I Would Like Some Horse Meat Please

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia has a lot to offer, so much we actually had to make 2 posts of this beautiful city, otherwise, this one would be too long. We took a train to Ljubljana from Zagreb and arrived in the evening. After leaving our bags in the hostel which unfortunately was a little far away…

Night and Day: Zagreb

After visiting the Plitvice lakes national park we finally arrived in Zagreb in the evening. Tania had read about this museum she wanted to go to, the Broken Relationship Museum, and it was going to close soon, so we headed that way. Visually, Zagreb is a mixture of straight-laced Austro-Hungarian architecture and rough-around-the-edges socialist structures, its character…

Plitvice Lakes

We continued our drive to Zagreb but first stopping for the day at the beautiful Plitvice Lakes. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. There are…

What The Hell Is A Sea Organ?

We continue our journey through Croatia with a really quick stop in the town of Trogir. This town was recommended by a couple of people we’ve met along the way so we had to check it out. The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island…

Pakleni Islands And The Blue Cave

Today we took a fast boat to take us to the world famous Blue Cave! This natural wonder cave is a must see for every tourist visiting Croatia. The full day tour included many stops in several of the 1246 total islands in Croatia. But because all looked the same, there was a sense of…

Be nice, lets Split it!

After getting dropped off at Split by the ferry, we quickly found a luggage storage to keep our bags for a few hours. Our Airbnb was not ready yet, but we started to explore the city. We ended up walking around a local market where you could find a lot of Prosuto shops!  We grabbed a…

Korcula Wine Region

And we arrived at Korkula, it is the second most populous Adriatic island after Krk,  and the most populous Croatian island not connected to the mainland by a bridge! Our Airbnb host was waiting for us at the terminal, she was super nice and quite a character and helped the strongest of the group (Nadeem) to carry…

The Elaphiti Islands

Today we booked a boat to take us all day around the Elaphiti Islands.  The Elaphiti Islands or the Elaphitesis a small archipelago consisting of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik, in the Adriatic sea. Our original plan was to book a boat with more people, but because we had to take a ferry to Split that…

Pearl Of The Adriatic

Today is the second day in Dubrovnik. Today we separated as Tania and Nadeem are huge fans of the show Game of Thrones, so they decided to take a tour of the filming locations around the old town. We haven’t seen the show, so we booked an old city tour in the morning and a…

Dubrovnik

We arrived in Dubrovnik! Our first stop of beautiful Croatia. Our friends Nadeem and Tania will be joining us for this part of the trip. It has been a lot of planning and logistics so we could meet, so we were really excited to see them and have the opportunity to travel together!! After an…

The Pirates Of Montenegro

Today we will be leaving the tiny country of Montenegro to get to Croatia. But first,we stopped at the towns of Perast and Herceg Novi on the way out. Again, public transportation between countries is pretty limited or super complicated so we ended up hiring a car and driver to take us to Croatia while stopping…

The Bay Of Kotor

We took an expensive car (driver set up by the nice owner of the hotel we were at) to bring us to the bay of Kotor, our first stop in Montenegro. Montenegro was part of former Yugoslavia and gained independence in 2006. The vote heralded the end of the former Union of Serbia and Montenegro –…

The Bridge Of Mostar

Our journey through Bosnia continues with the town of Mostar. It is the most important city in the Herzegovina region and its cultural capital. We took a 2 hr bus to get there from Sarajevo, the scenery on the way there was amazing. It makes you wonder why such few people visit Bosnia. Situated on…

Sarah & Jevo

After a day full of war history, we decided to visit the city of Sarajevo as it stands today. In 2010, Lonely Planet’s “Best In Travel” nominated Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit that year, and so far it has been absolutely amazing. After walking a little bit in the main plaza, we headed straight to…

The Sarajevo Siege

We were picked up from our hostel by the shuttle service 1 hr late. There is no public Transport between Serbia and Bosnia (they still don’t like each other, shocking!!) so travelers usually have to find a private transport or rent a car to cross the border into Bosnia. The drive was absolutely stunning and the…

The Balkans: Belgrade

We arrived at Serbia! when we exited Belgrade (Serbia capital) airport, the city received us with a thunderstorm. We took a public bus that droped us off at the bus station and from there we couldnt walk as originally intended so we took a taxi. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria…

The Goddess Of Wisdom

Today was sightseeing Athens day! People said it only takes a day to visit the most important sites in the city as they are all concentrated in a small walkable area around the Acropolis. We were supposed to wake up early to visit the Parthenon to beat all the cruise line tours but the snooze…

Αθηνα

In the  morning we boarded again the amazing Blue Star Ferry for a 4 hour cruise to the port of Piraeus in Athens. The Port of Piraeus served as the port of Athens since the ancient times. From there a quick metro ride took us directly to our hotel. We left the hotel to go walk…

The Temple Of Apollo

After realizing we have seen everything in Paros, we explored the possibility to visit other islands for the day. Our first option was to go to Mykonos, but unfortunately, today was the only day of the week with no day tours there. Instead, we decided to go to Naxos, which is the other big island next…

Paros

Sightseeing day in Paros! We started the day as usual by renting another ATV quad-bike to be able to visit all the island. We have noticed that locals here are less friendly than in Santorini. The first stop was the town of Lafkes, the first capital of Paros. The village is located under a pinewood on…

Cyclades

We started today by visiting the famous Perissa black sand beach. We have never been to such a colorful beach and it was breathtaking.  Most of Santorini’s beaches are composed of dark volcanic sand that gets searingly hot in the mid-day sun. The sand is made by these small black rocks that do not stick to you…

Postcard Sunset

The first day we visited the more authentic, less touristy part of Santorini. Today we are heading north to Thira (or Fira) and Ia, the second largest city. We began our day stopping at a Greek bakery to buy a diabetic-preferred breakfast. Some Loukoumades and a Kataifi, basically sugar on top of more sugar soaked with sugary syrup. Delicious…

Welcome to Greece!

We have arrived in Greece!! We started our day in Santorini with a delicious Greek coffee from the lady at the hotel. The people here are extremely friendly and always looking to help. She provided us a long explanation of everything there is to see here so we decided to rent a quad bike to…

Swiss Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks

In order to get to Greece we needed to stop at Zurich in Switzerland for a few hours, we decided to go visit the city instead of waiting at the airport. From the moment we arrived at Switzerland we were reminded why this is called the first world. Everything here feels more civilized, clean, people…

Ramadanicious

Today was our last day in Dubai before leaving for Europe! We walked again towards the old part of town. By pure luck we found the Bastakiya Quarter, established at the end of the 19th century by well-to-do textile and pearl traders from Bastak, Iran, its labyrinthine lanes are lined with restored merchant’s houses, art…

The Triumph Of Money Over Practicality.

Our adventure in Dubai continues with a day spent the Jumeirah area next to the famous Palm island. We started by visiting the Jumeirah public beach next to the Burj Al- Arab hotel. This fancy 7 star hotel (they self awarded that many stars as the official count only goes up to 5 stars), is the…

Touching The Sky!

We decided to focus our sightseeing today in the Burj Khalifa area. This new developed area includes a mall, aquarium and the tallest building in the world! We started by taking the metro to the Dubai Mall, this huge shopping center has everything you will need to survive the apocalypse. The metro stations here are absolutely…

1/3 Cruise, 1/3 Vegas & 1/3 Disneyland

  We have adapted to Ramadan, we knew in order to survive the day we had to eat the biggest breakfast ever. Our hotel offers a buffet which was actually pretty good for the price; we ate like there is no tomorrow. We decided to divide Dubai into three areas and visit 1 of them each day….

Abu Dhabi And The Very Expensive Mosque

Today we needed to adapt if we wanted to survive the month of Ramadan here. We walked to the supermarket to get some pre-made breakfast to bring back to the apartment since we couldn’t eat  the food in public (luckily there was a market across the street from the apartment). Supermarkets here are absolutely amazing…

The Emirates

The Kathamndu airport and lounge was as good as before and when we  were boarding for our flight to Mumbai (our stopover) we were upgraded to first class! I think the airline employees were a little racist, but we think we got that upgrade for being white, the other 2 white passengers on the flight looked…

And On The Seventh Day… We Rested

After we arrived from the Annapurna hike we could not resist to walk even more! the lake was beautiful so we walked around until we found a nice restaurant to eat our first real meal. Eitan got a nice real steak and Sarah was happy with a glass of wine. We continued our walk around…

Annapurna Trekking Part #2: The Climb To Poon Hill

So now for the second half of our trek….2 days of hiking is needed to get to Ghorepani, from here you can climb 3210 m to Poon Hill which is suppose to offer amazing views of the whole Annapurna mountain range. Unfortunately, after waking up at 4:00 am, the weather was terrible so we knew…

Annapurna Trekking Part #1: Nayapul to Ghorepani.

We arrived in Kathmandu and got picked up at the airport by the trekking tour agency owner. He was extremely nice and gave us some flower necklaces like in Hawaii (we still don’t know why). We drove to the office so we can pay for the trekking tour and got some shirts as gifts. Finally…

Thuk Jay Chey Tibet

Thuk Jay Chey is how you say “Thank you” in Tibetan. This is our last entry on Tibet and we really enjoyed our time here. So… Thank You Tibet! Today was a very interesting and expensive day. Because of the idiots of Air China cancelling our flight we needed to book a another tour day…

On the Way

The next morning we visited the Palcho Monastery in Gyantse on the way to Lhasa. We drove though very beautiful green mountain scenery. The monastery precinct is a complex of structures, which, apart from the Tsuklakhang Monastery, also includes its Kumbum, believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet, that is most notable for…

EVEREST

We continued our drive from Shigatse for about 9 hours with several photo stops towards Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan Side. Our first stop was a high pass, the highest altitude point we visited on the whole trip (around 6100 meters). It was cold and very windy! There is a monument welcoming you to Everest…

Shigatse

Today we had a 6 hour drive in the van to our next stop, Shigatse which is the second largest city in TIbet, west of Lhasa. The ride was enjoyable since we got to chat with all the awesome travelers on our tour and luckily the roads were nice and smooth, totally unexpected.The scenery here…

1 Monastery, 2 Monasteries, 3 Monast…..

We started at the same time in the morning to visit Drepung Monastery located at the foot of Mount Gephel. This is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera. The explanations of the guide are spot on and we are learning a lot about Tibetan Buddhism, from traditions to…

The Land Of The Snow

Today we finally met our tour buddies that will be touring with us for the next 8 days! We can only say we are so lucky to get such a nice group, 3 British, 2 Mexicans, 1 Argentinian, 1 Peruvian and 2 Americans make our very diverse group. We hit it off immediately as everybody here…

The Flight To The Top Of The World

Disclaimer because I’m paranoid:  The “Autonomous” region of Tibet is one of the most politically sensitive disputed territories in the world. I will try to stay away from political comments, unless is absolutely necessary for the story. If you know me even a little bit you will know which side I support and which side…