Like every year, Christmas has arrived to my beloved Rijeka. Unlike every year, however, one of Rijeka’s main touristic sights, the Trsat Castle, this year got a new sparkly holiday makeover and brought even more holiday cheer to people of Rijeka and their visitors. Yesterday I got the chance to visit the Trsat castle in the evening and was completely stunned by how fairy-tale like it looks! Continue reading “Holiday Magic at Trsat Castle”
With Portugal having a pretty long coastline (1,794 km), we couldn’t miss spending one day of our trip driving to the coast, seeing the ocean and having some fun in the sun. Continue reading “Fun in the sun”
Some four years ago, during a youth exchange that took place in my home town, I met Joana, a girl … Continue reading Nine things I loved about you, Portugal
Another year is coming to an end and we are enjoying December, a festive, feel-good month in which we reminisce about the year and make plans for the new one. December is also a time for one of my favourite experiences – visiting Christmas markets nearby with the people who are near and dear to me. And after several years of traveling to Austria in pursuit for the ultimate, most festive Christmas market experience, this year our travels didn’t take us far at all and the choice fell on a one-day visit to Zagreb.
Continue reading “Zagreb Christmas Market”
With the arrival of the holiday season, the mood instantly changes. It becomes more elevated, more nervous at times because there is so many things to do, so many presents to buy, cakes and cookies to bake and visits to plan, but also more cheerful as you keep hearing holiday songs on the radio and you see the towns put on their most festive apparel and are full of lights, decorations and smell of mulled wine.
Continue reading “Holiday Season in Rijeka and Graz”
Finally, one of my greatest wishes came true! After years and years of being the craziest and most enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed individual around, terrorizing everyone with holiday preparations and festive spirit long before they were due, my family finally granted me the wish and organized a weekend trip to Vienna and Graz, to visit some of their Christmas markets that rank among the most famous ones in Europe. I was really excited about “Christmas coming early this year” in a literal sense, and the experience really did not disappoint me one bit – for two lovely days, in two beautiful Austrian cities, I have lived Christmas with all my senses. Continue reading “Christmas Wonderland in Austria”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed. It’s the fresh winter air, snowy surprises, smell of Christmas cookies, decorations all around, general excitement, warmth in your home… For me, December really is the culmination of the year. Maybe because everyone knows that yet another year is passing and try really hard to make the most of it before it ends, maybe because all the festivities encourage people to just relax and be nicer to each other, maybe because Christmas lights and decorations all around the town keep everyone excited and positive… Or maybe it’s the fact that I was born in December and always feel something special when it finally arrives J Continue reading “Happy December!”