Dolls hung from trees in celebration of Spring Plovdiv, Bulgaria - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps

pLOVEdiv, Bulgaria: Loving Europe’s Oldest Town

Bulgaria’s second largest city claims to be the oldest in Europe. The town’s simple play-on-words slogan “PLOVEdiv” has spread to more than just souvenirs. Everything about the city radiates love. Continue reading pLOVEdiv, Bulgaria: Loving Europe’s Oldest Town

Monument to the Multiculturalism of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - BiH - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps - www.MissMaps.com

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina : A Gem is Discovered

Beyond its history of war, Sarajevo is a place of peace and solidarity. In the old town, a mosque sits near a Catholic church which sits near a Serbian church and on and on. Serbs mix with Muslims mix with Catholics. Everyone lives in peace. It’s an incredible sight and experience… Continue reading Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina : A Gem is Discovered

Larnaca, Cyprus: Hurricane Gales and Treehouse Tales

We’d watched flamingos feast in Larnaca’s salt lake, joined a tour of local art stores and pottery shops, stopped for lunch, and found a pirate’s ship in the marina. After all the walking, we thought a quick break back at our ‘treehouse’ would be a good idea. Later we’d go for dinner: A ‘see you later’ celebration… Continue reading Larnaca, Cyprus: Hurricane Gales and Treehouse Tales