The Pyramids of Stob

Often compared to the Cappadocia region of Turkey, the Stob Pyramids are a natural rock formation located above the small village of Stob, halfway between the city of Blagoevgrad and the Rila Monastery. This site was declared a natural landmark Read More …

Day Trip to the Rila Monastery

There are many places in Bulgaria that are worth visiting, but there is one in particular that I consider imperative to visit at least once in a lifetime. I am speaking of the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s most famous and largest Read More …

Skopje, the Capital of Kitsch

The capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia was the last destination in our Ultimate Balkan Road Trip which lasted for a total of 13 days. Located on the northern part of the country, not far from its Read More …

Breathtaking Views of Ohrid

It is believed that Ohrid, located in the southwestern part of Macedonia, once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, giving it the title of “Jerusalem of the Balkans”, fact or fiction we’re not sure, what I Read More …

Concrete Bunkers of Tirana

Particularly different from all other European capitals, Tirana, the capital and most populous city of Albania, which was once considered to be the world’s most closed nation, is a delight for travelers looking for a destination off the beaten path. Read More …

Shkodër, Northern Albania

Albania Almost forgotten in the Balkan Peninsula, Albania, which was once considered to be the world’s most closed country, was the fifth country in our itinerary across the Balkans. From a list of over twenty countries that I have visited Read More …

Falling in Love with Mostar

After a few amazing days in Croatia, we were back in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mostar, the largest city of the Herzegovina region, was in our itinerary since the very first moment we started planning the Ultimate Balkan Road Trip. It Read More …

Split, The Mediterranean Flower

Despite the recent events in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we made it safe and sound to Croatia. The coastal city of Split, the country’s 2nd largest city, was the next victim in our itinerary. This town, which is often referred to as Read More …

Bike Sharing in Thessaloniki

Greece has one of the most developed bike sharing systems in Europe. During my weekend getaway in Thessaloniki in the beginning of August, one of the first things I noticed as soon as I arrived was “Thessbike”. The name is Read More …