Category Archives: Eastern Europe

The Other 9/11

We tend to remember the tragedies more than the celebrations.  That’s not a new, earth-shattering revelation, it’s just true.  For example, many Americans could probably tell you when World War II started, even down to the day, but when was … Continue reading

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Baseball, Burgers and Bombs Bursting In Air

To this alliterative list could also be added: beer, barbeque and Beale Street-but I figured I’d keep things short and sweet.  Yesterday was the 4th of July here in Memphis, as it indeed was in the rest of the world.  … Continue reading

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Where Is My Mind?

‘Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most…’  I have ample reason to quote Mark Twain (‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,’ is still one of my favourites, even if … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Missed About North America

Whenever people find out that I’m living in Europe for two years, the first question (after a perplexed ‘Why?’) is whether I feel homesick.  For Slovenes especially, the idea of being away from home for an extended period of time … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Bound: A Days-Long Journey Into Night

I have talked of my adventures in foreign lands and told of my impressions of their people.  I have documented the days and weeks and reflected here on the things that I have seen and experienced.  I have even described … Continue reading

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Transitions

As I rode a bus from Novi Sad in the north of Serbia to Niš in the south, I stared out the window and contemplated the future of my trip.  I had already experienced so much, and it had only … Continue reading

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Balkan Impressions

As has been made abundantly clear over the last few weeks of blog posts, I recently had the long-wished-for oppourtunity to spend some time traveling in the Balkans.  For 15 days I was in motion, not allowing dust to settle, … Continue reading

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