Maldives Fairytale

Ah, Maldives. What can be said about this tropical paradise that hasnā€™t already been written? Or better yet, are words even enough to describe this heaven on Earth? Well, for one thing – every island is a little bit different and each traveler has his own idea of paradise. I have visited Maldives 3 times and I can say with no doubt in my mind that I will keep coming back. Because Maldives represent everything that a beach lover like me needs to recover from everyday stress I have to put up with. SHORT INTRODUCTION Maldives lie in the middle of Indian Ocean, southwest of India, comprising a territory of around 300 square kilometers, 26 atolls (collections of islands) and […]

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Romantically Chaotic Hanoi

Wow, Hanoi, where do I start? šŸ™‚ First of all Iā€™d like to say that if it werenā€™t for my job, I would have probably never visited it. I am not even sure why but I am not much of a fan of Asian destinations. I do know Thailand has awesome beaches. Been there done that. But thatā€™s about it, right? Wrong, of course. I know Asia has a lot to offer, I just couldnā€™t seem to find the opportunity to go back. Until this April when I needed to visit Hanoi on business. It was a tough bargain but I managed to find a good distributor for our products in Vietnam. And after one year of ā€œonline relationshipā€ it […]

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Antigua – the land of sea and sun

When it comes to Caribbean islands, I have visited Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Antigua is a bit less known but can easily match all famous Caribbean destinations. A beautiful and lush nature, stunning beaches, friendly and easy going people, very low crime rate and a diversity of vacation packages for different tastes and wallets, make Antigua a desirable destination for every wanderlust. Fast facts The country is officially named Antigua and Barbuda, after two major islands which are also the only ones inhabited (apart from around 50 smaller ones which surround them). The capital St Johnā€™s lies in Antigua and the country has an estimated population of around 90.000 […]

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From Valencia to Costa Blanca

You know that feeling when you just decide to pick up a flight from your nearest airport, rent a car and go with the flow? Well I donā€™t do it often but last May it all added up for a week escape to sunny Spain. We chose the direct flight with Ryanair from Trieste to Valencia and decided to drive along the South East coast towards Benidorm. It turned out that a road trip from Valencia to Costa BlancaĀ is a perfect getaway for everyone in search of endless sandy beaches, tasteful cuisine, liveable night life and impressive historic monuments. Located at the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia and Benidorm are popular destinations for tourists of all ages. With a pleasant climate tourism […]

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A Weekend in Rome

I saw Rome many times from a birdā€™s eye view, usually on my way across the Atlantic. There was also one attempt a few years ago when we were supposed to land in Rome, rent a car there and drive to Amalfi coast. Only that time we missed the plane and drove directly from Trieste airport to Naples, without stopping in Rome. So there I was, in my late thirties, having visited 46 states, climbed the pyramids, cuddled with tigers, swam with sharksā€¦ but never spent a single day in the eternal city. Until this weekend in November. A weekend in Rome. When everything was absolutely perfect. Getting there and around Getting to Rome from Slovenia is easy and relatively […]

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Charming Barcelona

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe, taking each otherā€™s hands and reaching for the sky in the open air concert back in 1988. Barcelona – Such a beautiful horizon. Barcelona ā€“ Like a jewel in the sun. The song gives me the shiver every time I hear it. And I justĀ canā€™t keep my mouth shut. Can anyone? I have visited Barcelona three times. First back in the 90’s when I was a student on a budget. The only thing I remember from the trip was sangria and a blur of Sagrada Familia. Second time was some kind of a team building trip with a company I used to work in. My memories from that visit upgrade to sangria on a lovely […]

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North Atlantic coast with a spice of Canada

Let me start by saying ā€œKids, donā€™t try this at homeā€. Do your homework. Plan. Calculate. Re-calculate. And plan again. Because we didnā€™t. All we knew was that I wanted Boston, Vermont, Maine, Nova Scotia and shopping. And that he wanted Ottawa, Quebec and some peace on Earth. I would do the planning and he would be the driver.Ā Sitting on the couch and looking at Google maps, the plan seemed doable but on a very tight schedule. So finally we agreed to skip Nova Scotia, add Cape Cod and to improvise in between. Well, in reality this improvisation made our summer 2016 statistics brutal: 14 days, 13 hotels, 4 countries and 7.200 km. And yes, we stuck to the original […]

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The gem of Indian ocean: Mahe island, Seychelles

I still remember Miss World contest in 1998, when everyone was staring at gorgeous women, striving for peace on Earth, while my eyes were glued on those magnificent rounded rocks, white sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean in behind. Since then Seychelles had been somewhere on my mind but yet far enough to be saved for this special occasion. Meanwhile I was lucky enough to visit Dominican Republic, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas, Maldives and some other beautiful beach destinations, but when looking back it seems to me those were only small steps to reach the ā€œgrand finaleā€. Donā€™t get me wrong ā€“ all previously mentioned destinations are fantastic and I know there are many more oceanĀ pearls to be […]

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Summer roadtrip in beautiful Alaska, USA

Never ever in my life have I wanted or imagined myself visitingĀ Alaska – this boring desert of ice and snow storms, to end up running in front of a grizzly, falling into a dead cold river and sadly drown in the middle of nowhere. Until my boyfriend cunningly wrapped up our summer vacation plan around visiting Hawaii with a ā€œshort stopoverā€ at a place he had always dreamed about. I knew that dream of his will have to come true one day, I just didnā€™t know that Alaska roadtrip would happen so soon. So there I was, miserable and depressed, imagining myself freezing in the middle of summer, while all of my friends would sweat on the beach, drink cocktails […]

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Las Vegas – the Sin City, Nevada (USA)

If Paris is the city of lights, New York the Big Apple and Dubai the city of gold – Las Vegas is all in one. From Ancient Rome and Egypt Pyramids, through the magic of fairytales and science fiction, all the way to Eiffel tower, Brooklyn Bridge and London Eye: Vegas has it all. And honestly, they are doing a pretty good job there in the middle of the desert. How to get around Trust me, nothing in Vegas is “just within walking distance” unless you are a gambling addict whose idea of fun is to move from one slot machine to another. If your schedule is tight I suggest you consider taking theĀ Big BusĀ Hop on hop off tour, because […]

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