• Montenegro
  • WAR MONUMENT ROUTE THROUGH BJELOPAVLIĆI

    war monument Vranjske Njive1

    Although I am aware that Bjelopavlići is not exactly the most attractive tourist region in Montenegro, I have made many nice trips through this fertile and densely populated valley between Podgorica and Nikšić. For me, it is a big advantage that this region has not been discovered by hordes of tourists so far. And apart […]

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  • 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 […]