Peja/Pec – Kosovo’s Natural Beauty

After a long break, I would like to write about Kosovo’s greenest and naturally the most beautiful city, Peja. In every daily visit we visited somewhere new there. The downtown is small, cute and important as it is the hometown of Majlinda Kelmendi, the 2014 Judo champion of the world. It has narrow streets, old…

(Peaceful) Tirana, Albania 

While living in Kosovo, it’s our goal to explore the Balkan area in depth. We are starting with the common trips now but in time we hope to discover hidden treasures here. Anyway, we visited Albania’s capital Tirana last weekend and I can say that it was a little surprise for me as I didn’t…

Kosovo

It doesn’t sound an attractive place, I know but it’s the youngest country in Europe ­čÖé It may be counted as a reason to see or a very close friend to visit. The second option took us there and┬áI liked Prizren and Pristina. They have really good meals and delicious vine. Many Turks live there…

Montenegro

This is my most beloved country in this region. Kotor is literally heaven. So is Budva. Sveti Stefan is an island to live in peace. We went there by car and it was an unforgettable journey through its beatiful nature. It was really cold in Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania┬áso after driving in frost, we found…

Balkans (my second home)

I love this region as it makes me feel amazed with its hidden beauties, tastes and comfort whenever┬áI visit it. Having enriched in Roman and Greek rule, it was conquested by the Ottoman so it offers so many diversities in its culture, architecture, food and languages. In some parts, I feel like I’m in Turkey…

36 hours in Thessaloniki

One of the first European cities that a Turkish primary school student hears of is Thessaloniki/Salonica as our great founder, Ataturk was born here. However, we never learn anything about its culture, history, or architecture so this trip has been pretty surprising for me. It’s the second biggest city of Greece and you feel amazed…

Kotor

Until I heard it while planning our trip in Balkan region, I had never heard of this name. However, it is one the top places for me and I will definitely try to go there many more times. It is a coastal town in a picturesque river canyon in Montenegro and you feel exactly in…