Country Nr 39 – Serbia – great food and friendly people

Country 39/196: Serbia Destination: Belgrade Serbian hospitality and kindness might be what the country is most known for. And for a good reason! We have already been to Serbia but we can never get fully used to the people's immense friendliness. They are so incredibly warm and welcoming that they would always welcome you in their homes and give you anything you may need, even if they don't have much to give. Besides, the Serbs sure know how to party! ;) Serbia is known for its vibrant nightlife, for great food and rakija, for its many cool bars, countless celebrations,...

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Country Nr 1 – Turkey – looking for love on the streets of Istanbul – for the very first time

196xLOVE Turkey

Our crazy adventure has finally begun! On Friday, the 31 st of August we traveled from Ljubljana to Istanbul. Things to see and things to do We spent two days and two nights in Istanbul and we loved it. We loved its colors, shapes, and smells, and most of all its diversity. Istanbul is known for its rich history, narrow paved streets, vibrant culture, and tasty food. We spent around 6 hours each day exploring the city. We got to see many of the city’s main attractions, including: Hagia Sophia Sultan Ahmed Mosque (aka. the Blue Mosque) Hagia Irene Hippodrome...

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Top attractions in Slovenia

Slovenia top attractions Zelenci

We've already told you a lot about our wonderful home country in Home sweet home, but we haven't revealed Slovenia's top attractions. So here they are - the most beautiful places in Slovenia. Check it out! ;) Lake Bled (famous for the iconic small island in the middle of the lake, which features a picturesque church) Lake Bohinj (the largest lake in Slovenia - it's surrounded by mountains) Ljubljana (the charming medieval capital of Slovenia, famous for its stunning architecture, large beautiful parks, and a vibrant cultural life) Maribor (the second-largest city in Slovenia, surrounded by Pohorje Mountains and romantic vineyards) Postojna Cave...

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A walk through the cobblestone streets of Rovinj

Rovinj honeymoon

This year, we decided to spend our spring break with friends in Rovinj, a stunning Mediterranean town in Croatia. :) Rovinj is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, 70 km from the Slovenian border and 270 km from our hometown. It is known for its rich history, breathtaking medieval architecture, great food, and the romantic Mediterranean vibe. Rovinj Archipelago includes 22 islets featuring numerous lovely beaches, forests, and fishing areas. The city center lies on a peninsula, which was originally an island. It offers many amazing sights, including the marina, the Church of St. Euphemia, and various renowned museums. In our opinion, Rovinj...

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All you need to know before visiting Croatia

Rabac Croatia sea view

Budget Croatia is still considered as one of the most affordable summer destinations in Europe. However, in the most popular tourist destinations bargains are hard to find. Choosing a less touristy destination could save you a lot of money. • Prices for private rooms start at 22 USD (18 EUR) near Plitvice Lakes National Park and in Split, 25 USD (20 EUR) in Zagreb, and 30 USD (24.4 EUR) in Dubrovnik. • Food prices are generally reasonable. Prices for a budget dinner start at around 6 USD (5 EUR) in Zagreb and 10 USD (8 EUR) in Dubrovnik. Street food and fast food...

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The turquoise beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice lakes Croatia honeymoon

Croatia is a wonderful country known mostly for its breathtaking Mediterranean coastline, charming medieval cities like Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and over a thousand amazing islands. However, one of Croatia's biggest attractions is indisputably Plitvice Lakes National Park. ♥ Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest national park in Croatia and a part of UNESCO's World Heritage List. The national park is located in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia. It's famous for its many lakes and cascades of a distinctive emerald color, and the abundance of flora and fauna. The park features 16 larger and several smaller unnamed lakes. The lakes are divided into 12 Upper Lakes (Gornja jezera)...

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One day in Minimundus and Wörthersee

Minimundus Austria

Our beautiful home country Slovenia borders Croatia, Hungary, Italy, and Austria. That's why whenever we feel like taking a trip, we can take a one-day getaway to either of these countries. Pretty cool, right? :) After all, it takes us less than three hours to get to one of the most romantic cities in the world - Venice. ♥ Well, this time we decided to visit Minimundus and Wörthersee lake, located near Klagenfurt in Carinthia, Austria, at less than 200 km from our hometown. Minimundus Minimundus, the miniature world at Wörthersee, is a park displaying 156 models of the most beautiful buildings and attractions from...

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All you need to know before visiting Slovenia

Slovenia travel info

Budget Prices in Slovenia very by region. Generally, Slovenia is considered to be cheaper than Italy and more expensive than Croatia. You can save some money by avoiding the most popular tourist places, skipping some major attractions, finding cheap accommodation, using public transportation, and eating at inexpensive restaurants. • Prices for private rooms start at 25/35 USD (20/30 EUR) in Ljubljana, 35 USD (30 EUR) in Maribor, 40 USD (23.25 EUR) in Bled and Piran, and 45 USD (36.3 EUR) in Postojna. • Food prices vary greatly by region and type of restaurant. Prices for a budget dinner start at around 8...

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Winter fairyland – Slovenia

Slovenia winter honeymoon

Our home country, Slovenia, is stunningly beautiful any time of year. The winter is no exception. Snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and waterfalls, lively emerald rivers, endless supplies of fresh air, countless coniferous forests, snowy towns and villages, wooden mountain cottages, romantic spas and winter retreats, and endless possibilities for winter sports enthusiasts. Come and see for yourself! ;) Mala Planina: Velika Planina: Rimske terme: Zelenci lake: The Alps & Planica ski jumping: Paradiso spa and wellness: Winter sports in Slovenia: Peričnik waterfall: Triglavska Bistrica river: Winter in Slovenia :)

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