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Category: Travel tip

Jul 29 2014

Modlin Airport to the Centre of Warsaw: Bus or Train?

Before leaving for Warsaw, I booked my accommodation and looked at the various options of how to get  there from Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport.  My initial thought was to get the train because it seemed like a straight route.  However, things are never as simple as they seem.  Well, not in my case at least.  So, what happened? Having …

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Jul 14 2014

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s… a Bus!

Really?  Yes! When I started travelling independently in 2008, I used different modes of transport to get around – buses, trains, planes, taxis, and tuk tuks but, in the main, I travelled by bus and still do a lot of the time.  You might think a bus is a bus; seen one, seen them all, but that isn’t strictly …

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Jun 16 2014

Shkoder to Saranda via Tirana

When you begin a journey, you never really know what or who you will encounter on the way. This trip was challenging, stressful, and frustrating at times, but, yet again, the kindness of a stranger made a big difference and turned it into a positive, memorable experience. As I mentioned in an earlier post, to get from Shkoder to …

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May 20 2014

Shkoder to Podgorica via Hani i Hotit: The Definitive Guide… For Now

In last week’s post, I wrote about how to get from Podgorica to Shkoder by bus going from the airport via Ulcinj.  I was interested in trying the other route, but that proved to be very tricky, as I thought it might.  Nonetheless, I am pleased to report that I did go back to Podgorica …

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May 12 2014

Podgorica to Shkoder via Ulcinj: The Definitive Guide… For Now!

I had arranged to work in Albania for a couple of weeks and found a cheap flight from London to Podgorica in Montenegro. I knew it was a relatively short distance from Podgorica to Shkoder in Albania, so I booked the cheap flight and didn’t concern myself with how I would get there because, having travelled around Montenegro last year, …

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Mar 24 2014

Tips for Using the Trains in Berlin

The public transport system in Berlin is great.  I have been to Berlin twice now and have mainly used the rail network to get around.  I had no idea of the complexity of the Berlin train system until I started using it, so I thought it would share some tips with you that I have …

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