Bonnie, an Albanian dog

Odyssey of an Albanian Dog: Meet Bonnie

Odyssey of an Albanian Dog Meet Bonnie   Meet Bonnie. Bonnie is an Albanian dog. “Purebred Albanian Farm-Dog” is what I tell people when they ask her breed.   I got Bonnie when some friends of mine who were looking for a good home for “a very sweet” stray that hung around a school just outside of Tirana, Albania. I wasn’t sure at first – she’s a bit of a ‘prima donna’ – not a[…]

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Hadouta coffee shop, Ljubljana

Hadouta, Ljubljana

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Ljubljana) Monday, 15 June 2015 Hadouta, Ljubljana (map)   Hadouta The Egyptian-themed Hadouta¬† might be Ljubljana’s only ethnic coffee shop. I don’t even know if “ethnic coffee shop” is a thing, but it should be. There are some rituals and processes and traditions around coffee that only exist in a certain place. For example, no one makes coffee like Ethiopians make coffee – and if you were to go to an Ethiopian[…]

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hiking at lake Bohinj

Slovenia: Hiking at Lake Bohinj

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[…]

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the fortress of Kalemegdan in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia: My Belgrade Top 5

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[…]

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Passage Lounge, Tirana

Passage Lounge, Tirana

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[…]

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the fortress of Kalemegdan in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia: Impressions of Belgrade

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[…]

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A Burger House burger with Fries in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia: Burgers and Beer in Belgrade

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[…]

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