DANCING PANDAS

Journaling the journey

Was Getting Robbed A Good Thing?

Last year in Taranto, Italy our car was broken into and our bags were stolen. At that point we pretty much only owned what was on our backs. Think about that. That’s it! Masha posted about the incident last year but I thought I’d reflect on it and see if we have grown from the experience. […]

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Is Eger worth a visit?

Old town Eger - a view from the castle. Surely this answers the question "is Eger worth a visit?"

Leaving Budapest was really difficult.  We truly fell in love with that city after only being there for 10 days.  We kept on saying to each other, “Is Eger really worth a visit?”.  Or should we stay in beautiful Budapest longer?

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Things to See and Do in Apulia

Leaving the Amalfi Coast was hard enough, but driving through the outskirts of Foggia we felt like we were in a different land.  It is customary to see scantily clad young ladies (mostly very good looking ones) sitting on a chair underneath a bridge.  Not the welcome mat that we were hoping for as we […]

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25 Free and Fun things to see and do in Budapest

After hearing so many amazing things about the Paris of the East, it surprisingly surpassed even our expectations. Budapest is a beautiful large city sitting proudly on both sides of the Danube river. It’s personality sparkles due to it’s architecture, green spaces, art, history and diversity. There are so many free and fun things to […]

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Dancing Pandas Nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger recognition award

The Dancing Pandas have been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award by April of Rodes on the Road. We are truly humbled and honored to have been noticed by other more established bloggers like the Rodes. Who nominated us? The Rodes are a very active family that loves to travel. They enjoy seeing parts of […]

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Sarajevo – the Heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina showing a bridge over the river with mosques in the background

Hearing the name Sarajevo conjures up different historical memories and thoughts for me. The gunshot that started WWI, the Olympics of 1984, the Bosnian war and of course the Siege. So much strife and pain has been felt in this tortured capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Yet, today this resilient city is filled with diversity, […]

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10 Things to See and Do in Mostar

The Old Bridge in Mostar (the top thing to see) down on the turquoise river.

Driving into Mostar through lush mountains and colorful farm land of Bosnia and Herzegovina we immediately noticed the difference in the landscape from Montenegro. After so much research about this ancient city, we could not wait to see it for ourselves. Read on to find out the 10 must see and do things we found […]

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What to See and Do in Montenegro

Masha overlooking Sveti Stefan

The tiny new republic of Montenegro is home to dramatic mountains, gorgeous landscapes, picturesque coastal towns and lovely welcoming people. It encompasses an Adriatic coastline, lowlands and high mountain ranges. Half of the country is covered by thick forests and the Tara River canyon is the deepest and longest in Europe. Consequently, there is so […]

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Kotor Bay – A Jewel of the Balkans – What to See and Do

The glistening water of Kotor Bay is shouldered by limestone cliffs of Lovcen National Park which jut around charming medieval towns. The mountains are dotted with tiny villages and monasteries with peaceful verdant trails between them reflecting in the tranquil water of the bay. Kotor Bay is a national treasure. A true jewel of the […]

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Hiking in the Bay of Kotor

The view of Kotor Bay from the Old Fort Trail

Arriving in the Bay of Kotor was like landing in a picture perfect adventure wonderland. Surrounded by jutting mountains precariously peering over cobalt glassy water, peppered with medieval churches and fortresses and cobblestone trails I didn’t know whether to grab a mountain bike, my running shoes, kayak or climbing equipment (there is a stunning Via […]

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