• World
  • EATING BUGS IN CAMBODIA

    The last country I visited during my round trip through Indochina was Cambodia. Once more, I had to change my western judgments and perceptions trying to understand how can people, after having survived the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime, greet you with a smile – amidst their heartbreaking poverty. And again, glaring contrasts, everywhere. […]

  • Balkans
  • DECEMBER IN TIRANA

    If you decide to spend a weekend in Tirana these days, you will experience a lot of surprises. We wanted to escape Podgorica – where “our” (catholic) Christmas is not celebrated at all – and we thought it a good idea to visit Tirana. The last time we were in Tirana was 4 years ago […]

  • World
  • LAOS – ASIA’S FORGOTTEN COUNTRY

    I have always been attracted to exotic and indigenous places. That is one of the reasons why Paul and I decided to make a round trip through the countries of Indochina. Moreover, as I didn’t know much about the wars that were waged there during the 60s and 70s, I thought it very interesting to […]

  • Montenegro
  • 5 HIDDEN GEMS OF SKADARSKA KRAJINA

    I have visited Skadarska Krajina many times, as I believe that this is one of the most fascinating regions in Montenegro. The road through Krajina, between Ostros and Virpazar, is narrow, winding and often steep, but it offers spectacular panoramas. I already knew that this region between Skadar Lake and Mount Rumija abounds in picturesque […]

  • Montenegro
  • CULINARY DELIGHTS OF MONTENEGRO

    Montenegrin cuisine… does it really exist? Yes, but it is specific for each region, reflecting the country’s geographic position, culture and history. It goes without saying that the influence of the cuisine of several other nations – Serbia, Italy, Croatia and Turkey – makes it rich in the most varied dishes and tastes. Of course, there […]