Our final stop of the Montenegrin tour is the UNESCO heritage town of Kotor. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea and we’ve got a front row view of the bay from our teeny room! We staying on the Dobrota Promenade, theContinue reading “Kotor”

Gardens galore

Me and my gardening buddy headed to the NEC for the horticultural wonderland that is Gardener’s World Live! Here’s the Kings Meadow – a delicious tide of every shade of cornflower and other wildflowers. Me giving peonies the stink eye – I adore them but they utterly refuse to grow in my garden! So itContinue reading “Gardens galore”

Scaligero castle

Today is all about the fortifications – the imposing Scaliger castle to be precise. This amazing structure dominates the little town of Sirmione and I have been wanting to see it for ages! Sirmione was already known to the ancient Romans because of its strategic position – a peninsula that stretches into the lake –Continue reading “Scaligero castle”

Floating in Funchal

We’re catching the Funchal cable car up to the botanical gardens. The cable car takes you 3200 meters upwards to the parish of Nossa Senhora do Monte, created in 1565 and now just known as Monte. Funchal shrinks into the distance as we head upwards. Resembling a tiny toy town way beneath us. Maderia isContinue reading “Floating in Funchal”