Archive for April, 2009
August ’08 – Kotor – Montenegro

As the 192nd member state of the United Nations, Montenegro is a brand-spanking new country, complete with that coveted new country smell and a few (unfortunately) bombed out buildings.  If one wants to be a new country these days, that seems to be part of the franchise deal. Prior to breaking out on their own, […]

August ’08 – Belgrade – Serbia

It’s tough being Serbian…your kebabs just are not as good as dodgy Polish varieties. Belgrade – Serbia, a world without vowels If I recall correctly, the Onion’s Our Dumb World Atlas lists Serbia with the heading Serbia: “So we’ve done a little ethnic cleansing…” When you read that particular book you have to have a […]

Warsaw, Poland – August 2008

…a place where vodka isn’t only for breakfast. Be seen in Warsaw Next stop on my super quick, stereotypical European Contiki tour was, as the title implies, Warsaw.  Warsaw holds some physical similarities to Moscow in terms of grand superblock configurations, Stalinist architecture, grand boulevards and good public transit. I found the patio culture to […]

Countries fomerly part of Mother Russia II

Any journey through the Baltics (and I’m not talking about the purple Monopoly Property) usually involves more than just a single nation traverse unless visiting one of the tiny three is your life long travel goal.  Once you are in one, you can’t get out without going through another (unless you fly, take a boat […]

Countries formerly part of Mother Russia I

There is something about leaving Russia… Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it is such a big chuck of land and that even after 10 days of constant rail riding you realize that yes…I am still in the same country but I’ve zoomed through nine timezones. Or maybe it is the […]

April

Inconsequential entry about nothing other than to note that I am aware that I still have a blog and that I haven’t scribble or added content since the 24th… Hmmm… good good study study day day up… 

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