Holiday Inn, Sarajevo

The most famous hotel in Bosnia Reading “In harm’s way” by Martin Bell reminded me of our Balkan holiday in 2010. Sarajevo was one of…

Travel: The ‘roses’ of Sarajevo

It’s 26 years since the start of the Siege of Sarajevo It’s now 26 years since the Siege of Sarajevo began.  This is the name…

Hotel Leipzig, Plovdiv Review

“…so bright, I gotta wear shades” That’s a comment from a Tripadvisor review, but did you know that this Timbuk3 song isn’t about an amazing future…

Travel: Day trip from Dubrovnik to Lokrum Island

Escape the crowds in Dubrovnik with a trip to Lokrum Lokrum island is just off the coast of Croatia, considered a nature reserve and special…

Travel: Visiting the city walls of Dubrovnik

Wandering around Dubrovnik city walls My first, and so far, only visit to Dubrovnik was with my very good friends Mr and Mrs Foodie. We…

Travel: Hillock of Fraternity, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

A Soviet relic in Bulgaria’s cultural capital Whatever your political leanings I’m sure you’ll agree that Soviet-era statues and memorials are quite impressive. From the…

Cruising from Biograd Na Moru to Zadar onboard the Nada …

Last summer we took a trip to Croatia to stay at the Ilirija resort on the Dalmatian coast. See our review of the hotel here.…

Travel: 5 reasons to visit Mostar

5 reasons to visit Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Location The beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovnia is somewhere you may remember seeing from…

Hotel Ilirija, Ilirija Resort, Biograd na Moru, Croatia Review

Croatian summer holiday part 1 As the weather in Scotland this summer has been rubbish perhaps it’s time to look to the Med for some sun,…