20 + 3 + 1 NomadXpress top experiences in the Balkans

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After almost two months spent rambling across the Balkans (from the alpine Slovenia to the mediterranean Rhodes, Greece), we wish to present you our list of the most thrilling sights and moments we have relished so far. The list goes in descending order of importance for us. At the end, you will find our 3 best gastronomic experiences, plus an extra logistic one. Feel free to...
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Worldwide Cuisine

As Spanish-Italian food lovers, we couldn't help creating a section for all the different dishes and styles of cooking we are tasting during our tour.  Don't forget to click on the photos for more info! Bon appetit !!! SLOVENIA Slovenian food was the beginning of our cookery pilgrimage, where we relished our first fresh fish plate at the Lubjiana open air market, to...
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Local Beverages

Here you can find a list of the most typical lager beers in the Balkans, with the original alphabetic transcription and the city where we placidly savoured them. Enjoy !   And here a selection of the most popular raki or rakija, a distilled spirit most commonly made from plums in Serbia or grapes in Albania. Also we couldn't miss to try a glass of local-home made w...
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Stories from Korčula: Marco Polo or Marko Pilich ?

After checking Marco Polo's house in Venice (the house he moved to in 1299 when he came back from his long Asian journey), we could not miss the opportunity to investigate his alledged origins in the Croatian island of Korčula. Leaving aside all the thoretical debate (you can partially, from the Croatian side, read it here), we would like to describe our personal experience ...
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12 hours in Plitvice Lakes National Park: Waterworld (in wintertime)

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest national park in Croatia and represents the most beautiful natural hydrographic landscape in the country, so we could not miss it! We arrived to the park right from Belgrade. In order to save money of an extra night accommodation and travel time during the day, we decided to catch a night bus (the only bus from Belgrade to Plitvice...
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24 hours in Zagreb: 10 things to see (on a Monday)

Zagreb is often considered as a secondary choice among the numberless Croatian tourist destinations,  largely obscured by the popular and amusing coast cities and islands. However, its balkanic combination of  medieval fortifications, majestic Austro-Hungarian style, socialist austere legacy and relaxing modernity make it a quite pleasurable city to be lived for one or more da...
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When to travel through the Silk Road?

The first question we asked ourselves when were planning a trip across the Silk Road was: WHEN should we start our adventure? Among all the aspects we pondered over, we definitely found crucial the weather factor. Our adventure will measure at least 8.000 km and our main target is accomplishing it only by ground transportation. We will be inevitably faced with unpredictable...
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