Counting the days till trip to Mauritius

Where?

Mauritius

WHEN?

From 27th April to 6th May 2018

WHY Mauritius?
  • Stunning beaches
  • Underwater world
  • Wild dolphins spotting
  • Beautiful unique nature

My dad is turning 50 this year. As this is kind of a big deal anniversary, my mum, husband and I are taking him to Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian ocean, situated east of Madagascar. Once described by Mark Twain with those words: “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” seems like an ideal destination for dad’s 50th birthday celebrations.

In order to make my dad’s birthday trip even more memorable, I would like to ask YOU my dear readers for some assistance. If you have already visited Mauritius, what are your favourite places there? What attractions are must see? Which beaches did you like the best? Where is the best snorkelling? What activities would you recommend? Where do they serve the best food? What local delicacy must we try? Any suggestion would be highly appreciated!

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2017 on Slovenian Girl Abroad

On the final day of 2017 it is again time to look back at the Slovenian Girl Abroad stats from the past year. What did you read the most? What posts evoked discussions? Continue reading to find out!

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2017 – A Year in Review

It seems to me every year goes by faster. It seems like I wrote recap for 2016 yesterday and not a year ago. Now is again end of the year and time to look back at all the amazing trips and travels of 2017:

  • I’ve visited 4 new countries: Cambodia, Serbia, Singapore & Thailand, stepping into 2018 with the total count of 30 visited countries
  • I swam in the Andaman sea for the first time

Ta Phrom Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia (November 2017)

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Counting the days till South-East Asia trip

Where?

Singapore, Cambodia (Siem Reap) & Thailand (Chiang Mai, Krabi)

WHEN?

From 29th October to 11th November 2017

WHY SOUTH-EAST ASIA?

South-East Asia was on our radar for a while, but somehow it was never the right moment to travel there… Not until this year, when I found really good deal for the direct flights to Singapore. After a quick research on Singapore, we didn’t hesitate much before we’ve booked our flights there. Reasons?

  • Interesting architecture
  • Melting pot of cultures
  • Colonial history
  • Cleanliness

After our research, we knew two weeks in Singapore would be too much for our travel style, so we’ve started looking into other places in South-East Asia which we could also visit. Singapore is a travel hub with affordable connections to numerous destinations. It was hard decision, but after taking into consideration different factors, (like  weather conditions, transport connections, things to see, etc.), we’ve decided to travel to Siem Reap in Cambodia and Chiang Mai and Krabi in Thailand. Why?

Siem Reap, Cambodia:

  • Siem Reap temples
  • Cambodian history & culture
  • Affordability

Chiang Mai & Krabi, Thailand:

  • Elephants
  • Stunning beaches
  • Thai food
  • Temples
  • Thai history and culture
  • Limestone rocks formations
  • Adventurous activities
  • Affordability

As usual before departing to my trip, I would like to ask you my dear readers for some assistance. What are your favourite places in Singapore, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai and Krabi? What attractions are must see? Which market must we visit? Where do they serve the best food? What local delicacy we must try? Any suggestion would be highly appreciated!

2016 – A YEAR IN REVIEW

Another year has flew by and again it is time to look back and remember all the awesome things I’ve experienced in this past year. Here is a quick recap of my 2016:

  • I’ve visited 2 new countries, Iceland and Seychelles, biding goodbye to 2016 with total count of 26 visited countries.
  • I’ve visited Scotland for the first time.
  • I’ve swam in Indian ocean for the first time

Brúarfoss, Iceland (May 2016)

  • The longest time I’ve been away from home in 2016 was 14-days trip to Seychelles in November and December

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Counting the days till trip to Iceland

 Iceland
WHEN?

From 3rd May to 7th May 2016

WHY ICELAND?

Iceland is a country I wished to visit for a long time. Reasons?

  • Stunning landscape
  • Geysirs
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Waterfalls
  • Icelandic Horses
  • Whales and dolphins
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Glaciers
  • Hallgrímskirkja church

Iceland seems to be amazing country. I would like to ask YOU my dear readers, who already visited Iceland, for some assistance. What are your favourite places in Iceland? What attractions are must see? What restaurants serve the best food? What accommodation would you recommend?

Any tip would be highly appreciated!

Traveling with Cats by Car

Cats are creatures of routine that are usually strongly bonded to their territory. Most of them do not cope well with their routine being broken and being taken away from their territory. Travels are such events when all this happens. No wonder, traveling is not most cats’ cup of tea. But, there are exceptions, like my cats Živa and Lili who regularly travel with me from my home in Switzerland to my parents’ home in Slovenia. Despite traveling is not their favourite activity, they tollerate it.

My furry travelers

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2015 – A Year in Review

The year is slowly coming to an end. Looking back, the memories of 2015 brings smile on my face. Although I’ve faced some difficult moments, was 2015 a year I will never forget. I got married to love of my life, I’ve travelled and explored new unknown places and revisited some of the places I already visited, and last but not least, I’ve started writing Slovenian Girl Abroad blog.

Let’s do a quick recap of 2015:

  • I’ve visited two new countries: Japan and Netherlands, biding goodbye to 2015 with total count of 24 visited countries.
  • I’ve stepped at the Asian continent for the first time.

Amsterdam, Netherlands (june 2015)

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Counting the days till Japan trip

When?

From 23rd May to 6th June 2015

Why Japan?

This year my boyfriend and I decided to spend our holidays overseas. We were open for different destinations and have pretty flexible timeframe. We’ve browsed the offers from different airlines. When we found Turkish Airlines would take us to Tokyo for 462,9 CHF, we both agreed Japan could be our destination. After some research, we didn’t hesitate much before booking the trip. Reasons?

  • Unique Japanese culture
  • Interesting history
  • Castles
  • Temples, gardens & shrines
  • Dark heritage of WW2
  • Mt Fuji
  • Sumo
  • Cat cafes
  • Hachikō the dog
  • Snow monkeys
  • Festivals
  • 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Excellent public transport
  • Food
  • Okinawa beaches
  • Onsens
  • Safety
  • Cleanliness

Japan has a lot to offer. More we read about it, more difficult it is to decide on how to spend our 14 days there. At this point I would like to ask YOU my dear readers, who already visited Japan, for some assistance. What are your favourite places in Japan? What attractions are must see? What restaurants have the best food? What hotels/ryokans would you recommend?

Any tip would be highly appreciated!