Over the border into Montenegro and the Bay of Kotor

Sitting at the cafe on Crkvina Hill in Trebinje in Bosnia (BiH), savouring the last of our coffee and the view, we cajoled ourselves into moving.  It was time to leave Bosnia and East Herzegovina and head to the Montenegro Border and that day’s destination in the Bay of Kotor. But there was one last thing […]

The Church on the hill in Trebinje BiH

Jovan Dučić is one of the favourite sons of Trebinje BiH.  While other notable residents were historically either sports people, performers or rebel leaders he was a teacher, turned distinguished diplomat, who was even more well-known as a writer and poet. Today he lies buried in the Church on the hill in Trebinje Bosnia (BiH being […]

Best of 2015 Travel at Budget Travel Talk

Best New Travel Experience In 2015 we added a brand new Coromal Caravan to the Budget Travel Talk arsenal. This photo was taken at our first free camp at Notch Point Queensland.  Years ago we purchased an old van without amenities to see if we liked the lifestyle.  We did, but decided we needed to be self-sufficient […]

Following the Yellow Bus to Trebinje BiH

Updated May 2018. Like Dorothy in the Land of Oz, we followed the yellow brick road bus from Ljubinje to Trebinje BiH (Bosnia), in the far south of Bosnia and Herzegovina. BiH Country Code What does BiH mean in Text? Most foreigners say Bosnia, others Bosnia and Herzegovina, but BiH is the official three letter Country […]

BiH Roadtrip Mostar to Stolac Bosnia via Radimlja Necropolis

Updated January 2018. After following the surprising Neretva River to Mostar in Bosnia as part of our BiH road trip and Ten Weeks in Europe, we’re back-tracking from Mostar to the Buna River junction and then heading south toward Stolac, Bosnia – a town that was destroyed by war in the summer of 1993. Mostar on […]

The Surprising Neretva River in Bosnia

Before crossing the border from Croatia into Bosnia on our 10 Weeks in Europe 2015, we stopped for supplies in Metković. We’d driven our rental vehicle south from Split along the Croatian coastline to Ploče where we left the coast and headed toward Metković. It was an surprising landscape of water, land, crops and more […]

Ten Weeks in Europe 2015

Having arrived back in Australia after Ten weeks in Europe with camera cards bulging and a loop of experiences on permanent replay in my head. Countries Visited. a) Italy Rome, Amalfi Coast, Sicily? b) Slovenia the beautiful, Piran and Ljulbjana via Triglav National Park? c) Croatia – Zagreb, the National Park, Seaside Towns and Islands? d) Bosnia & […]