Country 8: Holland

As I close in on 100 countries… I’m retracing my route… A naturally flat and featureless landscape need not mean boring. Not when human ingenuity has garnished it with tulips and windmills…

Country 7: Belgium

As I close in on 100 countries visited in a lifetime of roaming… I’m retracing my route… What could I say about Belgium back then?… I left pretty much as I had arrived, with a jumble of impressions…

Country 6: Greece

As I close in on 100 countries visited in a lifetime of roaming… I’m retracing my route… A family holiday in Crete gave free reign to a young mind that had been devouring Greek mythology…

DUBROVNIK: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE

Dubrovnik is sometimes described as a “living museum”, where its people live alongside one of Europe’s most stunning medieval walled cities. Naturally, locals commuting to work, doing the school run or their weekly shop may seldom pause to admire the finer points of the old town’s baroque architecture or even its picturesque location, squashed between […]

The scars of war

There can be few places where the scars of the Bosnian War remain so evident today: buildings pocked with bullet holes, split by shells or shorn of their roofs, and the quaint old town, with its iconic medieval bridge, looks as sparkling new as a Vegas imitation. Of course, the immediate aftermath of the Bosnian […]