After slowly demolishing the gut busting sandwiches (yes, I managed to finish it! Weren’t you proud?!), we aided digestion by mixing in a cup of strong Albanian coffee from the cafe housed within the ancient Turkish bathhouse. Our host said goodbye to us then, and we set out for your long awaited destination: Ohrid, Macedonia. Continue reading Letters from Macedonia: We Made it to Ohrid!
Together, we shook away persistent taxi drivers and men who ‘know someone who knows someone’ who would take us where we wanted to go. You prolonged your plans to visit Ohrid even more, and together we found Gjirokaster… Continue reading Albania: Letters from Gjirokaster
You asked me to write you and tell you what I thought of Berat. …I’ll share more of those stories in another letter but for now I wanted to let you know:
I made it to Berat safe and sound. You told me it was a charming place and that I would fall in love, but never did I imagine the truth of your words… Continue reading Albania: Letters From Berat
Could it get any more strange? Absolutely. Because when you add those 20-something odd travelers and musicians given microphones, plant them all in the same hostel and advertise a rap showdown on a Thursday night, you know things are about to get real…. Continue reading Albania’s Eclectic Capital: Trippin’ in Tirana
It had started as an innocent photo and quickly had turned into a street act, party of three…Two men exchanging bicycle repairs for a few hundred Albanian Lek. A knee-high red tricycle at rest in front of a boldly contrasting indigo wall. An innocent photograph…. Continue reading Shkoder Albania: Tricycle Wars
Sunbathers get their time to tan and sweat. Skiers get their time to swerve and freeze. Paragliders, mountain climbers, white water rafters, nudists; in Montenegro everyone has their place, their pastime, and season. Continue reading Montenegro: Something For Everyone
There’s a traditional route that travelers follow in the Balkans. Sarajevo to Mostar to Dubrovnik to Kotor and beyond. These are four wonderful cities, each a bit different than the other but offering a form of cohesiveness in their similarities. … Continue reading Dubrovnik Croatia: A Resort Town in Winter