After showing you last year a bit of beauties of Mauritius and some activities you can do there, I decided to do something similar for Sri Lanka. And to show some cool stuff to do in Sri Lanka. It is a small island, also in Indian Ocean, with capital called Colombo. Historically Portuguese, Dutch and British occupied it, but it finally got independence in 1948 as Ceylon, and then the name changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. If you ever wondered whether to go to Sri Lanka or not, maybe some of the info in this blog post will help you. I would recommend seeing this after you have seen some other islands in the Indian ocean first. I was not that amazed to go there again, but it is worth to see for sure.
Sri Lanka is a tropical country, so rain is inevitable – just depending on the side of the island. The rainy season is from October to January, and it predominantly affects the east coast, while from May to July it predominantly affects the west & south coast of Sri Lanka.
Lot of girls dream of big weddings, with invites of around 150-200 people… Plus to wear white “princess” or “mermaid” wedding dress. To have traditional ceremonies and all the customs that are usual or expected by the family. And then go for a honeymoon trip to relax from all the stress of preparations and the actual wedding day.
Me personally, I was never a “wedding” freak in a sense to have wanted all of that… I just want my friends and I (plus my future hubby) to have a good time. I am also more and more desiring a simple ceremony with a few dear people, which would take place at some nice location, me being in a simple white dress with some cool shoes or sandals in strong color or bare foot if being at the beach.
If someone desires such weddings outside the city or home country (called destination wedding) , it can even be a good combination for wedding ceremony and the honeymoon. Plus a good continuing vacation for your invites.Read more
Petra is really breathtaking and you swill see why!
As I have written already about my adventure in Jordan, and all the great things I saw and experienced, I left Petra as a separate post since it deserves all the credit possible. Therefore I prepared some practical tips for visiting Petra for you, which can be helpful once you decide to go and visit Jordan.
WHY VISIT PETRA?
Petra is one of the Seven Ancient World wonders and UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 1985. Word Petra means “stone or rock” in Greek, but often Petra is referred to as “Lost City” and/or “Rose City” because of the rose-colored sandstone hills.Read more
JORDAN is beautiful! Its nature, history, people… For me visiting it was an experience I will remember forever. I will show you now why Jordan should be your next adventure destination.
There are so many things to see there, though I had as much time to go and see Mount Nebo, river Jordan , Dead sea, and of course lovely Petra. At the end of the post I added two more interesting sites, which can be added to your Jordan travel list.
Where, when, how?
I landed to its capital’s airport,Amman, and getting suitcases took a bit long since airport was quite old-fashioned. My friends and I got the visa at the airport (check if your nationality need visa), and as soon as we passed the customs we got a rent-a-car, which we booked prior the trip.
And so we took off for new adventures…
I must stress here, that we were three girls traveling alone, and we had no problems because of that. Though, naturally you need to take care and be careful not to believe everyone naively.
I was there in the beginning of June and it was already very very hot, so the best timing to go there is in the spring and autumn. Avoid summer months :-)!
I will not write much about Dubai Miracle Gardens, as it is worth more to see the images in my Gallery section, rather than to talk about it. Yes – it is the garden in the middle of the desert – Dubailand, 10 min drive from Mall of Emirates (I recommend taxi better than bus) and yes – it is magical flower garden made out of 45 million flowers which is making it the biggest garden in the world.
In my last post I talked about JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence) mainly as the part of the city which I would definitely recommend seeing with the first visit to Dubai, and for the beach…but there are so many more interesting places to see at Dubai Marina. Let me show you some more.
I simply love Dubai Marina because of its canals which go around the buildings. and so yacht owners can simply sail around and “park” the boats almost in front of their homes. It is a bit “fancy” kind of lifestyle, but when you see it a few times in front of your eyes it seems like a normal thing to do there. Dubai Marina Yacht clubis the center of the Marina quays where yachts have their anchors dropped. There is a promenade around it with lots of cafes and restaurants from which you can enjoy the views on the surrounding skyscrapers, boats and jet-skies passing by. Near there you may also find Dubai Marina mall, a smaller shopping center (smaller comparing to the size of the others in Dubai), from which you also can get to Pier 7> building with 7 fine-dine restaurants with variety in culinary experiences.
I have started blogging naturally with this vibrant city, since it was my hometown for a while, but also since it is very popular for travelers around the world and people who want to experience something new and totally different.
Dubai is still enigma for many people, in a sense how such an Arabic place can be so modern. And some people boycott to visit it, as they believe there is nothing interesting to see but man… there is plenty to see! My opinion is that one can judge it once he/she sees it first and of course not all things appeal to everyone the same. Not everyone gets amazed as I do whenever I am in this city. I visited it few times eve after my return to Serbia.Read more