Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’

Dubrovnik, the Jewel in Croatia's Crown: The remarkably well-preserved medieval walled city of Dubrovnik enjoys accolades like the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' and 'Jewel in Croatia's Crown'.  As they say - a picture paints a thousand words - and it's easy to see from the above image why Dubrovnik … [Read more...]

Discovering Bodrum

A Cup of Turkish Coffee helps Jay Artale appreciate Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula "Türk Kahvesi Lütfen." I'd ordered my first cup of Turkish Coffee seamlessly, or so I thought. But my request was met with a barrage of Turkish I had no chance of understanding.  After a moments silence and my blank … [Read more...]

Road Trip Through Croatia Part 2 – Pula and Istria

Alice Woolliams continues her Croatian odyssey to the Istrian Peninsula and Islands Photo by Sobrecroacia.com After a few days of culture in Zagreb, it was time to hit the road for the second destination on our route. Just across the Mediterranean from Italy, Pula is a hidden gem on the Istrian … [Read more...]

Hierapolis – A Sacred City Built on Thermal Springs

Hierapolis Was a Sacred City That Was Famous For Its Hot Springs: Just next to the very popular travertine terraces of Pamukkale is Hierapolis, known as a Sacred City because of the many temples and other religious buildings that existed here. Hierapolis was also famous for its hot springs in … [Read more...]

Bansko – Nightlife in the Leading East European Ski Resort

If you're into partying as well as skiing, Bansko is the place! Bansko, Bulgaria, is a fantastic budget ski resort, located about 155 km south of the capital, Sofia, in the Pirin Mountains. If you don’t want to have to sell one of your organs to pay for your next skiing trip then Eastern Europe … [Read more...]

Road Trip Through Croatia Part 1 – The Start in Zagreb

Join Alice Woolliams on her epic drive through deepest Hrvatska (that's Croatia to us!) Croatia is one of those rare countries in Europe that's yet to fully make it onto the tourist map. Although the beautiful  beaches of the Dalmatian Coast attract international visitors during the summer, much … [Read more...]