A cycling tour of the Balkans: two wheels, three countries, four days

A challenging trip taking in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Sarajevo

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans Now it was time for me to find the place where the first World War started on the street by the river. On their wedding anniversary, June 28th 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his wife, Sophie,Continue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Sarajevo”

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Kosovo

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans “My friends and I think that someone pays them to wear that clothing,” said the taxi driver, pointing at a woman wearing a burqa, “and it has only started in the last 18 months, 2 years. It is the same with the men growing theContinue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Kosovo”

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Montenegro

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans The Bay of Kotor in Montenegro contains a number of stunning man-made sights, but the true beauty of the bay comes from seeing the mountains sweeping down to the sea. This can best be appreciated from either the water or from the fortifications above theContinue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Montenegro”

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Bosnia-Herzegovina

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans If the visitor just sees the area around the Turkish bridge, they would find it difficult to believe there was ever a war in Mostar. To find this evidence the visitor should walk past the Karadozbeg Mosque and the Roznamendi Effendi Mosque to theContinue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia – Bosnia-Herzegovina”

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia -Croatia

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans Dubrovnik in Croatia has the finest set of city walls anywhere in the world. They’re an essential visit for any traveller or tourist to this most beautiful of old cities, which for five centuries was a major power in the Mediterranean. Since my previousContinue reading “Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia -Croatia”