Category Archives: Travel

Dubrovnik

O beautiful, o beloved, o sweet freedom, God has given us all the treasures in you, You are the true source of all our glory, you are the only decoration of this Dubrava. All silver, all gold, all human lives cannot repay your pure beauty! Ivan Gundulic

Dubrovnik

O beautiful, o beloved, o sweet freedom, God has given us all the treasures in you, You are the true source of all our glory, you are the only decoration of this Dubrava. All silver, all gold, all human lives cannot repay your pure beauty! Ivan Gundulic

Kotor

Kotor, in Montenegro, does not look the sort of city you could spin a long blog post out of. Its thirteen-thousand citizens must lead more or less unremarkable lives, waiting for the next cruise ship to dock or dodging the

Kotor

Kotor, in Montenegro, does not look the sort of city you could spin a long blog post out of. Its thirteen-thousand citizens must lead more or less unremarkable lives, waiting for the next cruise ship to dock or dodging the

Belgrade (Beograd)

Although it was technically in Budapest’s Keleti train station, it was thanks to Serbia’s Belgrade that I learned two crucial rules of backpacking. If you’re going to buy a ticket, which will save you money, be at the train station

Belgrade (Beograd)

Although it was technically in Budapest’s Keleti train station, it was thanks to Serbia’s Belgrade that I learned two crucial rules of backpacking. If you’re going to buy a ticket, which will save you money, be at the train station

Budapest

Hungary has something of an image problem amongst European States. Undeniably broke, arguably drifting towards a less free and uglier populism in politics and still more contentiously foreign-sounding due to the language’s Finno-Uric roots (i.e. closer to Mongolian than many

Budapest

Hungary has something of an image problem amongst European States. Undeniably broke, arguably drifting towards a less free and uglier populism in politics and still more contentiously foreign-sounding due to the language’s Finno-Uric roots (i.e. closer to Mongolian than many

Vienna, Bratislava

The city of Vienna should be, if not proud if its history, at least a little more exhibitionist. As the centre of an Empire tracing its lineage back to Charlemange’s formation of 800 AD and at one point the largest

Vienna, Bratislava

The city of Vienna should be, if not proud if its history, at least a little more exhibitionist. As the centre of an Empire tracing its lineage back to Charlemange’s formation of 800 AD and at one point the largest

Prague

Many cities can legitimately claim to represent the meeting point of Europe’s East and West – the fact that very few vie for the nomination is only partly relevant. On first glance, Prague is one of those cities. The Czech

Prague

Many cities can legitimately claim to represent the meeting point of Europe’s East and West – the fact that very few vie for the nomination is only partly relevant. On first glance, Prague is one of those cities. The Czech

The Boss

Of all the performers in the first rank of American music, it is Bruce Springsteen that I listen to almost purely on the strength of public acclaim. While perennially good reviews of Bob Dylan, the Beatles and others have tended

The Boss

Of all the performers in the first rank of American music, it is Bruce Springsteen that I listen to almost purely on the strength of public acclaim. While perennially good reviews of Bob Dylan, the Beatles and others have tended