Tirana to Kruja Day Trip

Kruja Castle Kruja, or Krujë in Albanian, is a small city perched up in the mountains 20km north of Tirana. Kruja was once the capital of the Kingdom of Albania before being conquered by the Ottoman Empire and subsequently recaptured by Skanderbeg. The Kruja fortress then became Skanderbeg’s headquarters. Skanderbeg Museum in Kruja

Nis (correctly spelt with an accent, Niš) is the third largest city in Serbia after Belgrade and Novi Sad. Nis has a population of around 185,000 and is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe and was considered as a gateway between the East and West since ancient times. Nis was a, Read More

Click HERE to Read from the Beginning. 14. New York After having no interest in visiting New York for a number of years due to my perception of it being a large and unfriendly city, I finally made a trip there and was very pleasantly surprised. I have always enjoyed smaller towns and villages and, Read More

I took an overnight bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca (Cluj for short) that departed at 23:00 and arrived in Cluj at 08:00 the next morning. I had booked the bus in advance through the Orangeways website, but it did not seem there was need to do so as the bus was empty for the, Read More

Sadly, our bus from Dubrovnik to Kotor did not take the route that I had hoped, so unfortunately we missed seeing Ostrvo Sveti Dorde off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor. For those who have not heard of Sveti Dorde, it is a small natural island that has a 12th century monastery built, Read More

The bus from Sarajevo to Mostar was absolutely beautiful. There are natural mountains and lakes and quaint stone houses just off the highway providing excellent scenery for the drive. I have read that the train from Sarajevo to Mostar is even more scenic than the highway and I hope that one day I can, Read More

To get to Sarajevo from Belgrade, I took a 6.5 hour, 25€ mini-bus shuttle which arrived in Sarajevo at 3pm. The mini-bus was great as it stopped at several points to let us take in the beautiful mountain views along the drive. After being greeted by an incredibly sweet older woman at the hostel,, Read More

Belgrade Graffiti

Belgrade, Serbia is a city that greatly exceeded my expectations. I imagined it being a concrete jungle with cold and unhelpful people given the region’s varied past. Belgrade may not have the romantic architecture of other European capitals, but that is replaced by warm, helpful, caring, and beautiful people complimented by a really nice, Read More