Remembering Through Street Art and Architecture

During the Bosnian War, the city of Mostar underwent more than one siege. The first siege lasted a few months in 1992, and the second siege lasted for nearly a year (1993-1994). Today, bombed, bullet-pierced, graffiti-filled buildings still stand all throughout town. They demand that citizens and tourists alike remember…

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Počitelj and Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I have finally made the time to write about the third part of our Balkans trip. Work has been keeping me more than busy lately, but I also feel that I have hesitated writing about the second part of our trip, since I wanted to do it right. Bosnia is…

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

It’s hard to believe that I was in Dubrovnik just over month ago. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’ve also boarded 7 flights since then. I’ve been on a bit of a travel binge, but I most likely won’t be a planning another trip out of…

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Disclaimer: This post is rated PG.  I know I probably should write posts about the rest of my Balkans road trip (and I will), but I’ve been waiting to write this post for the last three years, and finally, the time has come to write and share. Just a couple…

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Kotor, Montenegro

Nearly two years ago, I started looking for my first full time job abroad – well, my first full time, post-university job. period. I remember finding a listing for a teaching job in Kotor, Montenegro and googling a picture of the city. I didn’t end up applying for that job…

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Prague, Czech Republic

Last October, I went to Prague for 4 days. I had heard many incredible things about the city from friends and family, and still, the city surpassed my expectations. Travel Tips: Walk through the old town and get lost. Even if you don’t plan on getting lost, you may at some…

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Zakopane, Poland

Travel Tip: When planning a trip to Poland and thinking of places to visit or things to do, 8 hour long mountain hikes and breath taking landscapes may not pop immediately into ones mind as something that would make one say “now, this is Poland.” Having a 100% Polish background (I…

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Travel Tip: Despite Copenhagen being a very expensive city to be a tourist in (I found anything from food, accommodations, and visiting attractions to be more costly than Stockholm), there are many fantastic FREE things to do in Copenhagen – yes, that’s right FREE things to do. For instance, it doesn’t…

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Rome, Italy

Travel Tip: Buy tickets for major tourist attractions online. You may end up paying a few Euros extra online, but you’ll end up saving countless hours of line waiting if you don’t plan on going first thing in the morning. This was important for us – we only had 4 days in…

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