We were first introduced to Balkan cuisine in Sarajevo on a cold, wet, wintery day. That’s when we tasted Cevapcici – one of Bosnia’s favorite dishes.
We love wandering around Europe, particularly the regions less visited. So the past few years we’ve focused on traveling throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, and the Balkans.
“The Balkan Peninsula is one of the last relatively unexplored corners of Europe. But with a wealth of history, cultural and culinary treasures and great nightlife, it won’t be long before the region becomes the next travel hotspot.” —Lonely Planet
“If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘You know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’” –Jeff Foxworthy
Travel, when it’s finished, is about images … visual and mental. This picture-perfect heliconia, aka Lobster Claw, was 15 feet from our deep, shady porch in Ubud, Bali. The contrast of brilliant colors against a living wall of green was simple and starkly beautiful. And every single day, Terri and I enjoyed this lovely bloom …
OK. Go on. Get it out of the way. Let the giggles and tee-hees commence. State park names don’t come much funnier than this, and if there’s a better example of a double entendre out there I can’t imagine it.
Whether hiking the Appalachian Trail or trying to find Macy’s at the mall, where would we be without maps? Well … probably lost. Maps help locate us and get us from point A to B.
As Noel Coward said, only “mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” I’m neither, which is why I was safely ensconced on our deep, shady guesthouse balcony – bare feet propped up, cool Beer Lao in hand.