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The end of Yugoslavia part 1

Before I begin telling you about the next part of my trip we need to have a bit of a history lesson I think. 

Prior to this trip, all I knew about Yugoslavia was the fact that there was once a country called Yugoslavia and now there isn’t. 473 more words


Take Off, Take Two!

Eastern/Central Europe Installments: Travel Troubles

        So now that I have been hard at work for a whole two weeks, vacation has begun! Of course, I wanted to get my travel legs working, so my roommate and I, along with another assistant Elena, booked plane tickets for an Eastern and Central European adventure! 641 more words


Kazimierez Dolny, Poland

Kazimierez Dolny, Poland

Sweeping views of the Vistula River, piqued steeples of orange tiles on a church’s roof and slightly browning leaves as fall descends on the little medieval town of Kazimierez Dolny. 180 more words


Trakai Castle: Lithuania's Medieval Capital

Trakai Island Castle was one of the sites I wanted to visit the most on my first excursion to Lithuania. Trakai was at one time the capital of Lithuania and served as a major center for the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lithuania only ever had one king and then was ruled by dukes onward). 261 more words


There is life after pre-service training

About four months ago, I remember staring at the ceiling in my childhood bedroom and letting my mind wander. Up until then, I tried to have no expectations about my Peace Corps experience, have no pre-conceived notions and participate in absolutely no Facebook stalking of my fellow trainees (okay, maybe a little Facebook stalking). 664 more words

From The Field

A Lace Covered Woman Dancing In the Moonlight – Szeged: Hungary's Finest

Szeged, the largest city in southeastern Hungary and one of the largest in the nation will be forever linked with the Tisza River. This watercourse led to everything from the city’s name, its development, destruction and finally a reconstruction of eye popping grandeur. 1,044 more words

Eastern Europe