the metéora monasteries of central greece

On a camping trip through northern Greece a few years back with some Italian friends, we happened upon a world heritage site that I...

a gem of a show

I woke up this morning determined to make the best of my last full day in Bulgaria.  After a fantastic lunch and late afternoon...

croatia’s plitviče national park [nacionalni park plitvička jezera]: the clearest water i’ve ever seen

If you are ever in Croatia, you must not miss one of the most spectacular natural sites - and a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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...

rub my toe: we need more guys like gregorius of nin

He sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings, but unlike other fictional characters that have permeated the collective psyche of humanity, Gregorius...

the cafe culture of zagreb, croatia

For me, searching for a suitable cafe is a ritual akin to a dog finding a proper place to pee. In this sense, Zagreb,...

salamis: an archeological site not to be missed

Some lesser-known archeological sites are not to be missed.  Salamis is one of those sites.  Near Famagusta in Northern Cyprus, Salamis is a fine...

the scars of war in sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. With an approximate population of 330,000, it is probably best known for the 1984 winter Olympic...

an ethiopian coffee house in the heart of brussels and an african history lesson

As my friends and I made our way from their apartment in Porte de Hal , a section of Brussels not far from the...

the city of tbilisi in the republic of georgia

I had always been curious and fascinated with the Caucasus Mountains and the countries and autonomous regions on the strip of land between the...

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