Prague 2015

I’ve been to Prague a few times before, but this was Ania’s first time in the Czech capital and we took Fado along as well. Having Fado around a city weekend getaway was going to be a learning experience for us, but he passed with flying colors. We rented a pet friendly AirBNB apartment from…

Live From Prague

We’re in Prague! And by we I mean Ania, Fado and I. It’s super hot and just beautiful weather for sightseeing this great city. Here are a few photos from our first day here as I try to figure out this WordPress for iPad app.                

Boston – Got Crabs?

I never really traveled to the east coast while living in California. In 1998 we drove across the States on a cross-country family vacation that took us to Chicago, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and New York. Many years later I would tour New York City a bit closer on a mini vacation. But that about covers…

Săpânța – The Merry Cemetery

My last stop in Romania was the city of Săpânța known for its Merry Cemetery. The cemetery is an open air museum and one of Romania’s national tourist attractions. All tombstones are carved in wood with naïve art, an art form that represents a given painting, and in this case carving, with childlike simplicity in its subject matter…

Maramures & Barsana Monastery

A day after our swim in the Black Sea we knew that the inevitable end to our trip was coming. We had after all reached our destination which was the sea itself, and now we slowly rode closer towards Poland with every kilometer. We had planned around 3 more days of riding around Romania when…

Transalping

I probably have a couple more Romania posts to write, but last weekend this happened. Yeah, my Trampie took a hit, and not a small one either. Turns out I should have let go of the throttle when I got to the top of the jump, not actually jump it landing awkwardly with no control…

Berca Mud Volcanoes

As gases erupt some 3,000 meters deep, clay and salty water are being pushed towards the surface creating small mud volcanoes. The mud is cold as it comes from Earth’s continental crust layers and as it dries out it creates the conical shape that can be seen on photos below. Due to high salt content…

Crete Day 1 – Elafonissi

With an evening flight to Chania, a car rental, and a half hour drive to our hotel, it was just short of midnight when we sat down to a late night snack and a pitcher of red wine. That is why I won’t call that day one, but will instead reserve that title to a…

Milan at Work

A 4am wake up call and a 6:15am morning flight later I am typing from Milan where I will be doing scooter work for the next few days. I obviously can’t share the details of my top secret assignment, top notch agency stuff you’ve only read in Tom Clancy novels, but I can show you…

Simson Schwalbe KR 51

Simson Schwalbe KR 50 and the KR 51 pictured below was East-Germany’s answer to the Italian Vespa and to me is still the ultimate retro scooter. 153,500 KR 51 scooters were produced between 1964 and 1968 before eventually being replaced by a more modern SR50 model, but the KR family lived on till 1986 with…

Berlin Walking

Here’s a bunch of photos in no particular order other than being taken chronologically as we spent two days walking through and visiting the German capital.

Wojciech Cejrowski – Barefoot Around the World

Wojciech Cejrowski, pronounced Voycieh Ceyrovski, is the Polish equivalant of the Crocodille Hunter. And while I may have exaggerated a little due to the obvious fact that his shows are not at all animal related, I wanted to make a strong point about the wackiness of this travel guru. Cejrowski is a world traveler, but he’s not…

Moroccan Adventures – Marrakesh

Karolina and I spent the last two weeks traveling through Morocco. The trip began with a week long drive trough Morocco’s major cities; Agadir, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, and Fes, with a long 500km track back to Marrakesh and then again back to Agadir for a second full week of beach resting. With a new…

England Day 2.5 – Brighton

After our tour of the Windsor Castle we drove to Brighton, a sea side town about 50 miles south of London. Although first settlements here date back before year 1086, Brighton emerged as a health resort featuring sea bathing in the 18th century and became a frequent day trip destination for Londoners after the arrival…

England Day 1 – London

4am wake up time, 5am drive to the airport, 6:30am flight with arrival in London Luton at 9 in the morning. That was just the beginning. Jo and Hamish were our hosts for the five days we spent in England. Jo is Karolina’s high school friend and if it wasn’t for Jo and her other…

The Italian Job

Should it still be called Italian food while at an airport in Rome, or should it just be food? I had about three hours to spare on every single lay over  on my last visit to Sicily and walked around aimlessly taking photos here and there. But as it turns out Italians are not too…

Sicily, Italy

I was given an opportunity to do a little contract work for one of my former employers on their project in Sicily, Italy. While I will not get into any specifics, I will tell you that this is truly a remarkable place. I’ve been told that there’s much more to Sicily than the small and…

Palinka

I can’t leave Hungary without mentioning one last thing: Palinka. Shortly after arriving in Budapest, we were introduced to the Hungarian fire water. I wrote in an earlier post about “Nalewka” in Poland; mostly home made alcoholic concoction, very liqueur like, mostly based on some sort of a fruit. Palinka seems to be a Hungarian…