No modern conveniences in Prokosko Jezero

Located 1670 meters above sea level this shepherd town with no electricity attracts tourists during spring and summer. When winter hits, the entire town is covered in snow forcing the inhabitants to take their flocks and reside in towns at the base of the mountain. The scenic mountaintop is perfect for hiking but don’t expect modern conveniences!

via 13 Reasons to Visit Bosnia – Jet – Lagged – Jacque

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Tranquil reflections on Lake Obersee

Obersee is only accessible by boat and there is nowhere to stay once you get there, so we were repeatedly warned that if we miss the last boat, we were stuck on our own! The boat ride was about an hour long and the whole way we were surrounded by amazing views.

via Day 16: Lake Kongissee – Matt and Rosie’s Travel Diary

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Ostrog Monastery is carved in a cliff

We aren’t here to worship, we aren’t here on a pilgrimage, we are here because this is one of the major cultural attractions in Montenegro. No one has questioned our presence here, in fact the only attention we’ve had is from some Dutch tourists.

via Up the Mountain to Ostrog Monastery – 27th & 28th July | The Voyages of Red Dwarf

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Gosau welcomes you with open arms

It was literally love at first sight moment with this place. A highway with scenic views on both sides going directly into the mountains and it slowly reveals the magic of one of the most beautiful places that we have witnessed.

via Gosau, deep in the Austrian Aps – I (Explore the village) – TravelAnubhav

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Visit Zermatt, and so we did

To ever see Matterhorn with my own eyes seemed quite unreal. But, to be fair, living in the Swiss Alps – even more so. That would have been something unthinkable years ago. But hey, I’m here now. Therefore, living less than a 3-hour drive away from Zermatt was a reason good enough to finally go visit Zermatt and see the beast that Matterhorn is. And so we did!

via Day Trip to Zermatt

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Buda-bye – Mostar

Mostar translates to ‘bridge’ in English, and the city was highlighted by its infamous arched bridge. It was warm enough to shed off my big winter coat, which is saying something for mid-November.

In the area surrounding the bridge, there were about six or seven mosques. My favorite moment of the Bosnia trip was standing on that bridge and listening to the call to prayer echoing through the mountains.

via Buda-bye – Anita’s Travel Log

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Slovenia and its wonders

Calm, peaceful Bohinj is a lake of fantastic beauty, just beneath the mountains with Slovenia’s highest peak, Mount Triglav up above! We loved Bohinj, we swam, we paddled, we relaxed and we took the Cable car up to the Vogel, where one can see the whole lake beneath and Triglav just in front.

via Slovenia and its wonders – Travel Buddies

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Killarney, maybe our favorite destination in Ireland

Killarney, maybe our favorite destination in Ireland. Why? First, the beautiful town in set at the doorstep of a national park with great forests, mountains and lakes for you to explore. It also has some of the best nightlife in the country, boasting many pubs for you to hear some great music. It also is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry, which is a driving route along the coast with some of the most spectacular views.

via Travel Guide – Ireland | Jetsetpilot Travel

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A dream trip to Hallstatt

I’ve always seen photos of Hallstatt on Instagram, and on articles saying that it’s a top destination. So during a visit to Salzburg, we decided to make a stop since it was only an hour and a half away. First of all, the drive to Hallstatt was just magnificent, the beautiful mountains, the turquoise lakes, the drive itself was worth it. But nothing could prepare you for just how beautiful this place really was.

via A dream trip to Hallstatt, Austria – Skylar Aria’s Adventures

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