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Travel is Barbaric

Many people over the many years have written many romantic sentiments about travel. I love travel. Travel can be romantic and wonderful. Travel can also be, and often is, nasty. Travel is barbaric. It has always been barbaric. Back in […]

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Don’t Drink the Water in Zagreb

Zagreb is a perfectly reasonable city. Capital of Republika Hrvatska it has the amenities of a European capital city with a nice central square, a decent tram service, great outdoor markets, and the marvelous culinary invention of ćevapi. Worth a […]

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A Dutch City in Poland

Gdańsk is a city on the north coast of Poland. For centuries, Germanic powers dominated the area, but the architecture and feel of the city are surprisingly Dutch. Gdańsk is famous for its shipbuilding and trade heritage, as well as […]

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The Milk Bar Experience

When in Poland, try Polish food and at least once in your life take advantage of the milk bar experience. “Advantage” might not be everyone’s word for the experience, but it is an experience. The “bar mleczny” (bar mlech-nah) or […]

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Bratislava

Traveling from Prague to Krakow, we decided to stay a night in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was not too far out of the way–a pleasant train ride through Czech and Slovak countrysides. Maybe it was an unfair comparison having come from […]

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