Tagged with The Balkans

Statues and Skopje

Statues and Skopje

Statues. That’s what’s up in Skopje. Literally. Continue reading

One Summer in Kosovo

One Summer in Kosovo

Most summers I end up at the beach. In New Zealand, I’ll end up at a small house by the sea. When I lived in Italy, it was the lakes up north, Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como. When I lived in Korea, I made a trip to Fukuoka, Japan, to be by the sea. … Continue reading

The Sights and Smells of Sarajevo

The Sights and Smells of Sarajevo

Sarajevo smells good. It smells like your neighbour’s house that you walk past every day on your way home from work, which makes your stomach rumble. It smells like warm burek, fresh from the oven. It smells like strong Bosnian coffee. It smells like double apple shisha. It smells of the smoke from your freshly … Continue reading

Memories of Mostar

Memories of Mostar

“New Zealand?” asked the customs agent. “Let me check if you need a visa to enter,” he said as he walked away with out passports. My heart sank, I knew I didn’t need a visa. Last time border control walked away with my passport (I’m looking at you Cambodia) I ended up paying a ransom … Continue reading