There is this incredible rush I get when you drop in on a wave that is followed by an extreme amount of focus where I don’t think about anything else in that moment. Having to concentrate 100% on every little foot movement so I don’t […]
Bali. What is the first thing that pops in your mind when you hear Bali? Religion, yoga, food, surfing or rice? How about i-am-so-lost-in-life-whats-next-oh-lets-go-to-bali-for-an-answer? That was my case, anyway. Hi, my name is Alenka and I have a traveling addiction. The first time, I have […]
I recently spent a week in one of the Croatian party capitals, Split. My friends and I drove down to Croatia at night and arrived in the morning. From Ljubljana to Split (Slovenia to Croatia). It took us about 5 hours, a little less because we drove down at night, when there’s no traffic! This very cute town still has a Croatian – Mediterrenian touch, with narrow, small streets, little shops and places to get some food, hip restaurants and lots of bars and clubs! Many young people visit Split with a pourpose of enjoying the great night life.
NIGHT LIFE / From backpackers pubs, to rave-scene-2 flats big clubs, yacht parties and bar hopping! We didn’t prepare ourselves before arrival at all, we found out about the best party spots from promoters on the streets and locals told us where to go, depends on what we want! Music was good, entry fees were mostly free, or like 10EUR max, so it wasn’t that bad. I would reccomend pre-drinking with your friends, before going to the club, the prices can get a bit expensive!
We enjoyed places The Club Central, Vanilla Club and Inbox Club! FOR THE BEST OF BEST – GO TO ULTRA EUROPE!
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TRANSPORT / There’s lots of options for getting to Split, it all depends where you’re coming from. I would suggest checking FlixBus, they got cheap tickets and different schedule. For transportation around town, bus tickets are under 2 Eur!
Long time no see. Or write. Okay, to start from the begging.
After celebrating my birthday and coming back from New York, I’ve been for the whole month of May mostly in Whistler, celebrating life and snowboarding every single day. Lot’s of sun and smiles. And working lots of course, because (unfortunately) I’ve got big ambitions and huge adventure appetite, which both frankly inquire a lot of money.
My riding days have been filled with camping in the forest, or on the top of the mountain, climbing in beautiful Squamish granite rock, soaking up the delayed spring sun and loving life, because nothing was missing in our little paradise under the sun, British Columbia.
Right before my graduation day I took a little road trip to Tofino, to get in some surfing in the rad waves at the west coast of the Vancouver Island. Beauty! A full week of bonfires, photo shoots, camping, exploring and SURFING. Then after wearing the famous cap and gown, and eating lots of sushi – I headed over the seas to Europe baaaby.
And so the adventure began.
First of all, saying hi to all the friends and family that I haven’t seen for couple years – no problem. Then telling everyone the same story, how is West side, yes it’s great and beautiful, yes – I’m snowboarding, yes – I am surfing lots. Finished school? That too. Any criminals over there? No, thank god. Yes grandma, I’m being safe… and so on and so on.
Than, later on I had the pleasure to cuddle with my dog’s puppies, that she had about two months ago and after a couple days my dear mom decided there’s enough of lazy Alenka who just goes out to meet friends and sleeps all day – so she took me to Paklenica, Croatia for a whole week. Climbing, swimming, reading and having a solid wifi-free vacation on the Croatian coast. Also, finally after almost a year – getting some mother/daughter time with my badass climbing momma!
BUT THE ADVENTURE NEVER STOPPED…
After coming back from Croatia – a quick day with my youngest brother, Marko and off we go for another trip. Leaving for Tunisia was so fast-planning (or let’s be honest, no planning at all) and spontaneous, I LOVED IT. In less than half an hour, I booked a flight and a hotel, got my documents ready, packed my suitcase and I was on my way! Cheers, gotta love them trips like that!
So here I am, sitting on the sunny deck of our house, in central Slovenia, sipping homemade mint juice. Looking at the beautiful Alps of Kamnik and enjoying this mixture of peace and quiet, pouring like the finest champagne into my mind and creating a positive vibe in my life.
And it’s funny, because as the sun goes down, it gives everything this beautiful golden tone (no wonder the photographers call it the golden hour). It looks so stunning that I’m almost wandering why I left home in the first place. Almost. And it gets me wondering for a split second, why are we people so greedy, we always want more, explore more, see more, live more? But then again, the next moment I remember all those crazy adventures I’ve been through in my life, all the way from early years until now. I remember the feeling of coming into a new city, seeing people act differently and having different cultures. The feeling of finally climbing to the mountain peak and seeing the view, the feeling of going down a big wave, biggest that I’ve done before or sleeping on the beach with a sky full of stars, away from the city lights… And there it is, an answer to my question, and like most things in life, it’s so simple yet not.
Vast and empty, wind-swept and barren, Patagonia simply, is a landscape of the imagination. Full of impossibly massive walls of ice and blue-green-turquoise spectrum trapped within. Meanwhile, stark granite peaks planted like spears in the Cordillera beckon extreme mountain climbers and casual trekkers alike. Many pristine […]
The gondola it’s just another one of many interesting things you can visit around here. Once you take a 10-minute ride up to the Summit Lodge you’ll be surrounded by endless mountains, coastal forests, and ocean views everywhere around you. Then you get to cross the […]
13th of July, 2016
Waking up, bright and early, going to the roof top of my uncle apartment and leaving my phone behind. Enjoying the sun slowly coming out and shinning uptown Belgium houses at 6 in the morning. Brussels’ starting to wake up. Eventually. Such a positive energy circling around my body. Perfect timing to do yoga, or meditate. Focus on what’s important in life, away from materialistic world or toxic people. Every day of my stay in Belgium started so calm and without a rush. This trip was a Christmas presents from my uncle, that lives in Brussels. A week of Western European beauty in Belgium. Full of chocolate and beer.
Later on in that day I took a lovely and enjoyable, one hour train ride to Antwerp. A very cute town with a big trading history from 16th century on. The largest port for a long time back in a day, famous for its verity of diamonds and fashion houses, regarding to huge trading history of the town. I have to say, that the weather wasn’t truly the highlight of that afternoon in Antwerp. But the thrill kept going, no matter what. Honestly, I got through some really bad weather in the mountains and the worst that can possibly happen if it’s raining in Belgium, is me going to get some hot chocolate and a muffin. In the moments like this, I really couldn’t care less if I was soaking wet or not. Due to bad cloudy and grey sky, I decided to visit the museum of mode. Pretty interesting and I would absolutely recommend it. It’s located in the centre, pretty close to everything, ask the locals, they don’t bite. Anyways, in the museum, they always keep at least 2 different shows going, and one from a younger, raising fashion designer.
“To start from zero, to design something that haven’t yet existed.” – Rei Kawakubo
I ended up my day with a interesting reception, hosted by South Germans (Bavaria). Lot of people from European Parliament and Germany, typical food, wine and deserts for that area ect..
14th of July, 2016
Again, a lovely one hour train drive, this time to the other side, West side of Belgium. My first impression was: Oh such a cute houses! And second one was: Beer and chocolate! Real deal, I’m telling you. Welcome to Bruges! These people here are absolutely obsessed with trying new food, especially deserts and chocolate. What is this, heaven or what?! I was meant to be there I swear… After couple hours of shows and museums, I decided to sneak into those cute chocolateries and beg for free chocolate samples. But honestly, a town itself it’s very touristy, full of shops and little cafeterias… Mixed with endless streets of cute bricked houses, passing by the water houses to the whole thing looks like a little Venice at the end.
Belfort, located in the centre is a huge tower, from the 13th century.
A simple Bed&Breakfast comes for 30-50 eur per night, depends on your location or distance from the centre. Besides chocolate houses, as well here, remarks a huge trading past, as of clothing, costumes, dolls.. And if you ever visit Bruges or Belgium in general, you will have to get them waffles, because they’re delicious. And of course, chocolate, I’m marking truffles as my favourite, a little mix between sweet and not so sweet. I don’t think that comment of me gaining weight in Belgium is necessary.
Two days adventures from my week in Belgium, before I had to head back home to Slovenia, spend some time with my mom. On August 5th I was already on my way to Canada.