One day in Plovdiv, Bulgaria – the oldest city in the world

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Why so interesting? First of all, it might be the oldest city still inhabited in the world! The Bulgarians say that it has been inhabited non-stop for the last 6000 years! Well that’s impressive! It was called Philippopolis, the city of Phillip. The city was originally a Thracian settlement and subsequently was invaded by Persians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Slavs, Russians, Crusaders, and Turks. Woah! That’s quite something! And the remains of those times are still present in the city.

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Split – castles, beaches and Game of Thrones.

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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.

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Zagreb – the vibrant capital

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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!

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Tana Toraja – where death is not the end

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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.

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