Posts in category ”Travel”

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Returning to Riga

Returning to Riga

What better way to enjoy the autumn days of September than to make a tour across the Baltic states. First stop is Riga and it feels good to be back, a decade later.

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Anthony Bourdain travel map

Anthony Bourdain travel map

I was a bit surprised to discover that a new season of Parts Unknown will start this weekend. Since, you know, the leading man Anthony Bourdain is unfortunately not with us anymore.

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The legacy of Bulgaria

The legacy of Bulgaria

The area of modern day Bulgaria has been a cultural crossroad since ancient times, while Sofia is the second-oldest capital in Europe after Athens. Even Constantine the Great considered making it the capital of the Byzantine Empire instead of Constantinople.

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Tales of Kosovo

Tales of Kosovo

Kosovo. A mere mention of the name is enough to start a debate wherever you go in this part of the world. The war ended almost 20 years ago, but the scars still appear to be fresh.

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Finding tranquility in Ohrid

Finding tranquility in Ohrid

Compared to the busy streets of Skopje, the lakeside town of Ohrid is a haven of tranquility. Even though Macedonia lacks a proper coastline, wedged in between five surrounding countries, this town still feels like a seaside resort thanks to Lake Ohrid.

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Is this Macedonia?

Is this Macedonia?

As I crossed the border from Albania to Macedonia, I kept a careful eye on the signs. The republic of Macedonia is the country I’m aiming for, but there is also a region of adjacent Greece which claims the name Macedonia.

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The bunkers of Albania

The bunkers of Albania

I admit to not having counted them, but there are a lot of bunker installations all over Albania. Hundreds of thousands of bunkers went up during 1975-1983, littering the landscape with concrete slabs.

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Keeping the Bourdain spirit

Keeping the Bourdain spirit

The last days have seen a flood of lament over the passing of Anthony Bourdain. He left us two days ago and the world suddenly seemed a bit less interesting.

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Summer in Bohemia

Summer in Bohemia

On my last visit to Prague almost a decade ago, the city was chilling with patches of snow. This time the city is lush and green, while the temperature is almost tropical.

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Legacy of the masters in Florence

Legacy of the masters in Florence

In the movie A Room with a View from 1985, Helena Bonham-Carter gazes from her window at Hotel degli Orafi towards Ponte Vecchio. But I would say that this is a City with a View, since almost every corner could be featured on a painting.

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