Monthly Archives: November 2009

The bag of useless currency

Europe is overrun with pay toilets. It drives me mental. No one should have to pay to pee, people. I caught the bus from Dubrovnik to Podgorica, Montenegro, so I could then catch the overnight train to Belgrade. I had … Continue reading

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The Moment.

I stayed with Ricki and Monika for five days. We were supposed to pick olives from the trees they own, up on the mountain, but it kept raining in the afternoons. There were two other couchsurfers there at the time, … Continue reading

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Balkan Stories

Serbia When Vesna was a freshman in university she joined the student movement that would eventually bring down Slobodan Milošević. We were sitting having coffee in the Sarajevo sunshine when she casually mentioned she’d been its PR person. It was … Continue reading

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Getting Out of Mostar

I tried to leave Mostar after one night. I really did. I’d spent one day wandering around the Old Town and seeing the New Old Bridge, and eating the best cevapi in town. I thought I should be moving on. Majda, … Continue reading

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A whole new way to travel

Couchsurfing is the future, folks. Get on board. My first couchsurfing experience was in Hungary, where I stayed with two fantastic women: Judit, in Pecs, and Irina, in Zalaegerszeg. They are best friends, and taught me the meaning of hospitality. … Continue reading

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