Minarets and More in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Mostar, a city in Bosnia & Herzegovina is divided into two areas by the River Neretva which is spanned by the famous Stari Most, the old bridge. This river once formed the boundary between Croatia and Bosnia but the latter has risen from the ashes of war and today its mosque studded old town is a proud reflection of its former Ottoman glory.
Destination 2020 The United Kingdom
Exploring natural landscapes is a wonderful way to have a holiday. The United Kingdom or UK has some areas of outstanding beauty. These include the exhilarating St David’s Peninsula in Wales, the unique Isle of Wight off the south coast of England, the New Forest in England and the Lizard, the southernmost point of England. All of them offer an opportunity to get into the countryside and explore its quirks and curiosities at your own pace.
Destination 2020 Croatia
A long, naturally beautiful coastline studded with hundreds of islands make Croatia ideal for a beach holiday. The Makarska Riviera, with its dramatic back drop of Mount Biokovo is ideally situated for walking holidays. Sightseers will revel in an abundance of pretty historic towns and villages in the region of Dalmatia..
Destination 2020 - Three Beautiful Baltic Countries
The Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are gaining in popularity due to their historic capitals of Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn. But, beyond these capitals those prepared to venture further will find stunning natural landscapes pretty villages and remarkable towns bursting with history, legend and their own unique cultures. These include a Hill of Witches Hill rising above Juodkrantė on the Curonian Spit in Lithuania.
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.