Monthly Archives: May 2012

Onwards to Durmitor

Once Kotor disappeared from view, we headed across the mountains (yes, yet again) via what looked like a simple route that cut a corner, avoiding Podgorica. The reality, of course, was slightly different – and the simple route was a … Continue reading

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Kotor Bay – castles, cold showers and mega-yachts

What with the cloud cover obscuring part of the view, we didn’t realise how far we were coming down the mountains into Kotor itself. As we neared the bottom the town took shape and we could see the dramatic fortress … Continue reading

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Colourboration – seeing red

When Lynne suggested we start our Colourboration with looking at the colour red, I left the internet café after reading her email and all I could see was the ubiquitous red branding of the too familiar worldwide soft drink everywhere … Continue reading

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Over the mountains – repeatedly

From Bar, we headed over the mountains inland, back towards Lake Shkodra – or Lake Skadar, as it’s known this side of the border. It’s only a narrow strip of land between the lake and the coast, but it feels … Continue reading

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A colourboration

I’m thrilled to announce a collaboration with Lynne, or DoveGreyReader, a well known and highly respected book blogger. If you are interested in a wide range of reading – both fiction and non-fiction of all sorts, you mustn’t miss a … Continue reading

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A year in a red campervan – our lives, the road movie

One year on and we’re still here, on the road. This is no longer ‘Ellie and Adrian’s big trip’, but our way of life. It’s what we do. For now. How far have we come? We guestimate at 40,000km across … Continue reading

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Crna Gora – or – The Black Mountain

Montenegro. It’s the former Yugoslavian country that you’ve not heard of. All the others – Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia – roll off the tongue far more readily, even if it is only to be followed by the ubiquitous … Continue reading

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