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Notes on Tirana

Tirana is the capital city of Albania, and it has a population of about half a million in a country of about 2.8 million. A small city in a small country, and yet I felt compelled to spend two weeks here without knowing much about it. I arrived at the bus station outside of the […]

Where I’m At: January 2022 – Phnom Penh

Happy New Year from Phnom Penh! Where I’m At is my monthly travel and site update, where I look back at what I’ve been up to for the last month. More regular updates can be found at my weekly travel newsletter, which includes the most interesting travel reads from around the web. Where I’ve been […]

Notes on Coastal Montenegro – Bar, Budva, Tivat, and Kotor

Montenegro is positioning itself as a destination for digital nomads, and it was until recently offering citizenship through investment. It has since scrapped this program in order to prepare to apply for EU membership. It already uses the Euro, so it already feels like its on the way. Most international interest in Montenegro is along […]

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. […]