first 24 hours in riga (latvia)

jojo: what do i like? -very pretty city.  the skyline has lots of churchtops and spires, a river runs through the middle of the city, lots of reconstructed buildings from the war era and also many new modern buildings with the infusion of eu & tourist dollars -good value for our dollar.  the prices here […]

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weekly summary #23 – berlin & warsaw

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. berlin (templehof-schoneberg, hotel, 5 nights) warsaw (airbnb, centrum, 3 nights) q. favourite meal a. perogies, borscht and the polish version of a schnitzel at our first (but definitely not the last) milk bar q. most memorable moment / best highlight a. spending a few […]

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first 24 hours in zagreb (croatia)

jojo: what do i like? -being the capital of croatia, big city = options.  have options for food other than grilled meat, pasta and pizza.  woohoo! -very accessible city.  many tram lines, all above ground meaning no time spent walking through mazes of subway stations.  the trams also run very frequently -the town feels empty, […]

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first 24 hours in split

jojo: what do i like? -restaurant hosts/hostesses are very chill and don’t harass you as you walk the streets.  the aggressiveness of some people we’ve run into in portugal and dubrovnik were a real turnoff -prices for food and drink are about 30-50% cheaper than dubrovnik; nice to be out of the theme park and […]

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first 24 hours in dubrovnik

jojo: what do i like? -KING’S LANDING! -in all seriousness, out of all the old towns that we’ve been to, dubrovnik is quite amazing.  the city walls were originally built in the 7th century and fortified throughout the 12th-17th centuries.  the walls run up to 25m high and 1,940m long.  ridiciulously impressive that they are […]

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first 24 hours in kotor

jojo: what do i like? -unbelievable scenery.  the drive here involved taking multiple tunnels through the mountainous terrain of montenegro as well as passing well developed beach towns bar & budva along the adriatic sea.  kotor is nestled in a bay surrounded by mountains and the old town is a walled city with walls running […]

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