Footmade Daydreaming

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Perhaps the most common question I was asked in my life was where I got my energy from, and how I kept smiling all the time. The secret probably lies in the fact that I discovered my passions quite early and that I stuck to them as much as I could. Apart from the journeys that leave my mind full of memories and sights, smells and sounds to stay there and be remembered forever, there is another passion of mine ...
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Bratislava in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and its political, cultural and economic center. With a population of about 430,000, it is the largest city in the country, but still one of smaller capitals of Europe. It has several universities, many museums, theatres and galleries, as well as the headquarters of many Slovakia’s large businesses and financial institutions. It is a small city, easy and quick to explore on foot, from the historic Old Town to the modern UFO Bridge. As always, in order ...
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Lisbon in a Few Hours! (Part 3)

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
The third part of our visit to Lisbon belongs to the city's most northeastern, and the most contemporary part, completely reconstructed for the Expo '98 World's Fair. Lisbon in a Few Hours! (Part 3) Estação do Oriente Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama Parque das Nações Oceanário de Lisboa Jardins de Água Telecabina do Parque das Nações Torre Vasco da Gama Ponte Vasco da Gama Altice Arena Parque Eduardo VII Estádio da Luz We will start our tour from the Estação do Oriente (the Lisbon Oriente Station), inaugurated on 19 May 1998, as a ...
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My Champion

by Jelena Ilic Self Improvement, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
Is there a greater pleasure for teachers than a triumph of their own students? It could only be a double triumph, accomplished in two different, equally hard disciplines. However, the pleasure I am feeling at this moment has no comparison, because this time my student is also my own child. I got him when I had already achieved all of my competitive ambitions. I had never wanted to put the burden of my own expectations and desires on his shoulders. Having ...
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Lisbon in a Few Hours! (Part 2)

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
  The second part of this tour will take us through the very center of Lisbon. The Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) The Rua Augusta Arch Rua Augusta (Augusta Street) Rossio Square -  Praça de D. Pedro IV (Pedro IV Square) The Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II (The Queen Maria II National Theatre) The Estação de Caminhos de Ferro do Rossio (The Rossio Train Station) The Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George Castle) The Church or Monastery of São Vicente de Fora (St. Vincent Outside the Walls) The Alfama The National ...
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Lisbon in a Few Hours! (Part 1)

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Mission impossible! Three times in a couple of hours is already feasible. Many of you have been asking me to write a map of the visit to Lisbon for a long time, but many of you also resented my blogs being too long. Therefore, I came up with the idea to introduce this marvelous city to you in three parts. Depending on your available time, you can choose the parts you definitely do not want to miss, according to your own ...
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Things to Avoid If You Want to Become Wealthy

by Jelena Ilic Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
If you have finally decided to take your life in your own hands and get the maximum of it, you will probably have to get rid of some old habits. Here are some of the most common ones that very often represent an obstacle on your way to success and a richer life in every sense. Get rid of your limited beliefs. Depending on the environment where we grew up and on our childhood, we all bear the burden of various preconceptions ...
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Budapest in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
I visited Budapest for the first time four years ago. The funny thing is that it is the capital of Hungary, one of my neighboring countries. I guess some other, far away cities, seemed more attractive beforehand. The truth is that Budapest left me breathless. Bathed in sunshine, it glittered like the most magnificent gem that was in front of my nose all the time. One building after another, one more interesting and splendid than the other, a sight after ...
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Innsbruck in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria located in the wide Inn Valley, between high mountains, at the intersection of two important traffic routes between Germany and Italy and between Switzerland and Vienna. It is a well-known winter sports center, which hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976 and the Winter Paralympics in 1984 and 1988. Its name means "Inn Bridge" The Golden Roof The City Tower The Helbling House The Cathedral of St. James The Imperial Palace The Jesuit Church Maria ...
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Be Happy

by Jelena Ilic Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Be Happy This time I wanted to share with you a story that I personally find very inspiring. I know that many of you will ask me afterwards, “Isn't it sending a totally opposite message of what you have been telling us all the time?” It is not, and it is very important for you to understand that. You will always hear me saying that we should step out from our comfort zone, and use smartly each second of our lives, that ...
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Athens in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement
Athens! What a city! Its long, fascinating history, starts from the first settlement in the Neolithic age, has its culmination in the 5th Century BC in the “Golden Age of Pericles”, suffers occupation of a multitude  of conquerors over the years, and in 1834, it becomes the capital of the modern Greek state. A large part of the town’s historic center has been converted into 3 km long pedestrian zone, which makes it the longest in Europe. It was also one of ...
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Memory Card Technique for Learning Foreign Languages

by Jelena Ilic Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
This time I will show you how to use my memory card technique for learning foreign languages. I started using it while I was still at the University. We were supposed to memorize huge sentences in Latin and ancient Italian language, and as long as they were written on paper in some kind of logical order I somehow managed to reproduce them. However, as soon as I tried to reach them individually, without context, it became much more difficult. Then I started using ...
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Language Learning Tips – Words

by Jelena Ilic Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Talking to my friends who would like to engage with me in some sort of online business, I often encounter their lack of knowledge or insufficient knowledge of the English language, as an obstacle. The opportunities that a global world market can offer are far greater than any local and national ones, and therefore using English for work, for me was a logical choice. Furthermore, the system I have chosen to get the necessary knowledge and experience for this job, ...
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Merano in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Here we are again on our track of meeting new towns and places that will leave an impact on our lives and enrich our memories. We are still in Italy, but this time in its northern part, in South Tyrol. If you need a healthy break instead of the standard Italian visiting of museums and churches, Merano can be the right choice for you. Although surrounded by snowy peaks that reach even 10,000 feet, this well-known alpine ski resort, also called ...
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Fear of Change

by Jelena Ilic Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
The more time I spend on the Internet communicating with people and talking to my closest friends, the bigger is my need to write a few lines about a terrible phenomenon that is deeply rooted in our society, called indecision, indifference and lethargy. We all face problems and ours are always both the biggest and the most terrifying. There are people who, when they encounter a problem, do their best to solve it, and those ones who will keep complaining about it, no matter ...
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Belgrade in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement
The New Year is approaching and although there are hundreds of cities I have visited, waiting to be shared with you, somehow for this special occasion, Belgrade, my hometown, has imposed itself, as a special gift. So many times destroyed and always raised even more beautiful, Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a city of rich history, but also of fantastic nightlife and of gorgeous women. Although I could write about it for hours, I will stick to the original idea of ...
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Your Life Is Your Choice

by Jelena Ilic Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Your life is your choiceThe New Year is approaching and we all tend to analyze the previous year and to promise ourselves different wonders and impeccable behavior. Unfortunately, this mood usually lasts just for the first few days and then we all return to our usual habits and weaknesses. Then why are we so excited? Why do we blindly repeat this every year? Simply because the feeling, while visualizing them, is so good. Still, all it takes to accomplish them ...
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Trento in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Trento in a Few Hours Trento in a Few Hours? No problem! :) If you are lucky enough to have a chance to spend a few hours in this quiet town full of hidden treasures, you will be able to see them all, but also to enjoy and admire its unique peace and beauty. The city center is small, so you can finish your walking tour quite quickly, and then spend time enjoying its cafes, shops and parks nearby. ITINERARY: 1.    La Piazza del Duomo 2.    ...
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Trieste in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
I understood that I had visited so many cities and places, when my Facebook started going crazy, trying to count my check-ins. :) Being very passionate about travelling, I always prepare all my trips well in advance and spend a lot of time doing it. Hundreds of those itineraries will be available for you, here, on my website. You can have them with you during your trip, and follow the points as listed, relaxed and confident that you will see all ...
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Venice in a Few Hours

by Jelena Ilic Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Although it is unlikely that you will just show up in Venice, without planning your trip beforehand, very often you will still have only a few hours available to visit it. Based on 10 to 20 top sights suggested by different internet pages, and on their position on the map, I have created an itinerary that could save you some time and deprive you of foot injuries. Follow it and enjoy your stay, without being afraid that you will miss ...
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