Have you ever been to a Moldavian wedding?

So I’m trying an experiment this week. Going to attempt to post photos, videos, etc direct from the road on my latest adventure to Moldova and Romania. First reason for […]

Bus journey from Chisinau, Moldova to Brasov, Romania

Sitting on the bus to Brasov from Chișinău and am not feeling so hot. I’d let this Romanian dude next to me let me lay my head on his shoulder […]

Summer, summer, summertime in Odessa

Went down to the beach on my lunch today and even though it was still warm enough to lay out and swim, I can feel autumn coming in harder, faster, […]

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

And guess what? This bad boy (otherwise known as Reactor 4) still hasn’t been fixed. Built in a hurry back in 1986, the “sarcophagus” now covering the burnt reactor was […]

This One Time, in Belgrade…

There was this dude DJing… He wasn’t that great but the crowd was going crazy so I thought I’d walk to the front of the stage to get a better […]

From the Baltics to the Balkans

My latest trips have taken me through 6 countries and 9 cities so let me just summarize what’s to come: Tallinn, Estonia Riga, Valmiera and Cēsis, Latvia Vilnius, Lithuania Warsaw, […]

How Couchsurfing Changed My Life (and Possibly Saved It)

I found out about Couchsurfing a few months before I started my travels and was dying to try it out. Kind of. I loved the concept and was excited to […]

Five of My Favorite Things in Warsaw, Poland

I had a feeling this might happen; I’ve fallen in love with Warszawa (vahr–shah-vah, sounds so much nicer, doesn’t it?). Warsaw is the capital of Poland, yet for some reason […]

Christmastime in Cracow

Munich. Prague. Vienna. Bratislava. Copenhagen. Traveling around in Europe I was well aware that this is where some of the best Christmas markets in the world take place each year. […]

Hanging With Gypsy Punks in Warsaw, Poland

I got to hang out with some of my favorite gypsies EVER in Warsaw the other night. Gogol Bordello is probably one of the best live acts I have ever […]

Lviv: Ukrainian Mind, European Heart

Good news, Lviv is alive and well! I was worried I might not see the city for what it was because the first time I tried visiting everything was closed […]

Welcome to rainy Polandia…

This is the Polish/Ukrainian border. Pretty depressing. Luckily we only had to sit here for two hours while officials from each country checked our passports and luggage to make sure […]

10 Seconds in Chernobyl

Here is a sneak peak at the craziest daytrip I have ever taken. 10 seconds, 20 seconds…basically however long you spend staring at the photos. Chernobyl and its aftermath has […]

Golden Kiev: The Churches and Cathedrals of Ukraine’s Capital

Kiev has really impressed me. A couple of months ago when I first started looking into visiting, I forecasted quite accurately a city full of traditional Kievan Rus churches topped […]

I’m obsessed with…Georgian food

Went to Nikala, a Georgian food restaurant, in Kiev last night. It was my first experience with Georgian food and it was a great success. ღორის ქადა Salati (salad) Just […]

Welcome to Kiev!

Woooooooow! I have to say, I am quite impressed with what I have seen from the city so far. I had no idea I would like it this much! It’s […]

I Left My Heart in Odessa, Ukraine

My trip to Ukraine started off a bit crazy. Swine Flu Mania was sweeping the country and I was forced to learn the hard way how Ukrainian politicians garnered support […]

I’m obsessed with…Pepper Vodka & Grapefruit Juice

You must try this now! It is like a party in your mouth. Don’t worry, I always wanted to vomit when I thought about pepper flavored vodka, too. Nevertheless, I […]

Хурма are so hot right now

Хурма (khurma): street name…PERSIMMONS I thought these things being sold on every street corner in Odessa were just scary tomatoes, but actually it is a very delicious fruit that I […]

Odessa, the film star

I didn’t know anything about Odessa before I came except that it was where one of the most famous scenes in film history took place. In Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, […]