20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 3: Lake Bled, Slovenia

20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 3: Lake Bled, Slovenia

A city a day keeps the wanderlust at bay...
20 DAYS. 20 CITIES. 6 COUNTRIES.
AUSTRIA • SLOVENIA • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA • CROATIA • MONTENEGRO • ITALY

PART 3, DAY 5: THE SERENE SPIRITUALITY OF LAKE BLED 
AND SLOVENIA’S ONLY NATURAL ISLAND

On my 2nd and last day in Slovenia, I woke up in Ljubljana with a feeling of missed opportunity: for I had failed to capture the capital city's vibrant nightlife, which came as a surprise to me given the tranquil and traditional nature of its charming cobblestoned Old Town. Those close to me *does the Mockingjay salute to my long-suffering friends and family* know that my need to be aware of every detail of my travels borders on the obsessive (some would say I'm a control freak, I prefer the phrase 'detail-oriented'). Having found myself unprepared for the dark side of Ljubljana's moon, I drove to the most famous destination in the town of Bled praying that I had done my homework, and that Lake Bled would be as breathtaking as I had hoped it to be. 

Once again, I discovered that nothing could've prepared me for what I was about to see...

September 28, 2017

20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 3: Lake Bled, Slovenia

A city a day keeps the wanderlust at bay... 20 DAYS. 20 CITIES. 6 COUNTRIES. AUSTRIA  •  SLOVENIA  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA  •  C...

20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 2: Ljubljana & Maribor, Slovenia


20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 2: Ljubljana & Maribor, Slovenia

A city a day keeps the wanderlust at bay...
20 DAYS. 20 CITIES. 6 COUNTRIES.
AUSTRIA • SLOVENIA • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA • CROATIA • MONTENEGRO • ITALY

PART 2, DAY 4: THE LAID BACK CHARM OF LJUBLJANA AND MARIBOR, SLOVENIA

September 25, 2017

20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 2: Ljubljana & Maribor, Slovenia

A city a day keeps the wanderlust at bay... 20 DAYS. 20 CITIES. 6 COUNTRIES. AUSTRIA  •  SLOVENIA  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA  ...

20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 1: Vienna, Austria

20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 1: Vienna, Austria

A city a day keeps the wanderlust at bay...
20 DAYS. 20 CITIES. 6 COUNTRIES.
AUSTRIA • SLOVENIA • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA • CROATIA • MONTENEGRO • ITALY

PART 1, DAYS 1-3: CHASING THE GHOSTS OF THE 
AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Has it already been half a year since I blogged about what is possibly the most extra reaction to a Youtube video by declaring my intention to chase Balkan ghosts with a 3 week tour of the former Yugoslavian states, beginning of course with the Austro-Hungarian empire (because we know those Habsburgs liked to have their fingers in many, many strudels) and nicely rounded off with a bit of Tuscany and the Italian Riviera? When I announced, back in May, My Ultimate Itinerary for an Austria, Balkans, and Italy Road Trip - or 'Travel Tasting Menu' in keeping with that month's #TRAVELLINKUP topic - the general consensus was "This isn't just a metaphorical meal, this is a feast of Bacchanalian proportions". Well consider me fed and watered on all things travel, for after 20 days of road-tripping and sleeping in a different hotel in a different city every other night I am truly indulged and laden with the travel equivalent of a food coma. *Burp* Now that I've had a week to recover from my long holiday I'm ready to recant my summer, starting with the first of many blog posts to come about 20 Days in 20 Cities and 6 Countries. First stop - Vienna, Austria. Grüß Gott!

VIENNA. NOW. FOREVER. 
September 22, 2017

20 Days, 20 Cities, 6 Countries - Part 1: Vienna, Austria

A city a day keeps the wanderlust at bay... 20 DAYS. 20 CITIES. 6 COUNTRIES. AUSTRIA • SLOVENIA • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA •  CROA...

10 Reasons Why You Must Visit Malaysia, by a Proud Malaysian


MALAYSIA BOLEH, YOU PUN BOLEH
(MALAYSIA CAN, AND SO CAN YOU)
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT MALAYSIA, LIKE, NOW
September 01, 2017

10 Reasons Why You Must Visit Malaysia, by a Proud Malaysian

MALAYSIA BOLEH , YOU PUN BOLEH !  (MALAYSIA CAN, AND SO CAN YOU) 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT MALAYSIA, LIKE, NOW