“I don’t have dreams, I have goals! “

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Hey, you beautiful people! As I said in my previous post, today I’m going to write to you something about my plans for the next year. The end of December is “the time for plans”. I prefer to say goals, because you know that say…” Man plans, God laughs” ! In this time of year, we are thinking about all the things we have done in previous year, all those good and bed moments we had. All of these experience we had, all our successes and failures, they all very valuable life lessons. So, pick up all those pieces, stand up and keep going. You have to be ready to embrace the future.

This year was the “year of lessons” for me. I have learned a lot about business world, had some great and some not that great work experiences, but also I think I learned a lot about myself. I think I have realized who I really am, what I want to do, where I wanna live in the future. So, based on these conclusions, I’m making my New Year Resolutions. Here are some of my goals and wishes I want to share with you:

1. First of all, the most important one is about my master studies. I have to finished them and get my master’s degree in hotel management and marketing.

2. I want to learn a new language, a get certificates for the languages I already speak ( like English and Italian). I was thinking what language should I start learning, and I realized it’s German. So, God help me, I hope I’ll succeed. 🙂

3. My blog is my creative paradise. Here I can share with you all my passions, photography, travelling, food, fashion. So I decide to spend more time creating new content every week and post 3 blog posts per week. So, starting from January 1, 2017, you are going to be able to read my blog post every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. By the way,on  December 31, three years ago, I decided to start blogging and started my first blog ” La vie en rose”. Today, after all these year I have changed, so I changed the name of it. But, the energy and the soul of my blogs stayed the same.

4. Maybe the most important goal is to find a proper job! I hope I’ll find a good job, from nine to five, so I can keep writing the content for you. And of course with a good salary, so my travel wishlist wouldn’t be just a wishlist.

5. I hope I will see at least half of the cities I put on my travel wishlist! I will me more than grateful  and happy if I can accomplish that! 🙂

6. The last one, but not the least important, is to start going to the gym again. God, I’m so lazy when it come to training. I have to move my self and get that body I wanna have. No pain, no gain! 😀

My dear readers, I have a little surprise and , let’s say,  a Christmas gift for you. Here is my 2017 planner. You can download it for free. I hope this planner will help you in your monthly planning.

2017 Kalendar Planer SRB

2017 Calendar Planner ENG

I hope you like today’s post. Write your comments below and tell me  what are your goals for this year.

Until the next time, 

Love, Milica 

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Let this be the Year of Travel! #my_travel_wishlist

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Hello you world travelers ! The new year of 2017 is very near, so I’m starting to make my schooling, business and travel plans. About my schooling and business plans and my organization I will be writing in one of the following posts, but today we’re talking about my travel wishes and planes for the next year! These are my wishes and I hope at least some of them will be fulfilled.

bregencBregenz – Austria 

cirihZurich – Switzerland

st-gallenSt Gallen- Austria

First of all, I hope I could manage to visit my best friend in Austria. She recently moved to Austria and I hope that my friend and I will visit her and see also some of the near cities like Munich, Zurich, St Gallen…And  of course, when you are in Austria, take a break and spend few days in Vienna. Why not?! I can’t wait to visit my family there again! The last time I was there, it was magical!

minhenMunich- Germany 

bratislavaBratislava- Slovakia

The airport in my home town of Nis added some amazing lines this year so I’m planning to take that chance and see some of the cities that are connected with Nis, like Milano,  Malmo and Bratislava.  Milano is one of the cities I have been waiting to visit for such a long time! I can’t wait to drink a coffee, eat gelato, shop in all these amazing shops and make that famous ” Duomo picture” in the fashion capital of Milano!

milanoMilano- Italy 

malmeMalmo- Sweden 

When you talk abut traveling, you can not miss summer vacation! Where to go this year? I pretty sure it’s going to be Greece again, but this time I really hope it’s going to be Parga and the island Corfu. These two destinations are on cost of the most beautiful sea, Ionian sea. I love these old, traditional Greek small towns, with the narrow streets, white houses, red flowers and magical blue sky and the sea.

pargaParga- Greece 

grad-krfCorfu- Greece

I hope you like my list, so please,  keep your fingers crossed for me to visit at least some of these cities. If I manage to visit these destinations, you will be able to read some new interesting travel guides.

Have a great week!  😉

Top 15 travel tips for beginners

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1. Keep an open mind. Travelling the world educates you, opens your mind. By travelling you can learn more about cultures, nations and countries around the world. Not only that you learn more about these countries, but you also you learn how to respect all the nations, their religions and customs.

2. Pack Light. When I first started travelling around the world, I took with me a lot of unnecessary things and wardrobe. Now, I plan my outfits, and try to keep my wardrobe list as short as it can be. Take with you just the thing you really need, it will help you to move easier and actually save money on your luggage taxes if you’re travelling by plane.

3. Bring a phone or get a phone. Living in today’s world you need your phone or computer almost all the time. Nowadays, phones are like small computers, there you have all you need. You can call your family and friends, connect to internet and Skype them or chat and sand photos to them, take pictures and videos if you didn’t bring your camera with you.

4. Have some sort of itinerary. Most travel bloggers will say don’t plan too much and go with the flow. However, if you are a person with limited vacation time it’s a good idea to have at least a loose itinerary of things that interest you. So, before you start your vacation or your tip, explore and find places, museums, beaches you want to visit. Plan it by days and enjoy every moment of it.

5. Don’t be scared. Don’t be scared to visit some countries that were in the war some decades or years ago. Now, those countries continue their lives, they want to be rediscovered, appreciated. Don’t be scared to visit some places you haven’t heard of before. You might be surprised. For example, my country, Serbia, was not considered that safe to travel to few years ago. I can say you, that Serbia was safe than, and it’s definitely safe now! So, do not hesitate, come to Serbia and feel the soul of our people.

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6. Don’t be shy. Ask questions of locals, meet people, etc. Don’t be afraid to talk to the local people, to ask them for some help or suggestions. Locals are always friendly and willing to help. They’ll give you some advice, tips, recommend you some amazing places to visit that you never heard of or you couldn’t find it on the internet. At the end, you can become friends with them, have some great time and have some new friend to visit again, when you come back to their country.

7. Try to learn a little about the culture before you go. Exploring on the internet or in the travel guides or books is one of the most important things to do before you come to the certain country. Learning abut nation, their religion and customs is the key to understanding the lifestyle of the country you’re visiting.

8. Try to learn a little bit of the language as well. Local people appreciate if you put a little effort and learn some sentences or words on their language. You will look cute and you might find it m ore easier to explore the city is you know some words of the country you’re visiting. Also, it’s always a good thing to speak and learn as many languages as you can.

9. Try the local dishes and beer/wine for the drinkers. One of the good sides of meeting local people is that they can recommend you some amazing bars and restaurants that only locals visit. In those places, the food is always better than in popular tourist sites. Don’t go to some globally known and popular fast food places. Visit some little local family restaurant and enjoy the real small and tastes of the city you are visiting. Also, drinking local wines and drinks is like discovering the country itself.

10. Have travel insurance. Always, always, always have your traveler’s and health insurance when you are travelling abroad. It’s always good to keep yourself save and sound.

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11. Keep your passport safe. Your passport is the most important document you need to take with you while you’re traveling. So, you need to keep is save and always know here are you putting it! Also, have a copy made safe in your email and at your hotel. Also, have the local embassy details with you.

12. Wake up early. Some of the advantages of the waking up earlier in the morning is the all the tourist places are less crowded and you have the most amazing lighting for your photographs.

13. Splurge a bit if you can. If your financial situation is in good position right now, why to to spend a little bit more? You can book some amazing hotel, visit as many museums you can, try some amazing cuisines, and maybe surprise your friend with taking them on the vacation with you. There are always some good things to spend money on.

14. Enjoy getting lost. This is where you can find some real hidden gems that aren’t in your guide book. Finding out some places that are not on the tourist maps are the best part of the travelling. It’s amazing when you find some hidden place, that wasn’t visited by thousands of tourists. You will be surprised what you can run into!

15. Keep on traveling! Never stop travelling! Travelling is the best education you can get! This way, you learn about geography, history, religions, languages, cuisines… There is always some new place to visit and explore. There are always some new amazing people to meet! So, keep on travelling my dear friends!