DANCING PANDAS

Journaling The Journey

Vegan Restaurants in Sofia Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Grand Hotel with flowers all around it

Throughout our week in Sofia we discovered many good  vegan restaurants.  And some that were not that great. Surprisingly there were a few to choose from.  Here is our list of vegan restaurants in Sofia: Soul Kitchen Soul Kitchen is a vegan high end restaurant.  If you want to splurge a bit and eat food […]

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Plovdiv a Must Visit on Any Bulgarian Itinerary

Kapana and it's Street Art makes Plovdiv a must visit place on any Bulgarian Itinerary

Originally Plovdiv was thought to be the oldest city in Europe.  It’s history is now under question due to new archaeological developments.  However, it is believed to have been settled for 6,000 years.  And continuously inhabited since that time.  This makes Plovdiv a treasure trove for antiquity lovers and a must visit on any Bulgarian […]

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3 Perfect Days in Brasov

Peles Castle a perfect place to visit during 3 day Brasov visit

Surrounded by the magnificent peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and filled with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.  It is also a perfect gateway to the rest of Transylvania.  Read on to find out about our 3 perfect days in Brasov. Brasov Brasov’s Pedestrian Walkway […]

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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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The Best of Kosovo

Prizren Kosovo Stone Bridge

Kosovo is Europe’s newest country. At the heart of the Balkans, it is truly a fascinating land rewarding visitors with genuine generosity of it’s people, warm smiles, charming mountain towns, fantastic hiking opportunities and breathtaking medieval monasteries containing some of the most precious art in Europe. Declaring independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo has only […]

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North Macedonia the Great

Steeped in history and nestled between stunning mountains, shimmering lakes and gorgeous parks, North Macedonia quickly became one of my favorite places in the Balkans. Please follow and like us:

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