Let’s talk about guidebooks … and something else …
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Let’s talk about guidebooks … and something else …

Hello! Today I had a desire to write about something a bit different than my usual beauty topics. Maybe one of those things, that manages successfully to be now and there in my thoughts, in order to take me away from the monotony of the everyday life… Trips, new destinations, new cultures, cities … and guidebooks …



The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ― Augustine of Hippo


… And a bit pity but also encouraging thought, is the fact that I have to go through sooo many pages I haven’t read now! Also fact is, as I think about what I have been through for example in 2013, the first thing that pops up in my mind are the places I had visited in this year. Somehow the material things I bought in 2013 do not excite me at all, or I forgot already about them … You know what I mean … The most precious thing, which stays hopefully forever in my mind, are the memories of positive emotions (not the negative one, as we tend to remember firstly the good happenings in our life). In this context of mine, the most positives and magical moments and feelings I have gathered through the years, were those made on my trips.


Let's talk about guidebooks ... and something else ...

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. – Terry Pratchett.

And that’s really true – there’s is nothing like the moment of returning back home after a long, long journey… But I am one of those people who appreciate the value of being home, after being far, far away of it. And with home, I do not mean Bulgaria or Austria, or whatever country – home is where life happens, while I‘m making my plans. Home is where I have my work. Home is where I feel safe, secure, peaceful – if these three factors do not exist, then I need to look for another “home” again, as it already happened once …

Let's talk about guidebooks ... and something else ...


Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.― Judith Thurman

… I know this feeling of being homesick for vague, untouched places I have never ever been there before (at least my body hasn’t being there …).

Let's talk about guidebooks ... and something else ...

So what is next! What is my next destination, which road to take and what I want to have in mind when thinking about 2016? A question I want to ask you too!


Let's talk about guidebooks ... and something else ...

For me now, starts the season with planning, because I’m really one of these people who should read everything about given place, compare offers and opportunities, watch YouTube recommendations and travel vlogs, etc. before having a longer trip…






I want to share with you the websites that help me each time in making my choices, when it comes to trips:


Pages with interesting information, advices and reviews:




Pages to compare ticket prices:




Pages to compare hotel prices:




A new page with some really great offers:





Indeed, it would be extremely interesting if you share with me your favorite place you’ve ever visite?! Do you have already plans for this year or are you still wondering where to go on vacation?! What are your must-visit/must-see places?! Excited to learn more about you!

Enjoy the day, your plans and the good vibes!


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Tsvete Popp is a travel and lifestyle blogger based in Innsbruck, Austria. LillaGreen is about living the life of a dreamer with passionate devotion to travel and photography. LillaGreen encourages you to explore the World by creating your own rules to follow.

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