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Culture & History in Abu Dhabi

Did you know that Abu Dhabi is filled with cultural spots? The late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE knew the importance in which history and our past plays in our future, and very beautifully said: “He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and […]

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#TimesUp

The last few days, #TimesUp exploded all over social media, signifying a solidarity among men and women against sexual harassment in the US. Celebrities marked a very bold statement by wearing black at the 75th Golden Globes Awards where women were encouraged to speak up about their abuse experiences. That same night, history for women […]

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is located on the beautiful Saadiyat Island, which is the city’s cultural district. With approximately 8,000 sqm of galleries, it is the largest art museum in the Gulf region. Although the project has been a work in progress for 10 years, the museum opened its doors officially on 11th November 2017, and […]

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National day in the UAE

Yesterday, the UAE celebrated 46 years of unity. How a country so young has managed to achieve much more than many old world countries is attributed not only to the world’s 7th largest oil reserve, but more importantly to the vision of its leaders. 46 years ago, Bedouin UAE was unified by a legendary man, […]

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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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doha: a cultural snapshot

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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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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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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mother of the nation.

Today’s postcard is quite special as it features my experience at a brand new festival in Abu Dhabi called “Mother of the Nation” which takes place from 24th March – 2nd April.  If you live in Abu Dhabi, you will have noticed a display of colourful posters and a kaleidoscope of adverts throughout social media […]

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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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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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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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