The city with many names: Split in Croatian, Spalato in Italian, Spalatro in Dalmatian, Ασπάλαθος Aspálatos in ancient Greek. Whichever name you decide to use, you should know that all of them come from the calicotome spinosa, a very common plant for this area whose seeds are used to produce a fragrant oil.
I really love Greece, as well as to spend my summer holidays there. Beside the fact that Greece is a beautiful country, it is one of the best price-quality ratio in the region.
Scroll to the end of the page to see the video from Zakynthos.
For my third visit to Greece, I chose Zakynthos, which is the third largest island of the Ionian Islands and it is known as the “Flower of the East”. Are you asking yourself why one of the most western Greek islands is called so? Geographically, it is situated on the western edge of the Eurasian tectonic plate, but historically it was offering important harbourage on the eastern edge of the Ionian Sea, right at the centre of the divided Roman Empire.
Montenegro or Crna Gora, which means Black Mountain, is a small country in the Balkan region with less than 700,000 inhabitants. It became an independent state in 2006 with a peaceful referendum. Mainly mountainous, the territory of Montenegro astonishes for its variety of landscape.
Dubrovnik is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places of all the Dalmatian coast of Croatia and in the same time one of the most popular touristic destinations. The city is a former fortress of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, on whose rebuilt walls you can walk along. It was founded in the 7th century under the name Ragusium, meaning people living on the cliff.
Sarajevo is more than an unexploited touristic city, even more than a meeting of cultures, good food and great sunsets. Every well informed tourist knows that Sarajevo is a place where history left its marks with wounds, which are still far from heal up.
If you ever happen to be in Zagreb on a winter morning with minus 15 degrees, please, feel free to go to Kava Tava in Tkalćićeva 12. The place is open from 7 a.m. and apart from the classic “eggs based breakfast” they have amazing pancakes (try the one covered with chocolate, you won’t regret). Moreover, their hot chocolate is something to die for.
And this time for real. Each time I was up to write about one of my trips, something stopped me, but I missed sharing my stories with you and write something different from philosophical concepts of civilization or corruption problems and lack of trust in institutions.
Yes, you got it right, my life is pretty full with studies because now I’m in Sarajevo, BiH, pursuing my Master Degree in Human Rights and Democracy in South East Europe.
I have been asked so many times, what can someone visit in the Republic of Moldova. Moreover, several times when I showed some pictures of our landscapes, I have been asked where are those beauties and why people don’t know about them.
The truth is: we don’t know our country as well as we know others. When a tourist asks us for advises, we usually can’t give them any, besides Chisinau, Old Orhei or Soroca..
Hello everyone!!! It’s been a week since my return home.
One week can turn in an active, stressful, full of breathtaking views, delicious food, friendly talks and unforgettable time! In 8 days, I have visited 7 cities, I traveled twice by plane, I changed 6 buses and 3 blabla cars (I will speak about that later). I spent good time with 3 of my old and good friends in 3 different countries and all 3 of them are Cristina. Funny, no?
Here is the 365 day of the year…
Some of us spend this day to walk through the year and draw up a list of work to be done. Others use it to make a list in order to review the year. Usually I’m doing this list in my mind and I’m rarely sharing it with people, but this year I decided to share it with you.