Wednesday, October 23, 2019

баба марта [baba marta] and the red and white in bulgaria

One thing that I noticed quite quickly as I landed in Sofia was that many people were wearing either red and white cloth bracelets...

hamama mia! my night in a four hundred year-old hamam in antalya, turkey

On the road in Turkey between the conservative city of Konya, with its Whirling Dervish history, and the seaside town of Kaş, I spent...

are we in belgium or the netherlands? it depends on what side of the...

Nestled in the northern region of Belgium on the Netherlands border is the enclave of Baarle-Hertog, oh and Baarle-Nassau. With its origins that go...

vis, croatia: check the ferry schedule first or learn how to do a rain...

While traveling, it is inevitable that some details will fall through the cracks. These are details that will sometimes frame entire days, as in...

what can one buy for 5,000,000,000 dinars?

As I walked the streets of Belgrade, Serbia's capital city, I ran across a street vendor who was selling various baubles and trinkets. Among...

kaş, turkey and the sunken city of kekova

From the city of Antalya, I made my way to Kaş, a small seaside town in the Antalya province of Turkey, about four or...

andorra’s seven parishes and alpine villages

The Principality of Andorra is a tiny nation located in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest...

the berlin wall: an ironic symbol of freedom

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. As far back as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by Berlin. Berlin is a cosmopolitan city of...

helsinki, finland and the suomenlinna fortress

Finland’s largest and capital city, Helsinki is a travel destination that combines the flavors of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Russian Europe into a unique...

the view from my window in sofia and my airport detention

I finally made it to central Sofia – and this picture is the actual view from the window of my hotel.  The city is...

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