Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik has to be one of the most picturesque towns in the world. The walled Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a charming rabbit warren of cobbled passageways, shady squares and occasional glimpses of the glistening Adriatic Sea. We stayed in an Airbnb on a quiet street a few steps from the wall of the town. The apartment’s balcony offered a view over the terracotta roofs … Continue reading Dubrovnik, Croatia

Žabljak, Montenegro

The road from Sarajevo to Montenegro must be the most dangerous road I have ever driven on. As we left Sarajevo and travelled south towards Žabljak, we foolishly assumed that a road called the ‘M18’ would be asphalt. It wasn’t. As we drove towards the border crossing at Šćepan Polje, the road abruptly stopped. A crude diversion had been cut out of the earth in the side of … Continue reading Žabljak, Montenegro

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is famous for all the wrong reasons. The place where Franz Ferdinand was shot, sparking World War One. The place that was besieged in the Bosnian war. Not what any city’s tourism board really wants. But what we found was a city full of life, optimism, and some of the most welcoming people you’re likely to meet. After checking into our Airbnb, and getting … Continue reading Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nicola and I weren’t aware, but someone had kindly disabled motorways on the hire car’s sat nav, meaning that at the first available opportunity we were diverted from the main road to a smaller road, then a smaller road, then an even smaller road. The roads narrowed and the asphalt fell away until we reached the peak of a dusty hill, speckled with occasional dry bushes and … Continue reading Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina