Around Isle of Skye

The first morning on Isle of Skye On the next morning after arrival on Isle of Skye we had an early walk towards coast (not to mention that the coast is almost all around). The path led us to the nearest bay, discovering beautiful view to small local harbour where many fishing boats were parked. Such an amazing and quiet early morning scenery for our first day of holidays! The biggest surprise upon arrival to Skye late evening and also later driving around Isle of Skye was observation that almost all roads are very narrow with frequent passing places. Of…

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Alps, Provence and Rocamadour

French Alps and Provence Everybody has some opinion about France. We have been in France many times, however most exciting was our three weeks long trip around the country in August of 2007. The first part of it was visiting French Alps and Provence, afterwards continuing trip to exceptionally nice town of Rocamadour. You can find first half of our route on the map. This part of the trip (especially before arrival to French Alps and Provence), apart of mountains, was mostly related to food and wine. The second part of the trip (Atlantic coast and Paris) was mostly relaxing.…

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Spring in Bohemia

In the very end of April, 2009 we went for a quick few days long trip to the Czech Republic. Perhaps, the most famous destination of the Czech Republic is its capital Prague, however Nord-Eastern part of the country, region of Bohemia, is very exciting and attractive because of mountains and local traditions. Whole Bohemian region covers about two thirds of the Czech Republic. We had plans to visit factory producing glass and crystal according to the old traditions, a local brewery (Czech beer has been always tasty and of high quality), spend some time hiking in mountains near Adrspach…

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Central Italy

Rome, Umbria and Vesuvius This was short trip, together with friends, to Umbria and Vesuvius in the second part of November, 2009 . We arrived to Rome by plane. In advance, we agreed rent of apartment in the centre of the city. Apartment was located just a few hundred meters from Vatican City, river Tiber and very close to many other attractions. A few days after arrival, we rented a car to reach another points of interest outside of Rome - Vesuvius, caves of stalactites and to taste some Italian food in countryside. Italian capital Rome We were lucky with…

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Norwegian fjords and waterfalls

Driving to the west of Norway Soon after visiting a church in the south of Norway, we started to look for some camping (more on camping in Norway in my previous blog). Our plane arrived in Oslo in the afternoon and it was not possible to reach our next destination Lysefjord before midnight (there are about 400 kilometres between Oslo and our destination, no highways available). Generally speaking about Norway - it is like Scotland in terms of surrounding landscapes and nature (like in Scottish highlands you can even meet sheep on the road frequently), but Norway is very large…

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Safari trip to Sahara desert

The Authentic Morocco tour After a couple of days after our arrival to Marrakesh, we went to 'The Authentic Morocco' tour to see the highest and most spectacular sand dunes in Morocco and to experience camel ride in desert. We booked the tour with local travel company well in advance; duration of the Morocco tour was three days and two overnight stays were included in it for a total price of EUR 120 per person (we paid in advance a deposit of EUR 70 per person). To sum it up, this Morocco tour was very good value for money and…

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Dolomite Alps and South Tyrol

In the middle of July, 2008 we went to Northern Italy to see once again Italian Alps. To start our journey around Dolomites, we arrived at Bergamo Orio Al Serio airport, at the airport picked up our Fiat (it was booked in advance, we used Economy Car Rentals as usual) and went to the mountains. Our temporary residence for about a week in Italian Alps was supposed to be a small mountain village Canazei where we got nice apartment for very good price. Accommodation in Italian Alps From Bergamo we went to the East and then, after passing Garda Lake,…

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Durmitor National Park

In the beginning of June, 2006, together with friends, we went to Montenegro (meaning Black Mountain) to visit Durmitor National Park and Adriatic coast. It was exciting not only because we haven't been visiting this country before. In June 3rd, 2006 Montenegrin Parliament declared independence of the country (previously it was a part of Yugoslavia and various its incarnations). It was interesting to find out what people think and to see how a small country starts its independent living. Montenegro has a territory of less that 14 thousand square kilometres and a population of less than one million. Arrival to…

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