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Archive for June 2010

June 29, 2010

Before I traveled last summer, I had a conversation with the superbly wise Jacquie Heim. Over the course of this conversation she said some things to me that I will never forget. The most important (and relevant) of them being the following: Dont be one of those assholes who comes back after traveling around the […]

June 14, 2010

For everything that Ill miss about cuisine from the Balkans, Im glad to be in a country that has amazing sausage again.

June 13, 2010

I love the World Cup. Watching Germany dismantle Australia while a bunch of drunk Poles wearing German jerseys hoot and holler behind me is a superb experience that I will cherish deeply. I did find out, however, that Metallica is once again ruining my life. Those assholes are playing here in Warsaw the 16th and […]

June 13, 2010

I meant to write this post waiting for the train in Sofia. But I was tired. I meant to write this post on the 7 hour train from Sofia to Bourgas. But I fell asleep. I meant to write this post waiting for my WizzAir flight in Bourgas. But I was tired. I meant to […]

June 11, 2010

Night Train: 1 Walt: 0 Now, I love trains. I prefer their wider seats and walking areas. I prefer their openable windows and antique breaks that make a noise like the gates of hell opening. I prefer the wildly fluctuating temperatures and frequent stops so border guards (or simply men who like badges) can shake […]

June 9, 2010

I like Belgrade (or Beograd or Београд). But in a different way from the rest of the Balkans. Its a really neat, giant city. The streets are big and there are tons of shoddy buses blazing around everywhere and the buildings are big. Its like a Rome that agrees with me (but with less awesome […]

June 8, 2010

Excellent! 9 hours and 23498092834 gallons of sweat on the hottest train ever later Im in Belgrade. But I forgot to mention some things. For instance, Sarajevo is one of the few, if not only, European capitals that does not have a McDonalds. Luckily, to fill this void, we have this: And this is burek, […]

June 8, 2010

Where to begin? As Im on a 9 hour train from Sarajevo to Belgrade, I guess it doesnt really matter. Ive got all the time in the world (like one of those worlds that breaks of a larger planet, exists as an orbiting body for roughly, lets say, 9 hours, and then is consumed in […]

June 7, 2010

I stood and watched in a park today as two men played a game of life-size chess. There was a ring of elderly men surrounding the board and I was in awe. They were so distinguished. Like Sean Connery circa League of Extraordinary Gentlemen distinguished. They stood there, in the hot Sarajevan sun, muttering and […]

June 4, 2010

Its about time I did this. Here you are ladies and gentlemen, the long awaited hand stand photo blog from Kacy Lebby (I as her surrogate blogger have assembled photographic evidence of her pained efforts) which I will (not so) cleverly dub The Sky At Her Feet. You know, instead of the world at her […]