Posts tagged ‘travel’

2018, February 9

Skopje’s lovely Oriental influences

As I’ve briefly mentioned before, my boyfriend and I visited Skopje, Macedonia during our Winter holiday. It was amazing! I especially loved discovering Skopje’s lovely oriental influences. We’ve never been to a place even remotely similar to this.

Want to see my pictures and read about it? Come on over to Milliver’s Travels to read my travel article, “Discovering Skopje’s Ottoman Influences”. It is both informative and very colorful.

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2018, February 2

The Bohemian Quater Guest House in Skopje, Macedonia

I was so thrilled with Bohemian Quater Guest House in Skopje, Macedonia, I have to write my review of it here as well not only leave it on Booking.com. Hope some of you will find it useful.

Pros:

The place was clean, comfy, cozy and quiet even though there is a large boulevard around the corner. I have trouble sleeping if there’s noise, but had no issues here.

The property is in a perfect location! We could walk basically everywhere – we didn’t use the car once after arriving. One can reach the city center in about 15 minutes, the old bazaar in 20, the mall in 20 minutes, and there are several 24/7 bakeries, pastries shops and groceries around reachable in up to 10 minutes.

The bus stop is reachable in 5 minutes and I was most surprised that any trip (within the city, and even where the bus goes outside of the city, for example to visit Matka Canyon) is 35 Denars ($0,7 at the time of writing this).

The hosts are lovely, they speak English very well, and are knowledgeable, gave us ideas on what to visit, advice on which bus to take, and checked back to see if we needed anything.

A huge plus, I’d say, is arranging our registration and check out at the police station – I wasn’t aware before, but foreigners spending even one night at an address in Macedonia are required to register their place of residence within 24 hours of arrival. The host took care of this and we got to enjoy ourselves.
As far as I heard afterwards, the fine is pretty steep for not being able to present this paper at the state border if asked for it and also results in being banned from the country for a year. I’m happy the host was on top of his legal knowledge.

Cons:

In one place among the property descriptions it says that “Free private parking available on-site”, in other places it only says “Free parking”. I assumed it to be private parking in a garage or yard, but it is street parking.
That said, it is a safe neighborhood and we had no issues leaving our car in front of the property.

Overall we had a lovely time, the property was great and the city is very interesting to explore!

 

PS: If you book a holiday on Booking.com using this link, you’ll get 10% back after your trip. I am not an affiliate, but I can get $15 for referring you, after your stay.
2017, December 29

Happy New Year, the travel writer’s way

It’s been three years since my boyfriend and I started travelling over our New Year’s holiday time. We are currently enjoying Skopje, Macedonia.

I still want to wish you all a very Happy New Year and wonderful 2018 ahead – the travel writer’s way.

Go on over to Milliver’s  Travels to read about our New Year’s Eve, 2015 trip in my travel article, “Spending New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary”. You won’t regret it.
Happy 2018, everyone!


2017, December 22

Merry Christmas, the travel writer’s way

This Christmas, I want to highlight a couple of awesome pictures my friends took. 

So if you want, go read my short article, “Funky Decorations: Holiday wishes, the travel writer’s way” over on Milliver’s  Travels to see them.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

2017, November 17

Fall visit to the Iasi Botanical Garden

On a recent trip to Iasi, my boyfriend and I took delight in visiting the botanical garden. Its beauty, and especially the flower exhibition which was organized at the time, immediately made us wish we had similar exhibitions in our city as well.

Until then, we’ll just have to remember this one and look at the lovely pics often!

Want to see my pictures and read about it? Come on over to Milliver’s Travels where my travel article, “Autumn Flowers Exhibition, Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden”, is live and very colorful.

2017, October 27

I really do love Booking.com

A different blog post for today, but figured I’d share since I can honestly say that I love Booking.com, and you can get 10% back for travelling with them.

As you can tell from my travel articles on Milliver’s Travels, I love traveling! In any form. Road trips/one day trips are the most convenient at the moment, but I do like longer stays as well. And for the latter, I need accommodation too, of course.
So far, I have used Booking.com’s services four times and all the places I’ve stayed at were exactly as advertised – nice, clean, and the hosts were lovely and helpful people. I also have a New Years trip planned and already booked my stay for that.
I usually travel with my boyfriend by car, so every one of these four times, I loved that the properties were in safe areas, easy to find upon arrival and, except one, were very close to the town center which meant we were able to leave our car in the parking lot and walk everywhere throughout our stay. We have a total of 127,91 km of walking done during our latest trip!
What I especially love is that one can find properties and book them, with free cancellation. Given we live in the real world and plans sometimes get put on hold, it was such a relief to be able to cancel three bookings so far without having to explain to someone that colleagues booked their holidays on top of ours, or an emergency came up, or what ever else. I could simply book again for a later date, no questions asked and no money lost.

As they themselves say, on Booking.com you can book the perfect getaway in 229 countries and territories. From chic hotels, cosy apartment rentals and safari lodges to dreamy beach villas… you name it, they’ve got it!

If you book using this link, you’ll get 10% back after your trip.

 

PS: I am not an affiliate, but I can get $15 for referring you, after your stay.
2017, September 15

Three beautiful gardens at Hampton Court Palace

I was very lucky to have been able to travel to Kingston Upon Thames three times for work these past three years, and one of those times I was also lucky to get to walk through Hampton Court Palace’s world-famous gardens.

Head on over to Milliver’s Travels to find out from my travel article, “A Glance at Three of Hampton Court Palace’s World-Famous Gardens”, which three gardens have filled my heart with so much beauty and joy!

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