It’s been a while since I shared a personal blog, and now the end of the year is approaching it’s another great moment to look back. Not last year but the past two years were very special and a rollercoaster of highlights, and of course also lesser times. Despite the beautiful trips we have made,…
Bali is one of the popular islands of Indonesia that many tourists like to visit. Bali is a place where you easily lose your heart, because this Indonesian island has so much to offer, also for active travelers. You can take a bike ride in between the beautiful green rice fields, go trekking in the inland, or go horseback riding on the beach, and last but not least go surfing! In Bali everything is possible, read below my best tips.
The surroundings of Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali – are characterized by a hilly jungle landscape with green rice fields and palm trees. It is a perfect place to stay if you want to unwind and to escape the hustle and bustle of the popular town of Ubud; famous for its many art shops, museums, and boutique shops.
Around Ubud, you will also find many temples, and in the small neighboring villages you can experience the Indonesian culture and become acquainted with the always friendly smiling Balinese people.
Bali – one of the 17,500 islands of Indonesia – is a popular all-in-one destination. In comparison to the other islands of the Indonesian archipelago, it jumps out with its incomparable beauty. Bali is the island of endless rice fields, mountainous highlands, and many sacred temples.
You choose Bali for its magnificent coastline with beautiful beaches and perfect surf spots, but also for its colorful underwater world, beautiful sunsets and the perfect climate. Everyone can find something interesting in Bali. I recently spent a month on this wonderful island and below I list the highlights for you.
Are you already familiar with the Gypset Style? Gypset is a mix between the Gypsy and Jetset culture. A style which is getting more trendy. Nowadays you can find more Gypset hotels that integrate these two styles in one theme. The characteristic of a Gypset hotel is that guests can feel themselves completely free and at the same time can fully enjoy all its luxuries.
Now guests of the Kanuhura Resort can enjoy a luxurious holiday while venturing into “Ibiza-style atmospheres.” Gypset means here lingering along the pool on large sofas, walking all day barefoot and feel completely free. And for the ladies among us, pull your dashing summer dresses out of the cupboard because at Kanuhura they come to full advantage.
For many years, the Maldives have been a dream destination, and since I set foot on this paradise a couple of weeks ago, I can only confirm this. When you go for the first time to the Maldives, you’ll be amazed by the range of top resorts. So which one do you choose? For two consecutive years, Gili Lankanfushi was ranked in the reviews on TripAdvisor as the best resort in the world!
Thulusdhoo is a wonderful local island in the Maldives that you need to discover. The island is located just 28 km north of Malé and can be reached in about thirty minutes from Malé via speedboat. Thulusdhoo village, the capital of the Kaafu Atoll, is characterized by its colorful walls and sandy lanes. The coral reef that stretches all around the coastline of Thulusdhoo protects the crystal clear lagoon providing for unlimited surfing conditions on almost any given day of the year.
This surfing paradise offers though much more. It has stunning white sandy beaches, surrounded by warm turquoise waters and dolphins as regular visitors. Even if you are just relaxing on Thulusdhoo beach, you’re sure to see dolphins. Since a few years it is possible to stay on the local islands of the Maldives, as on Thulusdhoo. This gives tourists the chance to sleep in alternative accommodations and to discover the real Maldivian life.
Less than a year ago I mentioned during an interview that it was my dream to go to the Maldives and to stay in a super deluxe resort. That dreams can come true, I have experienced at firsthand this year. When I received the invitation to fly to the newly opened LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort I had to tell it myself a few times that it was real. That is why even until the day of departure I did not reveal to social media where I was going. I first had to see, before believing it…
Remember the name LUX*. This new luxurious hotel chain is working hard on the road to get a good reputation in the high segment of luxury resorts and hotels. On the world map, you will find LUX* already in Mauritius, Reunion, Vietnam, China, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and of course in the Maldives. In 2017 LUX* will open its second luxury resort in the Maldives called LUX* North Malé Atoll. I had the opportunity to take already a look at the new LUX* South Ari Atoll situated at one of the best diving locations in the Maldives.
Several years ago I was for the first time in winter in Krakow. It was snowing and it was magical. The main square of Krakow was covered with a layer of snow. Several horse carriages were ready to ride enthusiasts through the old town. Slowly it was getting dark and in the evening thousands of lights were illuminating the city, changing the town in a fairy tale. Krakow is also called “the Florence of Poland” and is known as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And that is absolutely true!
Today I fly back to this beautiful city, and it feels every time like coming home. Some of you may already know that I am half Polish and with my typical Polish name Kasia (pronounced Kasha) I am proud of what my both cultures give to me. I’m already looking forward to settling down in an authentic Polish restaurant and to ordering my favorite Barszcz (beetroot soup). The days just before Christmas are an ideal period to book a city break to Krakow as it is the perfect destination to get into the Christmas mood.
Tomorrow is the first day of Advent, four weeks and then it’s already Christmas! Croatia has in recent years become a rapidly popular holiday destination. The beautiful coastline and delightful scenery, its rich cultural heritage and vibrant cities make Croatia an irresistible destination for those looking for diversity.
The attractive capital of Zagreb is located in the north of the country near the border with Slovenia on the Sava River. It is the ideal base for the perfect city break. The center of Zagreb is divided into two parts, the upper and lower city.
I fly today to Zagreb to explore this great city and to wander around at the various Christmas markets. Do you want to know what awaits me there? Join me and read further.