Cuba: CHEERS, WITH A MOJITO OR TWO! (4)

Cuba has been famous for its rum since the 1500s. The rum pirates loved and drank so much was not the same as today's. Then, it was bitter and with high percentage of alcohol. Still, they did love to put sugar and few herbs in it. This mixture called draguecito or "little dragon" is probably … Continue reading Cuba: CHEERS, WITH A MOJITO OR TWO! (4)

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Kuba: ŽIVELI, UZ PONEKI “MOHITO”! (4)

Kuba je poznata po rumu još od 16. veka. Nije to isti onaj rum koji su voleli gusari i pili ga u enormnim količinama, taj je bio gorak i imao puno alkohola. Doduše, i pirati su voleli da dodaju malo šećera i travčica u svoje piće. Ova mešavina pod imenom "dragecito" (iliti "mali zmaj"), verovatno … Continue reading Kuba: ŽIVELI, UZ PONEKI “MOHITO”! (4)

Cuba: STEP ONTO HEMINGWAY’S BOAT (3)

The great American author Ernest Hemingway fell in love with Cuba on his first visit in 1932, attracted initially by fishing he enjoyed so much. But it wasn't until 1939 that he has decided to move to the island. He bought the house a year later, which I was on my way to (in a … Continue reading Cuba: STEP ONTO HEMINGWAY’S BOAT (3)

Kuba: IZVOLITE NA HEMINGVEJEV BROD (3)

Poznati američki pisac Ernest Hemingvej zaljubio se u Kubu 1932. kada je prvi put došao zbog pecanja, koje mu je bilo jedna od pasija. Ipak, tek 1939. je odlučio da se ovde i doseli. Kupio je kuću godinu dana kasnije... a ja sam se upravo tamo zaputila (u bočnom sedištu onog "rustičnog" motocikla, sećate se!). … Continue reading Kuba: IZVOLITE NA HEMINGVEJEV BROD (3)

Cuba: MY LITTLE BLUE TAXI – SIDECAR! (2)

Thought to type down few tips on things to do in Havana first, but I just can't wait to tell you about my lovely tour around the city, actually the outskirts of the city. So, we'll start off with a sidecar motorcycle. And Hemingway. And colorful street art... You think that they have nothing in … Continue reading Cuba: MY LITTLE BLUE TAXI – SIDECAR! (2)

Kuba: MOJ MALI TAKSI – DVOSED! (2)

Htedoh da prvo pređemo ono čuveno "šta videti" u Havani, ali prosto ne mogu da dočekam, a da se ne dotaknem jednog od obilazaka grada, odnosno predgrađa prestonice Kube. Zato ćemo početi od motocikla sa bočnim sedištem. I Hemingveja. I murala u svim bojama... Mislite da nemaju ništa zajedničko? E pa, razmislite ponovo! Naime, bila … Continue reading Kuba: MOJ MALI TAKSI – DVOSED! (2)

Cuba: WHAT NOBODY TOLD ME (1)

It's around 30 degrees Celsius in Belgrade, Serbia at the moment. Have been sitting in a local cafe, sipping lemonade when they started to play one of the songs from the Buena Vista Social Club! My memories from Cuba immediately emerged! And let me tell you, this is not the country only to be described … Continue reading Cuba: WHAT NOBODY TOLD ME (1)

Kuba: ONO ŠTO MI NIKO NIJE REKAO (1)

U Beogradu je oko 30 stepeni. Sedim u kafiću u kraju, pijuckam limunadu i upravo su pustili jednu od pesama sa albuma "Buena Vista sošal klab"! Odmah su mi projurile uspomene s Kube kroz glavu! I čujte, ovo nije zemlja koju možete da opišete kroz podatke i činjenice (iako će i toga biti dosta kroz … Continue reading Kuba: ONO ŠTO MI NIKO NIJE REKAO (1)

Let’s heat up the summer, it’s CUBA time!

What is the other word for bright sunshine, blue skies, turquoise waters, some rum in your beach cocktail with the sound of salsa in the background? Well, it's Cuba of course! The whole month will be dedicated to Cuba travel! Glimpses will take you to plunge into charming streets of Havana, stroll around the traditional … Continue reading Let’s heat up the summer, it’s CUBA time!

France: FOUND VAN GOGH IN ARLES! (7)

There was one more stop to do while in France. It was not that far from the French Riviera and I have figured that I did "cool down a bit" hopping from one place on the coast to the next, since it was that year when this part of Europe was unusually hot, being hit … Continue reading France: FOUND VAN GOGH IN ARLES! (7)

Francuska: KAKO SAM NAŠLA VAN GOGA U ARLU! (7)

Još jedna stanica me je čekala na putovanju kroz Francusku. Nije bilo daleko od Azurne obale, a i računala sam da sam se taman dovoljno "ohladila" trčkarajući s jednog mesta na obali do drugog, jer je te godine, 2003. (kako sam pominjala u ranijim tekstovima), bilo neuobičajeno vruće u ovom delu Evrope, pogođenom tropski vrelim … Continue reading Francuska: KAKO SAM NAŠLA VAN GOGA U ARLU! (7)

France: CHARM OF VILLAGES “SUR MER” (6)

Although not that popular as their neighbors Nice, Cannes or Monaco, smaller towns along the Côte d’Azur are actually the true reflection of French charm. Beaches are more pleasant, clean, less crowded, streets seem prettier, you can even meet a local at the cafe (not just tourists) and have a glass of wine in the … Continue reading France: CHARM OF VILLAGES “SUR MER” (6)

Francuska: ŠARM GRADIĆA “NA MORU” (6)

Iako nisu tako popularni kao njihovi susedi Nica, Kan i Monako, mali gradovi Francuske rivijere zapravo su pravi odraz šarma ove zemlje. Čini se da su plaže na ovom delu Azurne obale prijatnije, čistije, manje "napadnute" sa svih strana, uličice deluju lepše, čak možete da sretnete i meštane i popričate sa njima uz čašu vina, … Continue reading Francuska: ŠARM GRADIĆA “NA MORU” (6)

France: FRENCH RIVIERA HOPPING (5)

Before going to the Côte d'Azur, I have heard a lot about it, reading about "the famous names on the French Riviera beaches", exclusive resorts, Hollywood stars who once got wet in shallow waters of Cannes, Nice, Saint-Tropez, about princess Grace, Picasso's retreat. The Film Festival in Cannes or the Casino in Monte Carlo are … Continue reading France: FRENCH RIVIERA HOPPING (5)

Francuska: VOZOM DUŽ AZURNE OBALE (5)

Pre nego što sam otišla na Azurnu obalu, naravno da sam puno toga čula i pročitala o "poznatim imenima na plažama Francuske rivijere", ekskluzivnim odmaralištima i francuskim letovalištima, holivudskim zvezdama koje su se nekada brčkale u plićacima Kana, Nice, San Tropea, o princezi Grejs, Pikasovom odmorištu. Filmski festival u Kanu ili čuveni Kazino u Monte … Continue reading Francuska: VOZOM DUŽ AZURNE OBALE (5)

France: KNOCKING ON MONET’S DOOR (4)

Normandy, French province in the North, full of greenery, flowers, good cheese and wine, white cows with black spots, but it also houses few towns not to be missed when in the region. It is a two-hour train trip from Paris and you will get into town that became well known as the place where … Continue reading France: KNOCKING ON MONET’S DOOR (4)

Francuska: ISPRED MONEOVIH VRATA (4)

Normandija, francuska provincija na severu zemlje, puna zelenila, cveća, dobrog sira i vina, belih krava sa crnim šarama, i nekoliko gradova koje treba obavezno videti. Na dva sata putovanja vozom od Pariza, na primer, nalazi se grad koji je postao poznat po tome što je u njemu spaljena Jovanka Orleanka 1431. godine. Ali, ovaj grad … Continue reading Francuska: ISPRED MONEOVIH VRATA (4)