What to do in Zagreb, Croatia

I am fascinated by ancient history. The older, the more fascinating. Stone Gate sounds like an absolute treasure. Adding it to my agenda now.

Behind the Wave

  1. Zagreb Cathedral: You definitely should check the cathedral out. It’s beautiful on the outside and inside. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. The style is typically Gothic. Inside you can find the Sarcophagus of blessed Alojzije Stepinac. In front of the cathedral you can see the changing of guards. It’s very impressive.balkan zagreb cathedral-L
  2. Shop at Zagreb’s farmers’ markets: This takes place at the main square. It’s nice to check all of it out.
  3. Go to the parks: The parks are just lovely. Very chill and relaxing, so after a day in the crowded city you can always go there and just enjoy the view and watch other people or put some music on.
  4. Watch the whale: This is absolutely stunning! The huge whale is done by a French artist called Etien’, known for his anamorphosis-artworks. The address is: Panoramic View-Point of Zagreb City Strossmayerovo šetalište, 10000…

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Copenhagen, blue paradise in Scandinavia

Deciding what to do during a 7-hour layover in Copenhagen. #firstworldproblems

L'éternel et l'éphémère

I have been recently to Copenhagen for the first time, and I was impressed by its open spaces around the canals. Wandering around the Københavns Havn (Port of Copenhagen) is a very relaxing experience that allows you to enjoy the immensity of the sky and the water in a former industrial environment, now turned into an important location for innovative modern architecture.

Here below the photographic report of my trip to the major city in Denmark. I hope you enjoy it.

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Eleazar.

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Finding Fusion: The Search for Modern Cuisine in a City Steeped in Tradition

Jill's Urban Food Crawls

One of the things we enjoy most here in Valencia is the diversity of restaurants available, despite it being a very traditional Spanish city. Fusion restaurants are among some of the most interesting and innovative. I use the term “fusion” loosely, as it’s becoming more commonplace for chefs to explore the cuisines of other cultures and blend them into their dishes in creative ways. What does fusion even mean anymore?

By definition, fusion cuisine “combines elements of different culinary traditions” together to create new dishes. It became trendy in the 1980’s with Wolfgang Puck getting most of the credit for his Asian Fusion creations. These days, fusion is considered by some to be an outdated fad with a bad reputation. Some restaurants steer clear of using it and instead describe their style as world cuisine, or globally inspired. Whatever you call it, it doesn’t change the fact that restaurants blending…

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Day 10.  Haukilahti and Matinkylä

Love Travelling

Haukilahti is a small coastal town in Espoo located between Westend and Matinkylä.  It’s just a 20 minute journey from central Helsinki and is a lovely place to visit on a sunny day.  We decided to take a walk along the waterfront walkway / cycle path which is known as Espoon Rantaraitti and is clearly signposted with its own walkway logo.

image Signpost for the Espoo coastal path

Before starting along the footpath we wandered around Haukilahti’s attractive Mellsten marina which is home to 637 yachts and small boats.  Just beyond the boat harbour is a sheltered cove and beach which was voted the best beach in Espoo in 2015.  There were lots of people relaxing in the warm sunshine and the adjacent beach bar restaurant Cafe Mellsten was doing a brisk trade.

image The beach at Haukilahti, Espoo

Having spent some time on the beach we resumed our walk on the…

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Privilege

I don’t think the importance of this point can be overstated. It is something I go back to often, given the rampant reckless materialism in our modern age.

Minimalist in the city

I came across an article titled “Parenting dilemma in the digital age” the other day.

As the title suggests, basically the article discusses the dilemma of parenting nowadays with the proliferation of digital and mobile devices, and how we manage the children’s expectations and “wants” to these stuff, especially coupled with peer pressure. In this case, the writer discusses Pokemon Go, a game which seemingly most of her son’s classmates are into (not surprised, I was playing it for a while myself too) and how he became the outcast because he has yet to play the game (because mummy didn’t allowed him to).

This is a common problem in today’s world. Or rather, today’s developed world. In societies nowadays where mobile devices are extremely common, and kids as young as seven owning their own iphones, what else is rare?

To be honest, this is a parenting dilemma and there…

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TRAVEL GUIDE: 48 HOURS IN LUCERNE

A city that is so easy to fall in love with… some of my fondest travel memories.

ADVENTURESS ON THE RUN

“I AM A PASSIONATE TRAVELER, AND FROM THE TIME I WAS A CHILD, TRAVEL INFORMED ME AS MUCH AS MY FORMAL EDUCATION” – DAVID ROCKEFELLER

Lucerne is the absolute storybook image of a Swiss town with it’s colourful buildings and bridges surrounded by snow-capped mountains. I was here for 2 days wandering the cobble stone lanes and visiting some of the sites. I am excited to explore more of Switzerland in my future travels!

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Croatia, first of many

Behind the Wave

In two weeks I’ll be leaving my hometown and explore Croatia. Yes, it is about time! 

When I was a kid, I dreamed of going to explore the world, be an individual with no prejudices and just enjoy many of little things. I wanted to go to Cambodia, Congo, Peru and many others. I had this little intrusive feeling that I had to go.  Just leave everything behind and live in the present. But of course my parents wouldn’t let a 13 year old kid go. When I was 15 I went to South-Africa with my family. This was our first big trip out of Europe. And since that moment my feeling of going away was stronger than ever before. They call this feeling ‘Wanderlust’. I felt so connected with nature and the animals at that time. And I knew, someday I will retrieve that feeling. Now I’m 19 years…

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Peloponnese: Nafplio, Arcadia & Paralio Astros, and How Much Money we Spent in One Month in Greece

What an amazing Greek adventure made all the more special by the hospitality of the Greek people, to which I can personally attest.

Contours of a Traveler's Map

“There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it gets sent away”

I had posed a question to Sasha at the start of our trip if we would gain or lose weight in our four weeks on Greece. The verdict…we lost weight and got fitter! The Greek lifestyle and Mediterranean diet is the key to a long, healthy and happy life. During our five days in the Peloponnese / Arcadia region, we stayed in an Airbnb 100 meters away from the sea. Our morning ritual consisted of the following:

– Wake up with the sun when our bodies naturally want to, without an alarm
– Meditate outside for 15 minutes using a stellar app called Headspace
– Hug each other while sitting down so that our bodies connect for at least five minutes 
– Walk across the…

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