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An Affair With Sofia – A Bulgarian Beginning (Travels in Eastern Europe #1)

I always wanted to visit Eastern Europe, but to be quite honest I was scared. Fear of the unknown, fear of crime, fear of disappearing into some dark forest forever, overrode any fascination I had with traveling to the region. 1,187 more words

Eastern Europe

Beaches, food, stays and wild places in Croatia: readers’ travel tips

Famous for its dazzling shoreline and hundreds of islands, the Adriatic jewel also boasts thrilling national parks, a host of medieval towns and great places to eat and stay. 7 more words


Frontier Mentality - The Magyar Mindset: Sarajevo To Pecs On The Drava Intercity (Part Four)

There is one sure way to give even the most nondescript village in Eastern Europe a prominence way beyond its size. Make it the site of a border crossing. 1,036 more words

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Since The Day I Was Born – Intimations of Mortality In Slavonia: Sarajevo to Pecs on the Drava Intercity (Part Three)

Slavonia, that forgotten northeastern corner of Croatia spread out and expanded ahead of the Drava Intercity. Here was a land beyond tourism. The stereotypical Croatia of shimmering coastline, glistening islands and brilliantly bright, white limestone landscapes tumbling into the sea might seemed a million kilometers from here. 1,104 more words

The Balkans

Travels through History: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia - Macedonia

This excerpt from the book about my travels in The Balkans

Five hundred yards further on things started to get interesting. I saw a large equestrian statue on top of an enormous plinth. 114 more words


Home, That's Where The Hurt Is- A Bosnian Reflection: Sarajevo to Pecs on the Drava Intercity (Part Two)

One of the strangest feelings is to be in a foreign country staring at a landscape that looks exactly like the one where you grew up. 1,035 more words

The Balkans

Comfort In The Unknown – Riding the Balkan Backwater: Sarajevo to Pecs on the Drava Intercity (Part One)

For most American travelers thoughts of a first long European train trip bring to mind Paris to Rome or Vienna to Venice, riding the rails between the continent’s most glamorous cities. 1,087 more words

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