Enveloped in lush greenery, natural springs, fresh air, and historic sites, Al Ain is located just 1.5 hours away from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The “Oasis” City is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE and was once an important stop along the caravan route between Oman and … Continue reading Discover Al Ain | The Oasis City
Qasr Al Hosn is Abu Dhabi's oldest building, constructed in the 1790's to serve as a watchtower and command post. Although it is located in the heart of the city centre today, back then, it protected the growing settlement and overlooked coastal trade activities. The national monument underwent an 11 year long restoration and was … Continue reading Why Qasr Al Hosn Should Be On Your Abu Dhabi Itinerary
Christmas is the most magical time of the year for my family and me. It is not only a time of reflection when Christ was born, but a time to recognize just how much of an impact that tiny baby has made in the world. I love to look back at traditions and appreciate how … Continue reading Christmas Around the World
With my mum in town, I thought it would be a nice share her recipe for Vanilice, a traditional Serbian cookie, baked during the holidays and special events, best enjoyed with a warm cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients: 200 gr. butter 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk 4 T powdered sugar 100 gr. … Continue reading Vanilice | Serbian Christmas Cookies
The dictionary defines an expatriate as "someone who lives outside of his/her native country" - which is the most basic definition possible. But once you get past that definition and really start to look into what an expat's life is really like, you start to understand that there is so much more to it. My … Continue reading Expat Life | What is it really like?
Everybody knows I adore ice cream. It’s no secret that where ever in the world I go, taking a break, means a visit to the “gelateria”. There is something so emotionally satisfying with every scoop, it always connects me with my childhood. My friend Monica, made my dream come true when she invited me to … Continue reading A gelato afternoon with Nonna
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 … Continue reading Ajvar | a jar of comfort
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 … Continue reading Road trip to Arandjelovac and Oplenac