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August 30, 2005

Viaggio Pazzo

Sunday, August 28 to Tuesday, August 30, 2005 Dubrovnik, Croatia to Ancona, Italy... to Perugia, Italy: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question: What do you call a ticket booth with a line of 400 Italians waiting in front of it? Answer: A ticket booth...

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Posted by Joshua on August 30, 2005 05:41 AM
Category: Italy: Arrival

August 27, 2005

Winding Down

Saturday, August 27, 2005 Dubrovnik, Croatia: Since visiting Belgrade I have been to Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik, the three highlights of my trip through Eastern Europe/the Balkans and some of the top spots of the trip as a whole. I'm...

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Posted by Joshua on August 27, 2005 06:54 AM
Category: Temporary Update

August 19, 2005


Thursday, August 18 to Friday, August 19, 2005 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro: I'd never been as clueless about a destination I visited on this trip as I was entering the capital of Serbia. Arriving at 10 PM on a late...

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Posted by Joshua on August 19, 2005 02:36 PM
Category: Serbia and Montenegro

August 17, 2005


Monday, August 15 to Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Sofia, Bulgaria: Da! I liked Sofia from the moment I got there. While I wasn't quite sure of what to expect (blocky buildings, borscht, Borises?), the city's wide boulevards, aging baroque buildings...

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Posted by Joshua on August 17, 2005 06:30 PM
Category: Bulgaria

August 14, 2005

Forts and Feta

Sunday, August 14, 2005 Velko Tarnovo, Bulgaria: Although I didn't make it out of the hotel until 2:30 I liked Velko Tarnovo almost instantly. With plenty of relaxed outdoor cafes, many of them overlooking the large green gorge that extends...

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Posted by Joshua on August 14, 2005 06:26 PM
Category: Bulgaria

August 13, 2005

Rains, Trains and Automobiles

Saturday, August 13, 2005 Bucharest, Romania to Velko Tarnovo, Bulgaria: I didn't know whether I should head straight to Belgrade or continue down to Bulgaria before swinging west toward the Croatian coast and, eventually, Italy. I had a slight preference...

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Posted by Joshua on August 13, 2005 08:22 AM
Category: Bulgaria

August 12, 2005

Ruins... Rembrandts... Receiptless Receptionists

Thursday, August 11 to Friday, August 12, 2005 Bucharest, Romania: People can say what they want to about it, but I liked Bucharest. The city is chaotic and full of energy, not to mention some of the most homicidal drivers...

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Posted by Joshua on August 12, 2005 04:45 AM
Category: Romania

August 10, 2005

From Budapest to Bucharest

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 Budapest, Hungary to Bucharest, Romania: Sixteen hours on a train can pass fairly quickly when the scenery doesn't change much and you are sharing an eight-person compartment with only one other passenger --- who doesn't speak...

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Posted by Joshua on August 10, 2005 06:00 PM
Category: Romania

August 09, 2005


Friday, August 5 to Tuesday, August 9, 2005 Budapest, Hungary: As I look back on the blog I realize that I always seem to find a way to shirk posting descriptions of the places I like the most. For example,...

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Posted by Joshua on August 9, 2005 05:49 PM
Category: Hungary

August 04, 2005

I Stepped in Bratislava (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, August 4, 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia: I woke up to the sound of my roommates packing their bags and heading out the door to catch their 7 AM train to Vienna. "Adios Ethpanolas," I mumbled from under the covers. A...

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Posted by Joshua on August 4, 2005 05:29 PM
Category: Slovakia

August 03, 2005

I Stepped in Bratislava (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia: No wonder the Germans called it "Pressburg." Bratislava: It's not a very appealing name, is it? It sounds like something you wouldn't want to accidentally order off the menu at a restaurant; like some...

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Posted by Joshua on August 3, 2005 02:41 PM
Category: Slovakia

August 02, 2005

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 Krakow and Auschwitz, Poland: ARBEIT MACHT FREI reads the sign over the gate: "Work Brings Freedom." The gate is the same gate. The buildings are the same buildings. The barbed wire electric fences, paths, watchtowers, rusting...

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Posted by Joshua on August 2, 2005 02:44 PM
Category: Poland
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