Despite the fact that the corona virus has already ruined many of our travel plans this year, we still remained optimistic and it was totally worth it! At the last minute we bought a plane tickets and flew to a country we have not been before ☺️ Greece or, to be more precise, to the largest Greek island → Crete.
Due to the uncertain situation, we decided to spend only a week on Crete, which is too little for many (maybe they are even right), but we still saw a lot, and we still had some time for a real summer vacation.
A day trip or just a diversification of a vacation on the Croatian coast? We chose the second option – in principle, a visit to the Krka waterfalls of the Krka National Park is a pretty cool idea in any case. The park is not well known as Plitvice Lakes, so there may also be a chance for less crowding and a much more relaxing and serene visit. But of course, the whole situation depends entirely on the day to day basis.
The entire area of the park covers more than 100 square kilometers, so we suggest that you plan your visit a little in advance and decide what you really want to visit. Would you admire the beautiful nature, especially the waterfalls? Would you rather visit fort and monastery? Would you walk on well-kept wooden paths or would you rather ride a bike or even a boat through the park? You have many options here.
Unfortunately, the corona situation turned our travel plans completely upside down. So, we found the alternative. Where did we go this time? Not too far. As you can already see from the title, we took a super short but well-deserved vacation – we chose the summer classic of most Slovenian families and went to Croatia, more precisely to Biograd na moru. Yes… instead of planned trip to Bali, we went to Biograd – pretty close, both of names starts with B 😃
Istanbul is a city that has a little more than others, with its unique vibe, it attracts many visitors every year who spend just couple of days in the city or even take a longer vacation. Bargaining on stalls, strolling between more or less well-known landmarks and enjoying delicious and especially affordable food – these are just a few reasons why Istanbul is definitely worth a visit.
Forget about the all-inclusive resorts near Mediterranean Sea, Istanbul is the real Turkey you want to discover. The city has a really different but at the same time very interesting vibe, it has cheap and especially good food, a whole lot of sights and numerous markets, where you can find practically everything you want. Istanbul is great for a quick weekend city break or longer vacation.
This time, our trip will be a little different than we are used to, we will visit three continents in ten days! Perhaps at first glance, this really seems like and extremely crowded travel plan, but according to the calculations, this will be a really great daily schedule for us 🙂
In the beginning of June, we will fly with Turkish Airlines from Venice to Seychelles, but we will do a short stop in Istanbul, which lies in both Europe and Asia. The city has as many as 15 million inhabitants and it is the largest city in Europe. There we will certainly be impressed by architecture, which is a mixture of Christian and Muslim origin. Istanbul was in the past a capital of Eastern Roman and also Ottoman empire.
Maybe we went to Amsterdam with a little misconception – that this is yet another of many European cities, that the way of life is just the same as we are used to it from home and that we practically will not see something particularly impressive or new. But it wasn’t like that. We were surprised about Dutch capital. Positively!
This time, we are heading to the country, that is famous for tulips, windmills, cheeses and the capital city in which smoking of cannabis is quite ordinary; workers who are »employed« in the oldest craft (probably everyone knows what we are talking about) even have their own union 😁
Why should we, on every sunny summer weekend escape to the beach? Do you really want to move in slow motion on the motorways to the south? Probably not! That is why we jumped to the north this time and served you with this great idea for a wonderful one-day trip, just 380 km from Ljubljana.
Vienna, 2 million Austrian capital, really impressed with summer vibes, really an opposite as a dark and rainy version around Christmas festivals.
We spend this New Year’s Eve in little bit different way. Somewhere on the island, in a crowd of couple thousand of people, who for about 15 minutes admired thousands of rockets that rose to the with the rhythms of popular music and continuously enlightened the sky over the city. We have started a new year with a couple day trip to London and have watched one of the finest, longest and most expensive fireworks in the world. If we explain the word “expensive”… with every single shot of the rocket, they spend our annually salaries 😄