We bought The Beast to escape Brexit and travel to Mongolia. Since that trip requires us to drive through Russia, which had just started its ‘Special Operation’ (war) in Ukraine, we opted for a Plan B… The Balkans, which is conveniently outside Schengen to facilitate our 90-day Shengen Shuffle.
Cover shot – Rosie on the steps of The Beast in Krujë, Albania.
Part 1: From B to A (Britain to Albania)
Here are the first three blogs from B to A. To find all posts in order, click here to go to the From B to A page.
Beasting It – From Newhaven to Briare
All that worry about pet passports, bacon, and a bottle…Keep reading
No Frites at Trièves – Briare to Savines-le-Lac
On our morning walk, our little black pooch, Lani, rolled…Keep reading
We Join The Mile High Club Twice In One Day – Savines-le-Lac to Staffal
We are all pilgrims who seek Italy.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe…Keep reading
For more, click here to go to the From B to A page.
Part 2 – From A to C (Albania to Croatia)
Here are the first three blogs from A to C. To find all posts in order, click here to go to the From A to C page.
Overlanding in Albania – Bari to Durrës
We weren’t sure what to expect in Albania. At the…Keep reading
Albania: Riots In Tirana & Getting A Go Anywhere Truck Stuck. Again…
Our first morning in Albania, and it was all drama…Keep reading
Albania Overland – Bashtovë Fortress and Beautiful Berat
On our last night at Buona Vila, we shared whisky,…Keep reading
For more, click here to go to the From A to C page.
A taste of things to come a little later in our trip…
Welcome To Kosovo – Creative Writing Showcase
I am delighted that ‘Welcome to Kosovo’, a snippet from our very recent travels (about a week ago!) has been featured on author Robert Fear’s ‘Fred’s Blog’ Creative Writing Showcase. Please click the link below to read my piece on this somewhat lesser-known destination.…
And Check Out Our First Beastversary!
Celebrated in Albania