Indonesia Is Not Only Bali

Bali, Bali, Bali… we never stop hearing the name of this beautiful island in Indonesia from anywhere in the world. Yes, but Indonesia is not only Bali. In this post I’ll share some of the hidden (or less touristic) treasures of the country – only the ones I’ve been though. I’ve lived in Indonesia for…

#56: An Unforgettable Surprise! – Romania

For the past months I’ve been travelling here and there, mostly in cold places. Living usually in warm/hot places I was kind of missing the winter feeling probably, that I decided to take trips to all those cold countries, breathing fresh air and freezing myself. 🙂 Now I do remember why I don’t like to…

#54: Baku & The Land of Fire, Azerbaijan

My trip to Georgia was followed by the discovery of the so called Land of Fire: Azerbaijan. “The Land of Fire is a phrase in the Azerbaijani language and an ancient Azerbaijani cultural concept that denoted either the entire Azerbaijan’s geographical land or the metaphysical realm of mortals, and later became associated with political sovereignty and cultural symbolism.”…

#53 – Shy Smiles of Tbilisi, Georgia

I’ve recently got back from a trip of 3 countries and one of them was Georgia. I’ve decided with my sister to go visiting some cold places as we were just coming back from hot places like Canary islands and Indonesia. We wanted to have the “winter feeling” back on track, and we chose right!…

My 29th Wish – Educating The Ones Who Stayed

Time goes by, we become older and wiser (hopefully). We spend more time thinking about the future responsibilities and less time overthinking about the past and its what, why and how come.  Every year we add a part to our life, and create ourselves as we tend and shall be different from what we were the…

#52 The Tiny, Green And Quiet Brunei!

Few months ago I read an article on the web stating the 10 least visited countries in the world. One of them was Brunei. Currently living in Indonesia it was just as easy for me to board on a direct flight with Royal Brunei Airlines and get to the country after 2/3 hours. The picture…

Dear Inner Self, I Can’t Understand You!

You know that time of life where you wish to say so many things but then you end up saying nothing? That’s me since childhood, every now and then. Not good with spoken meaningful words, so I write. Being English not my first language I am making and probably will always make some mistakes, however…

#51: Laos – Luang Prabang With One Of The Best

The simple Asia that I love: Luang Prabang reminds me of Cambodia, where the daily life is based on people’s smiles, kindness and their willing to help. I’ve always wanted to visit Laos, as it was the only place I was missing in this part of Asia. I flew from Jakarta, Indonesia, where I currently…

My Worldwide Friendship With A Swedish Girl

As I usually write about my own lifestyle besides all the trips I do and the countries I live in, I feel the need to write about the importance of one specific person in my life and how she was always able to be there when I needed. Mentally and physically. She is the one…

Saudi Arabia & Its Edge Of The World

In my last post I mentioned the existence of stunning places in Saudi Arabia. Taking into consideration that Saudi is really big, unless you travel by plane to other cities like Jeddah, there are not so many places to reach by car from Riyadh, however there are hidden gems that are worth to visit. One…

The Real (Unexpected) Saudi Arabia – Part I

“There is nothing in Saudi Arabia, why would you go there?” “It is too dangerous there and women are not respected, don’t go!” etc. People talk, and talk nonsense without then really understanding what is really happening on the ground. A lot has to do with media portraying Saudi Arabia (or the Arab world) in…

High Five, Lebanon! #50

I’ve been completely busy with work and travels that I could write about my 50th Country only now. Magic Beirut surprised me at every corner: the culture is so close to the one in Italy, that I felt completely at home. People are nice and friendly, although you may find a lot of them that…