WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Prijepolje

When you come to Western Serbia, make sure to stop by Prijepolje town as well. Whether you are interested in religious monuments, beautiful landscapes or an adrenaline holiday, this is the place to be. There will be a lot of nice memories and surreal photographs to bring back home! FROM BELGRADE: about 290 km FROM … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Prijepolje

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WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Old train and Kusturica

There are few more places around Uzice town in Western Serbia one should visit. If you keep driving towards Tara Mountain, you will reach the Mokra Gora area, famous for Emir Kusturica’s Drvengrad, the old train route and the Serbian clairvoyant family. On the other side of the town there is also a small settlement … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Old train and Kusturica

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Pozega-Uzice, Things to do

When you come to Western Serbia, the road will take you by Pozega and Uzice town. If you don’t want to miss things to do here, make sure to read the post first. Because I visited them both! FROM BELGRADE: 195 km to Uzice (Pozega to Uzice – about 20 km) FROM NIS: 240 km … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Pozega-Uzice, Things to do

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Tara Mountain, things to do

Nature was so generous to Western Serbia that it covered it in lush forests, torrential springs and picturesque mountains. Such is the Tara Mountain! They say that those who visit once tend to keep coming again and again. People seem to be captivated by the surroundings with typical regional features and yet so specific that … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Tara Mountain, things to do

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Zlatibor

Zlatibor Mountain is among the most popular tourist destinations in Serbia and there’s a reason for that. Still, there are visitors who don’t leave the center of this lavish mountain while on vacation, not aware of all the beauties and possibilities the whole area has to offer. In this post you will thus find everything … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Things to do in Zlatibor

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Zlatar and Uvac National Park

There comes a moment when one would gladly escape the city and all that concrete and hide among dense trees reflecting against water surface, somewhere where it’s possible to breath in and out, where intact landscapes leave a man speechless. Even better if one can learn about the local history and culture at the same … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Zlatar and Uvac National Park

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Negotin to Paracin, Heroes and springs

There’s no surprise there when you learn that on the way from Negotin to Paracin town in Eastern Serbia there will be traces of rich history to admire, but the lavish nature as well. It’s always like that when you go around Serbia! The distance between the two towns is less than 160 km which … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Negotin to Paracin, Heroes and springs

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Iron Gate, the Roman road

Djerdap Gorge (or the Iron Gate) is the place in Serbia I have visited by bus with the group of tourists, by boat cruising along the Danube River, and by car while driving there myself few times. And I did it again, about 10 days ago! To be honest, I couldn’t wait to see the … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Iron Gate, the Roman road

WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Heritage and nature of Despotovac

You may wonder why I have chosen the area of Despotovac town to be my first Serbian destination. I can almost hear the local people saying: “It’s simple, we have everything here!” And they are so right! Just look at this photo below – this is where I am right now, at the restaurant overlooking … Continue reading WEEKEND IN SERBIA: Heritage and nature of Despotovac

Bali Indonesia: MONKEYS, PYTHONS AND TIGERS (8)

I can’t finish this series without dedicating one post to animals. All of you probably know stories about monkeys at the Monkey Forest or the Uluwatu Temple complex where they often take sunglasses or cameras from visitors. I have told you already that you should buy fruit before taking a walk towards the actual temple. … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: MONKEYS, PYTHONS AND TIGERS (8)

Bali Indonesia: FOOD, VOLCANO AND RICE FIELDS (7)

Bali is special in a lot of ways. I don’t usually write about food when traveling, but the Balinese colorful markets, such variety of fruit and spices, along with few unusual meals I had on the island, came to be truly memorable. Just imagine – rainy day, beautiful rice fields inland, the road curving up … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: FOOD, VOLCANO AND RICE FIELDS (7)

Bali Indonesia: WHAT TO BUY (6)

Okay, so we have covered the most popular places to visit in Bali so far, famous temples being among the first. And I did mention few things I bought in Bali, but I feel I should dedicate the whole post to souvenirs and things to bring from the island. Why? Well, maybe because I was … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: WHAT TO BUY (6)

Bali Indonesia: TRADITIONAL DANCE (5)

The tradition of Bali is so colorful, radiating with life from every corner of the island being that the beach on the coast or the lush greenery inland. It is something you will witness in everyday life, it reflects in daily offerings, traditional dances, crafts etc. Daily offerings Every morning you will come across small … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: TRADITIONAL DANCE (5)

Bali Indonesia: TEMPLES (4)

Even though Bali is part of the (mostly Muslim) country of Indonesia, it has a strong Hindu tradition. More than 85 percent of the 4,2 million island inhabitants practice Balinese Hinduism. Hence so many Hindu temples – about 10,000 that are dedicated to different deities from the land and the sea. Bali is actually nicknamed … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: TEMPLES (4)

Bali Indonesia: THE MOTHER TEMPLE (3)

One of the landmarks I was eager to see in Bali was the so-called Mother Temple. It looked so surreal in all the photos I have seen thus far and I was so curious to climb up the ancient steps. The guide took me to one of the sarong workshops where women painted beautiful patterns … Continue reading Bali Indonesia: THE MOTHER TEMPLE (3)

Jordan: AQABA VACATION (7)

Jordanian resort of Aqaba is well known and very interesting considering the fact that you can come for a vacation, but also visit few extremely attractive locations at the same time such as Petra or Wadi Rum. It might not be the best idea to come during summer though, because of the weather and high … Continue reading Jordan: AQABA VACATION (7)

Jordan: JERASH, THE ROMAN ARABIA (6)

If you go north from Amman, you will get to the place not to be missed when you travel to Jordan. This is one of the most important historical places in Jordan, one of the most significant Roman cities in the region that is well preserved to this day. So, prepare yourself for the incredible … Continue reading Jordan: JERASH, THE ROMAN ARABIA (6)

Jordan: MOUNT NEBO AND JORDAN RIVER (5)

For those of you not that into Judaism or Christianity, you should know that Jordan houses some of the most important monuments related to religion. You have probably heard about the Dead Sea and Petra or you plan to visit, but be prepared for few surprises in the kingdom. The whole region of the Middle … Continue reading Jordan: MOUNT NEBO AND JORDAN RIVER (5)

Jordan: CITY OF PETRA (3)

There was Petra in some movie (and it wasn’t the Indiana Jones III) when I saw it for the first time. I was sure that it was just another movie set, because “there is no way that this really exists”. Well, you can get the picture of how surreal the sight is, even in person! … Continue reading Jordan: CITY OF PETRA (3)

Jordan: AMMAN, THINGS TO DO (2)

When traveling to Jordan, one of the stops to do is certainly the capital Amman, probably different from what you might expect. This is one modern city with the usual traffic jams (Arabic style!), cozy hotels, nice walkways, shopping malls with everything from Starbucks to Prada. The country is populated by Arab Muslims and it … Continue reading Jordan: AMMAN, THINGS TO DO (2)