How Much Does It Cost To Travel Montenegro – Budva and Kotor on a Budget

Montenegro or Crna Gora (Black mountain) is the first ecological state ever, meaning that the country established a legal paper to protect its nature and the rare species of animals. Montenegro covers ancient forests with trees more than 500 years old, crystal clear rivers and wide ranges of landscapes that are completely untouched by humans and instead ruled by bears and wolves. Budget-friendly time to travel: Before or after season. Only in the periods before June and after August you can experience decent prices for accommodation and food. After 5 relaxing days in Kotor, we packed our stuff and headed for new adventures. We read that Budva is not as intriguing as Kotor. There were several negative articles condemning Budva as a place for party tourism and poor culture. … (Continue reading)

Colorful Streets of Mostar – Guide to Mostar’s Street Art

Every city has streets: Long streets, narrow streets, clean streets, dirty streets, colorful streets, dull streets. When we explore a new place, we pass hundreds of streets. Often without even realizing it. However, if we realize it, it's due to the fact that something caught our attention. Sometimes we become fully aware of a certain street or corner just because there is something that lured us into pausing for a moment and breathing in the atmosphere of this street. What could it be that lured us and made us stay put for a short while? It's street art with a message behind. An abundance of colors, shapes and details turned into a fascinating piece of street art by talented hands and creative minds. Whenever we visit a new place, … (Continue reading)

Places in Bosnia & Herzegovina which will Uncover the Truth about this Country

Traveling to new places often requires us to adapt to new environments, new people, new cultures. To cut a long story short: when we travel, we're constantly learning about the truth of a country. We do this by getting to know its history, how the lives of the people here developed throughout time, what core events took place and in which venues. Each country has a story to tell: about the perks of reality, the turbulences of the past and the prospects of the future. Bosnia & Herzegovina is a fairly unusual destination for the average traveler. People who decide to travel to this part of the Balkans are truly interested in the history and the challenges people living here had to face in the past until present. We've chosen … (Continue reading)

What Bosnia & Herzegovina Is and what It’s Not

As a daughter of Croatian Bosniaks who originated from Mostar, I hold a quite special connection to the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Although my parents emigrated only a few years before the evils of war threw the country into deep chaos and destruction, I could witness the development of the country during the aftermath through my yearly visits. Based on these observations, I gathered 10 facts that describe what Bosnia & Herzegovina is and what it's not. While past actions have thrown the country back many decades in the terms of economy, infrastructure and social services, there is only little space to look back. The well-educated youth is looking forward to a brighter future and tries to find a middle way between tradition and modernity. The locals … (Continue reading)

Budget Travel Guide to Croatia’s Coast – Least Explored Places in Croatia

Before you start reading this Budget Travel Guide, ask yourself the following questions: Are you a real traveler? Someone, who likes to catch another view of a place than the one seen through the eyes of million whatsoever people? Do you like to combine cultural city trips with relaxing beach time and alternative tours of abandoned or untouched parts? Are you traveling on a budget and would do anything to change your plans or rethink your ideas of how you use to explore a country if you can spend less and see more? If you find yourself in these questions, we can promise to keep up with your expectations and present you Croatia's coast in a way nobody did before including exclusive information on wild camping and information on … (Continue reading)

A Roadtrip through Czech Republic in March

With great sunny weather and high temperatures, it seemed like summer started early this March. So, we felt like having some days off after enduring the long, bitter winter and we decided to go on a roadtrip. There are many car rental shops around the town. We normally prefer to just walk in and handle things with cash (that's usually the best way to negotiate the price) but here, they prefer to have their bookings done online by a third party. We found holidaycars.com to have the best prices. We didn't take the cheapest car, but we took one that was a little bigger (a brand-new Škoda Fabia) so we'd have more space for sleeping. It cost us € 115 for 8 days (the cheapest car … (Continue reading)

A Couple of Happy Places in Czech Republic – Orlík

Lately we introduced our idea of sharing Happy Notes which indicate Happy Places with you. We drop these handwritten notes whenever we step into a happiness zone, making us grin the whole time and forgetting any angry thought that weighed on our minds just a few secs before. Simply spoken: A Happy Place can be any place on this planet where we feel inherently and perfectly happy. There are a 3 things that all places, which are classified as Happy Places by us, have in common: In this article we want to introduce you to our second finders of one of our Happy Notes, we spread around Czech Republic. Here you can recap on our very first finders who skyrocketed our new project. * Walking around the castle, catching different views * … (Continue reading)

Colorful Streets of Prague – Complete Guide to Prague’s Street Art

If you want to catch the urban atmosphere of a new place, there is no better way, than roaming the streets and its neighborhoods. Although Prague is an artsy metropole, it can still take quite some time to discover interesting pieces of street art. This city is not as flooded with street art as other big cities like Berlin or Lisbon. However, if you put a little effort in your search, you will be rewarded by marvelous examples of urban arts. This article provides a splendid collection of the most beautiful and notorius street art around Prague. As we still live here, we made it our goal to update this list whenever we spot a new baby. We hope you enjoy the photos and get the chance … (Continue reading)

Welcome to our Project – A Couple Of Happy Places

When traveling and blogging we're essentially following the purpose to inspire others with our stories, so they're motivated and encouraged to make a step out of their comfort zones themselves. We animate them to tackle the New, the Unknown, the Unexpected. We challenge them to go on an adventure and make unforgettable memories. Where are you from? I'm from the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Where did you find our letter of happiness? I found your letter in an abandoned ruined building. Where you traveling when you found our letter? No, i wasn't traveling, I was just exploring with my friend. What was your first reaction when you discovered the letter? I was so happy, cuz we had a bad exploring day and this made our day :) Have you been traveling recently? If yes, where to? No, … (Continue reading)

The Importance of Stopovers and Timeouts while Traveling

When we decided to start a travel blog, we already assumed that we wouldn't always travel and write about it. Sooner or later we would reach the point when we would be tired of jumping borders and chasing flights, making us crave for a little stopover. Being able to live a life of travel is indeed something remarkable as you can move freely around and make decisions on the way. That also includes the freedom of taking your time while exploring new places. Nowadays we experience people rather ticking destinations off their lists than letting the destination decide its own pace. There are way too many travelers who don't have the freedom to stay longer in a place, making it difficult to strengthen their ties abroad. Ties describe a … (Continue reading)