Are you authentic? You are in the right place then.

Authentic Travels is a concept including heritage exploration and travel writing. How? Authentic Travels means exploring heritage places, different cultures and lifestyles, and authentic experiences, like the Al Ain Camel Market in the Arab Emirates, the Fes old medina or the Picturesque villages in Cyprus. Authentic Travels is a collection of travelogues, interviews, and architectural reviews, like Crossing the Atlas Mountains, A Moroccan Dar in Fes Old Medina or A Berber house in the heart of Bhalil. Authentic Travels explores different cultures, authentic experiences, and remoter places, in destinations like the Moroccan Desert, Nepal's Himalayan Villages or the Wadi Dana Trail in Jordan.

The Prophet, by Khalil Gibran

“We live to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.”

 

Travel Journals

Balkan Countries Travel Photos

Horses on the road from Leskovik to ÇarshovëThe photos from the Balkan Countries 2017 Gallery were taken during a two month and a half road trip through Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo, in the summer of 2017. Here, you will find photos from Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo (2017). In the future, I am planning to explore more of this region, though - the countries of former Yugoslavia (summer 2018). A general overview of this trip can bee found at Balkan Countries Travel Planning - Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo. I work with a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300, Read More...

Balkan Countries Travel Planning 2018 - Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia...

Balkan Countries 2018Balkan Countries Travel Planning 2018 is the summary of my three-month road trip to most of the countries of former Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia during the summer of 2018 (May - August). The pace of traveling was slow, in accordance with the flexibility I had to go and stay wherever I wanted with my car. Here you can find my last Balkans Trip - the Balkan Countries Planning from 2017 - Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo. Balkan Countries Read More...

Travel Photos

Balkan Countries Travel Photos

Horses on the road from Leskovik to ÇarshovëThe photos from the Balkan Countries 2017 Gallery were taken during a two month and a half road trip through Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo, in the summer of 2017. Here, you will find photos from Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo (2017). In the future, I am planning to explore more of this region, though - the countries of former Yugoslavia (summer 2018). A general overview of this trip can bee found at Balkan Countries Travel Planning - Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo. I work with a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300, Read More...

Nepal Travel Photos

Tamang Heritage Trail - Day 6: Briddhim village - a local old woman I met on the roadThe photos from the Nepal Gallery were taken during a two month trip to Nepal, in the autumn of 2016. Here, you will find photos from Kathmandu, Kopan Buddhist Monastery, the Tamang Heritage Trail (Langtang National Park), Patan, Pharping, Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel, Panauti, Sauraha (Chitwan National Park), Lumbini, Tansen, Pokhara, Ghorepani Trek, Bandipur, Gorkha. A general overview of this trip can bee found at Nepal Travel Planning. I work with a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300, 20.1MP. Subscribe to my travel diaries here. Read More...

Travel Magazines

Published Articles in English

List Articles/Posts/Guides in English 8 Places to Visit in Morocco That You Never Want to Miss (Photo Blog) 13 Cities not to miss in Western Balkans (Kosovo Girl Travels) Chasing the Northern Lights: Everything You Need to Know (Modern Trekker) How to Travel Alone: Tips from a Solo Traveler (Photo Blog) 8 Splendid Things To Do While Traveling To Nepal (Modern Trekker) 7 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Jordan Before You Die (Modern Trekker) Sibiu, Romania (Hear it from Locals) 8 Breathtaking Places to Visit in Nepal Read More...

Cultural Journals

Published Articles in Romanian

Published Articles in Romanian Traversarea Alpilor Albanezi de la Valbone la Theth (LiterNet) De la Berat la Shkoder prin Durres si Tirana (LiterNet) De la Vlore la orasul otoman Berat (LiterNet) Coasta albaneza Ksamil - Vlore (II): de la Marea Ionica la Marea Adriatica (LiterNet) Coasta albaneza Ksamil - Vlore (I): de la Marea Ionica la Marea Adriatica (LiterNet) De la orasul vechi Gjirokastra la peninsula Ksamil, Albania (LiterNet) Traversarea muntilor Albaniei de la Lacul Ohrid la Gjirokastra, Albania (LiterNet) La campat in mijlocul naturii in insula Lemnos, Read More...

Guesthouse Reviews

Dana Tower Hotel, Dana Village, Jordan

Dana Tower Hotel - with Nabil Nawafleh on the terrace of the hotelDana Tower Hotel - Dana Reserve and Village Dana Tower Hotel. Situated on the very edge of the Great Rift Valley, Dana is considered Jordan's largest nature reserve. Dana is on the major migratory routes between Asia, Europe, and Africa. Thus, it is the quintessence of flora and fauna species from all the three major continents. Intricate cliffs and canyons of sand, limestone, and granite strangely cut by the winds create a nearly moonlike landscape. Acacia trees twisted by drought appear Read More...

Etno House Shancheva - Kratovo, Macedonia

Etno House Shancheva - with Stevce Donevski in front of his guesthouse from KratovoEtno House Shancheva - Kratovo town Etno House Shancheva. Kratovo was a major mining center in the Macedonian part of the Ottoman Empire. For this reason, Saxon settlers came here during the Middle Ages. Moreover, Kratovo is also known as the town of towers and bridges. The town developed in the crater of a former extinct volcano. Nowadays, it's still interspersed with defense towers and old bridges between steep valleys and different neighborhoods (Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish). Only six of the Read More...

Travel Style Interviews

Interview with Vlad from vladcraciun

Vlad Craciun at the Balea Lake, in the Fagarasi Mountains, RomaniaVlad lives in Sibiu, where he works as a mountain guide and as a freelance content and copywriter. He is passionate about mountains and writing, loves flying, mountain biking, motorcycles, hiking, rock climbing, ski touring, swimming, running, and even sitting on a beach by the ocean doing nothing. Apart from all that, some of his daily activities include reading, learning other languages, photography, playing guitar, and traveling when possible. Vlad is chill, organized, and loves a good challenge. He seems Read More...

Interview with Faith Walls from trekbible

Faith Walls from trekbible. San Francisco Bridge in CaliforniaFaith Walls is a writer at trekbible and social media manager residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia (U.S). Having a passion for people, she is currently attending university to complete her degree in Clinical Psychology and Counselling. A nomad by nature, she is the happiest when trekking around the globe with a backpack on her back and a new book in her hand. She loves everything about the great outdoors, and regularly enjoys mountain climbing and camping. As a bookworm and avid Read More...

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