Albanian Adventure

When people think of Albania, they generally don’t think of good things. I knew this coming into Albania but was looking forward to it anyway because it was my last country to visit in Continental Europe. I still have a few islands to go but the hard ones are done and what a way to […]

Happy Birthday to Me in Dubrovnik

A great way to spend my 29th birthday was in Dubrovnik, Croatia where we met up with my other friend Jake and we explored the ramparts of the great walled city all day and celebrated way too long into the night in the alleyway bars of the old city.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is a gorgeous coastal town in Montenegro-the newest country in the world. It is located in the most secluded part of Gulf of Kotor. The town has a population of 13,500, and is the administrative center of the Kotor municipality.

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is a funny place. It’s not particularly pretty or that interesting on the surface but once you kind of dig deep down there is a lot to appreciate and like about this capital city.


We entered Kosovo from Skopje and drove the the beautifully eerie countryside that became all too familiar to me during the mid 90’s as I watched the war unfold on TV. I felt a strange feeling as I entered because I remembered the war and watching it and the interviews with people affected by the […]

Skopje, Macedonia

The birthplace of Mother Teresa can’t be a bad place, right? She was born in Skopje in 1910 and her presence is felt throughout the region and especially in Skopje. Today the city beams with life, energy and excitement after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.

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 […]

Bucharest, Romania

After the complete train heat debacle two nights ago I made it into Bucharest knowing that I only had about 14 hours in the city because I had to get to Sofia to meet my friend Mike. I managed to grab a shower and store my bag at a guesthouse where a friend of mine […]

My Experience in Transnistria and Moldova

Transnistria, also known as Trans Dniester (TCC List) and Pridnestrovie (Russian), is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. Although not recognized by any state or international organization and a part of Moldova, it is de facto an independent state called the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. Although the PMR does not have such […]

Odessa, Ukraine

I am a bit behind on posting again and the last few days have been super crazy and action packed. I spent some time in Odessa, Ukraine which is an old Soviet summer resort which is now a crumbling shadow of its former self. The other major Black Sea resorts in the Crimea, still in […]