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”

Ostrog Monastery

The first stop off on our Montenegrin road trip is to the incredible Ostrog Monastery and this entails a lot of hairpin roads….as usual! The monastery is split into an upper and lower site, and is a Serbian Orthodox Church. Its most famous sight is the upper monastery situated against an almost vertical background high upContinue reading “Ostrog Monastery”

All hail the Alhambra

Ooops Christmas made me forget the most important post of all – the actual Alhambra visit! Full disclosure, the potted history below of this immense site comes mainly from Wikipedia! The Alhambra is one of the most famous icons of Islamic architecture, and one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world. The buildingContinue reading “All hail the Alhambra”

Cute cave houses

Today we’re taking a trek to see some of the famous Cave houses that are dotted up high in Granada. Most are found in the area known as Sacromonte – sacred or holy mountain. The Sacromonte district is located on the Valparaiso hill of Granada and borders the north-east side of the Arab El AlbaícinContinue reading “Cute cave houses”

Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta is one of the most famous villas on Lake Como and she is a beauty! Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici decided to establish his country estate on ancestral lakeside land at Tremezzo. The estate was complete in its initial form by 1695. His great-grandson Anton Giorgio Clerici inherited the family fortune, and completed theContinue reading “Villa Carlotta”