Hiking the Kobarid Historical Trail, Slovenia

Seeped in historic significance, and basking in a natural beauty that is so unique to Slovenia, lies the town of Kobarid. Nestled into the mountains of the Upper Soča (or Isonzo) Valley, just a short journey from the Italian border, this town is famous mainly for the Battle of Caporetto, which took place in 1917: … Continue reading Hiking the Kobarid Historical Trail, Slovenia

Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

The Dolomite mountain range, which lies near the corner of three very different European countries, is often overshadowed by its well-loved neighbour: the Swiss Alps. However, these smaller, more untouched mountains separating Italy, Austria and Slovenia, are equally breath-taking as their Swiss counterparts. Dotted with traditional towns and villages, home to hearty cuisine and picture-perfect … Continue reading Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy’s hidden treasure

On hearing the name "Friuli-Venezia Giulia", most people will react in precisely the same way as I did upon hearing it for the first time back in 2016. Namely, "where the heck is that?!". Because when Italy springs to mind, it is the leaning tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum and the luxury brands of … Continue reading Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy’s hidden treasure