Best Spot in Cagliari for a Tired Traveler

March 8, 2016

I’ve heard quite many times, that by aeging people more and more honour their comfort. It’s often the reason, why later in their life, they are not so eager to travel anymore. Though, I hope I’m still quite far from that stage of life, I do believe I will never stop traveling. But it’s possible that my way of traveling will be (even more) influenced by laziness in a few years.

Our trip to Cagliari inspired me to the idea of “balcony traveling”. The term means you come to the destination and will spend the whole holiday on the strategically situated balcony. As I was able to experience, there are many things you can enjoy, while being on the right balcony.



When I decide for an airbnb apartment, I always try to choose one situated in the building typical for the area and the city. In Cagliari, we found a wonderful apartment in the historical city center. It seemed the dream came true, as staying in the apartment at one of those super tiny streets with very small, but very charming balconies, was something I had always wanted to experience. Just to feel like I was in an old movie with Sophia Loren, only without herself.

If I didn’t step out from our place, my stay still would be more than exciting. Just imagine. It’s Saturday morning and I’m at my balcony, surrounded by the very typical architecture of Sardinia capital. The street is rather quiet, with a car passing the street only time to time. From upside, I can see what the women carry in their bags from a grocery shop and got an idea which ingredients are the most essential in the local cuisine. In a little while, I can also smell it very clearly from the windows all around.

I can also see the wardrobe and home textiles of locals as laundry is dried over the windows. I don’t see too many people, but the nice lady with curlers in her hair in next window and older man smoking in his underwear on the opposite balcony. If I was an older single lady, I might to try to flirt with him. In case, flirting with the person living in the house opposite to yours is not only the movie cliché.




In the afternoon, the street under my balcony becomes much more exciting with the cars and scooters, crossing the street more frequently and the mixture of young and older people, hanging out. Real fun starts at night. I literally feel like I was in the middle of a loud party with the live music that has some signs of the alcohol use. It seems that after dark, the speed limit for scooters stop existing. I could be angry that I cannot sleep, but I have my own glass of wine instead, dance and sing those famous, annoying songs together with my remote companions, till the whole city would slowly fall asleep.

Lazy balcony traveling is pretty awesome, but I couldn’t resist the calling of those tempting streets. We were happy to get lost there, though it’s not really possible to get lost in Cagliari. We didn’t even know how, but the tangle of streets always brought us back home. Cagliari has quite busy, but very relaxing atmosphere, typical for the coastal cities. It’s the perfect option for people who like to have enough cultural and art opportunities, but easily get tired of really big cities.

And those, tired of almost everything, now know, how to keep exploring despite their love for own comfort.

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© Photos by Daniela Rifai Assistance – Martin Jesny 

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  • Reply Leta March 9, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Beautiful pictures!

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    • Reply Daniela March 10, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you Leta! 🙂


  • Reply Mike deal March 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Really nice.

    • Reply Daniela March 10, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you Mike! 🙂


  • Reply Julia March 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Amazing photos! I really like this idea of travelling! xx Julia


    • Reply Daniela March 14, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you Julia for your kind words! I love to hear that! 🙂


  • Reply Kashmir & Silk March 12, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Great pictures !! It sounds like an amazing place !! 🙂 Xx


    • Reply Daniela March 14, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you! ? It was amazing place indeed!


  • Reply Carmen March 13, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Wow these pictures are absolutely amazing! This place looks so beautiful and I really love your tights;)
    Thank you so much for your nice comment in my latest post. I really appreciate it!
    Have a wonderful day, xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Reply Daniela March 14, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you Carmen and you are welcome! I really enjoyed your post. 🙂


  • Reply francesca March 13, 2016 at 12:31 pm



    • Reply Daniela March 14, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you! 😉


  • Reply everyone'starling March 14, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I love your pictures! 🙂
    xx Walli and Kathi || http://www.everyonestarling.com

    • Reply Daniela March 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you like them. 🙂


  • Reply finja January 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Like your tip on how you chose a location in a city.
    xx finja | http://www.effcaa.com

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