• 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • THE NEW KELMEND ROAD (SH20) IN ALBANIA

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    A few days ago I read in the media that the new road from the Montenegrin/Albanian border (Božaj/Hani i Hotit) to Vermosh (Grnčar) through the Kelmend region was opened. No breaking news for Montenegrin media – the information was originally provided by Ul Info. They pointed at the fact that the 70 km long road (cost: […]

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  • 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IN SHKODRA

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    I visited Shkodra for the first time in the nineties of the last century. At that time, after the death of dictator Enver Hoxha, it was a rather dirty, poor and neglected town with numerous dilapidated communist buildings. There were only a few cars around, but the streets were full of bicycles and horse or […]

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  • IMPRESSIONS OF MOSTAR

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      On our camper trip around Europe in September we made a stop in Mostar. I always have a nostalgic feeling when I visit this beautiful place, as I still remember how it looked like before the 1990s war. Yes, the old town seems untouched now, the famous bridge was rebuilt and the attractively restored […]

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  • 7 THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND OHRID

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    Have you ever thought about visiting Ohrid, the famous UNESCO World Heritage site in Macedonia? Don’t hesitate to go and explore the Old Town with its oriental architecture, the wonderful Orthodox monasteries and the impressive archeological sites. And first of all, enjoy a boat trip on Lake Ohrid, one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes! […]

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  • THE GREEN ISLAND OF MLJET

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    Enjoying our traditional summer holiday at Camp Rogač in Slano, we thought it a good idea to visit Mljet that is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands of Croatia. We were told that this unspoiled island, covered with dense Mediterranean forests, is a paradise for anyone looking to get away from the […]