Nikšić and Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Europe, Montenegro | No Comments
Nikšić and Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro

The drive from the border to Nikšić, Montenegro’s second largest town, was uneventful except for a photo stop at a view point over a spectacular lake framed by the city and mountains in the distance. I felt that Montenegro would be easy to like. A visit to Nikšić and Ostrog Monastery Nikšić Our stop in Nikšić served […]

Discovering Montenegro – Reasons to visit Montenegro

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Discovering Montenegro – Reasons to visit Montenegro

Montenegrin women have long, slim legs. That was my first observation in Montenegro. As any decent engineer would do, Nikki had to test this hypothesis on a larger sample, and so happily inspected every woman’s legs from then on claiming that my comment warranted investigation. He concluded that this was another good enough reason to […]

Planning a Road Trip

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Driving, Planning | 2 Comments
Planning a Road Trip

Hiring a vehicle is a great option if you would like to travel around different parts of country without having to return to the same place every night. Although using public transport is a cheaper alternative, it is an option best reserved for longer trips where time constraints are less of an issue and where spending long […]

Using a printed road map vs. using a GPS

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Driving | 2 Comments
Using a printed road map vs. using a GPS

Which is more convenient and what should you pack – old school printed map or  GPS /Sat Nav? With advances and widespread availability of smartphones, you may already own a GPS unit without knowing. Check your phone specs and verify that it can provide offline (non-3G reliant) location services. If so, it’s only a matter of choosing […]

Day trip to Brač (and Zlatni Rat)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Day trip to Brač (and Zlatni Rat)

Our day trip to Brač, and the visit to Zlatni Rat Beach, was one of the highlights of our week in Croatia. Brač is the largest island in Dalmatia and is easily reachable by means of a ferry ride from Split. The cost of a one way ticket for a car plus two passengers is about 25 […]

Tirana – Vibrant Colours, Traffic and Mixed Feelings

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Albania, Europe | No Comments
Tirana – Vibrant Colours, Traffic and Mixed Feelings

Tirana was our first stop in Albania. We arrived there late at night after driving through an unlit highway full of goats, donkeys and pedestrians. There were traffic police practically at every petrol station we passed along the way, and the road seemed never-ending, probably because we could never gain speed due to its poor […]