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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kosančić circle

Today’s postcard comes to you from, Kosančić Circle, a historical area located just a walk away from the Kalemegdan fortress and Sava river. Named after an epic hero who died fighting in Kosovo in 1389, this charming quarter holds deep historical importance to the development of Belgrade in the 19th century and is a favourite among […]

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ajvar: a jar of comfort

If you visit Belgrade during the autumn season, you will notice the smoky smell of roasted peppers which fills the air. Amidst the fallen leaves which create a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours over the city, that overpowering smell can only mean one thing: it’s ajvar season. Ajvar is a savoury relish made from roasted red peppers across […]

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tesla & pupin: masterminds who changed our world forever

What I love about the autumn season in Belgrade, is not only the beautiful shades and colours that transform the city, but also how inviting the museums are. A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited two fascinating exhibitions in Belgrade – one was about the life and work of Nikola Tesla and the […]

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what is a slava?

 If you have a Serbian friend or have visited Serbia, you probably have heard the word “Slava” mentioned at least once. Having just returned from the Slava of my relatives, I realised its time to share a little bit more about this special tradition. By definition, Slava is a Serbian Orthodox Christian tradition of commemorating a family’s patron […]

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united arab emirates: an eternal love

Today marks exactly 5 years since I first arrived in the land of glitter and gold, the United Arab Emirates, and so I am very pleased to share with you my own personal kaleidoscope of this beautiful country. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit yet, the UAE is formed of […]

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zemun: an empire of its own

Happy Monday my dear fellow readers! If you live in the northern hemisphere like me, you have probably switched back your clocks one hour and acknowledge that winter is officially coming soon! Nevertheless, snuggle up and enjoy today’s postcard from Zemun, one of the most historical and beautiful neighborhoods in Belgrade. A short but rich history lesson first: Zemun’s […]

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savamala: a hidden gem

Belgrade has always been Europe’s gateway between East and West and is defined by diverse history and influence of cultures. So what have I been doing lately? Well…getting lost in all it’s charms of course, and this time I explored one of Belgrade’s oldest neighborhoods: Savamala. Located south of the Kalemegdan fortress and stretching along the Sava […]

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skadarlija: a bohemian affair

Happy Sunday dear readers! As I am enjoying the sunshine on a crisp autumn afternoon, I hope you will enjoy today’s postcard from Skadarlija – Belgrade’s charming Bohemian quarter. A charming cobblestone street filled with old fashioned restaurants which have been in the same place for over 150 years, Skadarlija, is the Montmartre of Belgrade – and […]

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serbian heritage: culture and cuisine of the past

Everyone who knows me, knows that I have a fine appreciation for cuisine. I love savouring each and every taste and discovering how the flavours complement each other. I love understanding the preparation method of the dishes, why certain ingredients go better together than others… and more than anything, I love admiring a beautifully plated dish. […]

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wiesbaden: history, shopping and wine!

My parents and I took a recent trip down memory lane to the charming city of Wiesbaden, located in Hessen, Germany.  For many years, Wiesbaden was the centre point for us while travelling home for the summer holidays, however we never spent too much time in tourism, as we did in shopping.  This trip however, was quite […]

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montenegro: day trip to kotor and tivat

Two weeks have passed by since our summer holiday in Montenegro and after filtering over 300 pictures, tonight, I am pleased to share a special postcard from our day trip to the medieval town of Kotor, and luxurious Porto Montenegro in Tivat. Arriving to Kotor around midday, we were greeted by a mesmerizing MSC cruise line just about […]

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montenegro: beaches of the riviera

Sitting here in cold and rainy Europe has made me miss the beach days spent in Montenegro, so today’s postcard comes to you from the beaches of the Budva Riviera. Our first beach experience was at Jaz beach which is located a 10 minute drive away from Budva city centre. Passing through the winding roads you catch a glimpse […]

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montenegro: a summer adventure

Hello fellow readers! I realise that it has been one month since my last post so, I certainly hope the next few will make up for the silence! After a hot and steamy summer spent discovering Serbia and my quick getaway to Berlin – I ended the official summer season with my fabulous travel partner, […]

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mokra gora: a moment back in time

During our recent visit to Zlatibor, we passed by a village called Mokra Gora (Wet Mountain) to experience a trip back in time. Mokra Gora is located on the slopes of the Zlatibor mountain and is popular today because it is home to the authentic narrow railway called Sargan 8 and ethno village, Drvengrad (Timber Town). […]

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zlatibor: mountain escape for the ultimate restoration

Why do city dwellers escape to the mountains during the weekends? Well I will tell you why – to find restoration which they lose from living in tall buildings and polluted air.  Today’s postcard features our recent trip to Zlatibor, a mountainous region located in South Western Serbia. Starting our journey from Belgrade at 7:00am, we […]

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royalty and natural mineral water

Today’s postcard highlights the second part of our “local travel” weekend. We visited the city of Aranđelovac which was named after the Archangel Gabriel and holds historical importance in Serbian history – it is the place where the first Serbian uprising against the Turks took place in 1804. My mother has visited the city many times […]

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hearts and traditions

Hello readers! This weekend my parents and I had the privilege to visit their friends in a mountain escape just outside of Belgrade called Rajac; which hosted the 35th Rajac Scythe Festival (in Serbian: Kosidba na Rajcu). The main part of the festival is the scything competition where participants (dressed in traditional Serbian dress) compete with each […]

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