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Dugi otok, in translation – Long Island

Dugi otok, in translation – Long Island

The island looks on a map like a kitten that yawns and extends in the morning and expects to be cuddled. It lays parallel to the Croatian coast, in line with Zadar.  The 45 kilometers from one side to the other this island show an abundance of rocks, Mediterranean low...
Rumija by the two of us

Rumija by the two of us

I stare through a plane window as we cruise above Montenegrin mountains, while the sun is setting down. The bird’s eye perspective needs some time to settle in and after a couple of mountains, a familiar mark shows – a small white dot on the top of a peak – the...
My TEDx talk about Kilimanjaro

My TEDx talk about Kilimanjaro

It’s been half a year since I climbed Kilimanjaro and wrote about it. It feels in so many ways that I gave all of myself to it and that there is nothing else left within me. Like I didn’t know what else to climb, where else to go, what is my next big thing. But it is...
Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

“Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain, 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called by the Maasai “Ngaje Ngai” the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcass of...
Hello Africa, Hello Kilimanjaro

Hello Africa, Hello Kilimanjaro

Sometimes, some distant places are so far and unreachable that you think about going to them like going to the Moon. My first idea about going to Kilimanjaro came when I realized that you can actually go there… when some people I knew went there. The immediate panicky...