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Belgrade City Center Free Walking Tour and Alternative Belgrade Tour

Posted at:10 July, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Some fun things I learnt from the Free Belgrade Tour! – A common alcohol in Serbia is Rakia.  Rakia is commonly homemade and comes in 100’s of flavors.  The most common flavor is plumb.  It usually has an alcohol percentage between 40-70%. – The locals say there are three levels of a Serbian party: At […]

The Maverick Hostel Budapest

Posted at:8 July, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

July 4 (Cont’d) I woke up just before the border to cross from Serbia to Hungary.  Passport.  STAMP.  Country #70…… ….Awesome!  I had the only non-red passport on the entire bus that took us from Belgrade to Budapest. I was surprised and had no idea that Hungary still uses their own currency, the Forint, and not […]

ArkaBarka Floating Hostel Belgrade

Posted at:7 July, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

July 2 It took us three different vehicles, but we made it to Belgrade…. …which translates to ‘White City’ because of the color of the fortress on the hill.  My shuttle bus driver, who had me in his own personal car to finish the journey after our shuttle bus van broke down, could not find […]

The Doctor’s House Hostel Sarajevo

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June 30th (cont’d) The bus headed for Bosnia and Herzegovina…. …I sat at the front and made friends with the bus driver guys through broken English who switched off roles of ticket man vs driver several times though the journey.  One of the drivers was terrifying.  Twice he caught the ridge of the road with the […]

History of Sarajevo Tragedy in a Timeline

Posted at:6 July, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Bosnia has existed since the 11th century. – In 1435 the Ottoman’s arrived, began to build and established a city.  They created a new way of life in the area and brought Islam with them. – From 1435 to 1878 Christians in Bosnia had higher taxes and worse jobs than the Muslims who had lower […]

Sarajevo Tunnel Museum and Bobsled Track Tour

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Through The Doctor’s House in Sarajevo, owner Cat organizes a tour to ‘Tunel Spasa’ which is the tunnel that was dug under the Sarajevo airport runway during the seige of the city, used to bring supplies for survival into the city.  The tour then finishes with a stop at the beautifully dilapidated bobsled track from […]

Villa Marija Hvar

Posted at:3 July, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

June 28 I was up at 7:30am to kick ass on the day and figure out how to get myself to the island called Hvar…. ….right next to a city called Split, down the Croatian coastline.  The train schedule was terrible with 9 and 15 hour train rides to get to cover the 5 hour […]

Plitvička Jezera Croatian National Park in Pictures

Posted at:30 June, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Plitvička Jezera – Croatian National Park Croatian National Park, Plitvička Jezera, is gorgeous.  In 1979 it became a park of UNESCO.  It is a beautiful forested park of waterfalls, streams and 16 different lakes.  The lakes are at different terraces and therefore many waterfalls, the tallest of 75 meters, make for picturesque views. – 220 kuna – […]

Zagreb Free Walking Tour Facts

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Zagreb Free Walking Tour Facts – When I showed up for the Zagreb free walking tour, my guide looked liked he needed the money.  On his backpack that had been patched where it had ripped, and beside the broken zipper, written in marker were the words, ‘Of all the escape mechanisms, death is the most […]

Chillout Hostel Zagreb

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June 26 (cont’d) The train took us from Austrian across Slovenia to Croatia…. …I jumped off the train in a Slovenian station just to touch the ground as I have never been to the country before, but it does not count as a country on my list because I did not make a monetary transaction there.  […]