Berat, Albania – A Tale of Two Brothers & A Stroll Through ‘The City of 1000 Windows’

In central Albania, nestled between mountains with the Osum river running through its historic centre, Berat is justifiably seen as one of the country’s most beautiful towns. It is UNESCO listed, and the legend of its founding is a Tale of Two Brothers, Tomorr and Shpirag, who might have been giants, and were inseparable –Continue reading “Berat, Albania – A Tale of Two Brothers & A Stroll Through ‘The City of 1000 Windows’”

Living Large By Living Small – Why I Chose An Alternative Lifestyle

I’ve been featured in a magazine in Pittsburgh by a journalist I met in Sarajevo. Click on the link below to read the article about our alternative lifestyle, featured in @postindustrial: Living Large By Living Small After losing their jobs, a couple converts an Army truck and hits the road The journalist, Carmen Gentile, wroteContinue reading “Living Large By Living Small – Why I Chose An Alternative Lifestyle”

Matera, Italy – Preparations To Enter Albania

Our visits to the vet in Matera became a bit of a soap opera. The Fab Four, our four pooches, needed various inoculations and an Animal Health Certificate (AHC) to enter Albania.

Pup Pompeii – The Closest You Can Get To Time Travel

Everything aches! I couldn’t sleep because my back, hips, and feet were killing. That’s two days of sightseeing for you – Up Vesuvius and Up Pompeii! For those of you who remember Frankie Howerd and the 1970s comedy Up Pompeii, Pup Pompeii is my worst pun yet. Just think yourselves lucky that there wasn’t aContinue reading “Pup Pompeii – The Closest You Can Get To Time Travel”