Road Trip Around Bulgaria and Romania

Eastern Europe is one of my favorite places to travel. I love the history, the old communist, Iron Curtain feel and the great natural scenery. I love taking the train from city to city; it’s a great way to see the countries. However, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned road trip. My buddy Jake and I [...]

How to Plan a Bachelor Party in Kiev

My third time in Ukraine was my first time there with friends. I had done the scouting out for years and couldn’t wait for the opportunity to throw a bachelor/stag party in Kiev. My friend Mike finally obliged by getting engaged and then entrusted me with figuring out a suitable site and planning his bachelor [...]

Antalya and Kemer

Southern Turkey is the unknown part of the Mediterranean. Most people don’t think of Turkey for beach holidays and certainly not for Mediterranean style resorts and partying that is unmistakably European with loud music, blaring techno and pool dancing aerobics. Antalya is the biggest city on the Southern Turkish coast. It is pretty quiet by [...]

A Week Around Romania

Romania is an interesting place. This was my second time visiting, the first was in August 2007 and I only got to visit Bucharest, the capital. This time, my friend Mike and I got to see most of the country aside from the Black Sea coast. Romania is a surprising place for Eastern Europe. It [...]

Abkhazia and Sochi

The last several days have been incredibly interesting for me. I came up from Israel for a night in Moscow and a late night tour of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin. I then headed down to Sochi to catch a car to Abkhazia which was my 299th Travelers Century Club country. Abkhazia was added [...]

Chicken Kiev

I had previously been to the Ukraine in 2007 when I visited the Black Sea resort town of Odessa but was always disappointed that I wasn’t able to make it up to Kiev, which was actually the only capital city in Europe I had not been to so it was a natural choice for me [...]

Moravia

Today I took a great daytrip from Prague across all of Moravia to the capital of Brno and one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic, Olomouc. Brno is the capital and undisputed biggest city in Moravia, which is eastern Czech Republic, as opposed to Bohemia which is western. The differences are stark [...]

Karlovy Vary and Plzen

Karlovy Vary is a stunning spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Oh?e and Teplá, approximately 130 km west of Prague. It is named after the former King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, who founded the city in 1370. It is historically famous for its [...]

Karlovy Lázn?

Nightlife in Europe is a lot different than it is anywhere else in the world especially in the United States. Clubs are just different, weird if you will and they are generally populated by people with an average age of about 14. Last night, a bunch of friends and I went to the world famous [...]

Back in Prague

This is my sixth time visiting the capital of Bohemia and will by far be my longest stay. It’s weird when you know you’re going to be here for a while because you think more like a local than a tourist. I have been sampling local little restaurants and bars, walking the streets to really [...]

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