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Welcome to the travel blog Going Up The Country!

Join us, we are Tjasa and Or and we will take you on a thrilling journey around the globe. From the bustling streets of India where our love story began to the farthest corners of the world, we’re here to share our passion for travel, adventure, and discovery.

As avid explorers and backpackers who’ve visited nearly 50 countries, we invite you to wander with us. Let’s uncover hidden gems, embrace diverse cultures, and create lasting memories together.

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Izlet v novi sad

Experience Novi Sad: Best Things to Do and See

Welcome to our blog post and Experience Novi Sad Best Things to Do and See! Novi Sad is a captivating city nestled in the heart of the Balkans that beckons with its blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes. As the second-largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad has managed to retain its quaint charm while evolving into a modern hub of art, music, and gastronomy. Whether you’re an intrepid traveller, a history enthusiast, a foodie, or someone simply looking to unwind in a new and exciting destination. Novi Sad offers an array of experiences that cater to every interest. Join us as we embark on a journey through cobblestone streets, iconic landmarks, traditional festivals, and hidden treasures, revealing why Novi Sad deserves a top spot on your travel bucket list.

Sicilija znamenitosti 10 dnevni načrt poti

10 days Sicily Itinerary | East Sicily without a car

Our 10 days in Sicily without a car Sicily itinerary is finally out! We have had our eyes set on the renowned Sicily island as a travel destination for quite some time now. With our love for Italian cuisine, the Mediterranean Sea, and warm weather, it was the ideal vacation spot for us. Unfortunately, our flights were cancelled several times due to COVID-19, making it our most ill-fated destination yet. However, there was something about this island that kept drawing us in, and finally, we were able to experience its beauty. Sicily has a distinct culture that sets it apart from the typical Italian experience. The locals, atmosphere, and energy create a unique island vibe. Our visit left us pleasantly surprised and slightly taken aback by the new culture. The food in Sicily was exceptional, the local markets were bustling with an old-fashioned charm, and the baroque architecture stood out against the backdrop of the blue sea.

Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France | Alone without a car

Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France | Alone without a car

Fontainebleau is a popular bouldering destination in Europe that has been attracting climbers, boulderers, and alpinists from all over the world for many years. With a wide range of routes that cater to different skill levels, any climbing enthusiast can find a challenge here. As someone who has been a climber for many years, Fontainebleau has always been on my bucket list. Fontainebleau is renowned for its circuit system, which consists of bouldering problems marked with different colours and numbers. The colour indicates the difficulty level, while the numbers indicate the chronological order of the boulders in the circuit. This system proved to be an effective way for me to explore different bouldering spots without feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of boulders scattered throughout the area.

Madagascar travel guide

Madagascar travel guide | 3-week Itinerary

Welcome to Madagascar travel guide, a 3-week itinerary to this magical island of natural wonders. We recently visited the Red Island of Madagascar, which proved to be one of the most challenging, adventurous, and unique destinations we have ever travelled to. Planning our trip was tough due to the notoriously bad roads, and it often took us days to get from one place to another. We couldn’t risk driving at night, as it was considered highly dangerous. Therefore, we had to rely on daytime travel, which made our journey even more challenging. It was really hard for us also to decide which places we will pass on or which we will invest in long hours and sometimes days of driving.

Guide to Isalo National park Madagascar

Guide to Isalo National park Madagascar

Here is our Guide to Isalo National park Madagascar. All you need to know about visiting this beautiful wonder of the world, where to sleep and what to do there. Isalo National Park is a protected area located in the central highlands of Madagascar, near the town of Ranohira. It covers an area of 815 square kilometers and is characterized by its stunning sandstone formations, deep canyons, and lush vegetation. The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including several species of lemurs, reptiles, and birds. Visitors of Isalo National Park can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, camping, swimming in natural pools, and exploring the park’s many scenic viewpoints. The park is also known for its cultural significance, as it is home to several sacred burial sites of the Bara people, a local ethnic group.

Ranomafana national park Madagascar

Ranomafana national park Madagascar

Ranomafana National Park Madagascar is a tropical rainforest located in the southeast of the country. The word ranomafana means warm water and water is abundant here. The national park was established in 1991 and is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. The park was created after the discovery of rare gold bamboo lemur, discovered by Dr. Patricia Wright in 1986. Due to its easy access to the best road in Madagascar (RN7), it is one of the most visited national parks in the country. We suggest that you plan at least two nights for Ranomafana national park Madagascar. The surroundings are so beautiful that you won’t regret it. One day you will explore the park and look for all the exotic animals, and one day you will relax and enjoy the surroundings. We arrived at Setam Lodge around four o’clock in the afternoon and we were so enchanted by nature that we were a little euphoric.

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Layover in Istanbul Airport

Layover in Istanbul airport | How to keep yourself occupied

Are you going to travel and have a longer layover at Istanbul airport? Are you asking yourself how to keep yourself occupied? If you’re planning a trip with a layover in Istanbul, you’re in luck! The city has so much to offer, even for those with only a few hours to spare. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the best ways to spend a layover in Istanbul’s airport, including some great options offered by Turkish Airlines. Plus, we’ll give you some tips on what to eat, buy, and see in Istanbul, so you can make the most of your layover. Istanbul airport is one of the world’s largest airports. So just walking around will take time. If you’re short on time or can’t leave the airport, you can still sample some delicious Turkish cuisine at the airport’s restaurants. Some of the best options include Turkish Delight, simit (a type of sesame bread), and Turkish coffee.

What to see and do in Istria | A weekend trip to Istria, Croatia

Everything you need to know about a weekend trip to Istria, Croatia, and what to see and do in Istria. For us, the triangle-shaped Istria peninsula was the perfect location for a romantic getaway. A couple of times already. 🙂 With its beautiful scenery of medieval hilltop towns, blue crystal waters of the Adriatic sea, excellent local wine, and gourmet food. We enjoyed the amazing mixture of green forests and coastal landscapes. Admired the rich history, full of ancient architectural sites. And couldn’t get enough of the famous local truffle mushrooms.

Our favorite beaches off the beaten track

No crowd, no beach umbrellas, and loud bars. Just peace and tranquility and you and me. Our favorite beaches off the beaten track! During our travels around the world, one of our favorite landscapes is the sea and the beach. We actually first met at a beach town in the South of India. The soft sand to our feet, warm strokes of the sun, and of course the refreshing water are for us the perfect setting for relaxation, a sense of freedom, and enjoyment of life. Unfortunately, we are not the only ones who share this passion, and usually (especially during the high season) the beaches attract masses of people which kind of ruins our fantasy of the ‘beach life’ experience. Luckily though, on rare occasions, we manage to find some magical hidden spots, that only a few know or are interested in. There, we can enjoy everything beaches have to offer without the noise and hassle that comes with big crowds.

Food Around The World

Sicilija hrana

Food in Sicily | Must try Sicilian food

The food in Sicily is probably one of the main reasons to visit this island. The Sicilians love their food, some might say religiously. Everywhere we looked there was a restaurant, a food stall or someone cooking something. Sometimes, it was a bit too much for us, we were constantly thinking or fantasising about food even if we were completely full. The smells of a hot fresh pizza coming out of the oven, the ice cream shops with endless flavours and the colourful pastries on the display windows, were a total overdose to the senses. It is a foodie paradise, especially for Italian cuisine lovers.

Madagascar food

Madagascar Food | What food to try in Madagascar

As a rice lover, I had fun experiencing the Madagascar food. The island is covered with rice fields, and it’s one of the biggest rice producers in the world. The locals eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and it’s the star ingredient of Madagascar cuisine. I ate a lot of rice and most of my meals contain a huge pile of rice along with beans, zebu, or fish. luckily for tjasa who’s not the biggest fan of the famous grain, the Malagasy food is also influenced by Indian, Chinese, and French cuisine and we could also enjoy some no-rice Asian and western dishes at the resultants. Along the coasts of the island, we enjoyed the freshest fishes the sea had to offer and partied with their excellent local rum. And through the long drives passing nature and villages, we enjoyed the tropical fruits and local fried snacks.

Hrana na Zakintosu

Food in Zakynthos | Traditional dishes of Greece

After spending some time in Zakynthos and enjoying their food we decided to write a blog post about it. Here is what we know about food in Zakynthos and traditional dishes in Greece. Fresh Mediterranean cuisine, local ingredients, and the warmth of the island’s people are just a few things that make food in Zakynthos delicious. The dishes and food we had to try were all fresh, rich in flavors, and comforting. What else can a person ask for? Pure olive oil, locally made from the island’s trees, fresh fish from the sea, and amazing light vegetarian dishes. If you want to hear more about food in Zakynthos, let’s dig in on some of the best food the island has to offer.

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