A Trip to Croatia – the Adriatic’s Most Charming Destination

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
A Trip to Croatia – the Adriatic’s Most Charming Destination

Croatia is one of the more touristic Balkan countries, with hordes of people flocking to enjoy its beaches in summer, making the Dalmatian coast its star attraction. However, Croatia is also home to some other spectacular destinations and a historical and cultural legacy that few other countries can boast of. There are so many reasons […]

Discovering Croatia’s Flavours

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe, Food | No Comments
Discovering Croatia’s Flavours

Croatian food proved to be a delightful revelation to Nikki and myself. It is tasty, fresh and very diverse and whereas we have always targeted Sicily and mainland Italy for our food trips, we have discovered that neighbouring Croatia provides some stiff competition with many restaurants dishing up some very fresh, high quality and relatively inexpensive […]

Ostia Antica – the alternative to spending a layover inside Fiumicino airport

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Europe, Italy | No Comments
Ostia Antica – the alternative to spending a layover inside Fiumicino airport

Have a layover in Fiumicino airport but not enough time to make it to Rome city centre? Head out to Ostia Antica, a mere 10 km away from Fiumicino, once the bustling port town of ancient Rome, now a vast archaeological site of well-preserved ruins. We visited the ruins on our 6-hour layover in Fiumicino en […]

Day trip to Brač (and Zlatni Rat)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | 2 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 […]

Mostar and Around (Blagaj and Počitelj)

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Bosnia, Europe | 2 Comments
Mostar and Around (Blagaj and Počitelj)

Our re-entry into Bosnia was a very rainy one, so much so that we were wondering whether we should skip it completely and carry on into Croatia, which was ultimately our final destination. We decided to go ahead and braved the weather to our first stop en-route to Mostar, Blagaj, to visit a lesser known attraction […]

Southern Bosnia & Herzegovina – Peaceful and Lush

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Bosnia, Europe | No Comments
Southern Bosnia & Herzegovina – Peaceful and Lush

The border crossing from Croatia to Bosnia at Nova Sela was very simple. There’s a road toll immediately after the crossing set to cover the first stretch of Bosnian highway (a few kilometers at best); Croatian kunas are not accepted there but euros are and the change is given back in Bosnian marks, so make […]

Visit Skopje – Where New meets Kitsch

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Europe, Macedonia | No Comments
Visit Skopje – Where New meets Kitsch

The road from Ohrid to visit Skopje is well-marked and was very easy to drive through. The tolls along the motorway to Skopje are paid at different sections of the road so we were asked to pay about 0.50 euro four times along the same road. The city did not initially seem as confusing or […]

Lake Ohrid and the Church of Sveti Jovan

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Europe, Macedonia | No Comments
Lake Ohrid and the Church of Sveti Jovan

We crossed over to Macedonia from Albania, driving through a coastal road dotted with bunkers and carts with sellers displaying large, flat, dried fish, excited about visiting Lake Ohrid and the Church of Sveti Jovan. Lake Ohrid and the Church of Sveti Jovan Ohrid (the main town on Lake Ohrid) was one of the busiest […]

Places to Visit in Macedonia – A Gorgeous Lake and Many Monuments

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Europe, Macedonia | No Comments
Places to Visit in Macedonia – A Gorgeous Lake and Many Monuments

Often overlooked and underexplored, The Republic Of Macedonia may not be on your travel radar but with its relatively dry Mediterranean climate and a vast array of mountains, hills, valleys and lakes, it is packed with great adventure potential. Read on as we explore the places to visit in Macedonia. Macedonians are traditionally Orthodox but […]

Things to do in Tirana – Vibrant Colours, Traffic and Mixed Feelings

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

Tirana was our first stop in Albania. Armed with a short list of things to do in Tirana, 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, […]