosene lamps are among the best attractions in Lviv 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+ 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

Mezek fortress and the attractions in Svilengrad, Bulgaria
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 you are staying in a small Bulgarian town on a Saturday night, there is a risk you found yourself next to the local disco bar, listening to the noise of the party all night. This+ 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

The new Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 Bridge in Mostar, I saw a man with a bandaged foot, getting ready to jump from the bridge in the cold waters of Neretva river. He actually appeared to be a local showman, trying to+ 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

Sibiu – the beating heart of Romania
Sibiu – the beating heart of Romania

I am reading one of my old posts. It was a big journey through Romania and I don’t remember everything in details. Eh, it is good that I write these posts so I do not forget. So it is good idea to write a new one. In this article I will tell you about our visit+ Read More

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

How it feels in the strangest country I have been so far – 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+ 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

Sunny Beach – Bulgarian Las Vegas
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 to avoid crowded and noisy places but for some odd reason we spent our summer holiday in exactly this kind of place – Sunny Beach – the biggest and most crowded resort on Bulgarian Black+ Read More

Mezek Thracian Tomb, Bulgaria – how a legend turned out to be true
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 because of trips like this one. No actual wonders happened, but it was a wonderful and memorable journey to a little known area of Bulgaria. And everything went simple, like all the good things in the+ 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

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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...

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, Italy

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, 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...

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...

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,...

Bulgaria

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...

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...

The Balkans

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...

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, Italy

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, 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...

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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