Hiking at Lake Bohinj Lake Bohinj is situated at the edge of Slovenia’s only national park – Triglav National Park. Only a two hour bus ride from Ljubljana, it is a quiet lake set among the peaks of the Julian Alps. While it might be best known for skiing, in the summer, the dozens of hiking trails that sprout from various points around its shores draw outdoors enthusiasts from around the region. Slapovi Mostnice[…]Read more
Southeastern Europe refers to the countries in the region of the Balkan Peninsula. The countries that call this corner of the world home are Greece, Albania, Macedonia (FYROM), Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia.
Long the battle ground of the ancient (and bloody) East/West Orthodox/Catholic, Christian/Muslim conflicts, the effects of a long and brutal Ottoman occupation and centuries of conflict are still easily understood in the cultures of these countries.
My Belgrade Top 5 5 fun and slightly geeky things to do in Belgrade With more than 2 million residents, Belgrade is one of the largest cities in the region. The city has a lot to offer her residents and those who pass through. Low-priced museums with first rate exhibitions, an insane night life that lasts well into mid-morning, not to mention plenty of ruins left by a long succession of invading armies make[…]Read more
Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Sunday, 7 June 2015 Passages Cafe (Rr Lidhja e Prizrenit and Rr Janos Hunyadi – map) Passage Lounge, Tirana Tucked away on the kind of alley you only find when you are running late and trying to make up time, Passage lounge is on an island of buildings squeezed between one-way streets and only big enough for a cafe, a butcher and a corner market. I’ve passed this spot several[…]Read more
Impressions of Belgrade… …a long walk…and rain “OK, finish,” the white haired bus driver told me making a slashing motion with his hands. This was it. The last stop on the bus line that links the airport with downtown Belgrade. I thanked the driver, grabbed my small backpack and began to walk into town. I checked the time: 6:35am. Too damn early for anything. I had been up all night catching the early morning[…]Read more
Burgers and Beer in Belgrade I’m not a big burger person. I was Vegetarian until just recently and it has been at least 10 years since I last had a hamburger. Still – there is no better time rediscover something delicious than when you are traveling. So, inspired by a fellow travel blogger, I went on a quest for delicious burgers and tasty beer in Belgrade. Loki My first stop was Loki. Loki[…]Read more
Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Monday, 25 May, 2015 Greenet Cafe, Belgrade (Website) Greenet Cafe The room smells vaguely of cigarette smoke. Most cafe’s in Serbia smell vaguely of cigarette smoke. The unpleasant smell is all that remains of the night-time revelers that transform coffee bars into nightclubs throughout this region. The ceiling is bright red, contrasting with the forest green furnishings and light, floral wall paper. I’m not sure why I chose Greenet –[…]Read more
Photographs from Serbia Belgrade, Zemun, and Novi Sad Devestated by a weak economy and a series of crippling wars in the 1990’s Serbia is seeing increased popularity as a European travel destination. Her two principal cities, Belgrade and Novi Sad, offer travelers a taste of Balkan culture, an education in Balkan history, and an impressive array of activities and sights. Belgrade: Serbia’s largest city and capital has been fought over by nations and empires for[…]Read more