• Montenegro
  • CULINARY DELIGHTS OF MONTENEGRO

    Montenegrin cuisine… does it really exist? Yes, but it is specific for each region, reflecting the country’s geographic position, culture and history. It goes without saying that the influence of the cuisine of several other nations – Serbia, Italy, Croatia and Turkey – makes it rich in the most varied dishes and tastes. Of course, there […]

  • World
  • UNDER DUTCH SKIES

    Although I have been living in Montenegro for almost five decades, at least once a year I visit my home country, the Netherlands. I must admit that my feelings towards these trips are rather ambivalent. On the one hand, it’s always a pleasure to visit relatives and friends. I also like to do some shopping […]

  • World
  • CLIMBING GRAN PARADISO

    I woke up at midnight. Head throbbing. I can’t believe it’s too hot to sleep. I am in airbnb flat in a village in Aosta valley in the Alps. I know it’s midnight because the church bell sounds 12 times, and then every half an hour it rings again. I dreamed I was climbing and every […]

  • Balkans
  • THE CURSE OF LOKRUM

    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 […]

  • Balkans
  • IMPRESSIONS OF HVAR

    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, […]

  • Balkans
  • MY 5 FAVORITE CAMPSITES IN THE BALKANS

    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 […]