Travel Blogs


The Amazing Blue Eye – Albania

Amazing Blue Eye - Albania

On the road between Gjirokaster and Sarande, both of which are must see loactions for different reasons, lies ‘The Amazing Blue Eye’. It’s a natural water phenomenon where a powerful natural crystal clear water spring bubbles up from beneath the lake creating a deep blue eye effect. It is quite a stunning sight and well …


Update on Gjirokaster – Renovation and Restoration 2017

Gjirokaster Bazaar Old Town -

After the success of my last article regarding this beautiful city, I thought it best to let you know that there have been some major improvements in the Bazaar (The Old Town) of Gjirokaster since my last visit. Check out the article ‘Gjirokaster and the people of Southern Albania’ on the following link. If …

Misc Articles

Let’s talk about the Chicken Bus

Chicken Bus Nicaragua

I have to talk about the chicken bus because if you are going to be travelling through Central or South America you’re going to become friends with these brutish machines. The chicken bus is an old bus, generally a 1950s/60s style United States School bus, that I imagine were sold off to Latin America because …


San Juan del Sur – My introduction to Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur

Nicaragua is a great country to visit for the open minded traveller, it has so much to see and do. It is so diverse in its people, culture and traditions. I have been back many times and still find something new and exciting every visit. It should appeal to the budget conscious adventurer for the …


Gjirokaster and the people of Southern Albania

Gjirokaster Castle

Like most travellers, I only intended on staying for a couple of days when I arrived in Gjirokaster. You know tick off the tourist checklist, the mighty castle peering down over the old town and the entire valley. The cold war tunnel, a relic of Communist Albania and of course the well crafted 19thCentury Ottoman …

guatemala, Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish in Central America (Part 3 – Guatemala)

Go live and Travel - Tikal Guatemala

After Nicaragua, I decided to head up to Guatemala, everyone I was bumping into was saying ‘go to Antigua, in Guatemala’, a colonial town in the heart of the Mayan country on Lake Atitlan. Great schools, great adventures to be had with live volcanoes, kayaking and trekking. Also great bars and restaurants and a steady …