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)

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)

Abandoned Places in Prague – Time Machine

Every now and then we're catching up on our mission to explore abandoned buildings that once symbolized marvelous residencies for the rich and noble. We call this section Time Machine ...because visiting those long forgotten places feels like traveling back in time. Our experience shows that the majority of abandoned buildings can be found on hills and in surroundings which are difficult to access. We came across this phenomenon many times while traveling. For example, the abandoned hotel Panorâmico in Lisbon or another derelict hotel Monte Palace on the Azorean island São Miguel were both built on hills. In a prosperous time, members of the upper class used to spend recreational weekends and holidays amongst lush nature, far off the city. Following the ups and downs of history and economy, the appearance … (Continue reading)

Prague’s Best Kept Secrets – Travel Guide to Prague for those who seek magic

Welcome to the fairy tale world of the 21st century! A place so picturesque and magical, which makes it hard to believe it endured so many eras. Where buildings are not just buildings but rather mesmerizing artworks of the Baroque time. Where a bridge is not just a bridge but rather a mass meeting point. Where many famous poets and musicians were inspired and blessed with beautiful talent. A city that contains more nature than concrete. A place that gathers all cultures in the world and makes them feel home in a special way. Welcome to the Wonderland of Central Europe. Let me introduce you to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Prague is the center of Europe, they say. It combines the old and the new world. It's a highly visited travel destination for young … (Continue reading)

Lisbon’s Best Kept Secrets – Travel Guide to Lisbon for those Who Seek Magic

Whenever we think back to the days spent in Lisbon while we lived there for a year, a stream of memories and impressions rushes through our heads. Often we don't know where to start when people ask us to find proper words to describe this fascinating city. Of course it's magnificent. It's inspiring. It's a city in permanent change but with a timeless soul. Let me introduce you to Lisbon's best kept secrets Further, this guide contains recommendations where to stay on a budget and special tips where to find good food. Lisbon is the most charming city in Europe. It's a place where many different cultures come together. Bordering on the Atlantic ocean it's a perfect beach getaway. Lisbon combines tradition and modern lifestyle. And most of all, magic is happening here day by day. We … (Continue reading)

Catsitting in Prague

We spent about a week in Prague taking care of a cat and we spend some days camping afterwards. We are still in Prague, making plans for what to do next. These are the pictures from our first catsitting adventure. And to finish off, here are some old pictures from cats in the Philippines that we hadn't posted before yet:

10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting Prague for the First Time

It's not so easy to observe how real Czechs eat buns. They don't cut the bun open to put the spread on but rather put the spread on top or the bottom side of the bun. We found a great website that describes a lot more typical Czech characteristics. A very entertaining list.