Burano is a bright, cheery and colourful island in the Venice lagoon, renowned for its handmade lace as well as for its picturesque canals and colourful houses. In fact the island takes its colour palette so seriously that locals must apply to the government before they can paint their houses and can only choose from… Continue reading Colourful Burano
Even though I've been to Venice before (previous post), as soon as I reached and heard the gondoliers singing, I couldn't wait to explore the city once again! I've learnt that no matter how many times you come to Venice, it still manages to retain its charm and mystique. And as touristy as Venice can… Continue reading Back to Venice
'At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast' Lord Byron I couldn't agree more with Byron. Montenegro is a beautiful Balkan country with interesting history combined with stunning mountainous scenery and charming seaside towns - it's a small country, nearly half the… Continue reading A Day in Montenegro!
Dubrovnik is a historic, medieval city in the south of Croatia. The main attraction is the beautifully preserved, compact old town encircled by 2km of ancient walls - it really is a sight to behold. This is also the location for 'Kings Landing' in Game of Thrones and I spotted a number of familiar places… Continue reading Ultimate Travel Guide to Dubrovnik in 48 hours
Split is an excellent base to explore the Dalmatian coast as well as the many nature reserves in the vicinity. We were in Split for 3 nights and decided to do day trips to Hvar and Krka Waterfalls as we didn't have to travel too far, giving us enough time to explore both places at… Continue reading Day trips from Split – Hvar Island, Krka Waterfalls
I've been wanting to go to Croatia for a while now (before the Game of Thrones hype believe it or not!) and 2017 was the year it finally happened. With its dramatic, mountainous scenery coupled with mesmerisingly clear, turquoise waters, all I can say is I'm not surprised that the Croatia travel industry is booming! The… Continue reading Croatia Travel Diary – Split
Slovenia is in an ideal location for intrepid travellers and explorers. Nestled between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, it is well connected and is a common stop-off point for travellers who are on the move. A former Yugoslavian state, Slovenia has been influenced by its communist past and offers a unique experience, combining both Eastern… Continue reading Slovenia day trips – Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle