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Tag: Balkans

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

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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
5 Balkan towns for history and sea lovers

5 Balkan towns for history and sea lovers

Nothing delights the soul as much as an evening walk through the narrow, romantically lit cobbled streets of an old town with a view over the sea. Thi
Get your adrenaline pumping at Adventure Outdoor Fest in Jerma Canyon

Get your adrenaline pumping at Adventure Outdoor Fest in Jerma Canyon

Тhere are a handful of rivers on the Balkan Peninsula that deserve your special attention. The Jerma (or Erma in Bulgarian) is one of them, with its g
Turkish cuisine – menu ideas for beginners

Turkish cuisine – menu ideas for beginners

Seeing as travel and food always go hand-in-hand, let’s set off on a mouthwatering adventure through a country known for its curious and diverse natio
Closer to space: The Bulgarian mountain village of Orehovo

Closer to space: The Bulgarian mountain village of Orehovo

With the very first steps you take in the village Orehovo, you realize that you haven’t traveled just roads - you’ve traveled back in time. In the cen
The Bulgarian village Kovachevitsa where time stopped

The Bulgarian village Kovachevitsa where time stopped

  It’s as if time in the Bulgarian village of Kovachevitsa stopped more than a century ago. The village keeps the spirit of the olden days, whe
Secret places in Bulgaria: the chapel overlooking a submerged village

Secret places in Bulgaria: the chapel overlooking a submerged village

The challenge: Discover the legend of the chapel overlooking the submerged village of Pchelintsi in Bulgaria There are many submerged villages in Bul
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
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