The Smart Way of Travel

How to spend a week in Crete Island in Greece

Crete is the largest island by size in the Aegean Sea. Crete is part of many great ancient civilizations. It was founded during the Minoan civilization, one of the most important civilizations of the world (2600-1150 BC). Then around 69 AD the Romans annexed Crete as part of ever expanding empire. After the fall of Roman empire, Crete fell under the domination of the Ottomans in 824, and stayed under it for 137 years. During those years the city of Heraklion was founded. (more…)

Tirana – the capital of Albania

The capital of Albania is impressive right away. There are cities in which you immediately feel comfortable as it happens in Tirana. The city is eclectic but not aggressive. Lots of trees. Lots of space. Very friendly shopkeepers, waiters, hosts of rented housing. (more…)

How to do Israel in one week

Israel is one country that you can absolutely see in a week. The country is not big although it is blessed with a diverse landscape (sea, desert and mountains). From the coral reef filled Red Sea to world heritage UNESCO site in Jerusalem – with history going back all the way to foundation of Christianity – to hypersaline waters of Dead sea to new Hi-Tech accelerator center in Haifa, Israel is both interesting, adventurous and unique. One thing to remember is Israel is an expensive country in the Middle East. (more…)

My top cities to live as a Digital Nomad

I’ve been a Digital Nomad / Tech Entrepreneur / Guy who works from home type of person since 2016. I like this life style. It has its downside. But for the most part is is great. I’ve visited almost 30 countries in the last 3 years while living a DN lifestyle. I’ve met many other DNs who lead a similar lifestyle. They all have preferences in terms of what you consider as ideal place to live and work. (more…)

Mestia – the heart of Georgian mountains

Svaneti, Georgia always has been considered a difficult terrain. This is a land of high mountains with snow-capped peaks, hairpinned roads, waterfalls and amazing clear air. Even now, in our age of asphalt roads and high-speed cars, only one road leads there. (more…)

Legendary Troy, Turkey

The easiest way to get to Troy is by a local bus from Turkish city Chanakkale. The bus brings tourists to the entrance to the archaeological zone located next to village Tevfikiye. The site looks completely different from what you saw in various books and movies. The land is very dry. The sea is five kilometers away from the hill. You won’t notice the hill right away – everything is cut by excavations. (more…)

How to plan Lake Baikal

Source: Baikalex.com Day 1: Irkutsk First arrive in the town of Irkutsk by Trans Siberian train. I wouldn’t spend more than day and night in Irkutsk. The walk along the Kyrov square by the river bank is really nice in the night time. (more…)

Exploring Russia by Trans-Siberian

What started as a pet project by Sergei Witte – an influential minister in Russian government back in the late 19th century – turned into one of the most impressive Engineering accomplishment, which connected Moscow to Vladivostok across the barren Siberia. (more…)

Heraclea – ancient city in Macedonia

Heraclea Lyncestis is an ancient Greek city located on the outskirts of the Macedonian city of Bitola. Heraclea was named after the mythological hero Hercules. The city was founded by Philip of Macedon after joining the Lynkestis to his kingdom. Later, this city began to grow actively due to its location on the famous Via Egnatia connecting the Adriatic and the Bosphorus. The city was abandoned after the slavization of Macedonia in the 6th century AD. (more…)

What to do in Seoul in 72 hours?

Day 1 Go to Gyeongbokgung Palace to see the change of Royal Guard Ceremony. They do it twice a day. The first ritual starts at 10:00 AM and there is another one in the afternoon at 2:00 PM. They also have a free guided tour 3 times a day. I did the last one at 3:30 where it was less crowded.Bukchon Hanok village – there are a few cultural villages near the center but perhaps the Bukchon is the most popular one.Walk around Jongno-du neighborhood and Tapgol Park. Visit the popular Seoul version of SOHO shopping streets in Nagwon Dong. Try the street food here as well. (more…)