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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

The Belarus Ordeal

On a 2004 trip to Eastern Europe, my cousin and I were in Riga, Latvia and we decided that we wanted to go to Minsk, Belarus for a day or two. So we consulted our trusty Lets Go book and it told us where the Belarusian consulate was in Riga. So we got in a […]

Hagia Sofia

Istanbul is a pretty wild city. It is a maze of streets with seemingly unending traffic madness and navigational mayhem. It is the only city in the world that is on two continents, it spans both Asia and Europe. It also has some of the best food in the world and a lot to see. […]

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sorry I am a few days behind again but we have been really busy exploring and getting around the Balkans as a full time job. I am short on time again today so I will be brief. Sofia, Bulgaria was the stop I met my friend Mike at and we explored the beautiful city in […]