Dating back to the 4th century, Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and was the capital of Yugoslavia.  Belgrade means the White City because the fortress looked white from the river.  It is at the junction of the Sava and Danube rivers. There are many historical sites, fabulous food, and […]

Dalmatian Coast and Peninsula of Istria

Croatia truly is one of the most beautiful places ~ the coastline along the Adriatic Sea is stunning.  Croatia consists of 4 regions:  Croatia Proper ~ central part where the capital of Zagreb is located Slavonia ~ inland eastern Croatia Dalmatia ~ most of the coastline of Croatia stretching from […]

Zagreb, The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and it is gorgeous!  There are so many things to see and do in Zagreb.  I believe most people head to the coast of Croatia, but Zagreb is not to be missed. My flight was from Sarajevo to Zagreb.  The Zagreb airport was probably […]


Doesn’t it just sound exotic and sexy?  Montenegro. I imagine old movies, suave gentlemen and romance.  Located on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is nestled between Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.  The capital city of Montenegro is Podgorica. The town of Kotor is on the Bay of Kotor and […]

Lovely Ljubljana

Slovenia and the capital city of Ljubljana.  In my mind I always said L-Jub-L-Jana, but it’s pronounced “loo-bee-ana”.  Ljubljana is a beautiful city and the flowers in the rubber boots is by far my favourite picture from here. I arrived by train from Zagreb, Croatia and it was the last […]

Stunning Sarajevo!

Sarajevo is the captial city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it quickly became a favourite city for me.  I loved every moment in this fascinating city.  There is so much to see and do – highlights are Old Town, the Tunnel of Hope, the old Olympic Park, learn the meaning […]

Fabulous Herzegovina!

Herzegovina is the southern and smaller of the two main geographical regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The scenery was beautiful and this was the area where I fell in love with Bosnian Figs! Old Stone Bridge in Konjic The Old Stone Bridge in Konjic has connected the banks of the […]


Srebrenica genocide:  “A failure of civilization” – Pope St. John Paul II I clearly remember the events in Srebrenica in 1995.  Throughout my travels so far, there are 3 places I’ve visited that have shook me up and will forever stay with me ~ Auschwitz in Poland, S-21 in Cambodia […]

Pristina, Kosovo

The Kosovo War was fought from February 1998 to June 1999 and ended when NATO intervened.  Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and is now recognized by 97 member states of the United Nations.  Pristina is the capital city of Kosovo. Getting to Pristina I travelled 77 km by bus […]

The City of Statues ~ Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje stands out as one of the coolest places I’ve visited.  Located in the north of the Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje is known as “The City of Statues”.  Approximately 80% of Skopje was destroyed in an earthquake in 1963 and has been rebuilt.  The architecture is amazing, people are […]