Hey and welcome to my blog!
I am Milijana, a traveler from Croatia and the person behind the World Travel Connector.
Although I don’t prefer to talk about myself much, I believe it’s necessary in this case.
I started this blog as my creative outlet writing poems about my travels. But soon I started getting zillion questions about the practical side of the travels and I realized that I can help people with practical travel tips too. So, along with my travel poetry (at the moment I am taking a break from travel poetry on this blog, but only for a while!), you can find travel guides and travel itineraries on my blog.
I decided to serve readers of my blog with all the knowledge and skills I have.
I am a hard-core introvert who is highly independent, curious about the world, with an insatiable thirst for self-growth.
I enjoy researching destinations, tailoring my travel itineraries, chasing my new journeys, and deeply reflecting on my travels.
I travel solo. But I am rarely ever alone. And, never lonely.
I meet local people and other fellow travelers on my travels who quite often become my new friends. Solo travel has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Some of the most beautiful things about traveling are to be surprised by discovering new places you knew nothing about; meeting welcoming local people and learning about their lives, customs, and traditions; …and reminding yourself ‘what a tiny place you occupy in the world‘.
I prefer to leave room for exploration and spontaneity on my travels.
That’s why I prefer slow traveling. In my case, slow travel means staying on average about a month in one country and then moving to a new one. I usually travel several months visiting several countries in a row. And when I notice that I need some more time for reflection, and even for a travel detox (yes, long-term traveling can be sensory and emotionally overwhelming!), I move back to my home base in Croatia.
Maybe would like to know what’s my favorite place I’ve traveled to. I must disappoint you, as there is no single place. It’s impossible to compare deserts, volcanoes, lakes, rivers … I seek magnificent landscapes and spectacular World Heritage sites. I normally visit tourist attractions. They are attractions for a good reason. But welcoming and kind people I meet on my travels keep me longer in one place.
Here a short selection of places that captured my heart:
Myanmar – for Burmese people are the kindest people I’ve met
Tuscany – for the mix of beautiful landscapes and dolce-vita-lifestyle
Thailand – for sandy beaches, good food and good-hearted people
Venice – a matchless architectural masterpiece in a sea lagoon
Angkor Wat and Angkor – an unrivaled architectural complex and archaeological site on 400 km2
In case you might want to know:
My favorite colour: white
My favorite drink: coffee
My favorite alcoholic drinks: red wine, gin
My favorite food: seafood, cheese
My favorite fruit: grapes, figs
My favorite snacks: almonds
Person I love the most: my younger brother
* He’s been quadriplegic and using a mechanical ventilator for breathing for the past 18 years due to muscular dystrophy. Nevertheless, he loves life, his sister and he is the greatest supporter of her travels.
Trait I dislike the most: greed
* This is the human trait I have literally zero tolerance for.
Like I have already said, I prefer not to talk about myself and I believe this introduction was necessary here.
Instead, I prefer to talk about how I can help you.
If you are looking for well-researched travel destinations guides, you are in the right place.
If you are looking for perfect travel itineraries to make the most of your time, money, and energy, please relax and follow my suggestions.
If you enjoy tasting local foods and discovering new flavors, head to my food travel guides.
If you love road trips, it makes two of us. I bet, you will love the road trips I took.
If you are a huge coffee devotee like me, you should take a look at my coffee travel adventures.
If you appreciate the beauty of nature and you chase breathtaking views, I covered some amazing hikes.
If you are a spiritual person or deep thinker who likes to ponder over the meaning of life or a person who likes to learn about various beliefs and cultures, my spiritual travel guides might suit your interest.
If you need a help with travel planning, please free to reach me.
Happy and safe travels, always!
Dahni u mene, Duše Sveti, da moje misli budu svete!
Pokreni me, Duše Sveti, da moj posao bude posvećen!
Privuci moje srce da zavolim samo ono što je sveto!
Zaštiti me, Duše Sveti, da mogu uvijek biti svet.