Category Archives: Europe

Meeting our Match in Melnik

We kept driving south to almost the border of Greece to a small town, known for its wines, Melnik.  It was touted in the guidebook as a quaint little getaway town for urban Sofia-ites.  No, it’s not a Unesco World Heritage Site, but it’s actually on the tentative list, so the Bulgarians think it’s important.  […]

The Rila Romp and A Trout to Boot

Rila Monastery, the number one tourist sight in all of Bulgaria is located 117 km. south of Sofia.  There are plenty of tours that will take you there, but we rented a car to see the country and this was just our first stop.  It is a really easy and beautiful drive taking your through […]

Time-lapse The Netherlands

We lived in the Netherlands for a little over two years, where  we tried all the things we were supposed to try.  After traveling the country from one end to the other, which isn’t that difficult since it is so small, I think there’s a few things you should try to do when you go.  […]

Invading Rhodes…Just Like the Knights Templar Did Before Us

Invading Rhodes Knights Templar

Just 53 miles from Marmaris, Turkey, lays the largest of the Dodecanese Island, Rhodes.  Crawling with tourists, mostly from cruise ships, Rhodes is famous for its rich medieval history.  As you pull into port you are faced immediately with the formidable fortress walls built by the Knights Templar and Hospitaller (the Order of St. John, […]

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