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Ugljan Island

While staying in Zadar over the summer we visited several of the nearby Croatian islands. Ugljan is one of the largest with several towns on it. Unlike most Croatian islands Ugljan has its own water source. The first time we went to Preko, a small town on the island, it was via a late afternoon […]


7 weeks in Zadar Croatia

My mother, friend and I planned to stay in Zadar from June to September, but my dog Onawa was diagnosed with Addison’s disease causing us to cut our stay short. Our departure became the end of July making our next stop Zagreb for a few weeks for her treatment. We found many reasons to love […]


To the Moon (Island) for Cheese

In July 2019 my mom and I were in Zadar, Croatia. A few weeks earlier, mom had visited the nearby island of Pag and raved about it, in particular a special cheese she had tried for the first time. She was planning to return and convinced me to join her for the forty-five-minute bus trip […]


Serbia pizza expedition

One of the friends I made while in Belgrade told me about a pizza place which competes with Italian and other European pizza chefs and wins. He told me about all the interesting types of pizzas and the wall covered in awards. The restaurant is in Pirot Serbia, it’s about two and a half hours […]


Boljevac Serbia

In June 2019 my mother, friend Fiorella and I rented a car to drive from Belgrade to Boljevac, a small town in central Serbia, where we planned to explore for two weeks. Boljevac is next to Rtanj mountain, famous for its pyramid shape and legends of vampires, aliens and for healing tea. We stayed in […]


Traditional Rakija

The Balkan region all shares a traditional drink- rakija is a strong spirit served in most cafes and all bars in the Balkan region. It can be found in most every household. There are many uses for rakija, a sore throat, as antiseptic, or improving the mood of guests, rakija is administered by most families […]


Dinner in Zemun

When I returned to Belgrade from my US and UK business trips in October of 2019 I had only a week with my mom before she flew to the US. I wanted to do something special with her the last weekend she was with me. We decided to go to Zemun together on a Saturday […]


Belgrade for Autumn

I liked the spring trip to Belgrade so much that I came back for autumn. Belgrade is an exciting city with a rich social life. The city is large enough to participate in anything one could want to experience and small enough to see it all. There are stark differences between the classic historical and […]


Day through Bosnia

In June 2019 my mother, friend Fiorella and I drove our rental car from Boljevac to Tara national park where we spent one whole day and night in Vitasi. After a night out exploring the cute village and a fantastic dinner then good night sleep we drove through some of the most amazing mountain roads […]