A Nightmare Overnight Train to Budapest

My friends and I were backpacking through Europe. We were in Prague and we couldn’t agree on our next course of action. We eventually decided that we would all split up and meet up in a few days in Interlaken, Switzerland. I wanted to take the overnight train to Budapest and that’s exactly what I […]

Modern Sarajevo

If you’re a twenty-something man from Sarajevo lucky enough to still be alive, you would have lived through a transfer of power from a beloved post World War II regime to a brutal Unitarian Serb nationalist madman. You would have lived through Yugoslavia’s greatest moment of triumph, the 1984 Winter Olympics. You would have lived […]

Auschwitz and Birkenau

“How fortunate for leaders those men do not think.” “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” – Adolph Hitler A man who mastered the art of propaganda uttered these infamous words. He was right. If the masses of men did think for […]

Andorra

Andorra is that little country high in the Pyrennes Mountains between Spain and France that nobody has ever heard of or even knows is there-especially Americans. It is a three hour bus ride from Barcelona and it is one of the more scenic rides you can see in this region. The mountains are beautiful, smaller […]

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