I spoke to some locals about the Greek traditions and lifestyle and one of the topics that we touched on was how the funerals are held in the Orthodox tradition. Let’s keep in mind that we are talking about old traditions here and lots of those customs got lost with the time, made more efficient and comfortable.
Most of the old town is located inside the Diocletian’s Palace. The Palace was built in the IV century! Most parts are of course new, but there are still old Corinthian columns and Sphinks statues that Diokles brought from Egipt. Also, when you enter the Palace through the Irion gate, look to the left – that’s the dungeon where Deneris kept her dragons on the Game of Thrones series.
Most of you probably heard about the Kuang Si waterfalls in Laos, or the Ban Gioc waterfall in Vietnam, or even of Samuc Champey in Guatemala. But have you heard about Plitvice lakes? This beautiful natural site is located in the heart of Europe, in Croatia and is part of UNESCO World Heritage.
The capital of Croatia has the perfect size. It’s not too big, so the distances are walkable, but it’s also not too small, so it’s not too crowded. The city is more interesting then I thought! In the summer all the small and big squares are filled with musicians! Everywhere you go, there is a small concert going on. And on proper scenes built up with proper sound. It has such a great vibe!
George Town became the first city in Malaya, and by extension, Malaysia. Today, the city is well known for its cultural diversity, colonial-era architecture, and street food.
I am a big foodie, I judge the countries I visit by the food and the people. I need to say that food-wise Malaysia stole my heart. It’s a fantastic mix of Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and Indian food and it’s all absolutely delicious!
Tana Toraja means “The Land of Toraja People”. It’s a region in the highlands of Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s 17 000 islands. Why are the Toraja interesting? They have very elaborate burial rites. It’s a very remote place, therefore not many tourists come here. But if you take the time and struggle to visit, you will not regret it. I know, I don’t.
You can totally do this trip on your own. The Toraja Land is very welcoming, people are friendly and it’s fairly easy to get to once you arrive in Makassar.
Have you heard of Uvita? If not, don’t feel bad. Costa Rica is well known for its lush Rainforests, beautiful beaches of Santa Teresa, or the Caribbean vibes of Puerto Viejo. To be honest, I only came here because I crossed the border with Panama and wanted a quiet place on the beach to relax. And it was perfect!
Monteverde is a complex of parks and natural reserves that are well prepared to receive tourists. There are night tours, animal refugees, canopy tours, a snake zoo, a frog sanctuary. Nature lovers will not get bored here, fore sure.