Bosnia: Making the Mostar It

Whilst Bosnia still remains relatively off the radar for many tourists who prefer to stick to the coast, one city which has arguably well and truly opened itself up to tourism is Mostar in the south of the country. Its proximity to Croatia and its iconic Ottoman-style horseshoe bridge bring many visitors day-trippers and visitors. … Continue reading Bosnia: Making the Mostar It

Bosnia: Sara-yay-vo

I decided to take a detour into neighbouring Bosnia & Herzegovina (hereby referred to just as Bosnia because... laziness) after being in Croatia for a week. Unlike tourist heavy Croatia, Bosnia is still trying to shake off its chequered history. Indeed, for many people this is a country with a history of war. This is … Continue reading Bosnia: Sara-yay-vo

Croatia: Doing the Split

Split is like Zadar’s slightly more full-on cousin, sitting further south along the Dalmatian coast. Despite it being more crowded and touristic, it’s got plenty going for it and the Old Town is a delightful treasure chest. Getting between Zadar and Split is easy enough with many buses plying the route daily. I booked in … Continue reading Croatia: Doing the Split

Plitvice: Monday Blues

I hate the term “must-do” but if it was going to apply to anything in Croatia, it would be Plitvice National Park. This is one of the many poster boys of this dazzling country with its impossibly blue lakes and stunning waterfalls. It’s an easy day trip (or longer) from either Zadar or Zagreb. I … Continue reading Plitvice: Monday Blues

Zadar: Autumn Chill

Croatia felt like a long time coming. Time and time again I’d seen breathtaking pictures and heard about how beautiful it was and now finally I was able to experience it for myself. There are cheap, direct flights to the coastal city of Zadar from Ryanair and this is a fantastic place to start a … Continue reading Zadar: Autumn Chill

England: The Way I Lake It

During my month-long visit back home to the UK, I tried to keep myself busy by having a few “tourist” trips to places I really wanted to visit in my own country. Top of that list was the Lake District. Despite living not too far from this natural wonder for most of my life, I … Continue reading England: The Way I Lake It

Monday Memory: York

It doesn't matter what country you're in, what job you're doing or who you're with, Mondays across the world are met with the same reaction. So I like to take the opportunity to remember happier times. Each week I'll share a travel memory which was most likely taken on a Tuesday or a Thursday or … Continue reading Monday Memory: York

Macedonia: Lake On Me

I always like blog posts about lakes since they give me the opportunity to use a whole series of terrible lake-based puns. There are obviously a whole wealth of lake related activities you can do in Ohrid, from boat rides to monastery visits to even nipping across the border to Albania if you fancy it. What … Continue reading Macedonia: Lake On Me

Macedonia: Having an Ohrid Time

It's described as the jewel of Macedonia's crown - the southern town of Ohrid certainly had a lot to live up to. I was incredibly excited about visiting this place, a picturesque town sitting on the edge of a gigantic lake just 3 hours away from the Macedonian capital of Skopje. Straddling the borders of … Continue reading Macedonia: Having an Ohrid Time

Skopje: Millennium Cross

One attraction you can't miss in Skopje, regardless of where you are in the city, is the Millennium Cross as it sits high above the city on Mount Vodno, visible from just about anywhere. At 66 ft, it's more than double the size of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio and is pretty darn … Continue reading Skopje: Millennium Cross