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Naming righted? the Balkans

European Union leaders meet their counterparts from the “West Balkan Six” in Bulgaria today. It is the first such gathering since 2003, when the EU promised them membership upon fulfilment of all its accession conditions. 125 more words

The Economist

Bernard Ollivier: Longue Marche - suite et fin

I was fascinated by Bernard Ollivier‘s account of his three-year endeavour to walk the 12,000kms of the Silk Route, from Istanbul to Beijing, a project he undertook around the turn of the century, after he had retired, and lost his wife. 430 more words

Travel Writing

True Scary Stories from the Balkans, Part 3

Hello, everyone. Here are five more scary Balkan stories, all found on Forum.hr and translated for you to enjoy. To see the original post, simply click the username I posted above each individual story. 1,533 more words

The Balkans

The beauty of Croatia (a catch up)

I’m a little bit behind in writing this, but better late than never! I’m still in Croatia juts a lot further south in Dubrovnik. I arrived in this morning from Hvar Island on the catamaran. 527 more words



After Budapest I took the bus down to Zagreb, Croatia. Passing Lake Balaton on the way. Ir looks beautiful and i will have to stop and see it at some point. 254 more words


Life Updates: The Balkans, Mashrou' Leila & Being on the Road

I have finally bid goodbye to Münster, the quiet little German city that everybody constantly raved about but I just couldn’t warm up to. Since the start of April, I’ve been travelling across the Balkans, soaking in the diverse culture, cuisine, hospitality and unpretentiousness of the region. 457 more words