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Where I’m At: December 2021 – Bangkok (quarantine edition)

Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update. Subscribe to my travel newsletter for weekly updates and the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been It’s been a month of exploring two cities as I hop my way back to my homeland. Istanbul View this post on Instagram A […]

Notes on Podgorica – From provincial outpost to nation’s capital

Podgorica is one of the world’s youngest capital cities. Its relative youth as a seat of power goes some way to explaining why Podgorica feels more like a provincial outpost than the nation’s capital. Montenegro became a new country in 2008 after seceding from the union of Serbia and Montenegro. During that time, Belgrade was […]

Notes on Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and apart from the siege, the assassination, and the Winter Olympics, I didn’t know much about the city. For my generation, the name Sarajevo is probably as synonymous with conflict as Saigon is for a Boomer. I visited Sarajevo without researching what to see so I could […]

Notes on Mostar – Visiting the famous bridge of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar is home to one of the most famous bridges in Europe. For those of us who lived through the nineties news cycle of the Yugoslav Wars, it become a symbol of the war when it was destroyed during the Bosnian War in 1993. The Stari Most (Old Bridge) has since been reconstructed and is […]

Where I’m At: November 2021 – Istanbul

Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update. Subscribe to my travel newsletter for weekly updates and the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been It’s been a month of travel around the Western Balkans. Bosnia and Herzegovina The month began in Sarajevo, which turned out to be a […]

Croatia trip summary – Highlights and observations as a digital nomad

Croatia has become a popular destination for digital nomads, and at the start of 2021 they made history by being one of the first countries in the world to offer a digital nomad visa. Croatia is more affordable than Western Europe, and being outside of the Schengen Area makes it a convenient place to do […]

Notes on Split – The historic hub city of the Dalmatian Coast

Split is a city on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, and it’s the second-largest city in the country after Zagreb. For my 2021 visit to Croatia, I bookended the trip with time in Zagreb and Split to compare the two. Split has a metropolitan population of about 346,000 people, so it’s not a huge place. […]

Where I’m At: October 2021 – Sarajevo

Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update. Subscribe to my travel newsletter for weekly updates and the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been Croatia View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) The month began in Zagreb where I spent time to […]

Notes on Rijeka – Croatia’s grand port city

Rijeka is the third-largest city in Croatia (behind Zagreb and Split) and the main seaport. Croatia is better known for its beach and island destinations, so Rijeka doesn’t figure high in tourism promotions. I had never heard of anything about Rijeka before going. My decision to go here was based purely on the fact that it […]

Notes on Zagreb – Croatia’s cool capital

Croatia is popular for its islands and beaches, so the inland capital of Zagreb doesn’t get as much consideration from European holidaymakers. After all, it’s just another European city. I first visited Zagreb in 2012, and I remarked on that trip that Zagreb was an underrated city. After nine years since my last visit, I […]