No – it was not love at first sight! How could it be when even the city’s own publicity says the best things about it are the surroundings and the inhabitants? The city itself is, indeed, not specially attractive. There is an unremarkable river and not much noteworthy architecture. Many buildings are scarred, damaged, neglected and decorated with graffiti. Of course it does have its good points, like Bascarsija, the historical and cultural centre of the old city. A network of small streets, formerly a bazaar. Too many tourists and far too many souvenir shops for my taste. On the other hand it has a multitude of busy, attractive street cafés and restaurants. Ideal places to do what Bosnians everywhere like doing best: meeting friends, drinking coffee, chatting and watching the world go by. read more

The Enchanted & musical instruments of Ancient Greeks exhibition at Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Enchanted & musical instruments of Ancient Greeks exhibition at ΔΕΘ–Helexpo Thessaloniki, Greece.

After the success of the September 2015 ΔΕΘ – Helexpo exhibition, now there is a second date the theme park is open. Visitors can once more admire the most important inventions and musical instruments of the Ancient Greeks from the Museum of Ancient Technology of Kostas Kotsanas, together with the “Enchanted”. Las Incantadas (Οι Μαγεμένες), the legendary Caryatids of Thessaloniki return home , although being a copy from the original ones seen in Louvre. Pavilion 3 will be open until January 5th 2016. Entrance to the “Enchanted” is free, while the rest of the show can be accessed with a ticket of 5 euros for individuals or 4 euros for schools. There is also a consideration for free parking. Open weekdays 09:00 – 14:00 Sunday 10:00-16:00 (Saturday closed). read more

Gokyo Cho-La pass Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

This trek explores the breath-taking Gokyo valley which is located adjacent of the Khumbu. Gokyo is a land of high altitude lakes and icy glaciersHere, a hike to the high vantage point of Gokyo Ri (5350-m) will reward you with views of four of the eight highest mountains on earth – all in one panorama! read more