Travel diary

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara | Abu Dhabi

I consider myself to be a seasoned hotelier by now, having spent 10 years of my life working in the industry, and 4 years studying the field. As much as I despise hotels at times, there is an element which hits a soft spot, and that is the magic which we lose sight of. Growing […]

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Discover Dubai | The Old City

While driving from Abu Dhabi to Dubai on the highway, for 45 minutes, you are surrounded by the calm desert landscape … until you blink and realise there are giant skyscrapers approaching you. This upcoming dynamic scenery can be a little bit intimidating in the beginning, however after a few moments you acclimatize to this […]

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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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Discover Al Ain

One of my favourite places to break away from the bustling city life, is Al Ain, located just 1.5 hours drive from Abu Dhabi and called the “Oasis” or “Garden” City thanks to its lush greenery, ancient palm oases and fresh weather. “Al Ain” which means “The Spring“,  is the birthplace of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan […]

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Discover Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is an incredible place to live, every resident will tell you that. From the easy going pace of life, to the first class healthcare, education, glitzy hotels, and countless options for dining and nightlife, it is growing on the global scene every day. The city is filled with growing possibilities, which make me […]

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Discover Prague

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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Snapshot | A summer of ice cream

My family is addicted to ice cream. No matter where in the world we are, it is like a basic need to indulge in the creamy, tasty goodness, no matter the weather. This summer, we visited Florence, the birthplace of gelato, and I am sure you can imagine just how many different varieties we indulged […]

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Discover Germany | 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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Discover Serbia | 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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Discover Italy | 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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Discover Italy | 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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Discover Italy | Cinque Terre

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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My Bucket List | 50 before 50

Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller – Ibn Battuta This is one of my all time favourite quotes, which I only truly understood the real meaning of, a few years ago. Travel has always been in my blood, and from an early age, my parents dedicated every summer holiday to […]

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Discover Qatar | Doha

My first encouter of Doha was in 2010 when I boarded a transit flight on Qatar Airways from Istanbul to Abu Dhabi where I was about to start a new chapter in my life. Almost 7 years later, I found myself at the same airport, only with a different sparkle in my eyes. While my […]

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Discover Seychelles | La Digue and Praslin

The Seychelles Islands archipelago represents beauty, harmony, tranquility, world famous beaches, colourful culture, and vibrant nature. During my short 5 day stay, I mixed ultimate relaxation and exploration, so here is a bit of history to start. The Seychelles Islands were officially discovered by the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama in 1503, settled by the […]

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Discover Seychelles | Mahe

I always knew that I wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday doing something different, memorable and amazing – and it was the perfect occasion to start ticking off my travel bucket list. Initially intended as an all-girls trip, destiny planned for me to take my first solo holiday to the Seychelles Islands and after a month […]

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Discover Serbia | Vrnjačka Banja

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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Discover Serbia | Danube Cruise

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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Discover Macedonia | Skopje

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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