Easter Island – The most Extraordinary place on Earth!

A remote volcanic Polynesian Island, its native name – Rapa Nui. Maybe not the most extraordinary place in the world in everyones opinion, but it certainly is a very special place full of mystery! Famed for archeological sites including almost 900 monumental statues called Moai. The Moai are carved, oversized human heads created by theContinue reading “Easter Island – The most Extraordinary place on Earth!”

Belarus – My first cycling holiday, and a beautiful part of the world!

I’m not sure if this trip was brave or stupid on my part! Maybe a bit of both! I decided I wanted to try a cycling holiday so picked an Explore trip that was only 5 days with 3 days cycling, and graded easy. Between 20 – 40km per day, and fortunately for me relativelyContinue reading “Belarus – My first cycling holiday, and a beautiful part of the world!”

Macedonia to Kosovo

My final stop on the tour of The Former Yugoslavia is Kosovo. Logically you’d go from Serbia to Kosovo and then on to Macedonia. My understanding is that the border between Serbia and Kosovo was closed hence the slightly longer route and finishing in Pristina, Kosovo. Kosovo is not always recognised on maps as itContinue reading “Macedonia to Kosovo”

Lake Ohrid and Macedonia

We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. – Unknown Skopje In 1963 Skopje suffered a devastating earthquake which destroyed 80% of the city. A number of architects were hired to help rebuild the city with help being received from many nations, 78 different countries in total. The people ofContinue reading “Lake Ohrid and Macedonia”

Serbia – What do you mean you’ve never seen a poodle on a moped?!

I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list! – Susan Sontag Bar to Belgrade Line I arrived in Serbia via the Bar to Belgrade train journey, an amazing experience – more information on my last post on Montenegro. I stayed at Hotel Prag in Belgrade which is a decent hotel and great central location.Continue reading “Serbia – What do you mean you’ve never seen a poodle on a moped?!”

Montenegro – 4 countries in 26 hours!

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. – Oscar Wilde An interesting 26 hours, what a day. Left Mostar in Bosnia in the morning, crossed the Bosnian border around 10 or so. Drove down the Dalmatian Coast, stopped in Dubrovnik (details in my Croatia post). Drove through the beautifulContinue reading “Montenegro – 4 countries in 26 hours!”

Beautiful Bosnia

Where to begin on this very sad yet beautiful country steeped with so much history. I found my visit very emotional, the below quote seems apt for Bosnia and Herzegovina. I’d definitely recommend a visit to Sarajevo if you get chance. It has a history with much sorrow, yet is a really beautiful and interestingContinue reading “Beautiful Bosnia”

Croatia – Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb and Dubrovnik

Plitvice Lakes national park is absolutely stunning and a true natural wonder. Live your life by a compass, not a clock Stephen Covey Plitvice Lakes National Park The colours of the water are gorgeous and such vibrant blues and greens. The waterfalls are stunning and it makes you appreciate how powerful nature is. It’s theContinue reading “Croatia – Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb and Dubrovnik”

Slovenia – The only country in the world with love in the name!

To travel is to live – Hans Christian Andersen Ljubljana – The capital city is a small and beautiful little place. Ljubljana also translates to mean loved, and the people are friendly and passionate! I visited in September, it was rainy and cool for a couple of days with the sun coming out on theContinue reading “Slovenia – The only country in the world with love in the name!”