Entries by Natania

Pinnawala, the home of Sri Lankan elephants

  Pinnawala is the elephant orphanage in the central part of Sri Lanka. It is located on the main road between the cities of Colombo and Kandy. Pinnawala became one of the most popular tourist attractions. And for tourists, the most interesting are feeding and bathing of elephants.   The history of the Pinnawala orphanage […]

Why traveling is good for our body and soul

  Traveling is an integral part of our lives. Every day we travel from our homes to work, or we plan where to go for a weekend or on a vacation. We are dreaming about the white sandy beaches in exotic destinations, snow-capped mountains, temples and cities of ancient civilizations, dense jungles and endless deserts. […]

Žiča, the Serbian monastery colored in red

  Žiča is the Serbian monastery from the beginning of the 13th century. It is one of the most important monasteries and monuments of the Serbian culture and Orthodox church.   But it is also known for one interesting thing: it is colored in red, which is a pretty much unusual color for a monastery. […]

Samos, the island of Pythagoras and Hera goddess

  Samos Island belongs to the Dodecanese archipelago in the eastern Aegean Sea. The Mycale Strait separates it from the Asian Minor (Anatolian peninsula), which belongs to Turkey today. Exactly, the strait is only 1.6 km wide at its narrowest point. This Greek island has a great ancient history, fantastic sweet muskat wines, crystal clear […]

Sahara desert, two days between the sand and sky

  Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, located on the African continent. And the name “Sahara” is derived from a dialectal Arabic word “ṣaḥra”, which means “desert“. We had an opportunity to visit it during our summer vacation in Tunisia. Well, it was in August 2004, but memories of Sahara desert scenes […]