Tag Archive: History

A beautiful day trip from Tirana? It depends.

Albania is the only place I have travelled where I have been asked by locals not to take pictures of the bad things and only highlight the good – it is like everyone… Continue reading

Paradise found! You’ll never guess where…

I have officially found paradise and I am the first to admit I found it in the most unlikely place. When invited to go on an adventure to Valbona national park in the… Continue reading

Off the beaten track in Albania

I know I am on the right track in my travel adventures when there are small children shyly staring and trying to get a better look at me. Usually this is a great… Continue reading

One wild and crazy Albanian weekend

What happens when you rent an older model 4×4 jeep with three other friends, name the jeep hot dog, and decide to drive around the country? Read on to find out. Friday was… Continue reading

Albanian life: Mango scented toilet paper and 11 other details

The devil is in the details and there are some strange things going on here in Albania. Ever wanted a little teaser of life in Albania? Read on. 1. I have no idea… Continue reading

My happy day trip spot becomes a riot zone

I am having a rather unpleasant re-occurring experience here in the balkans. I visit a place on a calm sightseeing tourist adventure taking in the history and the overall scene, come home and go back to… Continue reading

Breaking up is hard to do

A reflection on a passionate but short lived relationship: I was going steady with Pristina but instead of a class ring we sealed the deal with this amazing half of chicken. Those that know… Continue reading

The siren song of Macedonia

Skopje (pronounced scope-ya – damn that tricky Albanian language) is the capital of Macedonia and about a two hour bus ride from Pristina. There are so many great niches to explore in the Balkans,… Continue reading

A town divided: A day spent in Mitrovica

To understand what is going on today in Mitrovica (and how I spent my day) allow me to briefly take you back through a very short background on Kosovo. This is an extremely… Continue reading

A love story? Pristina and I go on a first date

   It is not like I had been fooled by a misleading photo in an online dating profile, I knew Pristina was going to be ugly. To quote my Bradt guidebook, “Pristina is… Continue reading