Street art in Mitrovica, Kosovo

On our visit to Mitrovica in Kosovo street art was an unexpected surprise. However the amount and quality of street art in North Mitrovica was a dramatic contrast compared with Kosovan Mitrovica – a guide for independent travellers to Kosovo in the Balkans.

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Street Art in Pristina… and the Newborn Monument

Seeking out street art in Pristina plus a look at the changing face of the Newborn Monument – a guide for independent travellers to Kosovo in the Balkans. If you look hard enough you will find street art in Pristina, just in a more unconventional form.

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New Kids on the (Urbex) Block …

Junior urbexing for oldies in Peja, Kosovo’s third largest city We like the idea of exploring abandoned buildings but in all honesty, we aren't very good at it. The sound of breaking glass underfoot, the overwhelming stench of piss and crap and the potential risk of...

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The Divided City of Mitrovica in Kosovo

History and politics in Kosovo are complicated and it doesn’t get much more complicated than Mitrovica, a small city in the north of the country. Read about our visit to the divided city of Serbian North Mitrovica and Kosovan Mitrovica.

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Back in the U.S.S.R. …

An admiration for unapologetic monuments and architecture of the Soviet and communist-era. If I could go back in time with the express purpose of just purely travelling, I would choose two periods. The first would be the early to mid-seventies. Flares and dodgy...

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Visiting Visoki Decani Monastery in Decani, Kosovo

Where to break the journey between Prizren and Pristina How many regions make up the former Yugoslavia? It’s a good pub quiz question, don’t you think, but I’m never quite sure of the correct answer. Depending on how the question is worded (notice I used the word...

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How to Spend a Day in Pristina, Kosovo

Just what is there to do in Pristina, capital of Europe's newest nation? Pristina, or Prishtina as it is also known, is Europe’s youngest capital. It’s no Belgrade or Sarajevo but it has an amiable feel to it and is well worth a day or two of exploration. Start with a...

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2015: A Review of our Travelling Year in Photographs

A Review of 2015: Our Year of Travel in Photographs When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives. In November we celebrated a milestone: our seven year travelversary. Yes, it really has been seven years since...

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Longterm Travel: Seven Years on the Road

Today marks the date when, seven years ago, we left the UK and began our nomadic lifestyle. Introduction by Kirsty and stories by Mark Nomad: a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place … Seven years. It’s a long time...

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