Meet Jelena, a girl who decided to leave all her previous life, and moved to Greece, in order to study but also explore the Greek world. All her passion about this country she puts into words and pictures on her blog Serbian Girl In Greece. She writes about her studies, life, adventures and the Greek culture in general. This 20 something years old girl moved to Greece in 2013. Today she is a Marketing student with passion for tourism and photography.
TBG: What is your blog about?
JM: My blog is actually a travel blog, but you can also find some articles about my studies, life in Greece from the aspect of student and many more interesting articles comparing with Serbian culture at the first point.
TBG: Why did you start your blog?
JM: I always enjoy reading other blogs and actually I was writing all my life different stories, so this blog came spontaneously during my IT class at college. In the beginning blog was only for me, the place where I could post all my experiences and adventures and share them with my friends. During the time Serbian Girl In Greece started to grow, it became my nickname and the story began… The more I blogged, the more I discovered the new stories about Greece but also about myself.
TBG: What is one of your most viewed posts you’d like to share with us?
JM: My most viewed post is about the 8 mouth watering food specialities in Greece. Love is coming through stomach so the fact that my readers like that post the most is not surprising. That post gets visits every single day.
TBG: What was one of the most memorable trips you’ve taken and written about on your blog — and why?
JM: One of the most memorable trips is for sure one to Dragon Lakes. I am still working on that post so I wont say so much about it. However, that experience is something unforgettable. Definitely the most exciting trip so far!
TBG: What do you like most about blogging about Greece?
JM: Greece is like the deep well of inspiration, you can never say that you don’t know what to say about Greece. As much as you are blogging and visiting you always want to see more. This country learned me many things about history, culture and also to respect and love my own country more then I did before. Greeks are so friendly and always open to share with you adventures! I believe there are many lessons waiting for me and I am looking forward to share them on my blog.
TBG: Give us one travel tip for those who have not traveled to Greece yet.
JM: The biggest advice I could give is to not be a tourist. People need to connect with locals because its special experience. As I said before Greeks are really friendly, and their hospitality is something what other countries need to learn about. Wherever I go in Greece, I indeed feel like I am at home. Its so easy to meet locals, make friends and learn from them.
TBG: Any advice for new bloggers?
JM: I still feel like I’m new to blogging but I would summarize my advice in four words – explore, discover, share, and love. If you write for yourself, with the passion and about things that inspires you, your readers will know that.
TBG: One place in Greece AND in the world you’d love to visit in the future that you have not been to yet.
JM: Definitely Crete. I heard many good stories about Crete, from other members from Travel Bloggers Greece and they made it that this destination is the first one on my Greek Bucket list.
TBG: One place in the world AND in Greece you could visit over and over again.
JM: In Greece that would be a classical destination: Santorini.
TBG: If you could invite five famous people to your fabulous upcoming dinner party — who would make your list?
JM: My fabulous upcoming dinner party would be a mix of living and dead fabulous people… So, I would invite Rosie Londoner, Steve Jobs, Leonardo DI Caprio, Anna Wintour and Indra Nooyi.
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