Monday, December 18, 2017

An Underrated Getaway

Stepping out of the airport into the steamy tropical heat, you may well be greeted by a very friendly man who, before you even...

Serbia: Saints and Sljivovica

The Serbs seem to have an awful lot of Saints. The nation doesn't seem overtly religious as a whole (though it does have a...

Shopping in Istanbul

I almost got into a street fight with a Turkish guy, which really isn’t my style. It probably wouldn’t have gone particularly well for...

Poet, Healer, Convicted of Genocide. The Bizarre Lives of Radovan Karadzic

I stumbled into the city centre and found a hotel room immediately. Belgrade was humming with summer activity but not exactly overrun with tourists,...

Pissed in Praha (Part 2)

...Continued from Part 1 “Ok, so what’s the angle?” I mumbled through my pizza, wondering if there actually is such a thing as a free...

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