Browsed by
Category: Serbia

Behind the Blog

Behind the Blog

As we prepare to bid farewell to Europe after nearly five months – and, sadly, prepare to wrap up our year on the road in general – it’s time for one last edition of ‘Behind the Blog.’ For you dedicated readers, our European tour has led us through 24 more countries and resulted in another 51 blog entries. My ‘Travel’ folder and its accumulation of effusive Word documents is beginning to look scarily similar to my ‘Dissertation’ folder on my…

Read More Read More

Fast Facts: The Balkans

Fast Facts: The Balkans

WHAT WE DID: Traveled for 23 days around four Balkan countries. Stayed primarily in rooms (self-contained unit) booked through AirBnB, with the exception of a 3-night guesthouse in Plitvicka Jereza, Croatia. Our basic itinerary: Transit – train (Mav-Start) from Budapest to Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade (3 nights) Transit – minivan (GEA Tours) from Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia Sarajevo (4 nights) Transit – bus (Eurolines) from Sarajevo to Split, Croatia Split (3 nights) Transit – 4-day car rental to travel to Plitvice…

Read More Read More

Penny & Me

Penny & Me

The penny continued its European tour across the Balkan Peninsula, enjoying beautiful places and friendly faces in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. In Belgrade, the diminutive coin was dwarfed by the grand structures of St. Sava’s Church and Belgrade Fortress. The penny was humbled to visit the historic streets of Sarajevo, saddened by the lingering scars of the city’s siege, but in awe of how the community has endured and recovered. In Croatia, the penny spent some time…

Read More Read More

Belgrade

Belgrade

Its name meaning “white city,” Belgrade is one of Europe’s oldest cities. The first settlements date back to around 4800 B.C., and it became Serbia’s capital in 1405. One of our first stops in Belgrade was the Nikola Tesla museum. Though born in Croatia, Tesla’s heritage was Serbian and the country is quite proud of their descendent. Tesla was one of the most prolific inventors in history, his genius spawning nearly 300 patents, as well as a great deal of…

Read More Read More

Fast Facts: Eastern & Central Europe

Fast Facts: Eastern & Central Europe

WHAT WE DID: Traveled for 36 days around 7 Eastern and Central European countries (8 countries including a day trip to Belarus). Stayed primarily in rooms (self-contained unit) booked through AirBnB, with the exception of a 4-night ski lodge suite in Koscielisko, Poland (Tatra National Park). Our basic itinerary: Transit – bus (Lux Express) from Moscow to Riga, Latvia Riga (3 nights) Transit – bus (Lux Express) from Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania Vilnius (2 nights) Transit – bus (Lux Express)…

Read More Read More