• 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 […]

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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 […]

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  • THE AMAZING METEORA MONASTERIES

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    One of the highlights of our last trip through Albania and Greece was a visit to Meteora, a collection of Greek-Orthodox monasteries perched on gigantic 400 meters high rock pillars above the town of Kalambaka. It is no wonder that six (out of the initial number of 24) historical monasteries have been included in the […]

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  • ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTH ALBANIA

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    Traveling by car along the Albanian coast is an amazing experience. Many new tourist resorts are rising from the Adriatic Sea: in towns like Velipoja, Shengjin, Dürres and Vlora, hundreds of new apartment buildings and hotels are under construction. Infrastructure is developed in the form of palm-lined promenades, wide boulevards and sunny squares with pretty […]