Date: August 2012 Duration: 4 days Straight from Croatia into the Bay of Kotor, and there is a nice breeze. The road from the border to the Bay is busy and slow with numerous resort complexes & developments scattered along the shoreline. You can drive around the bay itself to Kotor, which is heaving, accommodation


Date: August 2012 Duration: a few hours The border crossing is tiny. Two portacabins beside each other, one for leaving Bosnia, and one with a solitary Croatian border guard who checks our passports and registration documents, then manually raises the barrier. The border (and “Welcome to Croatia” signs) are passed first, and only a few


Date: August 2012 Duration: 4 days Our first mistake was to enter the Bosnia on a Sunday afternoon without a Green Card. We crossed the border at Brod/Брод in the north, where the guard took our passports, looked at our registration documents and told us that the office to buy insurance was closed. After standing

Connacht, Ireland

Date: June 2012 Time spent: 4 days Accommodation: The Connemara Hostel, near Leenane Connacht and more specifically the areas of Connemara in West Galway, Mayo and Sligo are rich in mountains, twisty rural roads and sheep – they’re everywhere, especially in the Connemara so be prepared to stop. Centered around Clifden, the Connemara is a

Wicklow, Ireland

Date: August 2011 Time spent: One afternoon Immediately to the south of Dublin yet almost unknown to its inhabitants, are the Wicklow Hills. Steep hills enclose a large area of raised desolate bogland. The northern section of the Wicklow hills stretching from Laragh in the south, to Tallaght at its northern fringe, and between the

Beara Peninsula, Ireland

Date: August 2011 Time Spent: 3 days Accommodation: Hungry Hill Lodge (Hostel) Possibly the most rugged and least tourist infested area of the south-west Ireland. It’s hard to go wrong for scenery anywhere south of the Shannon estuary but some areas suffer from tour buses more than others. This is the best preserved peninsula in

Donegal, Ireland

Date: July 2011 Time spent: 3 Days Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast near Letterkenny From Dublin it’s a three to four hour ride to Muff, the start of the Inishowen Peninsula just over the border from Northern Ireland. We took the Derry Road out of Dublin, soon renamed to the Londonderry Road when we left Monanghan

Dingle, Ireland

Date: June 2011 Time spent: one weekend Accommodation: The Dingle Gate Hostel 320km from Dublin, a 4 hour casual ride to possibly the most scenic area in the wildest county of Ireland. We’re staying one kilometre to the east of Annascaul, in the Dingle Gate Hostel. Comfortable enough, we have a private en-suite room, there’s