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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…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Negotin to Paracin, Heroes and springs
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Negotin to Paracin, Heroes and springs

There’s no surprise there when you learn that on the way from Negotin to Paracin town in Eastern Serbia there will be traces of rich history to admire, but the lavish nature as well. It’s always like that when you go around Serbia! The distance between the two towns is less than 160 km which can easily be covered in a couple of hours, but one just has to make so many stops in order to see everything in this area – that I needed a sleepover on the way. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be possible to visit even a small part! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Iron Gate, the Roman road
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Iron Gate, the Roman road

Djerdap Gorge (or the Iron Gate) is the place in Serbia I have visited by bus with the group of tourists, by boat cruising along the Danube River, and by car while driving there myself few times. And I did it again, about 10 days ago! (more…)

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Heritage and nature of Despotovac
WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Heritage and nature of Despotovac

You may wonder why I have chosen the area of Despotovac town to be my first Serbian destination. I can almost hear the local people saying: “It’s simple, we have everything here!” And they are so right! (more…)

Bali Indonesia: MONKEYS, PYTHONS AND TIGERS (8)
Bali Indonesia: MONKEYS, PYTHONS AND TIGERS (8)

I can’t finish this series without dedicating one post to animals. All of you probably know stories about monkeys at the Monkey Forest or the Uluwatu Temple complex where they often take sunglasses or cameras from visitors. I have told you already that you should buy fruit before taking a walk towards the actual temple. Monkeys are believed to be guarding this holy complex, so they are not to be disturbed. You will come across them sitting on the fortified walls, peacefully, like waiting to be given some treat. (more…)

Bali Indonesia: FOOD, VOLCANO AND RICE FIELDS (7)
Bali Indonesia: FOOD, VOLCANO AND RICE FIELDS (7)

Bali is special in a lot of ways. I don’t usually write about food when traveling, but the Balinese colorful markets, such variety of fruit and spices, along with few unusual meals I had on the island, came to be truly memorable. (more…)

Bali Indonesia: WHAT TO BUY (6)
Bali Indonesia: WHAT TO BUY (6)

Okay, so we have covered the most popular places to visit in Bali so far, famous temples being among the first. And I did mention few things I bought in Bali, but I feel I should dedicate the whole post to souvenirs and things to bring from the island. Why? Well, maybe because I was surprised by few places I got to visit here. But also, because none of these things were expensive and they do help the community and local craftsmen. (more…)

Bali Indonesia: TRADITIONAL DANCE (5)
Bali Indonesia: TRADITIONAL DANCE (5)

The tradition of Bali is so colorful, radiating with life from every corner of the island being that the beach on the coast or the lush greenery inland. It is something you will witness in everyday life, it reflects in daily offerings, traditional dances, crafts etc. (more…)

Bali Indonesia: TEMPLES (4)
Bali Indonesia: TEMPLES (4)

Even though Bali is part of the (mostly Muslim) country of Indonesia, it has a strong Hindu tradition. More than 85 percent of the 4,2 million island inhabitants practice Balinese Hinduism. Hence so many Hindu temples – about 10,000 that are dedicated to different deities from the land and the sea. Bali is actually nicknamed The Island of Gods! (more…)

Bali Indonesia: THE MOTHER TEMPLE (3)
Bali Indonesia: THE MOTHER TEMPLE (3)

One of the landmarks I was eager to see in Bali was the so-called Mother Temple. It looked so surreal in all the photos I have seen thus far and I was so curious to climb up the ancient steps. (more…)

Bali Indonesia: PERFECT WEATHER (2)
Bali Indonesia: PERFECT WEATHER (2)

When I woke up that first morning in Bali, I didn’t know where I was exactly. The room was huge, there were birds singing outside in a manner that I have never heard before. I even looked up to see if maybe I have left the TV on the night before. Bright light was coming through the terrace door. Got up and opened it… Oh my! Where was all this last night! (more…)

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