Entries by Natania

Milos beaches, the hidden colorful gems of Cycladic island

    Milos beaches are simply wonderful. Thanks to its volcanic origin, Milos is known as the „island of colors“. The beaches look completely unreal! In a word, it is difficult to explain all the shades and colors of the rocks all around the island.   There are more than 70 beaches and about 140 km of coastline. And every beach is specific and different. Of course, it is not possible to visit all of them during a one or two-week vacation. For example, the fascinating beaches are Sarakiniko, Paliochori, Fyriplaka, Tsigardo, Paliorema, Kleftiko, etc. On Milos, you can find […]

Sailing around the Milos island

  Sailing is a fantastic adventure. It is a thousand years old and it still attracts people. One day trip or more days (weeks) is one of the most popular ways to relax and have a great vacation. During one of our summer holiday, my sister and I took a one-day sailing trip around the beautiful Milos Island. It is situated at the southernmost part of the Cyclades island complex in Greece. Its volcanic origin gave Milos a magnificent colorful landscape and a coastline with more than 70 beaches. Some of them are accessible only by sea. Milos is also […]

Jerusalem, the holy city of tears and hopes

  Jerusalem is one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world. It is located in the Middle East, surrounded by the Judean Mountains. The word Jerusalem means a “city of peace” in Hebrew. But for centuries it has been the place of many battles, devastations, and conquests. Everyone wanted to own it and claimed their right to it. Even today, both Israel and the Palestinian Authority claim Jerusalem as their capital. Jerusalem is situated in the desert without water and natural resources. But it is the holiest city to the three major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I always wondered why […]

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 water, and picturesque cities and villages. It was the birthplace of the famous philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, and the goddess Hera, the queen of the Greek gods as well. In ancient times it was a very rich and powerful city-state, […]

The best beaches on Samos island

    Samos is the eighth largest Greek island and belongs to the Dodecanese archipelago in the eastern Aegean. The coastline of Samos is 159 km long. The beaches are known for the crystal clear water, and the hills and lush greenery that surround them. You can enjoy the organized beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas, and cafes, or those hidden in coves in the beautiful nature. Besides beaches, this Greek island is known for its rich history, fantastic muscat wines, as well as picturesque towns and villages. More about Samos can be found here. And now let’s take a walk around […]

The spice tour on Zanzibar Island

  The spice tour is one of the most popular tours on Zanzibar Island. Actually, Zanzibar is known as “The Spice Island” because of its important role in supplying exotic spices to the rest of the world for centuries. The most famous Zanzibar spices are cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, turmeric, ginger… All of them are an integral part of Zanzibar’s cuisine, a fantastic mix of Indian, African and Arabic dishes. On a spice tour, depending on the time of year, you can see how spices, herbs, and fruits grow on small and organic farms. We were really surprised by […]

Exhibition “Serbian Royal Portraits”

  Exhibition “Serbian Royal Portraits” is a place where the history of two Serbian royal families, Karadjordjević and Obrenović is intertwined. An exhibition was opened in mid-November 2019 in Belgrade, in the House of Jevrem Grujić. For the first time in one place, two dynasties that had major roles in the history of Serbia are linked together. Although at first sight, they may seem like separate stories, the fates of the members of both families are very connected. While you are strolling around through salons of the House of Jevrem Grujić, you slowly forget the present and return to the […]

Wieliczka Salt Mine, a popular underground destination

  Wieliczka is a salt mine located in southern Poland, close to the city of Krakow. Because of its great role in the history of Poland and the country’s wealth, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1978. Wieliczka is not an ordinary salt mine. Although it is officially closed for commercial use, small amounts of salt are still occasionally extracted. And this makes it one of the oldest active mines in Europe and in the world. It became a popular tourist attraction, meaning that over one million tourists visit the salt mine every year. So if […]

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 The elephants are very important and sacred animals in Sri Lanka. You can see them on safari tours in national parks, in orphanages, and sometimes freely walking along roads. The first orphanage was established in 1972, it was located at the Wilpattu National Park. Later […]

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. And sometimes we travel to other cities, countries or continents because of work. It sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

The Eupalinos Tunnel, ancient engineering wonder

  The Tunnel of Eupalinos is located on Greek Samos island, in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is an ancient engineering wonder, considering that it was built in the 6th century B.C. to serve as an aqueduct. And it is inscribed on the UNESCO Heritage site list since 1992. I was fascinated by the story about this tunnel. Therefore I decided to visit it during my vacation on Samos in August last summer. And it was a very interesting experience. So, let’s walk together through the fantastic ancient Greek world!   The story about the Eupalinos tunnel If Herodotus (481-425 B.C.), […]

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. Building the endowment was very spread among the Serbian rulers in the Middle Ages. They built monasteries and churches, and one of them is the monastery of Žiča, as well. Because of its significant role in history and its cultural treasure, it was declared a […]

Israel, the place where the past and present live together

  The past and present are mixed and merged into a miraculous world in which there are many rules. But one of them stands out: Israel is a Holy land. More precisely, in Israel, there are the largest sacred sites of three religions and a place of pilgrimage for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.   Today’s state of Israel is located on the southeast coast of the Mediterranean Sea and on the northern coast of the Red Sea. It borders with Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan in the east, Egypt in the southwest, as well as with […]

Colmar, the fairy tale town in Alsace valley

    Colmar is a true small town from a fairy tale.   When you step into its old part, the only thing you want is to get lost among the winding alleyways and colorful houses. Each of them is painted in a different color, with flowers on the windows and various types of decorations. It is additionally decorated during the Christmas holiday, which makes it even more interesting.     We spent a few hours in Colmar during our journey through the Alsace and Schwarzwald regions with Filip travel agency, in April 2016. Well, it was a very pleasant […]

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 are still enduring. Visiting Tunisia without seeing Sahara is not a complete trip. Even if it takes two or three days of your vacation, it is worth seeing. During the trip, you cross over 1.000 km by bus and by jeep. It is a very […]