Tag Archives: Albania

Ottoman Bridge, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Euro 2020 Rest Day 6 – Non Qualifiers – Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo

So now we know the Euro 2020 final will be between Italy and England. Phew! Two former Yugoslav nations are the subject of nations that did not qualify for the finals. Bosnia & Herzegovina Mostar is a wonderful city to visit. Synonymous with the Yugoslavia War when the iconic Ottoman Bridge was blown up, it […]

Unirii Square, Timișoara, Romania

Euro 2020 Rest Day 2 – Non-Qualifying Nations – Iceland, Romania & Albania

24 nations qualified for Euro 2020 and according to whose list you consider as accurate, there are between 44 (United Nations figure) and 51 (Wikipedia) countries in Europe. Here are three more that didn’t make it to the finals. Iceland The tiny nation of less than 5 million people qualified last time and actually knocked […]

Read An E-Book A Week – Reading At A Discount

Book Cover of Drip by Drip a thriller set in Cambodia and available from Amazon

Long Distance Bus Journeys – A Cautionary Tale

I have had my fair share of bus journeys that were memorable for all the wrong reasons. Disasters include: Blown tyres and wheel changes in Java and Laos Ending up in a ditch in Bali with us teetering over the edge of a sheer drop A complete breakdown and three hour wait for a replacement […]

The Volatile History Of The Balkan Peninsular

The Balkans region is a wonderful place to visit, being so full of history and contrasts. You can read about my travels there in my book available on Amazon. A brief history of the region appears in the book and is also shown below, giving you a flavour as to why this is such a […]

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

Train Tours Around Eastern Europe This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, some of which are featured in my book about train tours in the Balkans. 2006, Istanbul – Thessaloniki – Meteora – Skopje – Lake Ohrid – Nis – Sofia We were due to take a October […]

Police Car, Tirana, Albania

Monday Morning Blues – Albanian Police Car, Tirana

I spotted this police car parked up outside Tirana’s main police station in 2007. I didn’t think it would fare to well in chasing criminals, but I am sure it had its day!

Pristina Train, Han I Elezit, Kosovo

Train Travel In The Balkans – A Reflection

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans It is now over 18 months since I published my book featuring train travel in every Balkan country. With train journeys anywhere off my agenda since February, it is with even greater fondness that I look back on past trips. Some of my most memorable Balkan journeys (all featured […]

Bric A Brac Stall With A View, Sarande, Albania

Friday Photo – Bric A Brac Stall, Sarande, Albania

Millinery Shop Albanian Style, Sarande

Sunday Photo – Hats For Sale, Sarande, Albania

The Albanian town of Sarande is just a 30-minute hope across the Ionian Sea from Corfu.