Spend less fuel by only turning right. UPS does!

UPS Truck

It’s not a joke, the reason you’ll never see a UPS truck take a left turn in the U.S. is that they use less fuel that way. Thus they both save money and reduce emissions by slightly altering their routes. And the good news is, you can do that too! In fact, many European cities have altered their traffic flow in order to lower the number of left-hand turns as much as possible. Continue reading

Bunny salad – simple, cheap and very refreshing

This image is just for temporary illustration. By Greg Hewgill (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Experimenting with stuff I have in my fridge, I usually get very interesting and affordable meals, such as the cabbage and carrots salad I recently (re)discovered. While I’ve seen something like this in many restaurants, it’s never as simple and tasty as my own. I named this salad a bunny salad, because it’s two main ingredients are supposedly the bunnies’ favorite treats. No bunnies were harmed while conducting this delicious experiment. The salad basically consists of cabbage and carrots, it’s… Continue reading

Amazing indoors: Atocha train station, Madrid

Atocha train station indoor botanical garden

The Atocha train station is Madrid‘s central railway station serving metro, local and long distance trains. It is a huge architectural marvel featuring a large indoor botanical garden in the lobby. The lush green lobby is lit by natural light coming from the glass ceiling, and is home to a large variety of exotic plants and some pond animals as well, which make it a very pleasant place to spend your time in while waiting for the train. It combines… Continue reading

Discover Stockholm, Scandinavian beauty between a lake and the sea

Stockholms Old Town (Gamla Stan)

I’ve been to Stockholm when I was a kid and I fell in love with this city. The water, the colorful buildings and boats, the lovely old town on an island in the heart of the city, and the jolly spirit of the Swedes, all made a great impression on me, making me wish to come back one day. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the largest Scandinavian city with a population of around 2 million (metro area). It… Continue reading

Serbian bean stew recipe – easy, affordable and delicious!

Serbian Bean Stew

Many people think that a bean stew is hard to prepare, but actually it’s a piece of cake! This is my favorite recipe and I stick with it because it’s delicious, practically prepares itself and feeds up to 10 people for less than €10 (in Serbia). What you do need is plenty of time, because depending on how old the beans are, it should be cooking for 2-4 hours (the older they are, the more time they need to get… Continue reading

Useful Life Hacks for Food & Kitchen

Install towel racks to save space in the kitchen

Hi, today I’d like to share with you a new bunch of incredibly useful life hacks, this time focusing on food and the kitchen. Some will save you space, like the lids holder made of towel racks, others will save you time such as the smart blender and microwave cleaning tips, and some will help preserve your food for a longer time. These and many more cool life hacks at theCHIVE: Welcome to ‘Life Hacks 101′ (35 Photos)

Downtown Madrid virtual tour

Panorama of downtown Madrid

Let me take you on a virtual journey through the central streets of Madrid, Spain’s amazing capital, pretty underestimated by travelers in favor of Barcelona. Zoom the photos at the bottom of the post to discover the magnificent royal palace of the Borbon dynasty along with the Almudena cathedral, the monument to Miguel de Cervantes, and Retiro park, one of the best city parks in Europe. Also, we’ll be taking a virtual walk through the charming streets and squares of… Continue reading

“Palace On Wheels” – Camper Van Meets Luxury Yacht

"Palace on Wheels" camper

Camper van designers are getting more and more creative as new possibilities emerge to make best use of small space. Some go to such extent as to make a luxurious mobile home resembling a yacht on wheels. This camper model by Marchi Mobile called “eleMMent Palazzo” features plenty of room, great interior design, with a 40 inch tv, a fireplace, and even a rooftop terrace. If this is your idea of camping, you can have this diesel-powered vehicle for US$3… Continue reading

Superb ads that play with your emotions

Ads that play with your emotions

Sex sells, so does humor, but heavy emotions are probably the most potent weapon of the marketing department, especially in a world that’s becoming more and more numb. The brands featured below chose to send messages that give us goosebumps, even make us cry, and made campaigns that are echoed through media across the world. First world problems Guinness wheelchairs basketball commercial TrueMove H : Giving is the best communication Pantene Chrysalis: You can shine

This is AirSERBIA, the new flag carrier of Serbia

airSerbia with crew

Photo: AirSerbia.com The derelict JAT (Airways), once the pride of Yugoslavia and one of the top airlines in Europe, has (after a very long period of struggling) finally found a partner that can bring it back to life. The government of Serbia has partnered with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE to create a new company called AirSerbia (thank God they changed the name, since Yugoslavia ceased existing nearly a decade ago), as the successor of JAT (Jugoslovenski… Continue reading

Billion new internet users, are we ready for that? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Billion new Internet Users

In the last couple of years, the internet has become part of our everyday life, we use it at work, we use it at home, we use it everywhere in between. Some of us even wear it (interactive gadgets with internet access). With the devices becoming more varied and more accessible, new markets are emerging, especially in the far East (Asia & Pacific region). Currently there are over 2.4 billion internet users, and it is predicted that the number will… Continue reading

Greece: Parga + the Ionian islands tour [PHOTO]

View of Parga and the Panagia island

Parga is by far the most charming town and summer resort in Greece that I’ve seen, with spectacular surroundings and four lovely beaches with chilly but crystal clear waters. The town is relatively small, around 2500 inhabitants (grows to 10000 during the summer season), but it’s maze of tiny streets and passages invites you to discover, and there are always hidden corners left to discover. A Venetian fortress overlooks the town and the nearby Valtos beach from a hill that… Continue reading