Australia Great Ocean Road twelve 12 Apostles

Great Ocean Road

“Look at this gorgeous little bay. The water looks incredibly clear and calm.” “Yah, we should bring our swimming gear and make time for a short swim. It will be the middle of spring, so I am sure that being Australia, it will be warm enough.” This was me and Bogdan, looking at a video from Loch Ard Gorge and planning our Great Ocean Road trip. Now every time we remember that talk we burst into laugh, because the situation couldn’t have been more different than we have envisioned it. We were greeted by sharp winds from Antarctica and not […]

Australia Kangaroos

Feeding and Petting Kangaroos

What a better way to start our Australia trip, if not by meeting the beloved Australian mascot? Despite having a very long and tiring journey, as we landed in Adelaide early in the morning, we decided that sleep could still wait a few hours, so we went from the airport directly to Cleland Wildlife Park to see the kangaroos. And it looked like they were expecting us, because on our way to the park we were greeted by a kangaroo, which was jumping freely along the road. You can’t imagine how thrilled we were to see our first kangaroo! Feeding […]

Australia Sydney opera Harbor Bridge sunset

A Trip to Australia – How We Got to the Other Side of the World

What do you do when you find flight tickets to the other side of the world at half their usual price? Well, you put aside your fear of flying so far away and take them while they last. It was midnight when my phone rang. ‘I found super cheap tickets to Australia at less than 500 euros. Should I book them?’ This was Bogdan calling me from England. ‘Which airline?’ ‘Malaysia Airlines’, came the answer. ‘Oh, no. They had two crashes in the last years, so I don’t want to fly with them’, I replied. ‘Just let me sleep.’ And […]

Mostar and its surroundings – a surprisingly beautiful destination

Until a couple of months ago, all I knew about Bosnia and Herzegovina was that in the 90s they had a civil war and although 20 years passed since that horrific period, in my mind Bosnia was still a dangerous and destroyed country, where there wouldn’t be much to see. Three years ago, when we went to Dubrovnik, we had to cross through a small section of Bosnia near the town of Neum and I have to admit that I was a bit nervous, as I was expecting to see soldiers patrolling the streets of the country. I even told […]

When in Rome – Top Attractions of the Eternal City

Some visitors are in search of Ancient Rome – the city of Caesar and Nero, some are interested in seeing St. Peter’s Basilica and the amazing collection of arts from Vatican Museums, others simply want to have a taste of La Dolce Vita. Whatever your reason for visiting it, the Eternal City will for sure not disappoint you. Considered for centuries the „capital of the world“, Rome is a fascinating city, a place like no other, an open air museum where ancient history and modern times coexist in perfect harmony. Rome has so many wonderful spots that was hard for […]

Chiaramonti Museum and New Wing inside Vatican Museum

Touring the Vatican Museums

It may be the tiniest state in the world, but Vatican City has one of the largest and most spectacular museums you will ever see. Spread on over 43.000 m² and exhibiting more than 20.000 pieces of art collected by the Popes throughout the centuries, Vatican Museums – together with St. Peter’s Basilica – are a must-see during your time in Rome. After Louvre, the Vatican Museums are the most visited museums in the world, so if you do not want to spend hours in the line outside the museums, I strongly recommend you purchase tickets online. The general admission ticket […]

Inside St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican

A Photo Journey through St. Peter’s Basilica

When it comes to magnificent churches, no other city in the world can compete with Rome. The Eternal City is filled with more than 900 churches and chapels and among these is the largest and most spectacular of all churches, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican. Built on what is believed to be the tomb of St. Peter, the Basilica is one of the holiest Catholic shrines and is visited by more than 5 million pilgrims and tourists every year. Short History St. Peter, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus, whom He ordained “the rock on which I will build […]

St. Peter's square seen from the top of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city, Rome, Italy

A Visit to the Holy City of Vatican – a Dream Come True

We were crossing one of the city’s numerous bridges, when Bogdan told me not to turn and look around until we reach THE viewing spot. We continued walking until we almost got to the other end of the bridge and then I turned around with my eyes closed. I knew that when I will open them, the view will either meet my expectations or it will disappoint me, as sometimes happens when you desire something for years and set your expectations very high. But when I opened my eyes I realized it wasn’t the case. The view in front of […]

Viewing Pena Palace from the top of the Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal

Fairytale Sintra

Less than 30 km away from Lisbon, hidden in woodlands, you will find the fairytale town of Sintra, with its rainbow palaces, century-old castles, exotic gardens and breathtaking sceneries. Once a sanctuary of the Portuguese royalty, this region is nowadays a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited tourist attractions of Portugal. We visited Sintra as a day trip from Lisbon, but once we arrived there, we felt like a world apart from Portugal’s bustling capital city, as Sintra is an oasis of peace and greenness. As we knew there is a lot to see in Sintra, […]

Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal

Must-See Attractions of Lisbon (2)

After spending one day visiting the main attractions located farther away from Lisbon city center, you should dedicate the second day to exploring the important landmarks situated in the central neighborhoods of the city. Where should you start? That depends on the location of your accommodation or where you will find a good parking place for your car. As we were accommodated near Lisbon, we traveled to the city by car, parked in the parking lot of the Port of Lisbon and paid for an entire day just 8€. From there we could walk to all the places we planned […]