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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…)

Bali Indonesia: SINGAPORE TO BALI (1)
Bali Indonesia: SINGAPORE TO BALI (1)

Who would have thought Bali would become such a “trendy” island! I mean, sure, it was always popular because of its beauty, wonderfully lush nature and tradition, its dear smiling people, but this is way above what I might have expected few years ago when I visited for the first time. While I was thinking about this Bali series for the blog, I often stumbled across posts and photos from Bali, “things to do”, “ultimate places to visit” etc. and it seems like – everybody is in Bali at the moment or they have just come back from the place! You can’t even say that you like to travel if you haven’t been to Bali yet, right! It’s fascinating how the place can “explode” in a relatively short period of time! (more…)

BALI, Island of Gods!

It’s time for one beautiful island everyone seems to be talking about lately!

Travel-to-Bali-series-temple-Pin-Glimpses-of-the-WorldLocated near the Equator and being one of the 17,000 Indonesian archipelagos, it lies between Java and Lombok, and it’s surrounded by the Indian Ocean.

Even though relatively small and remote, it makes everyone who visits fall in love with the place at first sight. You probably know thus far which island I am referring to. (more…)

France eBook is LIVE!

FREE for Valentine’s Day 2018!

What better gift to get or give on this day than the book about France, right! Well, your free copy is waiting for you on Kindle store on February 14th and 15th. Just click HERE!

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And that’s not all!

Given that it’s not just the Valentine’s Day today, but also – my birthday, I have decided to make it even more memorable for blog’s followers!

All the Glimpses’ friends have already received email earlier today with the info about the eBook promotion and a link to – five FREE VALENTINE’S CARDS each with a genuine travel photo included.

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Have a magnificent and dazzling day! <3

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What Nobody Told Me FRANCE is live!

The first trip to this mesmerizing country is always memorable, so I just had to pack mine into one charming book. And just imagine – while reading about places to visit in the capital of Paris or Nice on the French Riviera, strolling in the footsteps of Claude Monet or Vincent van Gogh, you will be accompanied by not one but two guides, one of whom has just stepped out of the 19th century!

Interested?

Well, just grab your own copy on Amazon Kindle and enjoy the ride. You’ve never had a trip like this before, that’s for sure!

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You might want to check out the new Author Page on Amazon. It would really be helpful if you would consider following, or getting the eBook and writing few kind words in a review.

All of you who are on the Glimpses‘ mailing list, you have already been informed about the France eBook pre-order period and its special price. If on the other hand you haven’t subscribed yet, and you would like to be added to this list and notified of the future promotions, just click here. And welcome to the Glimpses‘ friends group!

This is the second book in the series What Nobody Told Me, after the Dubai eBook has been launched few months ago. (Reviews are more than welcome!) Can’t wait to start thinking about the next one!

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