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review 19 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Every day was a new adventure, with both scheduled and unscheduled visits to beautiful countryside, local arts, crafts and sights and fascinating characters, all made possible by our amazing guide. There was never a dull moment. For me, speaking in German to Herr Schaas in Richis, and actually meeting William Blacker (whose book inspired me to visit this beautiful and fascinating country) were the absolute highlights.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared to go off-piste and have experiences of a lifetime: ask for Ben Mehedin as your guide.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely; we were lucky to have an 'eco-warrior' as our tour guide who knew his stuff, and what he didn't know, he would always find out by getting in touch with one of his many expert contacts. We saw so much interesting wildlife (red backed shrikes, lesser=spotted eagles, yellow=bellied toads). We stayed with local people, ate more locally bred, produced and prepared food than we would normally have in a year, and visited so many people whose skills are being supported and harnessed by initiatives to encourage local sustainability. We particularly loved our overnight stays in traditional houses furnished with traditional and locally made rugs, hangings and textiles.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

One of the best we have ever had. It has made a very deep impression on both of us for many reasons. We will return!

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