Hiking in Kosovo

Globetrotter Elisa: Hajla 2403 moh – med en fot i Kosovo og en i Montenegro

Det er alltid stas med toppturer! På toppen er det alltid fin utsikt, det er et perfekt sted å spise matpakka si på og det gir deg en aldri så liten mestringsfølelse. Nå skal det ikke sies at alle disse faktorene slår inn hver gang, men på denne turen hadde jeg både været og kroppen […]

BBC: Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican

Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican. Francis said St Teresa had defended the unborn, sick and abandoned, and had shamed world leaders for the “crimes of poverty they themselves created”. Tens of thousands of pilgrims attended […]

Topptur, bjørnehistorier og hjemmebesøk i Kosovo

På min tredje og siste dag blant Kosovos mektige fjell, skal vi opp på Guri I Kuq på 2522 moh. For at dagens tur ikke skal bli så lang som den 11 timer lange gåturen vi hadde dagen før, tar vi jeep en times tid opp en skikkelige krøtterveien til vi kommer helt opp på […]

Globetrotter Elisa: 7 tips til hva du kan gjøre i Ohrid

Skal du besøke Makedonia, er det nesten obligatorisk med et besøk i byen Ohrid. Den ligger ved den vakre innsjøen med samme navn: Ohridsjøen. Sjøen er nesten 300 meter dyp og omkring 3 millioner år gammel – noe som gjør den til Europas dypeste og eldste innsjø. På grunn av det unike økosystemet og at […]

Mirror: Magnificent Macedonia is one of Europe’s undiscovered holiday highlights

It’s barely nine in the morning, but at the waterfront café on the shores of the sparkling, crystal-clear Lake Ohrid, the owner is recommending I try a bowl of traditional fish stew – for breakfast. I’m spending a week in Macedonia and have already encountered baked snails, giant flaky pastries and huge sausages at random […]

Spring Camp reflection

“Spring Camp” is a manifestation dedicated to the maintenance of hiking trails and the promotion of eco-tourism in Montenegro. In Spring 2014 this event was held within the Mediterranean part of Montenegro and aimed to clear, refresh marks and promote the Coastal Mountaineering Transverse route and its connecting trails.   Find out more  

Guardian: Matka among top 10 European canyons for hiking trips

Visitors to Skopje who feel they may tire of the city’s kitsch but enjoyable new monuments can head off to the Matka lake and canyon. It is 15km to the south-west of the city and has enough activities to sate the hunger of every outdoor enthusiast: hiking, walks, canoeing, caving, climbing, history, and bird and […]

placestoseeinyourlifetime.com: Top 10 Things to See and Do in the Balkans

The Balkans Peninsula covers a good part of Europe and is one of the oldest settlements in the continent. No wonder it is one of the most popular tourist destinations, as it features numerous historic towns and natural wonders. From mountains to pristine beaches, from ancient buildings to luxurious resorts – there is something for […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina / Republika Srpska

I spent last week travelling through the country widely known as Bosnia but which consists of two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska. I went through small villages like Chvaljina, which are stunning to look at but are also a reminder of the destruction that the war, which started in 1992 […]

Coming back to the Accursed Mountains-again and again

 I first wanted to go to the Accursed Mountains in the mid nineties, having visited Albania in 1994 for the first time. It was in September 2014 that I first came and I was hooked. The north of Albania was a “no go” area for most of the nineties and the early ‘00ies. Due to […]