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Belgrade: City that Never Sleeps
 

Belgrade: City that Never Sleeps

Ashleigh and I stepped off the bus into Belgrade’s streets around five in the morning, expecting the city to be asleep. Instead, we were met with a heavy bass thumping from thriving nightclubs,...
The Land of the Danes
 

The Land of the Danes

We crossed the bridge from Sweden to Copenhagen. In the water towered several wind turbines, blades spinning silently in the distance. The bridge snaked to the other side of the...
The Great Geysir
 

The Great Geysir

These are the words from the journal of Nathanael Weirson, “It was halfway through our trip when we arrived at the geyser. “Geysir” is the oldest, largest, and the mother of...
Niš Loves Sexy Sundaes
 

Niš Loves Sexy Sundaes

We decided to take a bit of a vacation from volunteering to venture through Serbia and get a last taste of summer in Montenegro. First stop: Niš! Isn’t that the best...
Sibiu, a Saxon Masterpiece
 

Sibiu, a Saxon Masterpiece

We scored a pretty sweet Airbnb place in Sibiu, right outside the old city walls. It was in a perfect location for us to explore the old town and, since it...
Korčula and Hvar, Gems of Dalmatia
 

Korčula and Hvar, Gems of Dalmatia

Bumping and twisting around the mountainous coastline of Dalmatia, the lower region of Croatia, we took a sudden left up Pelješac peninsula. We were racing the setting sun, crossing our fingers that...
Top Picks of Sweden
 

Top Picks of Sweden

My Top Five of Sweden In the continuing series (check out the rest of Scandinavia too with Norway, Finland, and Denmark), my top picks of Sweden! Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala Gamla Uppsala is the original...
Five Must-Visit Spots in Croatia
 

Five Must-Visit Spots in Croatia

So you’re heading to Croatia for your next vacation? Great choice! Croatia is an incredible blend of everything you could want in a destination; beautiful natural spaces, rich history, turquoise water,...
Plitvice Lakes National Park
 

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Because we’re a bit silly, we decided to abandon Italy for the time being, go BACK into Croatia and visit a God’s honest paradise–Plitvice Lakes. Nestled in a valley between densely-forested mountains is a stairway of...
Five Things I Loved in Poland
 

Five Things I Loved in Poland

My Top Five of Poland Poland is a country rich in culture and full of surprises. Nathanael and I spent about three weeks in Poland, but easily could have spent more...
In the beginning… there was Bergen!
 

In the beginning… there was Bergen!

At long last the countdown is done and the time has finally come to disembark. Our plane left from Vancouver at 1:30 in the afternoon on October 23rd, through Seattle...
Couchsurfing our way through Slovakia
 

Couchsurfing our way through Slovakia

After a spectacular New Year’s in Banská Bystrica, we set off on a whirlwind, couchsurfing adventure through Slovakia. Our goal was to spend about a week making our way over to...
Witness the Glory of Kiev
 

Witness the Glory of Kiev

After spending some time workaway-ing at a nearby farm, it was time for us to get back to the big city and enjoy the sights and charms that Kiev, the...
Treasures of the Vatican
 

Treasures of the Vatican

You could say that the Roman Empire lives on though the Vatican. It was Emperor Constantine the Great who converted the whole of Europe to Christianity and built the original church...
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (and more!)
 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (and more!)

Italy’s infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa attracts over a million tourists a year, so we thought it was time to join the flock and see what all the fuss is...
Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
 

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
Storms a Brewin’ at Castle Spiš
 

Storms a Brewin’ at Castle Spiš

A cold wind was already blowing when we arrived in Levoča, a medieval, fortified town that became part of the UNESCO Heritage List in June, 2009. Spiš county was our final stop in far...
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

If you’re craving the ambience of a quintessential medieval town, look no further. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a vision straight from the pages of Grimm’s fairy tales. Enter through one of the six gateways...
The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik
 

The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik

      Ashleigh and I swung back and forth in unison as we wound up the snaking road to the top of Belogradchik, a small village resting on the side of...
Charming Chania and the Egyptian Lighthouse
 

Charming Chania and the Egyptian Lighthouse

As we prepared to say arrivederci to Italy, we set our sights on the islands of Greece for our next destination. Everyone raves about the rock bottom prices Ryanair offers to fly...
A Swedish Interlude
 

A Swedish Interlude

Sweden, Sweden, Sweden! We had a brief stop in Gothenburg on our way to Copenhagen, so here are some pictures! We decided on staying just two nights since we weren’t...
The Healing Waters of Lake Bled
 

The Healing Waters of Lake Bled

  A cliff-top castle, an island monastery and alpine surroundings add to the wonderment of Lake Bled. The enchanting scenery of this placid lake, under the colossal presence of the Julian Alps, looks stolen from fairy...
Tiszafüred Thermals and Eger Wine
 

Tiszafüred Thermals and Eger Wine

…Meanwhile, in a remote village somewhere on the Hungarian plains… Yes indeed, that was a straw bale dressed up to look like a pig from the video game Angry Birds, but...
Five Great Things to Do in Serbia
 

Five Great Things to Do in Serbia

My Top Five of Serbia We dashed through Serbia in two quick, but busy bursts before continuing on our journey. The former Yugoslavian countries have a complicated relationship with each...
Five Things to See When in Austria
 

Five Things to See When in Austria

Top Five of Austria Next up in my Top Five series… Austria! We spent about a month in Austria this past December, and though we visited only two cities, we still felt...
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