• World
  • ALBEROBELLO, THE TOWN OF TRULLI

    Alberobello

    Although I have visited the town of Alberobello several times, I wanted to explore it once more, but this time off-season. No wonder, a visit of Alberobello is one of the ‘must-see’ items on the itinerary of all tourists traveling to Puglia, which means that this ‘town of trulli’ is overcrowded during the summer season. […]

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  • CHRISTMAS IN LECCE

    Presepe

    There was a special reason for us to spend last Christmas in Southern Italy, with a specific accent on Lecce in Apulia (Puglia). Not so strange, as most expats in Montenegro miss the typical atmosphere that goes together with the (Catholic) Christmas time. Orthodox Christmas in Montenegro is celebrated two weeks later in a completely […]

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  • MATERA, THE CITY OF CAVE DWELLINGS

    Matera1

    Although I have crisscrossed Italy several times, I had never visited Matera, a town in the province of Basilicata, which is also known as ‘la Città Sotteranea’ (the Underground City) or ‘City of Cave Dwellings’. So when we spent our last Christmas holidays in southern Italy, one of our goals was to visit Matera – […]

  • Montenegro
  • 5 MONASTERIES AROUND SKADAR LAKE

    Beška monastery

    I have always been fascinated by Skadar Lake as it is one of the areas in Montenegro that is (still) for a great part untouched by mass tourism. The natural beauties are overwhelming and the fact that so many ruined stone houses, old fishing villages, fortresses and monasteries can be found all over the region […]

  • Montenegro
  • WHY HAS TIVAT BECOME SO POPULAR?

    Porto Montenegro

    The town of Tivat, situated in the Bay of Kotor, has never been a particularly attractive tourist destination. As it does not have a picturesque old town, it was in stark contrast with the charming medieval settlements and ancient fishing villages in its immediate surroundings. But things have changed in the last few years. Thanks […]

  • Montenegro
  • 7 PROMINENT STATUES IN PODGORICA

    Oro statue 2 Podgorica

    Many cities in Europe are famous for their prominent statues and monuments. Just think about Skopje, Lviv (Ukraine) or Barcelona. But also Podgorica is trying to become more attractive by erecting new sculptures on public places. Recently, the capital city of Montenegro has declared that it will support the initiative to erect a statue to […]