Five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

The ‘man who hiked the world’ is an Instagrammer from London who travels the globe in search of great walking routes. Here he picks his favourites in Europe, all under five hours

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

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

The Bay of Kotor in Montenegro

From my book on 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 the town of Kotor itself.Continue reading “The Bay of Kotor in Montenegro”

Kotor Ship Museum

From my book on The Balkans If you are in Kotor and love model galleons, ship paraphernalia, and examples of the material benefits of trade then this is the place for you. Models of galleons, xebecs, tartanes, and container ships such as the MV Pomorac, built in Sunderland by Austin & Pickersgill, fill some rooms.Continue reading “Kotor Ship Museum”

Bay of Kotor

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 the town of Kotor itself. Beginning in Kotor, my advice wouldContinue reading “Bay of Kotor”

Great European city breaks you’ve probably never thought of

These small cities may not pack the cultural punch of Europe’s grande dames – and that’s the point of going. All are full of local colour but also served by budget airlines. Perfect for a weekend break

Kotor Bay in Montenegro

Beginning in Kotor, my advice would be to obtain a map from the tourist information at the Venetian built Sea Gate but then put it away, safe in the knowledge you do have some help if you get horribly lost in the Stari Grad (Old Town). In other words, Kotor is a place to wanderContinue reading “Kotor Bay in Montenegro”

Maritime Museum in Kotor, Montenegro

If you are in Kotor and love model galleons, ship paraphernalia, and examples of the material benefits of trade then this is the place for you. Models of galleons, xebecs, tartanes, and container ships such as the MV Pomorac, built in Sunderland by Austin & Pickersgill, fill some rooms. Paintings of Montenegrin sea captains withContinue reading “Maritime Museum in Kotor, Montenegro”