First off, throw all preconceived notions about orderly, courteous driving out the window. That shit has no place in the former Yugoslavia. … More A “Guide” to Driving Like a Balkan Citizen
As mentioned in previous posts, we had a sour taste in our mouths as it relates to Albania. Enter Tirana, the capital. The city brought redemption to Albania. … More Albania is a Country Just Coming in Out of the Rain… Appreciating Tirana
Happy to leave Durrës bound for a new country, we hopped in the deplorable rental and crossed yet another border without issue. Much like Shkodër, we entered the outskirts of yet another large lake town. However, we were far more fond of Ohrid and it’s nearby hiking. … More The Time I Accidentally Larcened a Dog in Ohrid, North Macedonia
Durrës lies along the western coast of Albania on the Adriatic Sea. It is home to an insanely congested main drag, Rruga Taulantia, that lead to me swearing up a storm as we tried to navigate it upon our arrival. … More Traffic Congestion & AirBnB Nightmares in Durrës, Albania
We departed Mostar, BiH bound for Kotor, Montengro (aka. the poor man’s Croatia). This also marked our first vehicular border crossing this trip. … More Kotor, Montenegro… Where Cats are King & Vastly Outnumber Humans
Part 3 of the Balkan Journey landed us in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovnia. The apartment was near the Old Town with a phenomenal view of the Old Bridge right from the balcony. … More A Quick Adventure in Mostar, BiH… More Sixt Issues & Getting Fat Off Traditional Bosnian Fare
After retrieving our rental car from the airport, we headed north to Kulen Vakuf located in Una National Park for some hiking fun. … More Una National Park, Bosnia & Herzegovnia… Long Hikes, Astounding Waterfalls, and AirBnB Fails.
Shh… legs! I don’t care what you think, you don’t control me! You’ll be fine, so suck it up and walk that shit off. We looked into what Arches National Park had to offer, and decided we could knock out all the hikes in one day. … More Hell Yeah, We Can Tackle All of Arches National Park in a Single Day!
A huge shout out to The Travel Architect for nominating me for the Outstanding Blogger Award! As she so eloquently put, I too am also suffering from CS3NiT2TWS, also known as Chronic Stage 3 Noninflammatory Type 2 Travel Withdrawal Syndrome … More Outstanding Blogger Award
I’ve traveled in all manners I can think of – alone, in a group, with friends, with family members, with a significant other, and with coworkers. Each offers its own challenges and benefits. However, traveling with someone who does not have the same habits as you, not to mention goals and desires while traveling, can ruin a trip. … More Importance of a Compatible Travel Partner