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.
Let me tell you a story. A story about a sweet kid with a backpack on her shoulders.
It was the last day of summer.. a summer that flew by so quickly and was so intense that she didn’t even realized it. So, she decided to do what she enjoys the most, to discover a new place.
Lavandula or more commonly known as lavender is a flower native to the Old World (Europe, Africa, Asia) and there are 39 species of this plant.
Jean Giono said “Lavender is the soul of Provence”, but he didn’t know that in Moldova you can find this flower as well. Only 39 km from Chisinau, in Cobusca Noua village in the Anenii Noi region, you’ll find a small Provence. Follow the lavender smell (or the signs) and you’ll end up in the right place.
Hey, hey, hey!
Attention, attention, attention!!! Tourists planning to visit the Republic of Moldova this weekend/ those who are already here/ moldovans that are not yet on holidays/ or anyone else!!!!
This weekend a Super-Duper festival will be organized – LAVENDER FEST 2016!!