Europe

Travel Diary | St. Petersburg

Every year, my family and I take a trip during summer to a new destination. This year’s quest for new discoveries and memories took us to St. Petersburg – a city, synonymous with ballet, Faberge eggs, matrushka dolls, caviar, and of course being the capital of Imperial Russia. The city was discovered in 1703 by […]

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In pictures | the magic of Spring

Spring is absolutely one of the most charming seasons – is there anything more beautiful than watching the trees come to life after a long gloomy winter? Or catching the scent of blooming flowers as they fill the air? Living in the UAE, has indeed, made me miss the change of seasons, however I was […]

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Cruising the Mediterranean with MSC cruises

“Once a year, go some place you have never been before” – Dalai Lama My family and I have enjoyed short boat rides during seaside holidays, however never embarked on a long haul cruise before, so when my father asked us to vote between a Mediterranean cruise or trip to Singapore – our votes were […]

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Prague | Travel back in time

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, frozen in medieval charm. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia (today called Czech Republic), whose charms inspired an entire movement of “La Boheme” artists, writers and musicians to pursue creativity, love, peace and freedom. I visited the enchanting city with my parents […]

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Heidelberg | Through the eyes of 3 travellers

Heidelberg is one of the most charming cities in Germany, with its beautiful Neckar River promenade, picturesque old bridges, and Renaissance castle ruins. The city is a tourist haven thanks to its famous universities and colleges, historic sights and wide range of dining experiences. When I visited my brother, who was studying there a few […]

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Best of Belgrade | 15 incredibly unique & cool concepts to visit!

There is no shortage of quirky cafes, exotic restaurants and vibrant nightlife venues in Belgrade’s ever growing food and beverage scene. One of my favourite things to do when I visit, is to endlessly stroll the streets and discover the newest unique concepts.  As I love sharing my discoveries with my readers, I have decided […]

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Travel Diary | Explore Novi Sad

Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city, is located 1 hour north of Belgrade in the fertile region of Vojvodina. The city was the epitome of culture and finesse, earning it the name “Serbian Athens”, where every Serbian poet, writer, artist, painter and journalist once lived or worked. Novi Sad flourished in the 18th century under […]

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Fall in love with Florence!

I have visited many beautiful Italian cities, each one with it’s own charm and importance, however it wasn’t until this summer when I stepped foot into Florence, that I was captivated by the city. For those who do not know (yet), I am very passionate about history – I simply love to learn about the […]

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Travel Diary | One day in Pisa

My family and I enjoyed a day trip to Pisa to see it’s world renowned “Leaning Tower”, located only 50 minutes away from Florence by train. At first sight, the Tuscan town is like any other in the region, set against a backdrop of vivid greenery, low lying buildings and a long medieval history. Upon arrival […]

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Cinque Terre | A visitor’s guide

The Cinque Terre (five lands) is one of the most charming and colourful regions of Italy, located along the North Western coast of Liguria. The remoteness of the cliff-side fishing towns, paved a relaxed and easygoing way of life for the local residents, until the tourism boom hit a few years ago. The region today […]

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vrnjačka banja: healing waters and eternal love

My never-ending quest to uncover the beauty of Serbia has recently led me to a spa town called Vrnjačka Banja, where I spent 3 days immersing both mind and soul in the bountiful nature. Geographically the town is located 200km south of Belgrade, in the south-central region called Raška (the centre of the Serbian Kingdom in […]

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secrets of the danube.

A few weeks ago, you may remember my post “a hill, like no other“, where I explored the bountiful nature of the Danube River from Eastern Serbia with my parents. Disappointed that we could not take a river cruise, I was on the hunt to find an alternative, and found my luck with Serbian Adventures. Offering a […]

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skopje: a timeless city

Good morning readers! I hope you are cooling off the summer sun by indulging in a scrumptious ice cream, sipping refreshing cocktails, or lazing by a body of water. Today I am very happy to share with you a postcard about my incredible recent trip to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, which has been on […]

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a hill, like no other.

After a long weekend visiting my grandparents in the countryside, I felt my inner travel bug calling, yearning for an adventure, for a new discovery. Luckily,  I’m very blessed to have incredible parents who share a sense of travel and adventure like me, so rather than driving the boring route back to Belgrade, we packed our bags, […]

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avala: a mountain escape

Good morning fellow readers! I am back in Serbia for the summer and have been spending my time with family, friends and of course, exploring beautiful places. One of my oldest friends visited us for a week and we couldn’t resist taking him to enjoy the beautiful nature of Serbia. I am pleased to share […]

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istanbul part 3: spontaneity is the essence of life

What happens when two women don’t pay attention in traffic? Well, usually chaos – however our mini chaos turned out to be an extremely enriching and exciting adventure. As usual, we started our day with a scrumptious Turkish breakfast and planned to spend the larger part of our day exploring Topkapi Palace; which according to […]

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istanbul part 2: sultanahmet district

Our second day started with the most beautiful sunshine, warmth and Turkish breakfast (which became our ritual for the next few days). We planned to visit the historical sights of Sultanahmet District which is a few tram stops away from our hotel. The tram system in Istanbul is highly commendable and extremely easy to use. It is […]

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istanbul: where the east meets the west

Today’s postcard is a flashback to a special trip taken earlier this year. My mum and I visited Istanbul in March to celebrate my birthday, and despite the chilly weather, we had an incredible time. Known as the magical meeting place between the East and West, Istanbul has been a traveler’s dream for centuries, and so I am […]

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the magic of winter

Having lived in Africa throughout our childhood, my brother and I never considered winter to be a magical season. Our festive holidays were spent tanning by the swimming pool – the furthest thing you can imagine from snow! It wasn’t until I moved to Switzerland for university, when I got my real first taste of winter. […]

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a city oasis: ada ciganlija

What I love about Belgrade is how diverse it is, catering to every type of interest all year long.  If you enjoy culture, history, shopping, gastronomy, sightseeing – Belgrade has it all! Tonight’s postcard however explores a calmer part of Belgrade, an oasis of recreation and relaxation. Located on a small peninsula in the centre of […]

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