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    10 unique facts about Serbian culture you wish you knew

    When I later asked my Serbian friends what would they consider to be the top features of the Serbian culture, a revealing debate got on fire. It became pretty obvious that Serbians feel like their culture had been swallowed by the successive invasions they've constantly suffered during their history. After regaining their independence very recently, the borders are still a little unstable, due to Kosovo and other conflictual areas on their neighborhood. It is just by now, that they are realizing finding peace for their people also means reaching for their cultural identity, as a nation. However, after so many foreigner influences, it is messy to define what it is truly their…

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    The secrets of Sintra Mountains: why you shouldn’t miss it

    Inside of the picturesque city of Sintra, the Pena Park opens the doors to a very unique aura of magic. Passing the gates, it is easy to quickly sense the humid silence of this enchanted forest drawn with fabulous lines. I found myself drinking from the magical sensation airborne, daydreaming about a kingdom of princes and princesses, and walking around while expecting a dragon from each corner or a hobbit to come out of every small door disposed around the park. In the real world, you can actually get a chance to see a few rare kinds of animals and plants. And, if you are strong enough to climb the…

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    Are you afraid of traveling alone?

    Sometimes, the package of both excitement and anxiety turn into a very dangerous dragon ball. In those moments, you want to feel alive and to sense all those emotions on your skin, but at the same time, deep down you know they couldn't be handled by any soul, let alone by your nervous system. I believe all the solo travelers out there get my concern, when the focus has to be on your agenda and on your personal safety.