Ancient and Modern Mingle in Shkodër, Albania
"Shkodër":http://albania.al/destinations/Shkodra/ or Shkodra is one of the oldest cities in "Albania":http://albania.al. Today it is one of the most vibrant cities in this fascinating country. Ancient traditions and an interesting cuisine meld into a modern culture all enhanced by echoes of Italy on its streets.
New Titles on GPSmyCity.com and One Giveaway
For me, the last few months have been a whirlwind of travel. I have visited many towns and cities both in my own country, the UK, and overseas. Everyone is unique in character yet there is a common theme – the reason it came into existence. I love to know that reason and to find evidence to support it. Was it trade, defence, pilgrims, enjoying the sea or a king building a home for his mistress? My four latest town stories are now available on GPSmyCity.com.
Trebinje - a Taste of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scant notice is taken of the Monument to the Liberators as the daily Green Market is in full swing in the leafy surrounds of Freedom Square, the beating heart of Trebinje a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Chairs and tables from a circle of cafés sprawl across the pavement and those who are not browsing stalls piled high with the best produce Bosnia and Herzegovina can offer are observing over a cappuccino or two.
Cetinje Mixing Culture and Countryside in Montenegro
Founded during the fifteenth century and once the Royal Capital of Montenegro Cetinje is now considered its Cultural Centre. Snaking along a flat valley at the base of the foothills of the Mount Lovćen National Park this lovely town with its attractive architecture has much to offer its visitors.
The Magical Old Town of Budva in Montenegro
The intriguing Old Town of Budva occupies a small peninsula on the Budva Riviera. This stunning stretch of coastline fringes the blue Adriatic Sea against a backdrop of the dramatic limestone mountains in the Lovcen National Park in Montenegro. Spires of ancient churches puncture the sky line above the circle of Medieval walls built by the Venetians. It will pull you in and you will not be disappointed.
Beside the Seaside Italian Style in Viareggio, Tuscany
Elegant and once exclusive resort for the rich, Viareggio, on the Tuscan Riviera quickly became a favourite destination for the inhabitants of Florence, Lucca and Prato when the railway came to the town. By then its bathing culture was firmly established and survives to this day. The lovely beaches and vibrant night life attract visitors from all over the world.
Three Quirky Excursions in the Kurzeme Region of Latvia
Kabile Manor, Ēdole Castle and Ventspils Radio Station based in an old Soviet Radio Station are unique attractions found in the natural landscapes of the Kurzeme region in Latvia. Be enchanted by the songs of the Suiti singers, a UNESCO protected culture.
Some Joys of Jūrmala in Latvia
The arts and architecture feature strongly in Jūrmala a Baltic coastal town in the Latvian region of Kurzeme. Its long stretch of sandy beaches and proximity to Riga, the capital, have been attracting visitors since the mid-eighteenth century and even more so since the advent of the railway in 1877.
Beyond the Beach at Pāvilosta in Latvia
Pāvilosta in Latvia – and I quote - is like the border between the man-made world and the primeval forces of nature, authentic and true. Therefore, this place is much loved by people who are looking for true emotion, peace and tranquillity.
Kuldīga in Latvia and its Seventeenth Century Showcase
Door by door, shutter by shutter Kuldīga in Latvia is restoring its lovely old buildings to their former glory. It is a labour of love undertaken by its residents and supervised by experts based at the Restoration Centre.