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Monthly Archives: July 2013

ULCINJ, MONTENEGRO

In Ulcinj we said goodbye to our friend in the gold aviators, after he spent half an hour trying to negotiate a share from the guesthouse he took us to. We would have left, but we were paying 20EU aView full post »

BEYONCE, GOLD AVIATORS + A MATCHING MERC | HOW TO ESCAPE ALBANIA

Getting into Tirana is easy, as long as you’re flexible about comfort and cleanliness. Getting out feels like the Hotel California. There is no central transport hub – just a network ofView full post »

TIRANA, ALBANIA | WHY ARE YOU HERE?

“I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude, but why are you here?” When you come from one of the most mythologised, idealised places on earth, this is a common (awkward) question.View full post »

VISITING THE LOCAL FAUNA

When you grow up in Australia, Australian animals aren’t that interesting. They’re like cargo pants, because they only come in beige and they always have pockets. Every roof is home to aView full post »

LAKE OHRID, MACEDONIA

Everyone we met in Skopje exclaimed “oh, you must go to Ohrid!” We like to do what we’re told, so we did. It was bliss. For the first time in five months, we didn’t have a toView full post »

CHINA PLANS + DUMPLING TIME

We had initially planned to visit Kyrgyzstan this year, but unfortunately a few things got in the way. We were tossing up other ideas, but Rob was really keen to return to China – weView full post »

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA

Rob had suggested Macedonia all along, but it somehow never quite worked with our plans. Thankfully, the plans changed. And we loved Macedonia. We arrived at Skopje bus station in the dark, andView full post »