Category: Travel

National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo

Sarajevo holds a lot to see with history just emanating from everything, you can just explore around the city that at times is like a living museum. So you have high hopes for the national museum. But like so much in this part of the world, politics and old divisions hold things down. I was told...

Mostar, Herzegovina to Sarajevo, Bosnia

Travelling through the countryside between the two regions that makeup Bosnia and Herzegovina is beautiful anytime of the year but especially the spring. I wanted to take the train, even if everyone said the bus was quicker and more comfortable. The guest house owner’s son agreed, there was nothing like...

Time & change in Mostar

I spent the last couple rainy days in Mostar, a major city in the south of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city although physically divided by its river has seen its sides change dynamically in history. The city is probably best known for two things: the old bridge the spans high above the river, stemming from the Ottoman empire which...

History, beauty and holidaying in Split

Split is a perennial favourite among European summer vacationers. The largest city on the Dalmatian Coast holds historical treasures and a relaxed environment with something for everyone. Although bustling with tourists with it’s always-on sun, the centre of the city remains encased in an amazingly well preserved in a grand Roman palace. That...

Leaving Sweden and Schengen: SAS to Split

Departing from Arlanda to Split this morning, heading back to Croatia totally unexpectedly. I always appear to make last minute decisions but they’re usually backed up by some lengthy planning. This time however, extensive planning lead a careful weighting of options that were quickly wiped away as I booked in the moment.

Linnaeus’ Garden in Uppsala University

Although I lived and studied in Uppsala for some time, one place I always seemed to miss was the Linnaean Garden (LinnĂ©trĂ€dgĂ„rden). The place is like a small walled oasis in the city and is named after Carl Linnaeus one of the most widely known professors from the university’s long history. Well today I finally went...

Main street of the old town, Stora gatan

Sigtuna and Lake MĂ€laren Daytrip

Sigtuna is a small town located closed to the main Swedish airport of Arlanda. Founded a millennium ago, it remains a quaint historical village along the shores of Lake MÀlaren. Not just historical, it also provides a lovely summer retreat, particularly if coming from hectic Stockholm. There are plenty of boutique hotels...

SAS Gold Lounge Oslo

Like Copenhagen and Stockholm Arlanda airports, SAS operate a dual lounge concept in Oslo. The SAS Lounge provides a place for business class/plus fare passengers while within there is a better Gold Lounge for EuroBonus and Star Alliance gold members. I’d be flying to Arlanda on the day’s final international departure so both...

Lufthansa to Oslo from Striking Frankfurt

On days of industrial action your best bet is just not to fly at all. These actions happen for good reason, although they usually cause huge disruptions. A lot of short and mid-haul flights had been cancelled today, including mine. I was lucky to get advanced notice and sort out my situation but...

Colour Hotel Frankfurt

After arriving from Madrid and sorting out my ticket problems with the industrial strikes tomorrow I finally made my way into Frankfurt. I had all my luggage so looked for a cheap private room in close proximity to Frankfurt Main Hauptbahnhof train station. Last time I was here I stayed in the...

Rebooking after Frankfurt Industrial Strike Flight Cancellations

So a few days ago I booked a student/youth fare with SAS from Frankfurt. This was to align nicely with the super cheap business class Spain to Germany LAN fares. Unfortunately a day after booking I heard from the German travel agency there would be coordinated strike action across most/all German airports....

Bed over Europe on LAN 787 Dreamliner Madrid to Frankfurt

After many years of missing out I finally got to ride the LAN tag flight from Madrid to Frankfurt. Previously operated by the A340 aircraft, the route now offers their latest product on the 787 Dreamliner. This flight starts in Santiago, flying to Madrid before continuing to Frankfurt. By joining at Madrid, this called...

Rubbish Plane Spotting in Madrid

Some random planes going past while I wait for my LAN flight in the Iberia lounge. Only got my phone on me so the quality is crap even after corrections. I really can’t imagine being a plane spotter to be honest.

Iberia Dali VIP Lounge Madrid T4 (Schengen)

Iberia’s Regional Lounge in Madrid Terminal 4 for flying inside Schengen is the Dali VIP lounge (Dali Sala VIP). The lounge is a very similar design to the Iberia’s Velazquez lounge in terminal 4S for non-Schengen flights but smaller and has less facilities. For short intra-European flights, the lounge is an average flagship business class lounge...