A few days in Singapore

We enjoyed a few days stop over in Singapore to break what would be a very very long flight to Brisbane. Gardens By The Bay had a few surprises, not only the huge area of the gardens but also the wide variety of plants, the art work and the light show in the evening. And…

On the way to Berlin……

We gradually made our way back to Berlin with a few stopovers. We travelled via Slovakia in the gorgeous city of Bratislava, then through the Czech Republic in the beautiful countryside of Jedovnice, followed by a stop in Prague for a visit to Terezin with its tragic stories in the times of the Nazi takeover,…

Skopje

We will remember Skopje as the city of bridges, statues and fountains! The oldest bridge over the Vardar River is the Stone Bridge, one of the symbols of the city and on Skopje’s flag and coat of arms. As you cross the Stone Bridge you will notice a plaque commemorating Karposh, the leader of an…

Bitola

From Ohrid it was an easy bus ride to Bitola, North Macedonia’s second largest city, through heavily forested mountains and fruit producing valleys. It was a very green ride. And what was drawing us to Bitola you might ask. Well you must venture there to visit the archaeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis built on a…

Now into the Republic of North Macedonia

Our visit to the Republic of North Macedonia began in Ohrid a busy resort town on the shores of Lake Ohrid. Whilst North Macedonia is landlocked a visit here can feel like a holiday at the seaside, and despite it not yet the peak summer season, Ohrid was abuzz with visitors. I have just read…

Berat

We had a very pleasant ride in a minivan bus from Tirana to Berat via Durres. Berat is only 70 kms south of Tirana but the buses go out to the coast to Durres first before then heading onwards to Berat. The drive took us through vast food growing areas in the valleys and many…

Tirana

This is Tirana, Albania’s capital city. It’s a city that found importance after 1912 when it was made the capital upon the Albanian Declaration of Independence. Now, with its central location it’s the economic and political centre of the country. We had a few days to get to know Tirana. It was very hot and…