Tag Archive: Balkans

Five crucial life lessons from the Balkans

My time in the balkans really and truly stole my heart, kicked my ass, and made who I am today. I am moving on to new adventures in Africa but I couldn’t let… Continue reading

What do greek anarchists do on sunday? Answers to that and other questions found here.

When you hear from multiple people how terrible a city is that you plan to go to how do you react? If you are a swashbuckler after my own heart it probably makes… Continue reading

Photo snapshots of life in Albania’s wild capital

Throughout my time living in Albania I kept a folder on my computer for pictures I tended to take during normal day to day of life in Tirana but really had no idea… Continue reading

Saving the best part of Albania for last

I had been looking forward to seeing the region and town of Permet for a long time. So many people I spoke with described it as their favorite place in Albania and I… Continue reading

A beautiful day trip from Tirana? It depends.

Albania is the only place I have travelled where I have been asked by locals not to take pictures of the bad things and only highlight the good – it is like everyone… Continue reading

Crete for the anti-tourist

Not in the mood for crowds, museums, or packed historic towns that are on everyones rader? Me neither. After spending the last four months living in Albania and having the pleasure of traveling… Continue reading

10 ridiculous and awesome reasons you should go to Kosovo

The balkans are not for everyone. Some people just can’t hang with the lifestyle here, so I have devised a list of 10 considerations that would be a good litmus test for whether… Continue reading

Paradise found! You’ll never guess where…

I have officially found paradise and I am the first to admit I found it in the most unlikely place. When invited to go on an adventure to Valbona national park in the… Continue reading

The man I can’t stop thinking about

This month I was lucky enough to meet a man that made a tremendously deep impact on me and I can’t shake the image of his face from my mind.  Please allow me to introduce… Continue reading

Off the beaten track in Albania

I know I am on the right track in my travel adventures when there are small children shyly staring and trying to get a better look at me. Usually this is a great… Continue reading