Ljubljana, Slovenia – Brief Adventure of a Globetrotter

I took the coach from Venezia Tronchetto,  coaches leave Venice in the afternoon via Trieste and reaches Ljubljana at night. As soon as I got to the city, I looked for my hostel and checked in for a good night sleep.  Ljubljana has amazing hostels with reasonable prices. For instance, the hostel where I stayed…

Bologna, Italy: Brief Adventure of a Globetrotter

Recently I have been to a small and compact adventure through south-east Europe. I would like to share my experience with you travel addicts to help you organize your own. My journey started in Bologna but it was only used as a travel hub at this time (Bologna has a larger airport than Venice and…

A Quick Trip To Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

From Budva, Montenegro, there are direct international buses to Mostar. I chose to take a night bus that didn’t cross the Croatian border since I didn’t have a Schengen Visa at that time. The trip took roughly 6 hours for 25 euros. Cautious about the trip and at the same time trying to get some…

Day 2: Backpacking Kiev, Ukraine

The next day, I continued what I started the day prior. My itinerary was full since I had a flight to catch evening of the same day. I walked back the same street going to the Golden City Gate and turned right towards the National Opera House. Pleased that the Opera House and Tsveto-muzykalnyy Fontan…

Day 1: Backpacking Kiev, Ukraine

Saturday morning, I arrived at Kiev Boristol International Airport. It was roughly 2 hours flight from Ankara, Turkey. Ukrainian Airways has promotional roundtrip fare for 100USD from Istanbul with few hours layover in Ankara. To the city center, I left the airport through the airport shuttle service for 3 Euros, but in local currency, Ukrainian…

Zagreb, Croatia in Less Than 24 Hours

Zagreb is only 145 km from Ljubljana and the cost of getting there is not so expensive. Croatia has many places to visit such as Dubrovnik or Zadar which are mostly located in the Dalmatian coast of the country.   When I got to the city, it was already dark. From the coach station, I…

Quick Trip to Ohrid, Macedonia

Located at the Southwest of Macedonia, Ohrid is a unique small resort city at the shores of Lake Ohrid. This city has a touch of both, the old and the new. Medieval houses, a historical fortress and the ruins of the once great city of Macedonia is evidently harmonizing with the rapid modernization of the city. Ohrid…

Day 2 – Walking Tour: Budapest, Hungary

On the other side of the river is a park, opposite to it is the Four Seasons Hotel. From Buda, a walk towards Pest has an incredible view . Once you arrive at the other side of the city ( Pest ) allow yourself some time to admire the Buda Castle and the hill from afar, especially at night…

Day 1 – Walking Tour: Budapest, Hungary

This old city is the capital of Hungary. Until 1873, Buda and Pest were two individual cities separated by the Danube River. Since the merge, Budapest is the biggest city in the country and one of the biggest in Europe with a population of 3.3 million. Upon arrival in the city by plane, take a…

Quick Trip to Venice, Italy

I took the regular train from the main train station of Bologna located at the northern  inner circular road (old downtown walls). There are two types of trains from Bologna to Venice; the speed train and the regular train service (12 euros). It leaves the station hourly. Regular trains does not provide tickets and assigned seat numbers thus in rush hours…

24 Hours in Tirana, Albania

In my great Balkan visit, I stayed one day in Tirana, Albania to see what it can offer to a backpacker like me. Unfortunately, there was nothing much.  Although Albania has beautiful landscapes to visit where you can set up your tents. The capital city has only few interesting places for visitors. The city centre is…

Travel Guide Europe: Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje is the starting city of my 9-day Great Balkan Tour. During my 9-day trip, I visited 7 cities from 5 Balkan countries. You can read about this trip through this blog city by city. My flight arrived at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport in the morning. At the airport, Alexander the Great welcome visitors…