Lost in Transylvania

As the train rumbles across the Romanian countryside, the attendant comes by and punches my ticket. He starts to hand it back to me, before pulling it back and taking a closer look at it.  He has a concerned look about him.  “Sinaia?” I sheepishly inquire, referring to my intended destination. “Nooooo!”  He shouts, throwing his hands … Continue reading Lost in Transylvania

Cats, Rakija and Mountain Climbing: Adventures in Montenegro

“Brandy, no.  Whiskey, no.  Rakija, yes.” Even though the farmer doesn’t really speak any English, the point he makes is quite clear.  Rakija is the drink of choice in these mountains.  No need to bother with any of that other garbage.  Vodka?  No thanks. Around the small house perched high on the side of the Bay … Continue reading Cats, Rakija and Mountain Climbing: Adventures in Montenegro

Gotland Road Trip

2 days is just about the perfect amount of time one needs to see the major sights of Visby, Gotland. After 2 days, we found ourselves itching to find out what else this charming island had to offer. We rented a car for the day and spent the next few hours heading north, with the island … Continue reading Gotland Road Trip

Things to do in Visby, Sweden

When most visitors plan a trip to Sweden, they tend to stick to the usual suspects:  Stockholm, Gothenburg, or far up north in Sweden’s lapland to glimpse the northern lights.  However, far from the mainland lies a little Swedish island called Gotland, in the middle of the Baltic, halfway between Sweden and the eastern Baltic countries of … Continue reading Things to do in Visby, Sweden

Justin Goes to Sweden

Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball. I’ve always flirted with the idea of moving abroad.  The thought of living and working in some European town has, for a long time, been floating around in my head.  Not only would I be immersed in a culture quite different from the one I’ve always known, but the … Continue reading Justin Goes to Sweden