Kako reći NE?

Ja sam jedna od onih što, ma koliko se trudila da bude drugačije, uvijek kaže da na sve. Nekome treba pomoći, Manuela će. Netko nešto ne zna, Manuela će. Daj dubi na glavi, Manuela će. Toliko puta sam bezuspješno probala reći ne da sam zaključila kako u mom žargonu ta riječ očito ni ne postoji. Što nam radi to kada ne znamo reći ne?

Radi nam to da na kraju od tuđih stvari ne znamo kamo sa svojima. Jer lakše je sebi reći ne nego nekom drugom. U protivnom bi nas vjerojatno ubila grižnja savjesti. Lakše nam je osjećati se loše, nego se nositi sa tuđim ubojitim komentarima jer nismo napravili što je po nečijoj volji. Osjećamo se loše, a ne bismo trebali..

Jednog dana kada naučimo reći ne, shvatit ćemo kako nam je život lakši. Kako smo oslobodili svo to tmurno i natrpano vrijeme i napravili mjesta za vlastite ideje i ciljeve. Shvatit ćemo kako je pametniji, ali i zdraviji, izbor bio naučiti reći ne pa neka zanovijetaju, neka pričaju, neka se žale ako hoće svi oko nas. Pala je odluka da zaista ne želim biti nečije sredstvo, želim biti svoje. Doći do svojih stvari, a ne vječito pomagati drugima da dođu do svojih. Kako reći ne i na što misliti prije nego izgovoriš ne?

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  1. Sagledajte svoje želje u tom upitu, vidite koristi li to nešto samo drugoj strani ili se i vi možete pronaći u tome. 

Problem sa odbijanjem stvari zbog toga što ih ne želimo raditi je taj što nas cijeli život uče da ne možeš uvijek raditi što želiš. Ne možeš ići tamo samo jer želiš, ne možeš ne ići u školu jer ne želiš. Ne možeš. Međutim, u 90% situacija ipak možeš napraviti onako kako želiš i kad ti to želiš pa tako i jednostavno reći ne. Što se koristi tiče, raditi stvari iz koristi, a bez ikakve želje po meni nema smisla, ali ima ljudi koji mogu tako funkcionirati i to potpunosti poštujem, stoga ako nemaš koristi, a ni želje reci ne.

2.  Pronađite lijep način za reći ne, a ako osoba ne pristaje na ne pronađite samo način.

Uvijek je bolje ono što govorimo reći na lijep način. Mi sami volimo kada se s nama lijepo razgovara, pa bi se tako trebali ponašati i prema drugima. Umjesto izgovora iskoristite svoje osjećaje u momentu kada govorite ne. Kažite točno zašto ne osjećate da bi to nešto trebali napraviti.

U slučaju da druga strana ne zna prihvatiti ne, zaj**** lijep način i jednostavno kažite ne. Nitko ne upravlja sa vama. Sebe ćete spasiti onoga što ne želite, a drugu osobu ćete spasiti same sebe kada uvidi da jednostavno mora naučiti prihvatiti kada joj netko kaže ne.

3. Ukoliko želite biti od onih što znaju reći ne, morate znati i prihvatiti kada vam netko kaže isto bez nekih hard feelingsa

Ako želite da vas netko poštuje i da poštujete, u konačnici, sami sebe pravila koja postavljate moraju biti obostrana. Ako ti kažeš ne, moraš dozvoliti i drugoj strani istu mogućnost.

Eh, sad kad smo ustanovili neki recept kako reći ne, bilo bi uredu početi to i primjenjivati, jel?

Neke promjene se ne donose lako, to mi je jasno, ali zbilja smatram kako uz snagu volje možemo naučiti kako reći ne. Naravno, ne treba uvijek reći ne, ali u nekim situacijama će nas ta mala riječ spasiti. Ja sam odlučila ovdje pred vama početi koristiti svoje vlastite savjete i ipak ponekad reći ne, za vlastito dobro.

Javi kako ti napreduješ! 😉

 

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Where did the love go?

Last time I checked everybody was about love; friends, movies, songs, poems, essays. Well, apparently last time I checked was very long time ago. I was walking down the street today thinking about this. Love is such a beautiful thing. If you ask me the definition of love I couldn’t tell you what it is.. I’d probably say that’s that good feeling that explains nothing else. The feeling that takes you completely. So why have we stopped with love?

Let me be honest, I feel so relieved while writing about love cause it’s such a beautiful thing. At first, I couldn’t say where did love go. Then I took another few steps and realized that people don’t look at each other anymore. I passed by dozen of people and not one of them looked me in the eye. It became a bit more clear to me. We rarely love what we don’t see, don’t we? That’s why the love went away. I took another few steps. Naah, love can’t go away just because we’re not looking, it has to be something more. Maybe she wasn’t heard so that’s why she went? I glanced at a couple that was walking right towards me. The guy was talking about something with such a passion in his eyes. On the other hand, his fellow was buzzing around not even slightly paying attention to that guy. Maybe the problem is not listening? Maybe. A girl rased my shoulder quickly, she was in a rush. The only thing I’ve noticed is that she didn’t even say sorry. I thought about noticing that for a moment but decided that I should be understandful. Maybe it went away cause of the lack of basic human communication?

 

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I took more than few steps this time, I breathed in deeply once or twice and then looked for the answer again. There it was, standing right in front of me. No word, no look or a rase can take away love. Not even forgetting to speak, look or touch can take it away. Cmon, it’s love. It didn’t go anywhere, it’s always here. But there still is an answer to my question; we’re not here, we went away. Not being here in the moment makes you not appreciate it at all. Love is where the appreciation and gratitude are.

In order for love to become what it once was, we have to make a brand of it. People like brands, and to be honest, love is a good brand. We stopped sharing love details, it’s just not cool anymore, when you’re heart bumps and hands shake. It’s cheesy. Well, in my opinion it’s not.

Share those love words and those scenes, maybe you infect the rest of humanity with it again.

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Visit Montenegro – undiscovered jewel of the Adriatic

Montenegro is a small country in the south of the Adriatic, right on the border with Croatia and many other Balkan countries. Back in the 20th century it was a part of Jugoslavija and it got its’ independance in 2006. It’s rich with history, beautiful nature and lovely people. As our neighbouring country it’s not so unfamiliar to me, but for the rest of the world it’s still a bit undiscovered. There are a lot of fun facts about Montenegro and I’m going to start with the Euro. So, eventhough they’re still not the part of the European Union, Montenegro’s currency is €. The country itself is pretty cheap and extremely affordable if you’re on a low budget trip, especially during the off season.

I’ve visited Montenegro this December due to an european meeting within my student association. You can check all about that here. There weren’t a lot of people and the weather was tricky but the trip itself was amassing!

I bring you my 3 “must see” places in Montenegro:

#1 Cetinje – the Old Royal Capital (prijestolnica)

This historical town dates back to the 15th century and its’ years are written all over it. There are some roman left-overs just like everywhere in the Medditeranean :

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Then there’s the Monastery of Cetinje which is pretty big and beautiful if you ask me. It’s an ortodox church and they told us that the hand of John the Baptist is kept there. Weirdly, we kinda interrupted a baptising when we came so we didn’t stick around for more.

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The city of Cetinje is magical and you can easily enjoy only walking around its’ streets as I did.

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There are two museums to visit : first one is Historical, Art, and Archaeology Museum of Montenegro 

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and the other one is King Nikola’s Palace.

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Both of them I saw from the outside and forgot to take the photo. My group did visit the museums while I on the other hand was dying for some good coffee and that’s how I spent those few hours. Enjoying good company..

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#2 Kotor – UNESCO’s World Heritage

If you thought you saw it all, you got it wrong.. The Gulf of Kotor and the city itself are so breath-taking that you’ll have to breathe in twice before we continue. I would describe it as a typical Adriatic old town, but as I already mentioned it’s much much more.. It was founded in the 5th century BC and you get the feeling that you travelled the time as soon as you enter its’ walls. All in stone, all from some other era.

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On the entrance of old town Kotor there is a phrase : ” Tuđe nećemo, svoje nedamo” which is not so old as the city is however it has a good point – “What belongs to others we don’t want, ours we don’t give.”

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As soon as you enter the old town the surrounding hits you hardly… I could write a lot about how it feels but my best suggestion for you is to go book a ticket right away!

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Not only it’s under protection of UNESCO, but the old town of Kotor has it’s very own CATS MUSEUM which was unfortunatelly closed at that time.. If anyone has any photos of the museum inside I’d really appreciate it!

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I could continue on and on about Kotor but it’s time to share my number 3 destination:

#3 Lake Skadar

Unfortunatelly, I didn’t get to see it properly but from the bus. However I firmly believe it’s worth seeing and experiencing. It looks like good nature/adventure destination to me.

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We stayed in Podgorica, the capital for a week and the rest were one day trips. As for Podgorica you can find really nice bars there with cheap but great coffe, fun pubs and nice places to eat.

Of course there are many many other things that I didn’t have time to visit but are worth visiting.. so for more detailed tour in Montenegro make sure you visit their tourist office pages! I can suggest a good summer party in Budva any time, sneeking into the isle of St. Stefan and hiking in Durmitor National Park, also there are the biggest vineyards of Europe in Montenegro so don’t miss that too, the rest is up to you!

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Before I die – 2018 Bucket List

Six years ago, when I was still in highschool, it was popular to make your own Before I die Facebook albums. I totally forgot I had one until today. I remember searching for photos saying what I want to do before I die and being so excited when I’d finally find them. I was just going through that album, it’s still available on my FB profile today and I saw that I’d “check” all the photos I actually did. It was my own Bucket List before I even knew what a bucket list was.

I found a lot of different stuff in there, some of them I’ve even forgotten that I wanted in the first place. Some things haven’t changed though. It’s full of travel photos, DIY photos and “own an animal” photos.

I’m gonna share with you 5 things from my old “before I  die” bucket list that I got to do and 5 things that I haven’t done yet that I’m gonna use for my 2018 Bucket List.

5 THINGS THAT I GOT TO DO

1. I got my first tattoo when I was 18. I still love it and I didn’t regret it.

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2. Few years back I’ve decided to become UNICEFs Guardian of the childhood and I’ve continued till the day. For me it was a way of giving back to the world and hopefully helping children in Africa too.

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3. They may be ugly, they may be big, but they’re so warm and comfy that I’d spend my whole life in them.

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4. I moved to Zagreb in my first year of University. It’s the capital of Croatia and it’s by all Croatian standards big. And beautiful.

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5. I did this in Prague with my friend Sara. Fun times…

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5 THINGS THAT ARE ON MY BUCKET LIST FOR 2018

1. This has been my wish since forever. I want to dance salsa, drink Mojito and enjoy Havana! It sounds so perfect just saying this. It got to my number 1 on the 2018 bucket list. Fingers crossed that it comes true.

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2. I love my mum and I know how much she worked her butt off to get me where I am now.

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3. Through the international student association I’m in, I’ve met sooo many Greek people. It’s my turn to visit them.

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4. Can’t explain. Just something I’ve always wanted to do.

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5. I  really think it’s time to get myself a nice camera..

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I hope you enjoyed it. If you want to share what’s on your 2018 bucket list, please comment below. For more upcoming post don’t forget to subscribe!

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Wire&Tire takes you around the world!

SOLO travel doesn’t have to be THAT SOLO anymore

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when I mention a bicycle? The Netherlands right? Well, this time you got it wrong. Somewhere in the middle of the Balkans there are  cycles that can take you anywhere. Or even better you can take them anywhere. They fit into your pocket or around your neck, they’re practical but still wonderfull.

No, I’m not talking about the real size bikes, I’m talking about the coolest piece of jewellery that you can own in 2018 – Wire&Tire bikes!

We’ve been together to Sardinia and Montenegro already and it was a cool experience shooting around with my bikey, so don’t miss out on getting yourself one too! They’ve even become official souvenirs of IAAS Croatia – Student Association from Croatia..

Plus, every one of them has a name, so travelling solo doesn’t have to be that solo anymore!

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Sardinia – May 2017

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Kotor, Montenegro – December 2017

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For more Wire&Tire travels please check their FB page! Here I shared only my own travels with them, but there are a lot  of them like Paris, Africa and many many more.

 

Cheers 😉

 

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My vision board for 2018

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal or few of them. You can basically make a vision board out of anything. You can even stick the photos on your walls like posters. It is a simple tool and yet people doubt it’s actual usefulness. If you’re one of those who think this is just a whole lot of crap then the joke is on you. I’ve tried it and it worked. So, what’s my history with the vision boards? I’ve been making them since I was 14 (ish). Back then my aunt started the “law of attraction” chapter of her life, along with my mother so my cousin and I basically grew up on those creative parts of learning.

Why and how to make a vision board?

As I said earlier, it helps you clarify. Mostly the stuff that you want but are not sure if you could ever have it. The things you put on don’t have to be material, it could also be a feeling like love or sth. abstract. The board helped me to embrace the self positive attitude by only looking at it. It helped me focus and not to forget my goals and wishes. It can be used in various ways, so the best thing to do is just use your own way.

I personally do my board on a small cork board that I’ve bought years ago.. I find some old magazines and go through them, pick the photos that could represent the imaginary list of wishes I have in my head and pin/stick them on the board. And Voilà! I’ve never went to buy magazines just to cut them, but if you can’t find a photo that you want in your old magazines or you just don’t have any at home, buying new magazines can be an option too. Also, you can always Google your photos and print them or if you’re more “laptop/tablet/computer” kind of person then you could do your digital vision board.

There are plenty of ways to make a vision board, you just need a little time, a vision and a board.

Below you can find my newest vision board for 2018. You know, making New Years decisions and everything? I decided to put it on my vision board this year because otherwise I’d probably forget. It is totally DIY and it’s fun!

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If you have some other ideas or techniques or you just wanna share your boards with others please leave a comment ❤

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The perks of being a MultiCulti

The beautiful wide world. Makes you feel full of opportunities, chances and souls.

During the last 2 years I’ve met a lot of young prosperous people from many different countries. We mostly have the same profile; students, wanting to change the world and hang out together, pushing our boundries to the fullest. It makes you open your eyes at least a little bit. Let me show you how I got from being Manuela to being MultiCulti Manuela.

It all started on a sunny day in May 2016. I met a bunch of crazy students travelling around the world on my Faculty. You already guessed, I decided to join them. Few events passed, I improved my already existing communication skills and I simply decided that’s the way of life I’m gonna live from now on. Being a MultiCulti is not only about travelling, but also about hosting the people you met and making their stay in your corner of the world the most remarkable thing ever. And about enjoying  diversities between you because there’s definitely gonna be some.

I bring you 5 things that you’ll have to get used to if being a MultiCulti:

  • Accept that you’ll never think in only one language again

Nor you will use only one language while speaking. Your brain will turn on it’s Esperanto* mode and while thinking or speaking you’ll often find yourself using words that people from your everyday life around you don’t normally understand. I mean, who’d say “to the bottom” when you can just say “koupa“. The trick is in the small amount of foreign words that completely change you and possibly make you feel better. So, yes amici, we’re definitelly ready to koupa and become borachos. You see what I mean..

*Be aware, you may not always know what are you saying while saying it.

  •  Skype will become your best friend

When you know people from different countries and different time zones you’ll often have to make sacrifices. Skype calls at 9pm. Oh you mean 4 am in Croatia. Aand vice versa :’D

  • Gatherings being games with no limits

After a certain time of not seeing each other in person you really have to catch up on everything, meaning – you’ll have to carpe that f*** diem while you’re together because you never know when you’ll meet again. Oh, and yes, don’t expect to have enough energy to continue your life when the gathering is over..

  • Saving money in order to choose

You know what you’ll be choosing right? What’s the next friend you’re gonna visit. So basically, a lot of times you’ll be forced to choose between your friends. Or maybe not, if you’re the Rockefellers.

  • Love doesn’t choose the time or place

Falling in love internationally can be a little difficult, especially if you have no intention of moving to that certain country any time soon. I’ve came across some YouTube vloggers who moved their whole life because of love. So cute. And brave. Well yes, this is also one of the things you have to concider before becoming MultiCulti. You never know when your belly butterflies are going to come to life. It also has it’s vantages. The world is wide, don’t try to shorten your horizon just because you’re scared.

I hope you decide to become a MultiCulti too. You get to learn a lot, see a lot and definitely feel all sorts of different cultures and people. So don’t be afraid of becoming a global citizen, it’s only a matter of how you see it. Be you, keep your identity but be opened to also meet the others.

And yes, welcome to the beautiful wide world. A world of many cultures, many languages and many hearts.

 

*Esperanto- An international auxiliary language or interlanguage is a language meant for communication between people from different nations who do not share a common first language. 

 

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THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

Nominirana sam za Versatile Blogger Award. Još uvijek nisam točno sigurna što je to, ali sam poprilično sigurna da kasnim dobrih pola godine ako ne i više. Shame on me! Isprike predivnim damama koje su me nominirale, ovim putem vam se želim zahvaliti : Slavenka i Knjiga Inspiracija, Andrea i Pokretanje i Lemon π.

Pa krenimo…

Pravila igre

  • Zahvalite osobi koja vas je nominirala
  • Nominirajte do 15 blogera (možete manje, ali ne više) i obavijestite ih
  • Podijelite sa svima 7 činjenica o sebi
  • Objavite sliku nagrade u svom tekstu i ova pravila

Nominacije se navodno ne ponavljaju, međutim toliko sam aktivna u zadnje vrijeme da sam pozaboravljala tko je nominiran, a tko nije. Prema tome ići ću po srcu, pa nominirati one koje zaista volim čitati. Ostali, bez uvrede, možda vas još nisam otkrila.

Kaže Slavenka da je bitno za spomenuti da se radi o nagradi u kojoj nema natjecanja i nema pobjednika – ovo je svojevrsno priznanje nečijeg rada i truda. Baš cool!

Moje nominacije

Knjiga Inspiracija

Pokretanje

Naranča Blog

Marija & Adrian – priča o nama

A sada onih 7 stvari o meni 🙂

  1. Volim more, rođena sam na moru i uživam biti na brodovima. Volim sol u kosi i na koži i onu mirnu pjesmu valjanja mora.
  2. Nema tice do prasice, u mom slučaju janjetine. Oduzmite mi sve, samo janjetinu nemojte!
  3. Pišem još od osnovne škole, moji prvi radovi bile su pjesmice na čakavskom narječju.
  4. Do sada sam imala poprilično mnogo hobija, međutim ples i jahanje su mi se urezali više od svih. Možete me naći na plesnjacima u Ritmu grada tu i tamo..
  5. Jaaaako volim pjevati. Svaki put kada je fešta ja pronađem mikrofon, bio to onaj pravi ili četka za kosu.
  6. Velika strast mi je talijanski jezik i mogla bih reći da ga pričam tečno.
  7. Last but not least, volim putovati i upoznavati različite kulture, ljude i svjetove.

Možda sam bila kratka, ali to je otprilike to. Zahvaljujem curama još jednom  na nominaciji. Ostanite tako svoje, tako divne i tako pune motivacije za druge!

 

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Oh Switzerland, I’ve never thought to have you as a friend..

Four languages, dozens of cheeses and hundreds of mountains.

Let’s just say I experienced these 4 languages in one day and it’s a bit confusing. Everyone already knows their famous cheeses so in this occasion I’ll leave that out. But the mountains, oh the mountaines – that was one of the most mesmerising experiences I’ve ever had. I spent few days in Switzerland, saw a lot of things and met some really good people. So let’s begin!

So, I started the jounery from my homeland Croatia, through Italy and ended up in Switzerland. I spent most of the time in canton Ticino, as we were visiting some old friends of my dad there. We’ve stopped in Basel for few hours and spent a nice evening in Delemont.

Switzerland has it’s own way of remembering I have to admit. You expect almost nothing and get so much by only passing through it’s inlands. The people are different in every and each canton I’ve visited but the main picture is the same. Some of them are a bit stuffy but the most of them are extremely lovely – it depends on a person of course and wherever you go it will be like that.

During our stay all the houses and buildings we’re decorated with at least one Swiss flag which I’ve found really interesting. The reason was Swiss National Day that is celebrated on 1st of August. Every bigger town has fireworks and it’s a pretty big deal and nice party there.

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So here are some of the things I visited during my stay in Switzerland. Although it was a short one I’ve got to see enough things to fall in love, but am definitely planning to go again soon.

  1. Passo del San Gottardo / St Gotthard Pass / Der Gotthardpass

Let me first tell you a story how we ended up 2.106 m high. There’s a tunnel – St Gotthard – which is 17km long and connects cantons of Uri and Ticino. Apparently, during the high traffic season Switzerland has a strange way of controlling it, so we waited for 2h only to enter Gotthard. Once we did, it was 17km of slow driving and no air. Don’t panic, it’s not so bad. It wouldn’t be bad at all if we hadn’t waited for 2h in front of it.

This was on our way to Basel, on our way  back the traffic jam was even worse so we decided to go across the mountain insted of through it. And here begins the tipical Heidi story. Green meadows, cute alpine houses and beautiful river creeks. Welcome to the Saint Gotthard mountain : 

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2. Swiss Monte Carlo – Lugano, Ticino

I don’t even know  how to describe it with words. In this case I can say the photo’s are just enough. Beautiful town on the lake, you get the feeling it’s actually the sea. Charming little streets full of all kind of shops. It just owns a soul.

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3. Delémont, Jura

This little town has a soul. It’s very very peaceful and people are calm. They’re also really friendly and welcoming. I went for a beer with my swiss friend and an old man heard us speaking in english and ended up wishing us a nice stay in Delemont. It was so cute! Also, this town owns a pretty little square where that bar we went to is and I just fell in love with it.

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4. Basel, Basel

We went to meet our cousin that lives there… Nice city, bigger than Lugano and Delemont for sure. Lost a little bit of it’s charm in it’s size but is still really really nice to visit. We went for a beer in an Irish pub, great beer even greater price. We walked along the river Rhine and the view is just stunning! The old town is all about restauranst and coasy shops which is followed by a lot of people but that’s where Basel gets it’s charm!

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5. Swissminiatur, Melide, Ticino

As I didn’t have the chance to see whole Switzerland in this one time, we decided to visit Swissminiatour. It’s like Minimundus in Klagenfurt, only swiss version. You basically get to see over 200 monuments/buildings/or anything connected to Switzerland. I fell in love with Heidi’s village of course and promised myself that I’d visit it in real size soon.

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Follow me on YouTube for more vlogs that are coming. Swiss one coming soon!

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The elixir of a long life hidden in the Mediterranean

The ElixirOfLuck went in a search for another of it’s kind, elixir of a long life, and we found it in Sardegna. Sardinia / Sardegna  is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea ( after Sicily ) and an autonomous region of Italy. It is also one of the blue zones of the world – Sardinian people are thought to be the healthiest and the ones who live the longest. These were some googled facts, let’s check if it’s really like that!

I spent 10 days in May 2017 on this beautiful island. We were in group of 7, Croatian students, going for an exchange week in Sardinia. We flew across the Italy and landed in Alghero, charming little city and there began my Sardinian adventure. Instead of listing every thing I did for that 10 days I’m gonna write you what enthused me the most.

I give my no. 1 to Sardinian people – if you meet someone from Sardinia and you tell them they’re Italian they’ll get highly offended. Well, they have full right to do that! Sardi / Sardinians are really special kind of people. I would definitely list them as less loud and even more leggiero than the rest of the country. When I first met the crew we were having the ExWeek with, I thought this will be easy; I speak Italian. Well, apparently I don’t, at least not their kind of Italian ; Sardo. In 10 days I got used to it and it started to seem so cool at one point.

The thing that intrigued me the most was how self-aware they are, how much they love their Island and are eager to preserve it. The way they talk about their land and their food is so astonishing that you wish you were born a Sardo. We had some Agricultural visits during the stay there and have met some wonderful people who welcomed us with some of their amazing products and a warm smile.

I’ll take the opportunity here and introduce them to you because I really think you should visit their properties and try what they offer.

  1. Cantina Sa Pruna – Jerzu

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You can visit their Facebook page by clicking on the name written above the picture.  Family Serra hosted us at dinner with a lot of their special Sardinian elixir of long life – Cannonau.

2. Nuraghe Crabioni

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This is a sample that I brought home to my parents, but for more information on their vines you can click on the name above and it will link you directly to their webpage.

Well, under no.1 we sorted people and vines. I’ll give my number 2 to Sardinian beaches. Unfortunatelly, I saw only two of them because of our schedule and the fact that it was May. I got to see Lido di Orri and La Pelosa- Stintino, those two beaches were nice, the water was up to the knee for 1km or so, but I survived. The sand is white as I’ve actually never seen it before, but it’s texture could be compared to flavour so it can get messy afterwards. I know I couldn’t get rid of it for a while…

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My number 3 goes to Cavalcata Sarda in Sassari. I was lucky enough to be on the Island in the time of their traditional “carnival” – Cavalcata. A lot of interesting folk costumes, a lot of young people participating in it and a lot of beautifully trainer horses too. I spent few hours on the streets of Sassari just watching the parade pass and it was the most remarkable part of whole Sardinia for me. It gave me the chance to see their past, present and their future in only one event.

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And the last but not the least, the little island Asinara tightly attached to Sardinia. We went there by a ferry and spent almost the whole day on Asinara. The island is virtually uninhabited ; it was named after their only habitants – donkeys (italian – asilo). But not usual donkeys, the white donkeys that live only there. We went around the island with them and they were pretty friendly. On the island there is a little pharmaceutic company FarmAsinara that makes skin-care products made of donkey milk or etheric oil of plants that grow there.. Definitely check them out! I got myself after-shower oil and am more than content with it!

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I hope you visit Sardegna once if you still haven’t. It won’t disappoint you!

Also, feel free to check my vlog from Sardinia and if you like it, give it a thumbs up! : Check the vlog now!

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