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March 18, 2013 4

West Balkan trip part 4: Croatia (Dubrovnik)

By in Balkans, Croatia, Travel

Dubrovnik From Mostar we took a bus to return to Croatia and reached the famous Medieval coastal wall city of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is the most famous tourist destination of Croatia, hence it’s the most touristy and expensive leg of this trip. Most tourists arrive here via giant cruise ships. At the time we went which […]

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March 14, 2013 3

West Balkan trip part 3: Bosnia Herzegovnia (Sarajevo + Mostar)

By in Balkans, Travel

Sarajevo: I never thought that I would visit Sarajevo one day, the imagery of it being under siege was still quite vivid in my mind from watching the news in the 90s. But alas we chose to include Sarajevo in our itinerary because its fascinating history and crossroad of cultures had us intrigued. On the surface, […]

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March 14, 2013 6

West Balkan trip part 2: Slovenia (Bled + Ljubljana)

By in Balkans, Slovenia, Travel

We spent two days at Slovenia, one day at Lake Bled and one at the capital Ljubljana. A former member of the socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,  Slovenia was the first of the six regions to gain independence. It’s also one of the first former-communist countries to join the Eurozone. The vibe here definitely felt […]

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July 15, 2011 2

Notable cafes in Istanbul

By in 12: Istanbul, Travel

Some of the best time we spent in Istanbul were just hanging out at cafes. Other than The House cafes, here are other notable places we went to: The cafe at the Istanbul Modern Museum has an amazing view of the skyline of old town Istanbul. We spent a long time chilling there, sketching and […]

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July 8, 2011 Off

Meyhane at Asmalimescit (Istanbul: Beyoglu)

By in 12: Istanbul, Travel

Two blocks from our apartment is one of our favorite places in Istanbul to wine and dine: Asmalimescit – lively small streets filled with Meyhane (Tavern), bars and cafes. Any day in the week, starting in late afternoon, these narrow streets would be filled with outdoor tables and chairs occupied by people having a good […]

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