the beauty of montenegro’s durmitor national park

The Durmitor region in the northwest of Montenegro was declared a national park in 1952. The park includes the massif of Durmitor and the...

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...

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,...

mostar and the old bridge in bosnia and herzegovina

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a recent trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, my partner and I decided to spend a day in Mostar, Bosnia and...

what do the sistine chapel and a tube of toothpaste have in common?

I've been to Rome many times, and when visiting I always take the inevitable trip to Vatican City to catch a glimpse of one...

valletta’s strait street: the former seedy “gut” of malta’s capital city

Walking around Malta’s capital, Valletta, one finds a combination of old and new, the British colonial footprint vs. the underlying ancient history, and a...

malta top six lists

I am in Cyprus now, but in an effort to encapsulate the Malta experience I’ve been thinking about the best and the worst that...

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...

barcelona’s trash is my treasure, and new travel bag

One important piece of travel gear is a day bag to carry around the various cities you will visit during your travels, and of...

a brief history of beautiful heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany, a short train ride away from Mannheim and within an hour by rail from Frankfurt, is a city of beauty and old...

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