Venetian Carnival: Masks, pastries and wine

Venetian Carnival

“This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty — this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.” – Thomas Mann

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Ohrid: The jewel in the crown of Macedonia

“Don’t let that powerful water mesmerize you with sleep. It has such a power: it mesmerizes you to sleep, enchants you, and then attracts you to itself with its magic. And you will stay in Ohrid for many days and years, and you will keep coming back.” – Branislav Nušić, Writer (excerpt from travelogue “On the Shores of Lake Ohrid”)

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