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Travel articles, guides, travel tips, unusual things to do, travel challenges and secret places in the Balkans

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How to practice aylyak in Bulgaria and be happy

How to practice aylyak in Bulgaria and be happy

Aylyak is an untranslatable Bulgarian word* that could roughly be defined as: “The art of not giving a sh*t, doing everything at a relaxed pace and n
Dubrovnik – first time visitor’s attractions

Dubrovnik – first time visitor’s attractions

Surrounded by nearly two kilometers of ancient walls, keeping the memories of its former glory, Dubrovnik is one of those small cities that know how t
Visit these 5 little-known but great places in Romania

Visit these 5 little-known but great places in Romania

Although organized trips and guidebooks might have mapped out a standard route of the Romanian landscape (usually including Bucharest – Brasov – Sinai
Prizren – attractions and fairy tales from Kosovo

Prizren – attractions and fairy tales from Kosovo

Prizren is not like any other city in Kosovo. Down its narrow streets, amidst the houses perched on the hill and at the paved squares, you will feel t
Zagreb – attractions to visit in a weekend

Zagreb – attractions to visit in a weekend

Make the most of a weekend getaway to Zagreb - check out this list of the best things to do and see in Zagreb! Anybody who has visited Zagreb once al
Bulgaria fire dancing: Uncovering the secrets of the nestinari

Bulgaria fire dancing: Uncovering the secrets of the nestinari

Bare feet. Glowing coals. Strandzha Mountain's star-filled sky in the northern border area of Bulgaria. The date is 3 June every year. The plac
Demir Baba Teke – a holy place in Bulgaria for 3,000 years

Demir Baba Teke – a holy place in Bulgaria for 3,000 years

The challenge: Discover one of the most sacred spots in Bulgaria where people of all religions are welcome, although the site itself is an Alevi shrin
Niš, Serbia: 6 fun and unusual things to do (for very cheap or free)

Niš, Serbia: 6 fun and unusual things to do (for very cheap or free)

The challenge: discover the Serbian city of Niš (Nish) through its stories, peculiar facts and unusual attractions Niš (pronounced Neesh) is the thir
7 Bulgarian wines to taste (and what to eat with them)

7 Bulgarian wines to taste (and what to eat with them)

Which Bulgarian local wines and grape varietals should you know and what traditional dishes should you add to them for a perfect local gourmet experie
7 unique and unusual things to do in Sibiu, Romania (+map)

7 unique and unusual things to do in Sibiu, Romania (+map)

Sibiu is one of the most idyllic places to live according to a 2008 Forbes publication, and while I haven't lived there myself, I can at least swear i
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