Tiny San Marino

“It’s not enough to imagine it. Come and live it.” A bold statement from such a tiny country, don’t you think? The Republic of San Marino is actually the 5th smallest country in the world. Can you tell the first 4 without using Google? 😉 Anyway, we are talking about a pocket state here, entirely surrounded by Italy, located on a mountain with killer views of Italian landscape and Adriatic Sea. We visited San Marino in the end of April, during our road trip to Italian region Umbria. At first, our plan was only to stay there for a couple of hours but the atmosphere of San Marino old town was so pleasant that we decided to spend the night. […]

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Hotel review: Hotel La Grotta (San Marino)

We visited San Marino in the end of April during our Umbria road trip. Hesitating between booking a hotel in San Marino old town – where the offer is limited and the prices are higher – and cheaper options “outside the wall”, we decided to go for the first one. We wanted to enjoy the old town to the fullest, waking up just a step away from what we wanted to see. And have a bottle of wine without arguing who will drive back. Hotel La Grotta seemed a good place to stay in San Marino old town, offering a good combination of what we were looking for: good rates, reasonable price, pets welcome and good breakfast. If you don’t […]

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5 things to see in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beloved and cherished cities in Spain thanks to its art, culture and stunning architectural designs. Known for its vibrancy, as well as being the capital of the Catalonia region, once you visit Barcelona, you will be astounded by how incredible the city is. The magical Mediterranean climate will make your holiday better by ensuring you get an experience of a lifetime. Despite the beauty and attractiveness of the city as a whole, here are 5 things to see in Barcelona which you simply cannot miss.

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Hotel review: Castello di Giomici (Umbria, Italy)

If you ever visit Umbria, the green heart of Italy, please do yourself a favor and don’t stay in an ordinary hotel. Stay in a local farmhouse or better yet, stay in a castle. First of all, castles are usually situated in great locations with fantastic views. Second, they are much more intimate. And last but not the least, you don’t get to wake up as a king or a princess every day, right? If you do, please drop me a line and tell me your secret 😉 Castello di Giomici (Giomici castle in English) is a pet friendly retreat that offers perfect getaway from everyday hustle and bustle in the green oasis of Umbria.

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Slovenia day trips: Brdo Estate

I believe it is safe to say Gorenjska is the most beautiful region in Slovenia. If you visit Slovenia you definitely shouldn’t miss world famous Bled with the small island in the middle of the lake, its bigger brother Bohinj lake, Kranjska gora area, alpine valleys with scenic drives and waterfalls, not to mention the limitless hiking opportunities in Triglav national park. However, if you don’t have enough time to visit Gorenjska but you still want to feel the touch of beautiful Slovene nature, visiting Brdo Park near Ljubljana airport is a nice alternative. Brdo Estate is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs if you have a few hours before your flight, or if you are staying close to […]

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Slovenes abroad: Miha, Berlin (Germany)

A while ago he wrote on Twitter: »After a year and a half in Germany I have come to a position where I am interviewing other people. In German language that is Everything is possible, if you work hard and have a strong desire to achieve something. « Miha fell in love with Berlin during his study and he moved there in 2017. If you want to know how Slovenes see Berlin or if you just want to hear a few tips from tourist point of view, read on 😉

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Weekend trip to Opatija riviera: visit Opatija, Lovan and Rijeka

You know that thing about neighbors’ jealousy, because the grass is always greener on the other side? Well, I am pretty sure Slovenia has the greenest grass you have ever seen, but Croatia can definitely take all the credits for owning one of the best coastlines in the world. While Slovenia only has about 40 km of coastline, Croatia boasts with 1,800 km of diverse beaches, including thousands of islands and some really charming old towns like Dubrovnik (we all watched Game of Thrones, right?), Split and Opatija. Luckily, Opatija riviera is really close to Slovene border and it has become one of my favorite spots to relax on weekends. If you visit Slovenia and want to make a quick […]

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