• World
  • Climbing Gran Paradiso

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    I woke up at midnight. Head throbbing. I can’t believe it’s too hot to sleep. I am in airbnb flat in a village in Aosta valley in the Alps. I know it’s midnight because the church bell sounds 12 times, and then every half an hour it rings again. I dreamed I was climbing and every […]

  • Balkans
  • THE CURSE OF LOKRUM

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    As we are spending our summer holidays in Slano, it was quite easy for us to make a day trip to Lokrum, also called the „Island of Peacocks“, only a 10 minutes boat ride away from Dubrovnik. Paul and I had both visited the island several decades ago and we were really curious what we […]

  • Balkans
  • IMPRESSIONS OF HVAR

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    As I heard that June should be a perfect month to visit Hvar, we traveled to Croatia last week with the intention to spend a few days on this beautiful island. What does Hvar offer to its visitors, apart from an extremely mild and sunny climate? According to brochures and websites, we could expect untouched nature, […]

  • Balkans
  • MY 5 FAVORITE CAMPSITES IN THE BALKANS

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    Are you traveling the Balkans by camper van this summer? In that case you might need some tips about “special” campsites. We have accompanied two camper groups from the Netherlands through Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia last month and this seems to be a good reason to share our experience and give some recommendations. MONTENEGRO Ethno-village […]

  • Montenegro
  • HIKING IN THE BJELASICA MOUNTAINS

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    On our round trip through the Balkans with a Dutch camper group, we made a stop in Etno Selo Vuković – Camping Savardak, located around 15 km from Bijelo Polje. What a beautiful place! Good campsites are very rare in the northern part of Montenegro, but this resort, situated among lush green mountains, is an […]

  • Montenegro
  • CRKVICE – GRKAVAC: HIKING THROUGH THE SEA OF STONE

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    Guest blogger: Nataša Đukanović There is an expression in our language which describes the karst region we live in as – “ljuti kamen”. It is difficult to translate this into English or probably any other language, as it is impossible to use the literal translation – “angry stone”. It also applies to the hard life of the people […]

  • Montenegro
  • KRNJICE – A NEW BOAT CRUISE ON SKADAR LAKE

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    The most popular boat trips on Skadar Lake are a combination of pelican spotting and visiting medieval monasteries. We have explored Skadar Lake by boat many times and I thought that I had seen all interesting places around the Lake, including lots of pelicans and other birds. But this weekend we were invited by Jelena […]

  • Montenegro
  • APRIL FLOWERS OF KUČKA KORITA

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    It’s April, and numerous almond trees decorate the hills of Kučka Krajina with their white-pink flowers. Bladder-senna shrubs show their bright yellow flowers along the roads and the meadows have got a gentle green color. But on the plateau of Kučka Korita, at an altitude of more than 1350 m above sea level, nature is […]