Lots of Dads have a man cave, but my Dad’s man cave just happens to be a real cave. In Montenegro. And he lived in it in August 1961. As I have mentioned before in this very blog, travelling is in my genes. In order to understand why I have spent so much of my […]Read more "Montenegro: My Dad’s man cave"
I really hope someone is going to enter me in a charades competition when I get home. My rendition of bear sanctuary had everyone in stitches at the Pristina bus station. Well..sometimes if google translate isn’t hitting the mark and no one speaks English and your limited grasp of the language doesn’t cover the subject […]Read more "Kosovo: The Bear Essentials"
I knew I was going to like Macedonia’s capital Skopje as soon as I got in the bus and the driver handed me a chocolate bar. To say I was happy to see the bus was an understatement. I had left it rather late in the day to visit the St John the Forerunner Bigorski Monastery […]Read more "Macedonia – I protest!"
Macedonia is known for its mountains. It is covered with them (80% roughly) and hiking is therefore a very popular pastime. One of my goals for my visit was to climb Magaro Peak in the beautiful Galicica NP and so it was that I set out one beautiful clear morning to do just that. Unfortunately […]Read more "Macedonia – Mountain rescue"
For some strange reason it often seems to be border crossing days that are just that little bit more unusual and/or challenging and take me back to my ‘old school’ travels. Take today for instance. From my research it appeared that there were no buses to the border but one could get a taxi on each side […]Read more "Back on the borderline"
I entered Albania with no idea about the country, no clue where to go and what to do, and not a word of language. Since then this country has provided one surprise after another. On the flight in I sat next to a lovely woman from Tirana who works for the Ministry of Agriculture and […]Read more "Amazing Albania: Weeks 1 & 2 – WOW!!"
Thinking of taking a trip to the chilly continent? Before you start planning, check out these handy tips. Trip choice There are SO many types of trip to Antarctica, so many different routes and durations that it can be really hard to choose. I would recommend looking well in advance of when you […]Read more "Antarctica visit tips"