תמונה ראשונה שלי באוכריד my first pic in ohrid
Day by day it's getting harder for me to write about my experience in Zakopane and the Polish Tatars mountains. But at this moment 13-6-2016 11:28 Am, I'm sitting at nice Cafe, at the third floor enjoying each moment of the view of the mountains, well some i can't see…it's a foggy day.
Almost one month I’m away from home, Haifa, Israel. A quick brief what i had done so far and then in other posts will write more details about it.
15-5-2016 quick and short trip Slovakia focusing at the Slovak Tatras mountains.
18-5-2016 i head off to Zakopane in south Poland to volunteer at a hostel.
3-6-2016 until 7-6-2016 quick trip to Berlin from Zakopane visiting friends.
23-6-2016 i will pick up a group from back home to guide them in Slovakia (off-road) with travel agency Jeep and Travel.
OK now lets back to talk a bit about this lovely village. Zakopane, in south Poland have a unique mixture that i was looking for, Nightlife and Nature. Quite often when i travel i like to find spot and to have these 2 things Nightlife and Nature.
Nightlife here very mixed and interesting, many places to hangout to grab a beer and to dance, all week! Many different styles, hard to pick the most one i liked, but i will go to say “Europejska”. Keep calm and wait to my post later about nightlife in Zakopane.
Nature, I'm not used to that much to surrounded by mountains, green and high trees. Just 2 minutes walk from the hostel i volunteer i can start a nice hike in the polish Tatras mountains, so far i reached 4 peaks and I'm looking forward to more, i want to reach the highest one but doesn't look i could do it now! I'm kind started to know what i want, to be in the nature, to hike and to reach mountain peaks in the world, I'm happy that I'm here because for beginner its perfect and good start. Again, keep calm and wait to other post in the future about the Hiking in the polish Tatras mountains.
I end up to be in Zakopane, because after the first group i had until i will have the second group to guide in Slovakia, plenty of free time, a bit more than one month, i made some search how to spend my time until i found volunteering at a hostel in Zakopane, and I'm happy to end up in Zakopane, i could say i feel home.
My local experience is great here, one of my things i like, its to watch people while I'm at a bar, at cafe or also while walking, i got to know how they dance, how they hangout, what they like to eat and so on, and it's because most of the tourist here are local tourists from the Poland, so in that way you will you will
feel the local vibe to experience it.
to be traveler, travel blogger and travel guide looks it's not easy, but i will try my best to share with you my experience in writing. Oh also forgot to tell you, to add what i mention i also write handwriting diary, and i like to travel and live the moment without writing or taking pics.
More details and information will come later in different posts here in my blog, anyway i would like to follow me on Facebook where I'm more active, also you can find me on instagram and twitter.
My hashtag for this journey #ExperienceZakopane #ExperienceTatra
A bit more than one week leaving but i will be back for sure 🙂
Cheers from STRH cafe
my first snow trip! in north of Israel
my best street food "zapiekanka" polish one.
Krakow , Poland
my hardest selfie while hiking up hill snow mountain! with regular shoe! first time i feel in risk.
my highest point, the peak of “Kitzsteinhorn” near Kapron, Austria. 3029 m
the nicest pic i took, Slovenia.
my best cake, bled cake, Slovenia.
my best lookout! Tetras mountains, south Poland.
how was yours? comment below 🙂
where to to travel in 2016 !!
7 days Road-trip itinerary to Austria and Slovenia
from late April – late September
1 day arriving ljubljana airport and head off to Hallstadt, visit the oldest salt mine in the world and after drive to zell am see, for 2 night in the area. book a place to stay where you get also the zell am see – kaprun card. you will save lots of money.
*note: if you are traveling not alone (familly, kids, friends, etc.), make sure during that day to sit down and open the map of both countries and to explain to others the area, highlights spots might travel to.
2 day after breakfast, start your adventure with 3 cable cars maybe its a bit boring but for kids its fun, and get to the peak of "Kitzsteinhorn" after that drive to the longest water falls in europe "Krimml Waterfalls" night in zell am see.
3 day affter good breakfast and coffe do morning hike in Taxenbach, do some shoping for picnic and drove to Grossglockner high alpin panoramic street, there you find lots ofspots for picnic the road its around 50 km. night in kranjska gora
4 day breath the fresh air and relax a bit in kranjska gora at the morning while drinking coffe at some caffe bar in the village, do some shoping for picnic, and start driving the Vrics mountain pass. first thing you do when you arrive bovec its to check about the rafting, and do it. night in bovec
*note: if you wanna do hike there is bunch of hike trails all levels in Vrics mountain pass.
5 day leave bovec, stop in kobarid for breakfast drive up to church and take a look over kobarid, then keep driving to tolmin over there have a short hike "Tolmin Gorges" night in koper
6 day drive along the beach and chose a spot to spend few hours, then head off to wildest cave Skocjan, two wonderfull lakes waiting for you, start with Bohjni to nicer to swim in then keep going to bled, and head off for a night in ljubljana
7 day full day in ljubljana, take the free walking tour, walkaround by yourself enjoy your last day then off to the airport.
I'm here, feel free to ask for any tip 🙂 if you are looking for a guide to do for you these trip im here also!
in addition, you can read more in my travel diary and to compare and make you own route, if you have also tips from your experience feel free to comment and share your experience.
my travel diary part 1 in austria –> click here
my travel diary part 2 in slovenia –> click here
Sharing my experiences, photos, fun and joy of the journeys from around the world!
Writting from my home town Haifa..
How was my first year as a fresh travel blogger?
Summer 2014, My eyes are catching many posts of random travel bloggers on Facebook from around the world.. I like these posts so much.. The idea of establishing my own travel blog just came to my mind.
..a few months passed, October 2014, and by accident my eyes catched a Facebook post such was about local travel agency which was looking for an urgent tour manager to guide Israeli people in Croatia & Slovenia. It was here, my chance.. I got a job, went to guide to these beautiful countries, got paid, came back to my home town and started to write my first post on my travel blog.
November 2014 the next step was to book a flight, travel alone and write a new post on my blog to share with readers my new experience.
The trip was to Belgrade, Zagreb & Budapest. The purpouse and my passion was to meet with locals and to speak about the relationships between Serbians and Croatians.
It was the start of traveling to 11 countries in 50 days, that includes traveling solo, with friends & for work.
May & June / 2015 Poland
July / 2015 Germany , France & Switzerland
September / 2015 Austria, Slovenia and Italy
The things which I've learned as a solo traveler
Learning how to save money, to spend money on mainly necessary stuff..
How to find a cheap flights – which is connected to spending money with the budget.. Low cost companies and flexible time to buy a ticket is a standard way to save money on flight.
Having a fun by myself
To walk, to sit at the bar, to dance at the nightclub, to swim, to hike, to travel, etc. all of it alone!
Discussions with people
..at the bar, night club, during the flight, in the train, etc. all of these places are great way to make a new friends, learn new things and experiences from the others and to share thoughts and views on life..
My interest on the writing is mainly.. the local stuff such as: local food restaurants, street food, their way of living, local people stories & experience, local drinks, folklore dance, local culture, philosophy, their way of thinking and more!
All of these interests are based on:
One of my missions while I'm traveling is spreading love.
Like listening to opinions of the other people, discusing the problems and simply to make life better!
Obviously I can't meet all of the people in this world! That's why I also established this blog, to share my thoughts, points of view on life, personal opinions and to reach as much people as is possible.
There are a lot of the topics which I would like to write about.. 🙂
The challenges which I recently faced at the last time soon in the next post! 🙂