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MALTA: Sea, beaches and the Blue Lagoon
MALTA: Sea, beaches and the Blue Lagoon

When I have decided to travel to Malta this summer, I was certainly looking forward to spending time by the sea. One just has to be allured by the surreal colors of the see-through water, cozy coves and interesting rock formations. I am not really into lying on sunbeds all day long, but one of my must-dos was of course to plunge few times and see all those famous beaches. (more…)

MDINA MALTA, The silent city
MDINA MALTA, The silent city

The former Malta capital Mdina is not to be missed. This is where the Maltese diverse heritage really comes to life. On one hand this was a bustling town during the Romans, while on the other the name itself reveals that it has something to do with the Arabs (medina meaning ‘town’ in Arabic). (more…)

VALLETTA MALTA, points of interest
VALLETTA MALTA, points of interest

Malta was not a destination I gave much thought earlier, at least not before I have visited the Old Town on Rhodes Greece. Not only that it is well kept and still in use, but it was built by – the Maltese knights (or the knights of Rhodes who fled the island after the Ottoman invasion). I am not into “secret societies” or any kind of conspiracy theories and “great orders”, but I am always stunned by such history monuments. Just imagine – the Malta capital wouldn’t be there if things happened differently! All those narrow streets of Valletta that separate buildings made of beige stone, various ornaments, Baroque palaces, all of that sprung from the 16th century onward when the knights began their rule on the island. (more…)

Off to explore Malta

travelogue-from-Malta-pinThis time we are off to Malta, a small archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean, right beneath Sicily and close to Africa. No wonder that it was invaded numerous times throughout history by various conquerors – from Phoenicians and Romans, Arabs and the knights, to the British.

Their legacy in monuments and culture lives on, deeply embedded into the Maltese tradition. (more…)

Get active on Tara Serbia
Get active on Tara Serbia

One just has to admire beautiful landscapes of Tara mountain when coming to West Serbia, but – do you know that there are ways to experience more, to get involved and connect with that lavish nature? All of you who are into active holiday, pay attention, because you are in for a true adventure – horse riding, cycling, canyoning and paddling down the Drina river! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: What to see in Loznica
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: What to see in Loznica

It so happened that I have come to Loznica from Kokin Brod, driving through thick fog and rain in Zlatibor, hoping it will stop after Uzice, but then sharp curves on Kadinjaca disappeared into the mist again. Driving along Drina river brought some relief, but it wasn’t until I reached Loznica that I felt like entering a bustling civilization. It wasn’t all green yet, but it surely blossomed! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Arilje, town of raspberries
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Arilje, town of raspberries

Let me take you to Serbian town of Arilje and believe me, you will be surprised! The town is known for raspberries and local cotton, but it’s also home to caves, waterfalls, medieval fortresses, authentic frescoes, beaches and healing springs. Just keep reading and see for yourself what a journey this is going to be! (more…)

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Since this is one special festive week (given the fact that not only that the Valentine’s Day is coming up on February 14th, but also my birthday), I have a special SURPRISE for you! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Witty town of Ivanjica
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Witty town of Ivanjica

Next time you travel to Western Serbia, go a bit more to the south from Cacak town and stop by Ivanjica. And then just choose among all those things to do in Ivanjica, whether to see history monuments, go Golija mountaineering, to visit 13th century monasteries or caves and lakes. It’s all there in a range of few dozen kilometers! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Prijepolje
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Prijepolje

When you come to Western Serbia, make sure to stop by Prijepolje town as well. Whether you are interested in religious monuments, beautiful landscapes or an adrenaline holiday, this is the place to be. There will be a lot of nice memories and surreal photographs to bring back home! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Old train and Kusturica
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Old train and Kusturica

There are few more places around Uzice town in Western Serbia one should visit. If you keep driving towards Tara Mountain, you will reach the Mokra Gora area, famous for Emir Kusturica’s Drvengrad, the old train route and the Serbian clairvoyant family. On the other side of the town there is also a small settlement called Kosjeric with its rural tourism. Such variety! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Pozega-Uzice, Things to do
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Pozega-Uzice, Things to do

When you come to Western Serbia, the road will take you by Pozega and Uzice town. If you don’t want to miss things to do here, make sure to read the post first. Because I visited them both! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Tara Mountain, things to do
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Tara Mountain, things to do

Nature was so generous to Western Serbia that it covered it in lush forests, torrential springs and picturesque mountains. Such is the Tara Mountain! They say that those who visit once tend to keep coming again and again. People seem to be captivated by the surroundings with typical regional features and yet so specific that it cannot be compared to any other mountain in Serbia. (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Zlatibor
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Zlatibor

Zlatibor Mountain is among the most popular tourist destinations in Serbia and there’s a reason for that. Still, there are visitors who don’t leave the center of this lavish mountain while on vacation, not aware of all the beauties and possibilities the whole area has to offer. In this post you will thus find everything you need to know about the mountain attractions that actually make Zlatibor so special. (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Zlatar and Uvac National Park
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Zlatar and Uvac National Park

There comes a moment when one would gladly escape the city and all that concrete and hide among dense trees reflecting against water surface, somewhere where it’s possible to breath in and out, where intact landscapes leave a man speechless. Even better if one can learn about the local history and culture at the same time. If you are among those, and you also like buckwheat pie or pancakes, there’s just the right place for you. Pack your bags and go to the Zlatar Mountain! (more…)

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