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Postcard from Linz: Art will save the World!

Dear my travellers, Welcome to my new post! A couple of days I got few messages with the same question “When you’re planning to write the new post about your adventure in Linz?!”. I think today is the perfect time to write the last post from this special series of posts from Linz. I will dedicate today’s post to people who live in this beautiful city and the arts surrounding them daily. From the previous posts you learned something new about this city, which you may not have had the opportunity to read by now, but today’s post will be a little different. Before I start I would like to thank you for the support of the Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus which helped me to meet this beautiful city.

 

 

The city that has succeeded in a very short time to unite the beauty of art with the beauty of a fast life is precisely Linz itself. The great flourishing of art and the development of culture have helped to raise the city itself in socio-political scales and the city of Linz is in second place after Vienna by the number of all the most important cultural and artistic events taking place in Austria and the high place in Europe as well. In one of the previous posts, you had the opportunity to read that Linz was the European capital of culture a couple of years ago.

 

 

I do not know if you have ever had the opportunity to read, hear from someone, or even see for yourself an special action called “Open Piano”. It is a special action that has been carried out across Europe and the world, when in the heart of the city you will find a piano that is accessible to everyone. The aim of this action is to collect help to all refugees who need help for their basic human needs. Medicine has proven that music has a positive impact on health and can help a lot in treating various types of illness. Here, music has received a portable role of savior, which can help the powerless to come to the fulfillment of basic human rights that would otherwise have to be a guarantee for everyone on this planet.

How is this action working? The slogan of this action all over the world is: “Everyone is welcome to play, everyone is welcome to listen, every donation from the heart was more than welcome!”. Everyone who wants to play can play piano, knowledge is not crucial, only good will and strong desire are important here. During this visit, at least two hours a day, the photographer and I spent on the bench just to enjoy the performances.

There were extremely talented people who, beside talent for playing, showed their incredible vocal abilities. One girl was so talented that I thought I was at the music concert of Adele or Celine Dion. An interesting concept that has recaptured some of my childhood memories when I learned to play the piano. I maybe wasn’t talented kid, but I was extremely persistent and hard worker… I did not finish elementary music school, but I carry in the heart of a nice memory on those times.

 

 

Linz is a city whose streets are delighted with art and some special elegance. Tourists come from various parts of Europe and the world to explore this gem in the north of Austria. Everyone will bring home some of the story of Linz, a city inspired by many famous historical figures and some personalities that are the inspiration of this 21st century.

This city just “fell for me” for the heart, I do not know if it is because of the exceptional beauty and charm, either because of the close distance of the Danube or the beautiful summer weather that I managed to capture for a moment in this Austrian town. I’m not sure, I do not have a concrete answer! Perhaps this is a combination of all of the above, but I will leave it to you to judge. Would you like to tell me your opinion about Linz? How did you experience it through my stories? Especially I would like to hear the opinions of people who already had the opportunity to visit this city. Simply, I always like to hear the impressions of other people just to know how successful I was in presenting of some city.

 

 

Linz is also known as the “City of Peace”. In 1986, the City Council proclaimed the capital of Upper Austria as the “City of Peace of Linz”. The aim of this provision was exclusively to raise social responsibility whose main role was to maintain peace. With the proclamation of the City of Peace in October 1986, the city of Linz undertook to maintain “the longing for peace and commitment to the peace of the people in the city, and that the basic principle of the future of local politics and the stability of community relations is maintained”.

 

 

In a conversation with a couple of people who are already the fourth or fifth generation who grew up in Linz, I learned a few interesting things about the way of life in the local community of Linz. Linz is in itself an innovative center of Upper Austria and represents a city of new opportunities.

The quality of life in all spheres of life and a wide range of services make the capital of Upper Austria a perfect place for living. Now, there are over 100,000 apartments available in Linz – a supply of flats that is constantly growing. The primary goal is to create as many people as possible an optimal residential and living environment at affordable prices. Extreme care is taken of people living with minimum income and they are always provided with a basic social assistance and protection package every month.

 

 

Their health care system is very well organized and all costs of health services are covered depending on the health fund you choose: state or the private one. It is similar to the health system of Germany, but it is slightly more flexible and has more benefits. It was fun for me to talk to people who live and work in this city and when they heard that I was a blogger who will present Linz on the blog, they wanted to answer on all the questions. I was glad to have had the opportunity to meet wonderful people who showed that Linz was an open heart city. A truly wonderful experience, which I will remember for a long time.

 

 

We almost miss the plane, thank God that I always have a responsible person beside myself, since I could listen to the stories for hours. I just love to talk with people. The sun slowly went down, and our visit to this interesting town ended. It was a short but sweet journey. Linz will always have a special place in my heart and I sincerely hope that I will return soon to continue my adventure.

 

 

In the end, we had to do a little faster last shooting of the city and run or otherwise we would miss our airport carpool! My photographer has found the right moment to make the perfect last photo in Linz… I do not like separations, it’s hard for me to say goodbye to some city, but I said, “Hi, my dear Linz, I’ll see you again soon!” With these words, I gave my promise to Linz and entered the car. The ride to the airport was much shorter than when we came. I guess there was too much fatigue present and time just flew.

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of post from Linz. Unfortunately this is the last post from this special series of posts about Linz. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling. Who didn’t read my previous post about Linz, you can read it here.

I would like to say once again thank you to the Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus for the wonderful experience and the hotel Schwärzer Bar for hospitality. It was a journey to remember, and I hope that I showed you this little Austrian adventure in the best possible way. Sometimes the words are just not enough, so I’ll tell you to look at the last photo in this post and my smile will tell you all those words that I have not been able to write in posts about this lovely city.

How do you like this story about Linz?  I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus and Schwarzer Bär Hotel from Linz.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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One Day in September…

Hi everyone, how are you today? I am sure that this title has associated you with another essay, which you once had as a topic for homework when you were at school… I know that I also had the same problem to think of the name of this post. For hours I just watched in the keyboard, but the inspiration has left the building. After an interesting summer, it was time to rest for a couple of days and now I’m preparing for new adventures that await me at the end of this month. I just can’t wait to share it with you guys!

 

 

Few days ago, I received a message from my friend. She heard that I finally came in Belgrade and we had to go on a little coffee break and of course one round of chit-chat.

I immediately agreed and postponed some of the duties that I had on that day. At the end of the conversation she just mentioned that I should took the camera with me and that if I had something important to shoot for the blog. She would like to me photos of me, if I have some free time. I’m thinking in my head for a few seconds, “Man, where’s my camera?!”. When you do not use some things for a couple of days, you forget about them completely.

People who know me know how much I am organized and that I all write my appointments and important tasks and duties in a special diary, and just cover over the obligations and meetings I have to do. I did not notice one collaboration because I seemed to be at some point my minds were away, so I was a little creative and almost painted one part in my diary. After a few seconds, I saw the writing “Beige pants for post – publish until 29.08”. At the moment of shock, I said, “Oh man, I have the time today is just 11. I do not have to shoot it today…

I continued to look at things in the closet further and I just took the clothes which I was planned to wear. First I played my playlist for a happy mood, turn on the flatiron and I started to iron in the rhythm of some Latin song and at that moment hit me in the head “MARKOO YOU’RE STUPID MORON, NOW IS SEPTEMBER!”. I take my planner quickly again to turn all of the pages to find the page with my calendar of posting on the blog and realize that I am late seriously for this job!

 

 

With the speed of light I found trousers because clothing in my closet is organised ver well, I can thank my mother who regularly reads the diary and she make the right order of the things that arrive when I am not there. No one cares as a mother… I turn on the iron again to refresh the trousers, I continue to sing and dance in the rhythm of music with the iron in my hands, yes it’s crazy I know! A message from a friend: “I’m going to be late for 15 minutes, do not make a panic!”

This girl knows how I’m sensitive when we talk about delays. I just thought about that if she only knows how late I would not stay alive from her nasty comments. I’m proud that I’m very well trained to iron all types of trousers, men should make some special monument which will be dedicated to all of the women who know to iron classic trousers, who knows this, believe me if you already have learned this you finished the most important exam at the “life school”! 😀

This feeling of happiness and pride was short, because I realized that the t-shirt which I just ironed at all did not combine at all with the colour of the trousers. I started to look for another shirt that it will stick better with this outfit. Yes! I just found an ideal shirt that was already ironed, you can not understand that dose of luck, I just wanted to cry because I don’t need to use that iron machine again!

 

 

At the end, little Marko was late for more than ten minutes, but we did not care about it because when we started with our stories that have no end at all. We did not see each other for months and we had too much to tell, but since we are the professionals we have been able to short everything in record time – ONE hour! All important things which happened to us for all those months we put it all in one hour of conversation. She mentioned to me a course of photography and that she would like to use my camera and to make photos of me for the blog, so I suddenly became the first model she officially photographed…

Frankly, I am very pleased with the results of our first collaboration and I hope that we will continue our collaboration in the future. She tried to “get me in special model pose”, but that’s almost impossible! I’m not a professional model that you’ll put in a mold, some photographers tried to change me many for my career with the explanation that the images will be much better and “viral” on social networks and the Internet, but this was never of any concern for me. It is better to remain with the thing which you already have and to stay unique and original, without popularity than to sell yourself for what?

 

 

And this time Belgrade’s streets helped me well and now must post have some special extended value for me. Many of you asked me if I forgot my beloved Belgrade. I’m not coming to often… You can never forget the place which is your home! Maybe I have the opportunity to explore the world, but I will always return to my Belgrade again and again. This was a short episode “Marko is coming home” and I hope you liked my little adventure in Belgrade. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Italian fashion brand Eleventy for wonderful cooperation and understanding, as well as my friend for these beautiful photos.

 

OUTFIT

Jacket: Carolina Herrera

T-Shirt: Zara

Trousers: Eleventy

Sneakers: Saint Laurent

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special post from Belgrade. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Austria. I know that you loved the travel posts from August and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! We will together explore the City of Media Arts!

How do you like this post? How do you like my red – beige combination? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

This post is sponsored by Eleventy.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera

 

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Postcard from Linz: Irresistible Charm of North Austria

Hello everyone! My dear travellers today we will continue our little Austrian adventure and explore the beauty of northern Austria. Birthday passed few days ago, friends made me a little celebration. My heart was full because people remembered and decided to take me out of my daily routine. Now I have filled the batteries and I am ready to deal with all the new challenges that this hard-working September brings upon me! I could now write to you the whole essay about my current post-birthday excitement, but it is time to start with today’s adventure!

 

 

Yesterday while I was editing the photos for this post, I remembered how much you liked my post from Prague where I combined my two greatest love in one post: fashion and travel. Where did we stop last time? Hmmm … Yes, I remembered that I was writing about the friendship of the beautiful, the blue Danube and the charming Linz. What else can this interesting town have to offer? I think you’ll love this interesting fact!

Do you know where the sweetest cake was born in the world? – In Linz! Linzer cake is a symbol of this city and there is no pastry shop that does not have this interesting treat units menu. We got one small cake as a little gift from my friends from the Linz Tourist Board, but she “found her way” the first day, she just disappeared … I still doubt the photographer, but I can not blame! I will not have a volunteer to take photos of me afterwards! 😀

 

 

Well, whatever it was and now I can’t back the time. I’d like to let me know what kind of flavour that cake is and if there’s someone who wants to be my biggg heart to bring me a small, small, small Linzer cake. Well, I have to “get over” of this sweet pain and continue on, fortunately the other day was wonderful in Linz and we could enjoy the warm and sunny weather near the Danube. Wherever you go to Linz, in the end all roads lead to the Danube banks. The only question is whether you will cross the bridge or enjoy the old part of the city. Whatever you choose believe me you will not make mistake. I could spend days by the river and I would not be enough again. I love to walk by the water, although I can not swim. It’s a weird love!

 

 

We decided to cross the bridge and visit the Ars Electronica center and see what is hiding in this interesting museum of the future. Linz is the real city of art and city which in the most beautiful way, celebrates diversity. The combination of modern and traditional is visible at every step and I must admit that I liked it very much. It’s always interesting to see that combination.

 

 

My photographer and I have been trying to explain for hours what I am doing in this photo, what my hand is trying to do… At the end, we gave up and accepted the fact that the picture is spontaneous, positive and bright, so we decided to post this picture in this post. I would like to answer the question I have been getting for some time from people who are new readers of my blog and are not very familiar with my work. “Are you laughing constantly? Are you really so cheerful or are you just making it for the photos?” Of course people ask this question in different ways, but the point is the same.

For all of you who are interested, I am a cheerful and positive person. I try to have always smile on my face. I believe in the power of positive energy and can do much to help a person if a person knows how to determine a normal borders. Of course, I am human bean made of blood and flesh, an average boy, and of course, sometimes I’m not in “happy mode” so I can be serious and watch only one point, without a single word spoken. When I took the photos I’m happy because I’m doing a job that fills me and I have no reason to be sad. I hope you understand me and this answer will be enough for you.

 

 

Since I had a nice rest on the stairs, I enjoyed the beautiful view of the Danube a bit, it’s time to get up and go on. The one who understands photography art knows that the sun will not wait for you to have the nice photos, when the work is done, then a break can take place. It’s time to go back to the other side!

 

 

This may not be a photo for some fashion editorial, but it is made from the heart and it was created as a result of a wonderful time which we spent in the city of culture and new media art. According to my smile, you can notice how much I enjoyed this incredible journey. This weekend in August was filled with laugh and tours of the sights that this charming Austrian city has. Sorry, but I had another picture from the bridge, the city’s landscape in this picture was enchanting and I wanted to share it with you on the blog!

 

 

After crossing the bridge, it was time for dinner. The day almost finished, but we took the opportunity to show the Danube in a different way. People used the sunset time for walking by the Danube and some new stories. I’m so envy, because they have the opportunity to do it every day. One man spent his day with his best friend – a dog, but he also did not neglected his favorite hobby – fishing.

OUTFIT

T-Shirt: Burberry

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Burberry

Fotoaparat: Sony Alpha Mark II

 

 

Do you also like to watch the sunset from the shore? When I have time, I like to go to the banks of the Sava or the Danube in Belgrade and enjoy the sounds of water. As I just wrote, I’m not a swimmer, but I still love water in some special way… That peaceful sound, smell of fresh water.

 

 

My dear travellers and fashionistas once again we have come to the end of third post from Linz. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Austria. I know that you loved the travel posts from August and now I will show you something new and interesting from Linz! We will together explore the City of Media Arts! Who didn’t read my previous post about Linz, you can read it here.

How do you like this story about Linz? Did you like my classy outfit? What do you think did I  found my place in the world of fashionistas in Linz?  I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

This post is sponsored by Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus and Burberry Limited. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera

 

 

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Time does not pass, it continues…

Hi everyone, how are you today? September is perhaps the most boring month of the year because people are returning from vacation, and it is not also very lucky for the pupils, because the new school year begins. I did not particularly like this period in my life, but when all this goes on then realize that it was all the funniest period and that all these worries were the easiest because the world of adults is much different. I always had one very good reason to love September. The answer is simple – my birthday! It’s always easier for me to go to school because I knew that next day I would get gifts and then I’ll forget all my troubles in my school life.

 

 

We are now coming to that other most important topic – ageing and how to survive first crisis… To be understood, none of us like to be old and I’m sure that each of us wants to simply remain “frozen” in some year of life just to be refresh and young. Before, I was constantly wondering why the elderly people hide their years, and then I come to the age of 26, and I realize that everything has passed so fast. Today, I was really thinking about some of the things that I managed to accomplish so far.

I wish I could get up tomorrow to celebrate my 22nd birthday, but that’s impossible. I can make it easier for me, so instead of a candle in the shape of numbers, I simply put a small “pile” of candles on a cake and maybe it will be easier for me, unless I cause a fire in the house! 😀

I wanted to try it a couple of days ago when it was my mom’s birthday, but when we realized how many packages of candles we should buy, we decided that it was best to buy a cupcake and one small simple candle.

 

 

It’s still a couple of hours left to summarize my impressions and to make some good wish for this birthday. Every year I have the same wishes: happiness, health, and to fill my suitcase with memories from the journeys. This year was full of adventure. I managed to get into my “online” diary only the nicest thing the world can offer. Asia, Africa, Europe… Three continents that I visited this year, but my spirit wants to explore more, to go further. Perhaps by the next birthday I will visit other continents! “Everything is possible to those who believe” is the famous Jesus quote, which has helped me a lot.

 

 

I will make sure that I am going to celebrate this 26th birthday with a smile on my face and with great hope that this 26th year of my life will be the most successful year with a lot of new adventures. Pictures for this post were made in a city that certainly marked this year in my monotone blogging life – Milan. Milan is not only a cool and modern city in where everything is just too fashionable. There’s a lot more to do and see when you walk through those lovely streets, these are not just shops, it’s true artwork, it’s just a question of how your eye will recognize it.

 

 

Italy is a country where hedonism is preserved on its invisible throne, and all your senses will have only one simple task, which is to ENJOY! It’s an adventure you can not miss, a story that will have many sequels, nice things to remember. Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples… should I continue to enumerate? A country that you will always be happy to return again and again for another extra dose of excitement and an adventurous adrenaline that will make your entire journey more interesting.

Yes, that is Italy, it’s much more than the famous “Made in Italy” label. I honestly believe that the most beautiful dreams are tailored in the land of eternal classics. I could write to you much more, but I’m in hurry because I need to iron stuff which I will wear tomorrow for my special meeting with my Belgrade. Special rituals are involved in my life so I love to enjoy on the streets of Belgrade with an ice cream in my hands and of course as always with the smile on my face.

 

 

This post is a clear evidence that once in life for certain things it is necessary to believe that everything will be better and a lot of people claim that it has helped them a lot in some situations in life. That is the power of positive thinking, which has never left me for my 26 years.

OUTFIT

ShirtZara

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Moncler

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special birthday post from Milan. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Austria. I know that you loved the travel posts from August and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! We will together explore the City of Media Arts!

How do you like this story? What do you think about ageing? Do you believe in the power of positive thinking that could beat the stress when we talk about this problem? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

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Story from Linz: Piece of Heaven on the banks of the Danube

My dear travellers, welcome to a new adventure! Today we continue our adventure through Linz. “Small city, with big ideas and huge opportunities” are words that can briefly describe this lovely city in Austria. The city which is a representative of the new multimedia arts and in 2009, was also proclaimed the European Capital of Culture. In the past 15 years, Linz has slowly but surely developed and became one of the more developed centers of culture in Europe.

Before I start with today’s post, I would like to thank my friends from the Linz Tourist BoardLinz Tourismus. It was a beautiful experience, a wonderful summer weekend that I will remember for a long time!

 

 

Linz is the third largest city in Austria, which represents the main social, political and administrative center of the Upper Austria region. Belgrade and Linz have something in common, surely you would never have thought it, but both cities are located on a beautiful blue Danube. The Danube, flows to the heart of the city and makes life more interesting, but we will talk about it later. That was an interesting fact which connected me to this city because I love that river so much. In Belgrade is similar situation, people just love to do some of their favourite activities on the banks of Danube.

 

 

Before I start with some of the interesting things that are related to today’s life of this city, I’m sure you would love to find out how this city was created. Historians believe that in the prehistory the Celts they inhabited the area of today’s city and called it Lentos, after which they were settled by the ancient Romans and the city got a new name – Lentia. During the old Romans, Linz was first mentioned as the city in 799, when Bavaria expanded to the south. Because of its geographical location, Linz was the most important trade center during the Emperor Friedrich III. After the death of the emperor, the significance of the city declines in favor of Vienna. In the early Middle Ages Germanic tribes inhabited the city. Then the city got the name Linz, the name which we know today very well. 🙂

 

 

How did Linz become the most important city of culture in Europe? After the Second World War, Linz began to develop as a cultural centre in the halfway between Vienna and Salzburg. In the past few years, Linz has built many buildings of exceptional cultural significance, such as the modern Lentos Museum and the Brucknerhaus Concert Hall.

Donaulände is a park next to the Danube, where festivals and cultural events are held (Ars Electronica Festival is significant). Also in Linz is opened a museum of modern music art – Ars Electronica Center.

There is a castle of Emperor Friedrich III in the city. and the oldest Austrian church of St. Martin. Also very significant church is the neo-Gothic church Mariendom.

 

 

Linz was known before as the “City of Steel”, due to the very strong former metalworking industry, which besides the textile was very developed in this Austrian town. Today, this has been suppressed by various cultural programs and developed river tourism on the Danube. The image of this city has changed and as I mentioned a few years ago, together with Vilnius, Linz became the European capital of culture in 2009.

 

 

Linz is a city which you need to explore! The thing I liked most was how the city developed and at the same time developed new opportunities, such as river tourism on the Danube. Life by the river of the mind is very interesting. I noticed that the color of the Danube is not the same in Linz and Belgrade. I’m sure you yourself know the answer to this question. The waste that is piled on the banks of the river in Serbia needs to be removed as soon as possible, but this is only the current solution.

The most important thing for us is that, as residents of the Serbia, we simply keep in mind that if we keep our environment clean, life will be much easier for everyone. Cans, bottles and other waste floating by the Danube and the Save river is not a beautiful picture that can be sent to the world, so we should as soon as possible analyse ourselves and start changing ourselves as soon as possible.

 

 

The city is small and well organized, if by any chance you can not explore the city by foot, you have excellent trams, there are a couple of lines. We had a little fun and only after a couple of rides we realized that Linz is not a very small city that at first sight can look like to somebody. Prices compared to other cities in Europe are almost the same.

 

 

Since we were able to spend the weekend in Linz, We visited the market that is being held on the main square. It’s a real little paradise for people who want to buy some interesting things for gift or for personal use. At the marketplace you can find everything and I will say at this interesting marketplace you can find interesting books, cloths and silk Persian carpets … This market you will find almost every weekend in the heart of the city. If you have the opportunity to visit this city on weekends, leave your Saturday free and get ready for the crowd! 🙂 You will have a nice shopping spree, I’m sure!

 

 

If you have already arrived in Linz, do not forget to visit Mariendom (New Cathedral). The new cathedral is the largest cathedral in Austria and architecture is absolutely amazing. You can sit down and enjoy the beauty of this space. One evening we were able to listen to the concert in front of the church, were very interesting performers.

I would never say that it can be such interesting music at a church music festival. Linz is a city that celebrates diversity and where everything is possible. In the next post I will reveal to you some interesting places in Linz that you must visit.

 

 

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of second post from Linz. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Austria. I know that you loved the travel posts from July and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! We will together explore the City of Media Arts! Who didn’t read my previous post about Linz, you can read it here.

How do you like this story about Linz? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera
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Little Red Postcard from Linz

Hello my dear travellers! How are you today? Today, I came back to Serbia after a long trip to Europe and it’s time to share with you my travel adventures. Last week you had the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of Salzburg, today you will have the chance to read something new about the Austrian city called Linz.

Before I start with today’s post, I would like to thank the Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus on this adventure.  Thanks from the depth of this blogger’s heart! This journey was incredible for me!

 

 

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Linz, the third largest city in Austria. When I received an invitation from Linz Tourism Organization to visit their city, my first association was Lindt Chocolate. What to do, I’m always thinking about candies, at least I can imagine them when I can not eat them because of my sensitive skin…

Of course, that was just my first thought, but I remembered that these chocolates did not come from Austria. Well, what a man can do is sometimes wrong! I did not want to be a lazy person, I take the computer into my hands and I ask Mr. Google: “Are Lindt chocolates maybe from Linz?!” It’s a joke! I just simply typed: “Linz, Austria” and click that famous enter button. Man, how many pages, and so little time. After a couple pages of texts with a large smile on my face, I sent an email to the team from the Linz tourist organisation that I will  accept the invitation and I will come to Linz.

 

 

Before I start with my adventure, I would like to share with you few information about this lovely city.

Linz is located in the northern part of Austria and it represents the economic, political and cultural center of the province of Upper Austria. The city is famous for its very preserved and beautiful city center and the largest cathedral in Austria, which they are kindly call the Mariendom (New Cathedral). In 2009, Linz was the European Capital of Culture. Only the origin of the city’s name dates back to the prehistory when the Celts settled the area of today’s city and called it Lentos, after which the area was inhabited by the ancient Romans and the city was given a new name – Lentia. In the Middle Ages, the Germanic tribes simplified the name and the city was named Linz, the name which we know today.

I was very excited about this trip so I counted many times every day and my photographer every day repeated with me how many day still left to our trip to Linz. The night before the excitement was so high that I could not sleep! I called my mom to see what she was doing and woman could not sleep because of some her reasons, and after our conversation I just wanted to fall asleep but the alarm woke me up!

Since I am from those people who tide and iron all of their clothing before the trip and hang them all over the house, the apartment where I was staying looked like street sales of a clothing. Something hangs on the door, something on chairs. Little Marko thought about everything, except for the weather forecast in Linz…

 

 

As we landed at the airport in Linz, my dreams of taking of photos just fell apart! The sun is nowhere, it was little colder, windy, people in long sleeves shirts and outside was around 15 degrees. The only thing I could do at that moment was to sit on the sidewalk and cry because in my suitcase was a real summer, cheerful summer collection of clothing…

It could also be noticed on the streets that it was such a surprise that the people from Linz were surprised, and some of them went in short sleeves while some were dressed in long sleeves shirts and light jackets. Since we saw that weather forecast throughout our entire stay will be not so good, we decided to buy new clothes. And here begins the story of a happy red t-shirt from this post! My photographer normally bought a jacket, I came to the cash desk with this shirt with the smile on my face because I found this great t-sheart… Photographer’s silence was a sign of my current insanity. I just said that tomorrow will surely be a better weather with sun much much warmer, what the weather forecast knows, it simply has to be better! Just think positive and everything will be alright!

 

 

After a few minutes, I found a “more normal” solution for the current “cold” situation, so I bought a red sweater whose image you saw, if you followed my adventure from Linz on Instagram. Whoever didn’t see it, the picture of the sweater you can see it HERE. We survived somehow this very first day, we made a beautiful picture in a sweater, as I expected it to be, it was so great!

The next day was like I said, “What does this weather forecast knows?!”. It was a nice and sunny weather, while the weather forecast was completely different and it was written that we could expect wind, rain all day… I did not see any drop of rain and that day we made pictures for this post. My red t-shirt brought me luck.

 

 

This post is a clear evidence that once in life for certain things it is necessary to believe that everything will be better and a lot of people claim that it has helped them a lot in some situations in life. That is the power of positive thinking, which has never left me for my 26 years.

OUTFIT

T-ShirtZara

Trousers: Zara

Sneakers: Moncler

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

 

My dear fashionistas and travellers once again we have come to the end of first post from Linz. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Austria. I know that you loved the travel posts from July and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! We will together explore the City of Media Arts!

How do you like this story about Linz? How do you like my “happy” red t-shirt? Do you believe in the power of positive thinking? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus and Schwarzer Bär Hotel from Linz. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera

 

 

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Salzburg: The eternal classic in the heart of Austria

Hi everyone, how are you today? Dear travellers, are you ready for a new adventure? It’s time to pack our online “luggage” and we will visit one of Europe’s most famous cities of culture. Not far away, it is located in Austria.

At the very beginning, I would like to thank the Salzburg Tourist Board for this lovely collaboration. This trip was really amazing, a journey that expanded my knowledge about Austria and Salzburg as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

 

 

Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. A city that hosts all major cultural events in Austria and Europe as well. An interesting fact is that there are 3000 people living in the city center, while the surrounding city of Salzburg has almost 160,000 inhabitants. Regardless of the number of inhabitants and the area of Salzburg is a city that attracts an increasing number of lovers of real art and cultural events every year. Who has not been able to read my previous post about Salzburg, you can read it on this LINK.

 

 

The architecture of the city is simply enchanting. Centuries just can not destroy this beauty, and details that adorn the street fountains in which once upon a time had enjoyed and the famous music genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart… It is simply a city that you can not describe in few words, it takes real long essays to describe it in the right way this beauty with which this city is constantly radiating.

 

 

As a blogger who traveled a large part of Europe and the world, when I pick the destination the most important thing is that the destination has a soul, then everything is much easier. You must be wondering what I am talking about now, how can the city have a soul ?! Believe me it can, every city has its own story, it’s just a question of whether someone will have a little more time to listen. The city is also made up of its inhabitants, the city’s residents who are the main representatives of that city.

In Salzburg I had the opportunity to meet people who are 4th or 5th generation who was born in Salzburg. They are very proud that they come from Salzburg and to their long tradition and specific folk costumes. I do not know how familiar you are with their customs and their traditional costumes, but Austria has different kinds of folk costumes in every part of the country. Most of them are leather wardrobe, leather trousers and leather shirts for men and leather skirts and leather dresses for women.

 

 

These garments are not cheap and when talking about that part of their culture, it is very important to note that it is very important that these pieces have been in the family for a long time and that the age of these items is appreciated, which are leather pants older, inherited from someone they are having a higher value. After a couple of years, leather changes color and, accordingly, most likely recognizes the true value of the heritage.

Some people faithfully follow and nurture that way of life, so they go to work dressed in their folk costume or do their daily activities. Some people like to combine traditional and modern, so I noticed a lady with a leather dress, modern shoes, a wicker basket and modern sunglasses that made her a modern woman who went out for Saturday’s market. She was so nice to me, even I asked her to take picture of her and explained that I am a writer/blogger and I’m writing about Salzburg and that I would like to make photo of her for a blog, but she culturally refused and told me a couple of interesting things about their culture.

 

 

She showed me a few shops in Salzburg that sell these clothes and told me that she inherited that dress from her grandmother who escaped from her own wedding after she “got out” of the wedding dress.

My photographer and I were so sympathetic to her, that she insisted on taking us to tea and to the famous strudel, and for almost an hour we talked about everyday life in Salzburg. To my question, if she moved to Vienna, she just sighed and said: “Maybe if I crash down my house I’m going to live in Vienna, it’s very noisy there, and people themselves can not hear their own thoughts in such a crowd!” Of course, after she learned that I was from Serbia, she said that her three best friends with whom she knows more than 20 years, also from Serbia… She had only good words for people from our country.

 

 

After a nice and warm conversation with this cute lady, my photographer and I continued with our adventure. We walked around for some time in the city until we got to a building where the sign of an electric lift was drawn, we were sure that the view from the surrounding hill was fantastic and we took advantage of the special Salzburg card for tourists, with certain attractions being completely free. Traveling with a cable railway otherwise costs about 15 euros, but as I mentioned in the previous sentence with a special Salzburg card, one round trip with a cable car is free. Whoever visits this beautiful city should benefit from the many benefits of this card.

 

 

You can buy a Salzburg Card for a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on how long you plan to stay in this city. The benefits of this card are exceptional and certain sights such as:

DomQuartier (Museum of Art), the cable railway we used to the fortress, Mozart’s birthplace (more precisely – the apartment) where he spent his first years of his life, as well as his residence house where he lived before he went to Vienna. You can also visit the Rupertinum Museum of Modern Art, the Hellbrunn Palace, the Zoo within the Hellbrunn Palace and many other attractions you can visit completely free once, while public transport can be used during the period for which you purchased the card: 24, 48 or 72 hours completely free. For certain attractions, you have a special discount and you can find the list on the link.

At the end, when you see all the benefits that this card provides, you will understand how much this card actually means and pay for its purchase because the individual ticket price for some of the sights is not below 10 euros. For example, the Mozart birthplace, the price of the ticket is 15 euros, the cable railway is 15 euros, the ticket for the DomQuartier museum is between 10 and 15 euros. I’m not sure about the price of transportation, but I’m sure that one ride is not below 1 – 1.50 euros, and with this card you have free use of transportation so you can also visit the McArthur Outlet Center. You can reach the outlet by public transportation and reach it very easily. Outlet has a very rich offer and I am sure you will find the brands that you love.

 

 

Salzburg is an exceptional city, a real gem of Austria that you should visit. A city that has a rich history and stories about legends that will delight you. The city is ideal for people who are looking a destination for a peaceful holiday, enjoying art, good food and not forgetting the famous Mozartkugeln because this candy is famous all over the world, but in Salzburg there is a shop that makes this treat according to the original recipe. You must try it! It’s delicious!

 

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Sheraton Grand Salzburg Hotel for hospitality. The staff was lovely, the girls from the reception were always there to help me, the food was exquisite. As I always remember destinations and hotels by sweets, Sheraton Grand Salzburg I will remember plums filled with walnuts and spilled with chocolate that always waiting me on the pillow when I’m back to the room after a busy day. My smile in the picture below confirms it! 🙂

 

 

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Europe. I know that you loved the travel posts from July and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! See you next time in Austria!

How do you like this story about Salzburg? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Salzburg Tourist Board and Sheraton Grand Salzburg Hotel from Marriott International hotel chain. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II.

 

 

 

 

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Story from Berlin: Can You keep a Secret?

Hi everyone, how are you today? Welcome to my new post! Last week, I promised you the continuation of a story from Berlin…

At first, I would like to thank my friends from the Berlin Tourist BoardVisit Berlin for the support which they have provided and the incredible patience which they have for me because my German is at the basic level and I teach it and I constantly “want” from them to talk me about Berlin’s interesting facts in German, so I will learn easier this language! So let’s start with our today’s adventure!

 

 

I promised to all of you that I would show you the famous Brandenburg Gate. When the previous post was taken, the gate was renovated. In Germany, they usually have a kind of custom to use summer holiday time for reconstruction of buildings of exceptional importance because they are preparing for the new autumn/winter season and then the largest number of tourists come to Germany, especially in Berlin.

 

 

In the previous post – LINK, I wrote you about the famous bus lines 100 and 200 that help you to “cruise” and get to know Berlin better. I showed you the famous Brandenburg gate, I have fulfilled the promise and now  I can slowly walk to another location that is very beautiful to me and you should visit it when you already found yourself in the heart of Germany.

 

 

Slowly, but surely we are approaching to a Parliament. This part of the city is new and the architecture itself is modernist. The Parliament building itself is an older building, but there are certain elements such as the famous glass dome that you see on almost all of the postcards that represent the city of Berlin is almost new. Of course, it is open to visitors, but it is reserved for the bravest and with the greatest patience as the crowds are unbearable, so most people give up on sightseeing.

 

 

I always like to come here on the shore, sometimes I lean on the fence and watch the boats which are full of tourists and they love to wave people on the shore. Sometimes you just have to admit that these smiling faces also make you happy and I’m always gladly wave them, especially to the children, because who can resist the children and their amazing smile.

I usually come here when something is “wrong” in my life and does not go exactly as I planned, I buy something to eat, usually it’s a piece of fruit cake with blended raspberries, so I play sorrow scene like Carrie Bradshaw in Paris, just in Berlin! (and without that perfect French music which you hear when you watch that famous scene in Paris!).

 

 

This time, I wasn’t sad, but very happy to bring you to my second favorite place in Berlin! Really, how can I be sad when I have this cheerful shirt which I bought at final sale in Zara for just 7 euros. It can only be a reason for celebration and new photoshoot.

I did not even plan this shooting, I already had these trousers and sneakers on me. I bought the shirt that day and called the photographer to ask him when we can take some new photos for the blog, I just got the answer: “What are you doing now?”. My standard answer: “I was in Zara, the final sales are on, so I have to tell you…”. A brief sigh and silence meant that I should stop with the story of Zara! You know that my photographer does not like Zara, he does not like discounts, he does not like shopping at all… After a minute, an SMS message arrived: “See you in front of Brandenburg in 20 minutes!”.

 

 

So it was like we planned, after 20 minutes and my dressing up in the second Zara store… On the way, I bought new trousers! Forgive me, but they were 9 euros, I had to buy them! There, who would say that this shirt will fit in with my outfit, this looks so good. It is true that what people say is best to do things that are not planned.

These pictures of Parliament are very important and a bit different to me, and again that little Marko with a great desire to make new photos and of course to make a new post. Who knows when this little child in me will eventually grow up, maybe sometimes, and maybe never.

 

 

I have not met my dear Angie (Angela Merkel), I am waiting for the day when she will give me the honorary blogging order of honor and keys of Berlin because I “cleared” all the most important steps and benches in her city. Please, if someone has “connections” please, help me to meet her. One of the neighbours tells me that she lives near the Brandenburg gate and everyone is happy when they see her in one of the surrounding butchers shops. I went a couple of times, spent the money there, but I did not meet my dear Angie.

OUTFIT

ShirtZara

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Burberry

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

My dear fashionistas and travellers once again we have come to the end of post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Europe. I know that you loved the travel posts from July and now I will show you all the beauties of Salzburg and Linz! Next station: Austria!

How do you like this story about Berlin? How do you like my Italian classic outfit in some new Berliner style? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Berlin Tourist Board – Visit Berlin and Burberry company. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Letters from Morocco: Little Piece of Heaven in the Heart of Marrakech

My dear adventurers (and for all those who feel that way) welcome to my new post! Today I have some strange feeling where joy and sadness are mixed. Joy because I share something new with you from the country that left on me such a significant impression. On the other hand, there is a sense of sadness, because this post is also the last post from this special series of posts from Morocco.

Today I am leading you to an unusual paradise of the forgotten fashion virtuoso – Yves Saint Laurent. Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, better known as Yves Saint Laurent, was the famous French fashion designer born in Algeria, which is today considered one of the greatest names in fashion history. His reputation in the world is enormous, and at the same time many believe that he is actually responsible for the revival of high fashion from the “ashes of the sixties” and is attributed to the introduction of suits for women. Some people thought  that he was crazy, some challenged him, but Saint Laurent was the man who always went ahead of his time. Huge support in his work were provided by famous ladies, singers and actresses and one of them was Catherine Deneuve.

Before I “get lost” in my blogging enthusiasm, I would like to sincerely thank to the National Moroccan Tourism Office for this exceptional experience that I will remember for a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

 

 

Okay, you’re surely now wondering what the famous French designer like Saint-Laurent have some relations with Marrakech? Not far from the center of Marrakech, there is a street dedicated to this famous fashion designer, on one side are residential buildings, on the other side is Jardin Majorelle (botanical garden designed by painter Jacques Majorelle). A little far away from the classic Moroccan walls, on the other part of the city in nature and colorful heaven, there was second home of Yves Saint Laurent with his longtime partner Pierre Berge.

 

 

The house of unusually blue colour with bright shades of yellow was the home of a well-known fashion designer. The villa is surrounded by unusual African plants, but it was also the symbol of Saint Laurent and his eccentricity.

The villa that used for escaping from the real world, today attracts several hundred thousand people a year. All the adventurers who finds their way to Marrakech, just can’t skip this little paradise. Thanks to Berger, this site became available to the public after the death of the fashion designer so that all lovers of the work of Saint Laurent could enjoy the beauty of this garden.

 

 

Majorelle Garden, a botanical garden, covers an area of nearly ten thousand square meters and is a true artwork in the heart of Marrakech. The garden was designed by a French artist, painter Jacques Majorelle. How the garden looks today, it took almost 40 years. Everything started in 1923 with the planning the appearance of the garden itself, so that only seven years later a villa was built in the heart of the garden, the home of Saint Laurent and Berger, they were home a totally new look in the 1980s and rescued it from decay. Today, the villa and the garden are open to the public.

 

 

In addition to the garden and villa in this complex, there is also the Museum of Islamic Art, which offers an interesting selection of exhibits. Samples of textiles from the almost all regions of Africa, as well as samples of textiles from the special collections of Saint Laurent, can be found in this museum. In addition to the textiles in the museum are exhibited objects of ceramics, paintings by Majorelle and other artists.

 

 

Just a 2-minute of walking from this extraordinary paradise, in the same street with the is a newly opened museum dedicated to the life and work of the French designer Yves Saint-Laurent. Who would say that during the first Saint Laurent’s visit to Morocco in 1996, Marrakech would leave such a strong impression on the designer that he would then build his home in Marrakech and after his death that Government of Morocco will create a modern museum that would preserve his brilliant work in the fashion world.

 

 

A multimedia museum featuring thousands of books and videos, as well as special creations that marked the career of this celebrated designer. For those who are not familiar with his work and life, the fashion house “Yves Saint Laurent” officially closed its doors in 2002 and therefore the YSL brand has officially not exist. The designer withdrew due to illness and went for treatment. The brand has been redeemed, it has remained part of the brand name, and now the brand is called “Saint Laurent,” all sales revenue from the Yves Saint Laurent brand is located in a special foundation that is based on two museums: one in Paris and the other in Marrakech, financed and thus saved the designer’s work from oblivion.

Saint Laurent died in 2008 of brain tumors, but many believe he died of a broken heart because he was no longer able to create his real small art works that he was known to. His ashes were lit in Jardin Majorella because his desire was to enjoy in his garden and after his death. I think that he is very happy now in his small sunny paradise where the bloom of blue and greenery of African plants are running.

 

 

The museum is incredible and sincere to be you do not have to be some “blind” fashion lover to understand the work of this fashion genius. The man was unusual, his story in the fashion world will intrigue you and I believe that you, like me in one breath, will read those text lines that are written on the walls of the museum rooms.

He knew everything, his ups and downs, his friendship with Ketrin Denev – the famous French actress who was his best friend for the rest of his life. She was also the only brave to help him with his “crazy” and unusual ideas and together they made many successful campaigns. Yves Saint Laurent, besides the incredible gift for creating clothes and understanding of a woman, was an incredible photographer. The whole room is dedicated to the photos he made with Katherine Denev for his campaigns. On the photo above, I sincerely hope that you can, as much as you can, see the photos that Saint Laurent did with Katherine in Marrakech on the famous Souk.

 

 

In the museum there is a small cinema hall where you can comfortably accommodate and look at the recapitulation of this designer’s work and some interesting facts about his life. To visit this museum and botanical garden peacefully, and if you want to sit a little in the garden and feel the peace and beauty of nature, you should spend at least 2 to 3 hours. After that, you can continue to explore the heart of Morocco – Marrakech.

 

 

My blog day continued at the Palais Namascar Hotel where we had a small break and a nice brunch. The hotel is exceptional, I’m sure you will open the link to check it out and believe me it’s divine! Morocco’s Tourist Organisation has tried to show us the best that can be found in Marrakech.

Palais Namascar is a true paradise on earth and those who have the opportunity to visit Marrakech will not regret it because it is a combination of paradise surrounded by sun and hedonism garden where all your senses will enjoy.

 

 

My dear travelers once again we have come to the end of post, time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Europe. If you need more information about address and work time of Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech please visit this LINK.

How do you like this story about Marrakech? Did you like feel the fashion energy of Saint Laurent’s garden?  I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

The post is sponsored by the Moroccan National Tourism Office – Visit Morocco, Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech and Palais Namascar Hotel Marrakech. For these beautiful photos I used the Sony Alpha 7r  and Sony RX100 Mark V camera.
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From Berlin with Love!

Hi everyone, how are you today? August has already started and showed us that the heat will not stop so easy, but I found I way to refresh myself. On the other hand, I have to admit that I am slowly getting used to these high temperatures, so I decided to keep my brain at least “cool” by writing a new post. Today, I decided to write about a city that gives me eternal inspiration, and on the other hand, a city that is my second home. Yes, I am writing you today a new story about Berlin.

Germany may be a little “hard and tight” country, but on the other hand, it is a country that offers many opportunities for everyone. Everything in live has its advantages and disadvantages, but at the end final results are amazing. Germany is not only one of the more powerful members of the European Union countries, but for some new, more modern professions like this one of my professions – blogging makes a real small paradise, where everything is arranged. In Germany, in every city, this programmatic way of life is simply felt, it’s just all planned, and you do not need to think about most common things. Every first day of the month you are charged with all the expenses for the current month, that in Germany the bills are paid in advance.

Berlin may be the capital of Germany, but it is not the main financial and socio-political center like Munich and Frankfurt. The most important thing is that this city is very close to my heart. Imagine my luck when I go to Lidl and buy nice chocolate for 60 cents and some interesting sweet cakes. It’s for me luck, in those little everyday ordinary things. Before I “get lost” in my blogging story, I would like to thank my friends from the Berlin Tourism Organization – Visit Berlin for wonderful cooperation.

 

 

The transportation card, ticket for bus, metro, s-bahn has risen to 2.70 euros, imagine that you are paying an extra ticket for the bicycle or baggage (believe me Germans rarely pay it, believe me, and this is also happening!). Good thing is that when you’re already in Berlin and you will just get over with the price of the ticket, what do the average usually tourists do? There is two lines that the Germans in Berlin despise, which are the famous line 100 and the line number 200. These are the two lines connecting the West Berlin Center to the East Center and these buses are always, but literally always crowded with the tourists who with the smile on their faces ask the driver in English “Brandenburg Gate ?!”.

Of course the driver, without a smile on his face, somehow managed to answer. “Ja, ja!” means Yes, yes … and the ride of the life can begin! By the way, of course, the older ladies with the bigger shop bags and shopping bags with wheels are entering, and they constantly complain about the lack of space and that an additional line should be introduced only for real Berliners. It’s all about everyday life, which makes Berlin a huge different world.

 

 

Of course, the tourists who are barely waiting to see this famous gate constantly ask how many stations there are to the gate, and Berliners just say you can’t miss it easily! I have to be honest, I did not trust people when they told me how people cried when they saw the Brandenburg Gate… Then I witnessed when the two girls fairly cried and jumped out of luck that they saw the gate from the bus. It was perhaps understandable to me, they were young and who knows how much they were collecting money from their student pocket money to come to visit Berlin.

Interesting! Well, I forgot to explain bus line 200 to you, it also connects the Eastern part with the West, but the route is a bit different, and one of the stops is the famous Mall of Berlin, a shopping centre. You gonna love it! Shopping centre is huge and there is a lot of brands there, I’m sure you will find something nice for you there! 🙂

 

 

So, that’s why I decided one summer afternoon this year, I decided to go on the ride with famous line 100! I came to the gate, the sun was very strong, all that heat, but somehow the Brandenburg Gate gave me the reasons for a smile on my face. You can also see how all that space is photogenic and that it is always full of people. If you want to find out what the “sea of people” looks like, you can see it every day in front of this famous gates.

 

 

In this post, we did not make the photos of the gate, because as you can see the sun it was too strong and the gate was renovated (we did not know that information when we went to the location for shooting), but in the next post you will have the opportunity to see the Brandenburg Gate in the best edition, arranged and renovated.

 

 

In the next outfit fashion post, I take you to a tour of Parliament in Berlin and of course I will fulfill my promise to show you the Brandenburg Gate. If by any chance you feel the urge to cry, at least you will do it in the comfort of your home and you will be ready when you see this same gate in live. I will admit that I cried when I saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but I was 10 years old, the excitement made my own. I cried at the age of 26 when I learned that I would go to India and after a few months the same situation for Morocco I repeated the same. As you can see I haven’t been made from stone! 🙂

 

 

OUTFIT

T-ShirtZara

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Burberry

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

 

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Morocco. I know that you loved the posts from Morocco which I’ve published in July. That also will be the last post from the special series of posts about Morocco.

How do you like this story about Berlin? How do you like my Italian classic outfit in some new Berliner style? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

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