The Adventures of D

Experience Vintgar Gorge
August 27, 2014, 12 Comments

There is a whisper of water that gently mists my face, speckling my glasses as I make my way towards the quiet roar a few feet away. I breathe in the [...]

Finding peace in Piran

Finding peace in Piran

August 19, 2014, 8 Comments

I sit in the front passenger seat of the white Roundabout van as we whir through the Slovenian countryside, passing the lush green rolling hills and s ...

Škocjan cave in Slovenia

In Earth’s belly: the Škocjan Cave

August 9, 2014, 16 Comments

The droplets of water plunk down from the damp ceiling, ploink. Ploink. It sounds like a dripping faucet in a vacuum of silence as we all stand, mete ...

Ljubljana Hostel Celica

Behind bars in Ljubljana: Hostel Celica review

July 24, 2014, 22 Comments

You’d think sleeping inside a former military prison would be creepy. I even ask the manager of the property as she guides me down the dark, dam ...

  • Trieste, Italy
    Mourning and the Adriatic
    July 16, 2014, 10 Comments

    One of the last memories I have of the Adriatic Sea is standing on its rocky shore in Trogir, Croatia, bending down and picking up a smooth stone to take [...]

  • behind the wall of bethlehem
    Behind the wall of Bethlehem
    June 26, 2014, 22 Comments

    We see it before we even “arrive” to Bethlehem, a massive, concrete wall spanning as far as the eye can see, rolling up and down hills and into the horizon. [...]

  • Parking in Israel
    Driving in Israel
    June 18, 2014, 6 Comments

    I tentatively press my foot on the gas in the black Mazda. Oh so tentatively. “Oh my god,” I saw to Giselle and Cody, who somehow have agreed to be [...]

  • A Hebrew sign in Tel Aviv
    Airport security and Israel
    June 16, 2014, 14 Comments

    I’ve been to Israel three times now — twice in the span of one year. Other than getting asked if it is safe to travel there (yes, it is and [...]

  • St Marks Basilica in Venice, Italy
    Daily Wanderlust: St. Mark’s Basilica
    May 28, 2014, No comments

    Just beyond the two pillars marking the entrance to Venezia, or Venice, is the glorious St. Mark’s Basilica. Containing the remains of St. Mark, this church is considered to be one [...]

  • Church of Bones
    Escape of the Week: the Church of Bones
    May 23, 2014, 4 Comments

    What to do with exhumed skeletons of more than 14,000 bodies from the time of the Black Plague? For woodcarver František Rint, the grisly task was his to handle the bones [...]