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Sights to See in Montenegro



Podgorica is the official capital and the cultural center of Montenegro. Majority of the city was ruined during the World War II. For this reason you can find only modern structures and green areas around Podgorica. There are many culture events that happens every year in the city. You can also find theaters like the Crnogorsko and Dodest. In and around Podgorica are some historical and cultural edifices that you shouldn’t miss. The ruins of Nemanjica Grad and the old city of Doclea shouldn’t be missed. This city can be accessed by train or bus.

While in Podgorica, take the time to visit Medun which is an old settlement in the area. Travelers are charmed by its beauty and the richness of the culture. If you really want to see the old remains of the town then this is the place to go. This should be part of your itinerary if you want a sense of history. For those who love the antique age, Duklja is a great place to visit if you want to return to the past. There are areas where you can find the remains of the Roman civilization. There are numerous holy structures in Montenegro and one of them is the Dajbabe monastery.

This structure is a work of nature. It is found in the Hill Dajbabska Gora which is a very interesting site. You would also want to see Nemanja´s town or known as Nemanjin Grad. Aside from the beauty of the monument, the place has a romantic atmosphere to it. You can relax and have a picnic in the area as well. Vranjina is a small fisherman town found on the Skadar Lake. Once a lodgment it is now a place where you can have the view of different islands and fortresses found in the lake. The place resembles Venice and is something that you don’t want to miss.






The Venice of the North


We know that Holland is a country where the channels are no rarity. In fact, Amsterdam is known as the city of canals.

However there is a small Dutch town (maybe not so well known among the great attractions of the country) which is known as the Venice of the North, or the “Venice of Holland”. This is called Giethoorn, in the province of Overijssel.

In fact, until not so long ago, it was completely free of cars and there was no other way to get around except by boat.



The Beautiful Churches of Venice

Buildings, bridges, canals, boats, bars, restaurants, squares, streets, and churches. These are just some of the structures that you will be seeing in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The lovely city of Venice seems to attract many people from all corners of the world.

If you’re one of the lucky beings who are about to have a trip in Venice, here are some of the most amazing sites to see: St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Grand Canal, the Bridge of Sighs, Ducal Palace and the Campanile. It turns out that Venice is a treasure, that is capable to give surprises just with its churches and basilicas alone.

The Basilica of San Marco Cathedral in Venice alone is worth the trip. Born in 828 to guard the the relics of St. Mark, it was finally completed in the fourteenth century. The splendid facade topped by the saint and the lion, the pillars, the tetrarchs and the beautiful mosaics are inside the Basilica.

Backpacking Destinations

Traveling on a budget to Cartagena

Winding chennels, cobbled streets, cafes and bars, are all in Venice—a natural choice for honeymooners—but Cartagena, known as the ‘Venice of the America’, offers much more at affordable prices.

The colonial city is also known for its winding streets, water views, art, architecture, salsa dance and traditional Colombian dishes such as seafood stew and red snapper with fried plantains.

The city is now very safe for tourists. We recommend staying at the  Charleston Grand Hotel or the more intimate Tcherassi, with only seven guest rooms in a 250-year-old mansion. This boutique hotel even offers a discounted rate of about $550 per night in February and March.

Another thing to love: Flights to Cartagena cost 25% less on average than a trip to Venice between January and March. This is according to data compiled by Travelocity.



The Feast of the Redeemer in Venice


Venice is an ideal location for those in love. The immortal city has a unique way to let you have fun and live the true Venetian tradition. A weekend that allows you to watch the spectacular fireworks is the famous Feast of the Redeemer, which is celebrated on the third Sunday in July. The Feast of the Redeemer is a traditional festival of Venice. There are a bridge of boats that are set up over the Giudecca Canal, which divides the island from rest of the city to reach the Church of the Redeemer. This is celebrated with a spectacular fireworks display at night between Saturday and Sunday. A number of typical Venetian boats will be racing the next day.

You can begin your Venetian experience on a Friday evening at Chioggia and stay overnight for two on the boat. Saturday, you will be led by a professional instructor in a course for improving your techniques of sailing at sea. This would be suitable for all those interested in this great sport. In the late afternoon, you can return to Venice to see the fireworks from the basin of San Marco, where you can dine while enjoying the wonderful view. On Sunday, you can sail to discover a hidden and beautiful lagoon, and stop the Alberoni area, near the Lido of Venice, where you can take a plunge.

Air Travel

San Clemente Palace in Venice

Wellness and peace for the five senses, warm cuddling and total relaxation. Where can you experience all these? On the lush island of San Clemente. Inclusive of your fun and relaxing stay are:

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bottle of Prosecco with the delights of chef upon arrival
  • Candlelight dinner for two at the restaurant “Ca ‘Dei Frati” to discover the ancient flavors of the Serenissima