Croatia is fringed by a long, naturally beautiful coastline. In particular, the region of Dalmatia is blessed with dramatic seascapes studded with islands. The Makarska Riviera in this region winds along the coast for sixty kilometres between the villages of Brela and Gradac. This Riviera is famous for its crystal clear waters and sandy beaches, a rarity in Croatia. Its main town is Makarska, watched over by the imposing Mount Biokovo. Both offer interesting walks for visitors. [Read more…]
As a traveller, what would spring to mind when you hear of a country that shares a border with Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine? One of the most naturally spectacular destinations any one could ever find themselves in, right?
The mention of Albania evokes not-so-rosy images in the minds of many, and its slightly checkered history involving communist dictatorships has a lot to do with it. Never mind its status as one of Europe’s least privileged nations in terms of financial riches.