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Hostel Hellmate in Dubrovnik

Hostel Hellmate in Dubrovnik

view from the hostelArrived in Dubrovnik, Croatia after a long and scenic coastal bus ride from Montenegro.  Despite being just fifty-six miles apart, it took almost four hours because of the border crossing.  Regardless, it?s all a part of the...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-21 16:04:53
Montenegrin Coast - the Best Options on the Adriatic Sea.

Montenegrin Coast - the Best Options on the Adriatic Sea.

ULCINJAfter an overnight bus from Kosovo, through Albania, and into Montenegro, I arrived into the seaside town of Ulcinj.  Despite being in Montenegro, the town I was staying in for the next couple days was over 70% Albanian and 10% percent...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-16 16:04:59
Prizren - the Cultural Capital of Kosovo

Prizren - the Cultural Capital of Kosovo

PrizrenThe stark difference with the two most populous cities in Kosovo is beauty.  Pristina, the capital hardly compares to the beauty of Prizren.  The old town of Prizren is like something out of an Ottoman fairy tale.  Situated beneath a...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-15 16:05:59
KOSOVO: A BIRTH OF A NATION

KOSOVO: A BIRTH OF A NATION

SETTING THE STAGESince beginning my summer travels seven weeks ago, I entered into Kosovo, the newest country to be recognized in Europe.  Less than a decade since the ethnic Albanian majority that make up 95% of Kosovo\'s population declared...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-11 16:04:52
Macedonia's Lake Ohrid, Matka Canyon, and Skopje

Macedonia's Lake Ohrid, Matka Canyon, and Skopje

LAKE OHRIDWith a little more than two weeks left in my trip, I still had quite a bit to see.  The Balkans is extremely diverse where the cultural boundaries are marked by with each mountain range or large lake.  And the next border would be at...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-24 16:05:19
Himare Beach on the Albanian Riviera

Himare Beach on the Albanian Riviera

Albanian Riviera offers breathtaking views of the coastAfter a week of sweltering heat in Tirana and Berat with no place to cool off, alas, I was bound for the Albanian Riviera to bask in the Ionian sun for a few days.  I took a direct bus to the...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-26 16:05:32
Berat: Albania's City of a Thousand Windows

Berat: Albania's City of a Thousand Windows

Berat cityBerat drawn in the early 19th CenturyAfter traveling through the rugged Balkan Mountains and being stuck in the brutal heat of the the landlocked Albanian capital of Tirana, I was eager to get to the Ionia Sea.  I was traveling south...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-22 16:07:24
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