Author: CerealSarah

Prizren; a sleeping beauty

Hello Pals,
Prizren is the second largest city within Kosovo and has the reputation of being the most beautiful. With a fortress overlooking terracotta roofed houses and a large river flowing between, it can be easy to understand why.
Mostly, a lot of things remain closed in Prizren – but it’s a lovely town to walk around in, it also may have just been the day I visited.

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Mitrovica; a city of two sides.

Hello Pals,
While in Prishtina, I took a day trip to Mitrovica. Originally called Demetrius in the middle ages, it was changed to Mitrovica following the Ottoman conquest. Represented by international media perhaps as dangerous or on edge, I assure you at the time of this – I had nothing but a good experience.
Mitrovica is an interesting example of seeing a city divided by two, in the Serbian side – they use the Serbian Dinar and on the Albanian side, the Euro (as the rest of Kosovo)

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Prishtina, a city you’ll want to stay in.

Hello Pals,
I spent ten days in Kosovo, and I’m here to say it wasn’t enough. What initially got me to Kosovo was the statue of Bill Clinton and his big hands (no honestly, Kosovo has an issue with realistic hand size). After that, it was reading that you’ll fall in love with the country and people, which I did. Usually, I try to keep low expectations, but Kosovo – I had them high from the start, and it did not disappoint.at.all.

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Before you go: Kosovo.

Hello Pals,
Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.

  🛂 VISA 
Depending on where you’re from, you may need a visa. Check here.
Majority of countries do not need a tourist visa and will automatically receive 90 days in any 180-day period.
 💉 VACCINES
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
💬   LANGUAGE
The recognised languages are Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian. Try and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you here.
💰  CURRENCY
Euro. Code: EUR.
Check your exchange here.

Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Kosovo.

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Meteora, via Trikala.

Hello Pals,
I went to Meteora for a day to see the Monasteries and spend a bit of time in Trikala, a charming city nearby. I can imagine both these places to be full of life during the summer – but winter allowed me to feel more at ease.
If you don’t have the time to check out Trikala – that’s fine, but I wouldn’t miss Meteora at all!

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Delphi; The Centre of Greece.

Hello Pals,
Geographically, Delphi probably isn’t the centre of Greece. Mythologically, it’s said that when Zeus released two eagles to locate the navel, they landed in Delphi.
Apollo (God of Light, Knowledge & Harmony) kept his sanctuary here and was the site of the ancient Oracle (to provide wise & insightful predictions of the future.) It is said some of the first forms of divination occurred in Delphi. In 2002 The New York times released an article that the oracles were actually just kinda high lmao.

Delphi Oracles’ wisdom came back to the three life rules;
Know Thyself . | Everything in Moderation | Harmony in Difference.

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Thessaloniki, the heart of Greece.

Hello Pals,
Thessaloniki is the second biggest city after Athens, yet it sees little tourism. It’s a tourists paradise – honestly. The amount of signs telling you the history of all the monuments, the sign posts telling you how many minutes to walk somewhere (some even have the amount of calories you’ll burn lmao!) and the amount of things you can see and do even on a budget!

I loved Thessaloniki, so i’m calling it ‘the heart of Greece.’. Delphi may be the centre, but Thessaloniki stole the heart. As our tour guild said; Thessaloniki is what it is hiding, not what it is showing.
The history of Thessaloniki is strong, in 1917 a fire left 70,000 people homeless and destroyed 9,500 houses. [2] It was a place that people called home, as nobody is without a home as long as Thessaloniki exists. The word you’ll read/hear the most is UNESCO – and you’ll surely see why by reading this, and when you visit.

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Greece: Athens.

Hello Pals,
When discussing Athens, a lot of people seem to not like it. They don’t like it when they arrive, they leave after a few days and don’t let this massive city grow on them. Big cities enhance your feelings; there is too much processing. You need to stop, go to a cafe, people watch and take it easy.

Athens is full of great food, great people and great coffee! You just need to keep your wits, trust your guts and do some research before hand.

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Before you go: Greece.

Hello Pals,

Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.

  🛂 VISA 
Depending on where you’re from, you may need a visa for the Schengen area. Check here.
Majority of countries do not need a tourist visa and will automatically receive 90 days in any 180-day period.
 💉 VACCINES
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
💬   LANGUAGE
National Language is Greek. Try and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you here.
💰  CURRENCY
Euro. Code: EUR.
Check your exchange here.

Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Greece.

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Day Trip: The Grampians

Hiya Pals,
While on a weekend getaway in Ararat, we spent a day in The Grampians.
Originally called Gariwerd, it was renamed in 1836 after the Grampian Mountains in Scotland. It spans 1,672.19 km (645.6 sqm), making it the fourth largest National Park in Victoria. Known for rich Indigenous respects as well as the natural mountainous range itself.

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