There was a time a little more than a year ago, when I hated traveling. After doing it for more than five months, being sick for what seemed like the […]
It has been just about one year since Abby and I bounced around Istanbul and Bulgaria together. Poor Abby saw the worst of me during this time — ...
Given the fantastic experiences I had on the trains through the Balkans, I decided to write-up a pros/cons list of taking the bus versus taking the tr ...
The women on our couchette looked straight out of Halloween Eve … long, eggplant dyed hair, small beady eyes, long hairs sprouting from her uppe ...
Veliko Tarnovo is an easy place to get sucked in. Well, more specifically, Nomads Hostel IN VK is an easy place to get sucked in. It’s a lovely hostel. The [...]
Growing up in America, I was taught that during thunderstorms, to seek shelter. Don’t stand under trees. Don’t stand under anything metal. In Veliko Tarnovo, that little juicy bit of [...]
After nearly 10 days seaside, Abby and I boarded a bus to Bulgaria’s interior — the can’t-miss-town of Veliko Tarnovo. It’s not big. It’s not glitzy. But, it is breathtaking. [...]
“Hello, girls, hello,” Dave, the owner of Flag Varna Hostel said, ushering us into the property. “Hi,” Abby and I chimed in unison. We were happy to have arrived to [...]
Bulgaria. In my mind, I pictured a quaint Eastern European country thriving with culture and history. Then, Abby and I went to Sunny Beach. On the bus from Istanbul to [...]
The first time I met Abby was in Las Vegas about four years ago. She was an editor and I was a publicist, so we had a few lunches and [...]
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