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We are an Australian family travelling with young kids and trying to keep things fun, easy and educational. Join us on our journey and learn about new destinations, travel tips and how to make long term travel affordable.

Driving the Albanian Coastline and Around

Driving the Albanian Coastline and Around

Driving in Albania is just plain insane! I had read about it before we arrived there, but I just assumed it would be crazy like Bali (Indonesia). In a way it is similar: Drivers cut in front of you, they pull out quickly, no-one looks where they (or you) are going, and it is very busy and manic. The difference is Bali does it all at 30km an hour, while Albania does it at 130km an hour! We drove the...

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Sarajevo Tunnel Museum

Sarajevo Tunnel Museum

As we headed out of Sarajevo we decided to stop at the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum on the outskirts of town. It took less than 30 minutes to get there and was relatively easy to find. It is in the middle of a field and if you weren’t sure what you were looking for you might drive straight past, however it is well worth a visit. During the 1992-5 siege, where Serbian Forces surrounded the landlocked Sarajevo, local Bosnian’s dug...

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Sarajevo – Never Judge a Book by its Cover

Sarajevo – Never Judge a Book by its Cover

We left the sunshine in Mostar and drove into the rain in Sarajevo. On the way we stoped in a little town called Blagaj and made our way out to the Dervish House which is based at the bottom of the cave and is the origin of the Buna River. Blagaj is a village-town (kasaba) in the south-eastern region of the Mostar basin, in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It stands at the edge of Bišće plain and...

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Glorious Ghent

Glorious Ghent

Erin and I decided that it was time for a girls day out, so we left the kids with the boys in Brussels and drove up to Ghent. It took less than an hour, and again, because Belgium is so organised, it was pretty straight forward. We did accidentally park in a hotel when we first arrived, but thankfully worked it out pretty quickly and managed to move our car just in time. This was handy as they charged...

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