Category Archives: Travel

All Saints’ Night in Vilnius

For All Saints’ Day (1 November), which is something like the Christian version of Halloween, it is customary to visit the cemetery and leave flowers and candles behind for the deceased relatives and friends. The custom seems to be respected … Continue reading

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Sports Day

Today, I shall attempt to run a half marathon from Danilovgrad to Podgorica. That is in Montenegro. Yes, both of these cities are (a half marathon is not that long). I am reminded of a passage in Ismail Kadare’s book The Fall … Continue reading

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What are you doing in Montenegro?

As part of my second Balkan tour this year, I should be on board a plane from Belgrade to Podgorica in Montenegro at this very moment. One would think that traveling is a normal matter, which many people would strive … Continue reading

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Next trip: Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania

It’ time for another Balkan trip. This is the first time that I am posting my tentative itinerary before I travel, in the hope to solicit advice from locals or fellow travelers, learn about interesting stories/places/people to write about, find somebody for … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Life can be a Beach

On my bicycle tour around Sinis peninsula on Sardinia, I discovered this beach, not without drawing two valuable lessons from its discovery:

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Not even a Factory can destroy this View

After yesterday’s sunset photos, many will have thought: “Well, lucky him caught a beautiful evening and now he pretends that it looks like that every night.” Thus I took some photos today, noticing that if the sky is in the right … Continue reading

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“Why did you come here?”

There are two types of places in the world: those where nobody will bat an eyelid if you move there and those where you will be welcomed with the question “Why did you move here?” – if you want to call that a … Continue reading

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