• Balkans
  • 5 WEEKEND TRIPS TO NORTH ALBANIA

    Lepushe Kelmend

    Although Montenegro is a wonderful country, many expats and inhabitants of Podgorica have been asking me how and where to spend a nice weekend in North Albania. No wonder, the distance to the Bo┼żaj/Hani i Hotit border is 20 km only. Although the border crossing is still under reconstruction at the moment, new control points […]

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  • PELOPONNESE: EXPLORING MANI

    Vathia Peloponnese

    When I read some information about Mani, the southernmost part of the Peloponnese, I was struck by similarities in history, landscape and culture between Mesa Mani (also called Inner or Deep Mani) and Montenegro/North Albania, although there is a distance of 1000 km between these two regions. A good reason to make a trip around […]

  • Montenegro
  • HIKING ALONG THE VRMAC RIDGE

    Boka Kotorska is a superb hiking area, in particular in spring and autumn. Although there are several trails and paths around Boka, hiking along the Vrmac ridge is getting more and more popular. Why? First of all, Vrmac has a very special position, as it is a long limestone ridge, separating the inner and outer […]

  • Montenegro
  • THE FORTRESSES OF SKADAR LAKE

    Lesendro

    Skadar Lake with its natural beauties and cultural heritage has always been one of my favorite places in Montenegro. I have made many boat trips, watching pelicans and visiting old monasteries; I have enjoyed the typical lake cuisine; and of course, Paul and I have explored almost all the roads, hiking trails, picturesque villages, old […]

  • Montenegro
  • 5 FORGOTTEN FORTRESSES IN CENTRAL MONTENEGRO

    Central Montenegro hides many secrets. Abandoned churches, mysterious graveyards, old wells, archeological sites …. but also fortresses, some of them totally devastated, which show the rich history and culture of this part of the country. In the following post I will present you 5 fortresses, located in Podgorica and its wider surroundings. It’s true, most […]

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  • SOLO TRAVEL IN MONTENEGRO

    The idea of exploring Montenegro alone may be a bit scary to some, but it is a fact that traveling solo is about to become increasingly popular all over the world. Can you believe that around one third of the tourists from Western Europe are solo travelers? Apart from single holidays offered by tour operators, […]

  • Balkans
  • ALBANIA BY CAMPER

    Apart from Montenegro, there is another country in the Balkans that is very interesting and attractive for adventurous camper tourists: Albania. During the last decade, many good camping sites have been opened in all parts of Albania. Parking lots or camper sites in front of hotels, restaurants or gas stations are another possibility. But maybe […]