Matka Canyon, half-day trip from Skopje

Matka Canyon, half-day trip from Skopje

Matka Canyon, located just on the skirts of Skopje, is one of the most popular destinations for a half-day trip from the capital of North Macedonia.

If you’re looking to explore the natural beauty that this country has to offer, read more to learn how to reach Matka Canyon from Skopje and what to do there during your visit!

Skopje: the modern capital of North Macedonia

Skopje: the modern capital of North Macedonia

Skopje is without a doubt one of the most peculiar cities in the Balkan region. With a history that dates back to the ancient times, the capital of North Macedonia is a diverse and modern European city, where different ethnic, religious and national groups cohabit in harmony.

Since the project Skopje 2014, which re-built the entire city to give it a more classical appeal, Skopje has become one of the most attractive European capitals. See what to expect from a visit to this unknown yet exciting destination of wonderful food and peoples, beautiful neo-classical buildings and statues… statues everywhere!

The hanging monasteries of Meteora

The hanging monasteries of Meteora

Crowning the rocks of the Kalambaka region in Greece, the hanging monasteries of Meteora are a place like no other. A centre of spirituality for centuries, visiting this UNESCO Heritage Site is a must in any trip to the Hellenic Republic.

During my stay in Thessaloniki, I took an incredible day tour to Meteora with Ammon Express. Read more to discover with me this unique site with breathtaking landscapes!

Pella & Vergina: following the path of Alexander the Great

Pella & Vergina: following the path of Alexander the Great

With a kingdom that expanded all the way to Asia, Alexander the Great is one of the most emblematic figures of ancient Greece. Born in Macedonia in 356 BC, a visit to northern Greece is a great opportunity to discover the origins of one of the greatest emperors of all time.

During my stay in Thessaloniki, I took a guided visit with Ammon Express to Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great and the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, as well as Vergina, home to the Royal Tombs of Aigai where Alexander's father Philip II is buried.

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part II: the Roman ruins & Ano Poli, the upper town

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part II: the Roman ruins & Ano Poli, the upper town

After having visited the Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of the lower town, I continued my two-day trip by exploring the Roman past of Thessaloniki and the three most emblematic sites built during those times: the Agora, the Rotunda and the Arch of Galerius.

My trip would finish with a climb all the way up to the Ano Poli, the upper town. Crowned by a Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress, it offers the best panoramic views of the Thessaloniki. Continue reading to check them out!

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part I: from the port to the White Tower

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part I: from the port to the White Tower

Capital of Greek Macedonia, Thessaloniki is a melting pot like no other in Greece. Influenced along the centuries by the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, visiting this modern and unknown Mediterranean city will be like travelling back in time through some of the most influential cultures of history.

Here is the first part of my 2-day itinerary of Thessaloniki, a walk from the port to the White Tower visiting all the highlights that the lower town has to offer!

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part II

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part II

After having spent a full day travelling from Marrakech, it was time to continue my journey to the Sahara desert. As we crossed the Atlas Mountains, the green vegetation of the previous day would start turning into arid land as we approached Merzouga, the door to the desert.

Check out the second and final day of my trip, with stops at the Dades and Todra Gorge before spending the night with the berbers in the middle Sahara desert!

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part I

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part I

There are few more isolated places in the world than the Sahara desert. Despite its scorching days and freezing nights, many travellers dream of venturing into this sea of sand dunes to ride a camel and enjoy the Berber hospitality.

During my last visit to Morocco, I joined a two day trip to the Sahara desert from Marrakech to live this experience first-hand. Check out the first day of my trip, in which I would visit the High Atlas Mountains, Ait-Ben-Haddou and the Dades Valley!

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Gorgeous mosques and gardens, a beautifully preserved medina, the Sahara desert only some steps away… Marrakech is not only the main cultural hub of Morocco, but it has also become one of the most popular destinations in the country. And for a reason!

If you’re interested in experiencing the Moroccan culture first-hand, Marrakech is certainly your go-to place. Read more to discover what are some of the highlights that you can enjoy in this fascinating place!

4 memorable travel experiences in China

4 memorable travel experiences in China

China is the most populated country in the world, with a population of more than 1.3 billion. It is also one of the most economically and politically influential countries in the modern world. Despite this, its ancient culture is largely preserved, uninfluenced by many of the traditions and norms of the rest of the world. No wonder, then, that it is a hugely popular tourist destination, with many tourists wanting to experience its authentic history and intriguing traditions.

It is easy to understand the allure of China. It has a unique combination of a mysterious past and a fast-growing modern identity. However, as enthusiastic as you might be, due to its size it is nearly impossible to simply turn up and start checking off locations one by one. This is why planning is vital if you want to see the best of China. To assist you, here are four recommendations that’ll make your trip unforgettable.