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August 26, 2011 , 9 Comments

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 [...]

Escape of the Week: Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

August 9, 2011 , 15 Comments

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 — ...

Trains versus buses — which is better? (The List)

September 29, 2010 , 10 Comments

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 ...

Midnight Express

September 27, 2010 , 3 Comments

The women on our couchette looked straight out of Halloween Eve … long, eggplant dyed hair, small beady eyes, long hairs sprouting from her uppe ...

  • Hanging in VK
    September 24, 2010 , 3 Comments

    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 [...]

  • Attempting culture
    September 23, 2010 , 2 Comments

    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 [...]

  • Leaving the Black Sea
    September 22, 2010 , 2 Comments

    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. [...]

  • Hot hot hostels
    September 21, 2010 , 7 Comments

    “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 [...]

  • The Jersey – Sunny Beach – Shore
    September 20, 2010 , 9 Comments

    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 [...]

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