I dreamed about this journey for years. It was one of these crazy ideas that get in your mind and never leave you…but I finally made it! I travelled from Hamburg to Istanbul by road and it was one of the greatest travel experiences of my life. I was 21 days travelling, I have visited eight cities in seven countries (Dresden, Prague, Brno, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia and Istanbul), I have paid in six different currencies, I have shared perfect moments with incredible people and I have learned five things that might be useful if you plan to travel around Europe.
Most of the times we travel to have fun, to enjoy new places or to visit one or another monument or wonder of the world. Travelling is about discovering new cities and countries and is normally related to something positive and carefree.
But sometimes we travel to places that touch something inside us, like the unexpected person you meet on the road that shakes you up with new feelings and questions. That happened to me when I visited Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. I knew something about the history of the country before, but while I was there I couldn’t stop wondering…how can we understand the cracks of a country? Continue reading “Why do you travel? Thoughts from Belgrade”