Albania: Hiking Valbona – Theth

Completely unbeknownst to me when I decided Albania would be one of the stops on my Balkans trip, this gem of a country is home to a series of incredible national parks with breathtaking scenery. Who knew? Naturally, as soon as I did find out, I did some digging and made a beeline straight for … Continue reading Albania: Hiking Valbona – Theth

Albania: Škoda in Shkodër

After 10 days chilling in Montenegro, it was time to move on to my next adventure in the Balkans and I hopped on a bus to Albania. There are a few buses per day heading from Ulcinj to Shkoder (listed as Skadar in Montenegro) across the border and even beyond to the capital, Tirana. The … Continue reading Albania: Škoda in Shkodër

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

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

Yunnan: Holidays are Kunming…

Kunming is one of the cheapest destinations to reach by air from Hong Kong and yet also provides a springboard to one of China's most incredible provinces. I had originally booked to visit this area last Spring and, after that fell through, Yunnan province became an itch I really needed to scratch. I never thought … Continue reading Yunnan: Holidays are Kunming…

Kyrgyzstan: Yurt Camp & Chill

With my trip so far being pretty active, I fancied a few days chilling somewhere peaceful and Kyrgyzstan's huge Issyk-Kul lake seemed the perfect place to do that. The lake is essentially split in two where tourism is concerned. The northern shore is filled with beach resorts and holidaying Russians whilst the southern shore is … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan: Yurt Camp & Chill

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