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The bus arrived in the austere light of an ethereal sky. Darkness was quickly descending, and I could only clearly make out the most severe silhouettes, like the large cross high up on the hillside and the domed roof and minaret of the mosque. 325 more words


A Bit of the Balkans and Beyond (Part I)

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This first part is about, well, why I took this trip. 4,732 more words


Hi everyone!  I apologize for the delay.  I’ve been enjoying time with family and friends and have fallen behind with the blogging.  I still have 2 more country recaps to fill you in on from Hoch’s and my world travel adventure.  1,833 more words


Tenere on Tour

The Tall Ten came into my life early March 2009. The new model was designed and built by Yamaha Italy for the Euoropean market and went into production in 2008. 624 more words

Out And About

'A tape of the bombs plays all night long': Hostel in Sarajevo offers guests a taste of life in a war zone

SARAJEVO, Bosnia — A hostel in Bosnia is offering visitors a unique experience: the opportunity to live like civilians in a war zone.

But at the… 720 more words


The Balkan Trilogy Part 1: Albania.

Amongst my collection of travel guides and other memorabilia is a 1989, first edition copy of “Eastern Europe on a shoestring”. This very battered and well-thumbed book travelled with me for a whole summer in 1991 on a journey that went to Czechoslovakia and back. 380 more words


"‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found" - The New York Times

This is really exciting!

“Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.” 18 more words