Escape into nature

ENG: We all know that the rhythm of our lives is so fast. We are all running to work, running back home, working on our carriers, achieving goals… But sometimes, we just need a break. We need to run into nature, into silence. We need some peace and quite, to clear our minds, thing about our lives, fill out our hearts  with love and gratefulness. I spend a day in nature, surrounded by woods, river, birds and my family. Today, I wanted to present to you my place where I gather energy, and reset my mindset.

Last weekend, I visited my grandma’s village, near one of the most popular spa center in Serbia, Prolom Banja. Therefore, I wanted to tell you a little bit more about this spa center and this part of my country. The area of Toplica is located in south of Serbia, on the Radan mountain. Here are settled three spa center, Prolom banja, Kursumlijska bana and Lukovska banja. I have visited Prolom banja and decided to share photos I took there with you.

Prolom Banja is located in the municipality of Kursumlija in Toplica county on at the altitude between 550 and 670 meters. This spa center lies below the slopes of Radan and Sokolovica mountains. Here you can find several springs of mineral waters, with temperatures between 26 and 31 °C. Famous Serbian water is bottled were in Prolom Banja, ” Prolom Water”.  If you want to stay here for few days, you can stay at “Radan ” hotel. this hotel has 212 rooms, medical and wellness center. The nature around this medical and spa center is breathtaking. This place that only recovers your body but also recovers your soul.

SRB: Svi znamo da je tempo naših života neverovatno brz. Svi žurimo na posao, sa posla kući, radimo neprestano na ostvarenju svojih karijera i ciljeva. Ali, ponekad nam zatreba pauza. Potrebno nam je da pobegnemo od svega, da pobegnemo u prirodu, daleko od automobila, mobilnih telefona, televizora, interneta. Potrebni su nam mir i tišina da raščistimo svoje misli, razmislimo o svom životu i ispunimo svoja srca ljubavlju i zahvalnošću. Provela sam dan na selu okružena prirodom, šumom, rekom, pticama i svojom porodicom. Danas želim da vam predstavim mesto na kome sakupljam energiju i sređujem svoj um i svoje misli.

Prošlog vikenda, posetila sam selo svoje bake, blizu Prolom banje. Provela sam divan dan sa svojom porodicom, radeći, šetajući, a po malo i roštiljajući. Stoga sam želela da vam kažem nešto više o Prolom banji i ovom delu Srbije. Toplički okrug se nalazi na jugu Srbije, na padinama planina Radan i Sokolovice. U ovom okrugu nalaze se tri banje: Prolom, Lukovska i Kuršumlijska banja.

Prolom banja se nalazi na teritoriji opštine Kuršumlija na nadmorskoj visini između 550 i 670 metara nadmorske visine. Ovde možete pronaći nekoliko izvora lekovite vode sa temperaturama između 28 i 31 °C. Ovde se flašira Prolom voda, koja je jedna od najprodavanijih i najtraženijih flaširanih voda u Srbiji. Ukoliko se odlučite da ovde provedete vikend i ostanete par dana, možete da odsednete u hotelu ” Radan”. Ovaj hotel ima 212 soba, medicinski i velnes centar. U blizini Prolom banje nalazi se jedna od najposećenijih turističkih atrakcija u Srbiji, Đavolja Varoš. Posetu ovom lokalitetu nikako ne smete zaobići.

Prolom banja je okružena prirodom koja oduzima dah. Ona vam neće oporaviti samo telo, već i vašu dušu.

 

 

Top 5 travel destinations in Europe for spring 2017

ENG: My dear readers, as you could read in my previous post, I believe that spring is perfect season to travel around Europe and discover its capitals, natural beauties and culture. Today, I’m sharing with you 5 travel destinations that are perfect choice for this spring. Italian lakes, Amsterdam, Seville, Copenhagen and Ljubljana are just small part of European beauty. By visiting these destinations, you will learn about these countries, its people, you will enjoy breathtaking scenery and eat delicious food and drink wine.

SRB: Dragi moji čitaoci, kao što ste pročitali u prethodnom postu, verujem da je proleće najbolje godišnje doba za obilazak Evrope, upoznavanje njenih prestonica, prirodnih lepota i kulture. Danas želim da sa vama podelim 5 turističkih destinacija u Evropi koje su odličan izbor za ovo proleće. Italijanska jezera, Amsterdam, Sevilja, Kopenhagen i Ljubljana samo su mali deo onoga što Evropa ima da ponudi turistima iz celog sveta. Ukoliko odlučite da posetite  ove destinacije, naučićete mnogo o njihovim zemljama i narodima, uživaćete u pejzažima koji oduzimaju dah, jesti fantastičnu hranu i uživati u vinu.

1. Italian Lakes 

ENG: Italian Lake district spreads across 4 Italian regions in northwest Italy: Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino, Veneto. There are 3 biggest and most important lakes in this part of Italy- lakes Maggiore, Como and Garda. This part of Italy is so picturesque that it has been used as movie location for numerous movies and TV shows.

SRB: Italijanska oblast jezera prostire se na teritoriji 4 Italijanske regije: Pijemont, Lombardija, Trentino i Veneto. Ovde možete videte tri najvažnija, najveća i najposećenija jezera u severoistočnoj Italiji- Mađore, Komo i Garda. Ovaj deo Italije i toliko slikovit da je više puta poslužio kao lokacija za snimanje brojnih filmova i serija.

2. Seville

ENG: Seville is capital of Andalusia and one of most important financial and cultural centers of Spain. Thanks to its turbulent history and the impact of Romans and Arabs, this city has become one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Visit Seville and feel the true spirit of Spain.

SRB: Sevilja je glavni grad Andaluzije i jedan od najvažnijih finansijskih i kulturnih centara u Španiji. Zahvaljujući svojoj burnoj istoriji i uticaju Rimljana i arapa, Sevilja je postala jedan od najlepših gradova Evrope. Posetite Sevilju i osetite pravi duh Španije.

3. Amsterdam

ENG: “Venice of the north” as tourists call Amsterdam, is capital city of Netherlands. This city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe because of its beautiful architecture, lovely canals and more than 1500 bridges. The charm of this old European capital will make you completely fall in love with it. More that 7 million tourists visit Amsterdam every year.

SRB: ” Venecija severa” kako je nazivaju turisti, Amsterdam, je glavni grad Holandije. Ovaj grad je jedna od najpopularnijih turističkih destinacija Evrope zahvaljujući svojoj prelepoj arhitekturi, brojnim kanalima i preko 1500 mostova širom grada. Šarm ove stare Evropske prestonice će vas potpuno osvojiti i naterati da se zaljubite u ovaj grad. više od 7 miliona turista poseti Amsterdam svake godine.

4. Copenhagen

ENG: This metropolis is cultural and geographic link between Europe and Scandinavia. With around 1 million inhabitants, Copenhagen is modern, lively, European city but also cute and cozy city to live in. Capital of Denmark is one of the most beautiful cities in the north Europe.

SRB: Ovaj metropola je kulturna i geografska karika koja spaja kopno Evrope sa Skandinavijom. Sa oko milion stanovnika, Kopenhagen je moderan i živopisan Evropski grad ali opet i predivan i ušuškan gradić u kome je predivno živeti. Danska prestonica je definitivno jedan od najlepših gradova severne Evrope.

5. Ljubljana

ENG: Ljubljana is capital of Slovenia and until 1990s was one of the most important cities in ex Yugoslavia. Today, Ljubljana i one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe and definitely the smallest one. The charm of its cute streets, canals, cafes, museums and galleries will make you ask yourself: ” How I didn’t come here before?” . Ljubljana doesn’t have any world famous tourist attractions but its architecture and lifestyle will maybe help you discover something new.

SRB: Ljubljana je glavni grad Sloveniji a do 90-tih godina 20-tog veka bio je jedan od najbitnijih gradova bivše Jugoslavije. Danas, Ljubljana je jedna od najlepših  i definitivno najmanja Evropska prestonica. Šarm ulica, kafića, muzeja i galerija nateraće vas da se zapitate: ” Kako nisam ranije došla/došao ovde?”. Ljubljana možda nema neku svetski poznatu turističku atrakciju ali njena predivna arhitektura i način života njenih stanovnika pomoćiće vam da otkrijete nešto novo.

10 things you need to do for perfect spring getaway

ENG: Winter is finally over and we welcomed the spring! For me, spring is the real start of a new year. And what better to do for the start of new season than take a short weekend trip. Europe is the most beautiful in spring. Every country and city you decide to visit this spring, we’ll give you its best. There no better time do explore European capitals than in spring. If you are planning your weekend getaway this spring, here is the list of 10 things that you’ll need to do to have the best trip ever!

1. Do weather forecast research!

This is not something that you can affect, but you can do a research and plan the dates of your trip according to the weather forecast. Check out weather forecast sites and pick a weekend with sunny and warm weather. Weather is very important for traveling. Yes, you can explore when it cloudy and rainy but it will definitely be better if it’s sunny, right? So, take your time and find the perfect weekend for you.

1. Do weather forecast research!

This is not something that you can affect, but you can do a research and plan the dates of your trip according to the weather forecast. Check out weather forecast sites and pick a weekend with sunny and warm weather. Weather is very important for traveling. Yes, you can explore when it cloudy and rainy but it will definitely be better if it’s sunny, right? So, take your time and find the perfect weekend for you.

2. Choose a good company!

I’m a type of person that doesn’t like to travel alone. I love sharing my travel experiences with my friends and family. And spring trips are the best if you travel with people that you love. It can be your boyfriend or girlfriend,  your best friend one of the members of your family. I love exploring cities with small group of people. I believe if the are a large amount of people with you, you can not see all the things you have planned. So, find your perfect travel companion and plan your trip together.

3. Pick your perfect destination!

There are so many places I want to visit and see for the first time and some places I wish I can visit once in a month. But if I can choose my next destination, I would choose one that I’ve been dreaming of for a long time. For this spring, I suggest you to pick an European capital of city to discover. Think about the places you want to visit, food that you want to taste… The are so many great cities on this continent, like Lisabon, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Milano… Your dream destination is waiting for you! Buy a ticket and explore!

4. Buy a smaller suitcase!

The one thing you definitely need is a smaller suit case. Your weekend getaway is going to last for 3 or 4 day, therefore you need to get a smaller suitcase. First of all, because you do not need that much clothing and there are also some airline companies propositions when it comes to size and weight of the luggage. Most of low budget flying companies require that your luggage fits in the appropriate dimensions and weight.  For example, Ryanair offers an option for a suitcase that weights 10 kg and has dimensions 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. I think that this suitcase has great size for weekend trip.

5. Pack light!

When you are travelling just for few days, for a weekend, you don’t need that much clothing. Pack a pair or two pair of jeans, t-shirts, shirts, a sweater and a lighter jacket. Plan your outfits in advance and make them easy to combine, so you can take less but get more outfits.

6. Wear comfortable shoes!

You are going to be a tourist, to explore and learn about the city you are visiting. So, forget about heels, and pick up your most comfortable pair of shoes. You are going to walk all the time, think about that when you are packing!

7. Make an itinerary!

I’m not starting my vacation or my weekend trip if I haven’t made an itinerary. Do a research and plan all the places you want to visit! Make a list of all historical and cultural sights, museums, restaurant and cafes. That way, you are going to be much easier to plan your days and get to see all the places you have dreamed of.

8.Get a travel guide book and a map!

I love to be informed when I’m visiting a certain destination. Get a travel guide book about the destination that you are visiting or do a research online. Pick all the sights you want to see and find them on your map. That way, you can organize your day and discover some not that well-known tourist spots.

9. Do a research!

As I said in in previous sections, doing a good research is one of the most important parts of trip planning. Beside traditional research methods, like travel guides,  I love finding some cute and not that famous sights on Instagram. That way I found some really cute cafes and great restaurant and you can always get inspired by other bloggers and Instagramers and find some amazing places to take your pictures.

10.  Find interesting cafes and restaurants!

When you get tired and you need a cup of coffee, do not just go to the first cafe you see. Before your trip, check your instagram and Pinterest to find picturesque and cute cafes for your coffee break. You will drink your cup of coffee and your get to enjoy some amazing cafe with impressive interior design or delicious coffee. If you love visiting restaurants or you love street food, talk to your friends who have been to curtain destination before, to recommend you some place to go eat. And again you can also find a restaurant recommendation or review online and find a place to enjoy delicious food.

SRB: Zima je završena i konačno smo dočekali proleće. Za mene, proleće je pravi početak godine, kada sve krene da se budi i ponovo oživljava. Tako i mi u proleće se budimo iz svog zimskog sna i potrebno nam je malo uživanja kako bi smo krenuli u nove radne pobede. Ne postoji bolji način za prolećno pokretanje, motivaciju i inspiraciju od putovanja. Evropa je prelepa u proleće. Svaka zemlja ili grad koji posetite ovog proleća, pokazaće vam svoje najbolje strane. Nema boljeg perioda za istraživanje i upoznavanje Evropskih prestonica od proleća. Stoga, ukoliko planirate svoje vikend putovanje ovog proleća, evo liste od 10 stvari koje trebate uraditi kako bi isplanirali najbolje prolećno putovanje ikada.

1. Proučite vremensku prognozu!

Naravno da vi ne možete da utičene na vremenske prilike ali možete uraditi dobro istraživanje. Pre nego što odaberete datum vašeg putovanja, proverite vremensku prognozu na internetu. Izaberite vikend sa sunčanim i toplim vremenom. Vreme je jedno od najbitnijih faktora za savršeno putovanje. Možete obilaziti znamenitosti i po oblačnom i kišnom vremenu ali je najbolja opcija ukoliko to činite po sunčanom i toplom vremenu. Stoga ne budite lenji, pregledajte vremenske izveštaje i dobro isplanirajte datume svog putovanja.

2. Odaberite dobro društvo!

Ja sam tip osobe koja voli da svoje doživljaje sa putovanja podeli sa svojom porodicom i prijateljima i ne volim da putujem sama. Prolećna putovanja su savršeni izbor da provedete par kvalitetnih dana sa osobama koje volite. To može biti vaš dečko ili devojka, najbolji prijatelj, ili član porodice. Kada su u pitanju putovanja po gradovima u kojima nisam nikada pre bila, volim da putujem sa manjom grupom ljudi. Ukoliko je u pitanju velika grupa, nikada nećete uspeti da obiđete sve što želite i zadržite se na određenim mestima koliko vi želite. Svi smo mi različiti i imamo različita interesovanja. Stoga, izaberite vašem druga za putovanja i isplanirajte zajedno vaše putovanje.

3. Izaberite savršenu destinaciju!

Ima toliko destinacija koje bih želela da posetim po prvi put ali i destinacija koje bih rado obilazima jednom mesečno. Ali ukoliko bih trebala da izaberem, izabrala bih destinaciju o kojoj dugo sanjam da je posetim i u kojoj nikada nisam bila. Ovog proleća vam savetujem da posetite neki od Evropskih gradova . Zamislite samo šta sve možete videti tamo, sve te poglede koji oduzimaju dah i hranu koja vas ostavlja bez reči. Ima toliko divnih mesta moje možete da posetite, poput Lisabona, Amsterdama, Berlina, Drezdena, Milana… Vaša destinacija iz snova čeka na vas! kupite kartu i krenite sa istraživanjem!

4. Kupite manji kofer!

Jedna od stvari koje će vam svakako trebati jeste manji kofer. Pre svega jer vam ne treba puno garderobe za ovako kratko putovanje a i zbog toga što avio kompanije imaju određene uslove kada se radi o dimezijama i kapacitetu prtljaga. Tako na primer, Ryanair, od kofera manjih dimenzija dozvoljava kofere težine 10 kg sa dimenzijama 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. Mislim da je ova veličina kofera sasvim dovoljna da spakujete sve što vam je potrebno da kraći boravak.

5. Nemojte nositi mnogo stvari!

Kada odlazite na ovako kraća putovanja, nemojte nositi mnogo garderobe. Iz ličnog iskustva znam da nećete obući ni polovinu. Zato ponesite jedan ili dva para farmerki, majice, neku košulju, džemper i neku laganiju jaknu. Isplanirajte svoje odevne kombinacije tako da od manjeg broja odevnih komada možete napraviti više različitih kombinacija.

6. Izaberite udobnu obuću!

Vi ste turista. Istraživaćete, obilaziti i učiti o gradu koji posećujete. Dakle, zaboravite na štikle drage dame i izaberite pas najudobnijih cipela ili patika koje imate. Hodaćete sve vreme, imajte to na umu kada se pakujete!

7. Napravite itinerer!

Ne počinjem svoj odmor ili bilo koje svoje putovanje bez itinerera. Istražite i isplanirajte sva mesta koja želite da posetite. Napravite spisak svih istorijskih i kulturnih mesta, muzeja, restorana, kafica. Na ovaj način, moćićete da isplanirate svoj dan i stićićete da vidite sve o čemu ste sanjali.

8. Nabavite turistički vodič i mapu!

Volim da se dobro informišem o destinaciji koju posećujem. Nabavite turistički vodič  o destinaciji koju posećujete ili istražite malo po netu. Kada izaberete sve što želite da posetite, pronađite ta mesta na mapi. Tako će vam biti lakse da isplanirate dan i osmislite itinerer. Možda uspete da otkrijete i neka mesta koja nisu poznata turistima širom sveta.

9. Napravite malo istraživanje!

Kao što sam napumenula u prethodnim stavkama, istraživanje destinacije je jedan od najbitnijih delova planiranja putovanja. Pored klasičnim načina informisanja, poput turističkih vodiča, ja istražujem i po društvenim mrežama, pre svega po Instagramu. Na ovaj način sam pronašla mnogo divnih kafića i restorana. Drugi blogeri i Instagrameri će vas inspirisati i pokazati vam fantastička mesta za fotografisanje.

10. Pronađite zanimljive kafiće i restorane!

Kada se umorite i treba vam šoljica kafe, nemojte samo otići u prvi kafić koji vidite. Pre odlaska na putovanje, pronađite zanimljive kafiće i isplanirajte da budete u blizini u vreme kada volite da popijete kafu. Pogledajte na Instagramu i Pinterestu interesantna mesta za vašu pauzu. Na ovaj način ćete uživati u svojoj kafi ali i u enterijeru i atmosferi kafića. Ukoliko volite restorane ili uličnu hranu, konsultujte se sa svojim prijateljima koji su već posetili neku određenu destinaciju. Zatražite njihosavet gde da odete na ručak ili večeru.