Discovering Montenegro – Reasons to visit Montenegro

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Europe, Montenegro | No Comments
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 […]

Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Albania, Europe | No Comments
Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder

During our roadtrip in Albania, three of the town we visited where Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder, all very different and each with it’s own particular charm. A visit to Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder Berat Stunning Berat, A UNESCO world heritage site, is often called the “Town of a Thousand Windows”, a quaint, little place where […]

Getting a Visa to Abkhazia – Travel to Abkhazia

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Europe, Georgia, Planning | No Comments
Getting a Visa to Abkhazia – Travel to Abkhazia

You may be forgiven for never having heard of Abkhazia, even if you’re great at geography, unless you’re Russian of course in which case you might have spent a summer or two exploring the breakaway region within the country of Georgia. In this post we shall explain how to plan your travel to Abkhazia, getting a […]

Feasting on Local Food in Georgia – Exploring the Caucasus

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Europe, Food, Georgia | 2 Comments
Feasting on Local Food in Georgia – Exploring the Caucasus

Feasting on local food is by itself a good enough reason to travel to Georgia, although we do recommend avoiding the scales for a while after your trip (says Michelle, Nikki doesn’t share the same concerns)! The food in Georgia, Europe (just in case you got lost in Atlanta), is an outstanding experience! Very heavy on […]

Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik has hit the international radar in recent years because of its beautiful setting popularised by Game of Thrones in which it is depicted as Kings Landing. Many tour companies offer guided tours around the little walled town in which you get to see Dubrovnik from a Game of Thrones perspective. Although both Nikki and […]

Visit Split – the Appeal of a Lively Mediterranean City

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Visit Split – the Appeal of a Lively Mediterranean City

Initially I was somehow under the impression that Split was a sleepy, walled, old town on the Dalmatian coast similar to Dubrovnik but upon our arrival there one late evening, it was immediately evident that besides being large, Split is very much alive and buzzing with energy. We used Split as a base for our travels […]

Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia’s Garden of Eden

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia’s Garden of Eden

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Croatia’s highlights and despite the unavoidable crowds of tourists, it should be on the itinerary of anybody travelling in Croatia. It can easily be reached from either Zagreb or the Dalmatian coast and is one of the more popular day trips from either […]

The Northern Dalmatian Coast – Places to Visit in Zadar

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
The Northern Dalmatian Coast – Places to Visit in Zadar

After spending a night in Split, we set off on the first part of our adventure, a drive along the northern part of the Dalmatian Coast to Opatija, stopping on the way discover the best places to visit in Zadar, home to the sea organ. So as to shorten driving time, we used the faster […]

Visit Zagreb – Croatia’s Underrated Capital City

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | 2 Comments
Visit Zagreb – Croatia’s Underrated Capital City

Zagreb has to be one of Europe’s most underrated capital cities. It has been described to us as dull by many people, yet, whilst not as lively as Paris or London, we felt that it had a definite charm with an alternative and friendly vibe, which made both Nikki and I fall in love with […]

Treasures of Istria

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Treasures of Istria

A day in Optija We arrived in Opatija, a city on the peninsula of Istria one late evening after driving along a road full of casinos and luxury hotels. The town has very resort-ish kind of feel to it, but we had booked a cute little apartment with a terrace on a hill overlooking the […]