Back home from yet another weekend trip. This time I was in Belgrade. Trip that I was wishing for last two years but never was a good time to actually do it finally happen. Ex-Yugoslavians biggest city and today capital of Serbia is the place where a lot of different cultures met and every one of them put some mark on it. I had about 32 hours to spend there so I didn’t find time to visit everything that I wanted but it was worth it.
Without giving anything away, The Alchemist is a book about Santiago, a shepherd boy who embarks on a quest to find treasure. Along the way, he encounters several obstacles that makes him learn a lot of lessons in life. We can relate a lot to his character as an ordinary person who wants to succeed in life. All of us have our dreams and this book sets you on the right path to achieving them. This book is so addicting that you won’t notice how much time flies by while reading it. Furthermore, it will make you realize things you never thought you’d realize. It is no secret we need all the motivation we can get to achieve our dreams. Good thing, Pablo’s book makes you realize that there are certain things that are too impossible and things that are realistic.
While preparing for a trip I tried to remind myself of the last visit. It was the end of elementary school so everything is a little bit foggy, things that stayed in my mind are hospitality of people. Tourguide told us that in Greek Mythology this city was depicted as a place for refugees and even today locals are very warm to visitors.
It is October… The time of streets filled with a smell of baked chestnut, crunchy leaves, and cozy sweaters has finally arrived. Woods are dressing red and gold sweaters giving all the essence of the earth to be inhaled in one breath, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea. For me, this is the smell which gives me feel of the home. If someone writes a book of most beautiful pleasures on Balkan this would probably be one of the main topics in that book. Balkan Hygge, some would say.