31 Aug, 2019 in Split, Visions

Split is a gorgeous town at the center of Croatia, with the best mix: great old town with lots of history, pristine beautiful beaches, quick island getaways, and high mountains. It doesn’t get much better than this. Though it’s touristy, if you know where to go, and you don’t mind venturing off a bit, you […]

25 Aug, 2019 in Visions, Zagreb

In my recent visit to Croatia, I spent a few wonderful days in the capital city Zagreb. It’s a wonderful cultural city, with a pleasant old town, lovely parks, a large selection of specialty museums (museum of broken hearts, 80s, and war photography, to name a few), and lots of funky bars and restaurants. I […]

15 Aug, 2019 in Hvar, Visions

This summer I needed a retreat following a European work visit, so I took a quick flight to Rijeka in Croatia so get closer to the coastline and get some warm weather. After a quick visit to Zagreb, I took a flight down to Split, and after a couple of days decided to take the […]

22 Apr, 2017 in Serbia
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Didn’t have long to go around and explore Serbia but I did get to do a daytrip from Belgrade to see Novi Sad. The major highlight in Novi Sad is the Petrovaradin Fortress. The fort dates back to the 17th century although they have found remains of a settlement up there going as far back as […]

21 Aug, 2016 in Belgrade
Belgrade Fortress Serbia (45)

The Belgrade Fortress is probably the top attraction in Belgrade. It covers a very large area with massive fortifications and lots of attractions offering panoramic views of Belgrade and the grand river from above. The strongholds in the area date back to the 3rd century BC, and has seen much destruction and reconstructions over the […]

21 Jul, 2016 in Belgrade
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On my last day in Belgrade I crossed the river to the southern side of Zemun, to climb up to the Gardos Tower to get views of Belgrade from afar. This tower dates back to 1896, and located in what used to be an old fortress and town, now a lively Gardos area, a cool […]

9 Apr, 2016 in Serbia, Visions
Visions of Novi Sad Serbia (5)

My visit to Serbia was short, so centered mainly around Belgrade with a quick getaway trip to Novi Sad. In Novi Sad I had exactly enough time to visit the hill-top fortress and see a bit of the old town center. Although Novi Sad suffered some of the heaviest NATO bombing during the war, there’s […]

8 Apr, 2016 in Belgrade, Visions
Visions of Belgrade Serbia (8)

I did a crazy 10 days tour of the Balkans a few years back, but have not made it to Serbia, and so decided to take a weekend to go and visit. Since it was very short, I could only do Belgrade and the nearby Novi Sad, and get a feel for it all. I’m not […]

19 Aug, 2011 in Bulgaria
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It was the first stop on my Balkans trip and my introduction to the area. Though we didn’t stay very long, I did have a chance to catch a night and morning stroll through the center of town and see some of the local architecture…   (photo above is of …

18 Aug, 2011 in Kosovo
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Prizren is a lovely little town in Kosovo with lots of history, which has surprisingly been able to avoid some of the horrible destruction that went on during the Kosovo wars. The main city area holds a few interesting historical building, and overlooking the city from above is the city fortress dating back to the […]

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