• Balkans
  • THE AMAZING METEORA MONASTERIES

    Meteora1 Anapafsas

    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

    South Albanian coast1

    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 […]

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  • LEPUSHË: HIKING IN KELMEND

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    The last Saturday of April was a perfect day for a hiking tour in the mountains. It was not easy to decide where to go, as there is still snow at altitudes above 1500 m. We had heard a lot about the hiking possibilities and wonderful nature in Lepushë, a village situated in the Kelmend […]

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  • CHRISTMAS IN SHKODRA

    Shkodra Christmas bazaar

    There are many places where Catholics and Protestants can celebrate Christmas, but Podgorica is certainly not the most attractive one. Most inhabitants belong to the Orthodox church, which means that their Christmas is celebrated two weeks later, on January 7th. That is the reason why we have spent most Christmas holidays abroad so far. But […]

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  • A WEEKEND IN SARAJEVO

    Sarajevo1

    When you live in Podgorica, it is very easy to travel to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Spending the weekend in this beautiful city is a great experience! We took advantage of the sunny November weather and it took us 3.5 hours only (by car), or 250 km, to arrive in „another world“. […]

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  • A DAY TRIP ON KOMANI LAKE

    Komani Lake1

      When so many foreign guide books describe the boat ride on Komani Lake (photo 1) as one of the highlights of a journey through Albania, there must be a reason. That is why we wanted to show my daughters this wild and unique landscape, situated at a few hours’ drive from Podgorica. In 2010 […]