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travel musings

Posted by | August 5, 2009
Island life in Croatia

Exactly a week has passed since I arrived to the island of Korčula in the southern Adriatic. It feels like a long month and a short-lived day at the same...

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Posted by | June 29, 2009
The surprise of 5Rhythms

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story for the travel writing competition by Bradt/Independent on Sunday. I had recently discovered 5Rhythms and inspired by the experience, I scribbled this...

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Posted by | May 18, 2009
A short trip goes a long way

I have a tendency to want to travel far. If I don't cross the border, it feels as if I haven't even left home. A strange condition. Perhaps it has...

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Posted by | March 30, 2009
When roots start to call

Exactly two weeks ago in Zagreb, my father passed away. It was an end of a journey, and the reason for my silence. All of a sudden, I find myself...

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Posted by | March 6, 2009
A different kind of journey

On February 5, as I was taking care of last-minute preparations for my six-week trip to Bolivia, I got a call from my mother in Croatia with disturbing news –...

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Posted by | January 20, 2009
Echoing Obama’s speech

On this historic day, inspired and humbled by Barack Hussein Obama's inauguration speech earlier today, I sit in my Brooklyn apartment still thinking of his words. As a traveler who...

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Posted by | January 13, 2009
Magic of Cabo Polonio

In the winter of 2007, I spent three months living in Buenos Aires. However much I love that city, one of the fondest memories of my South American sojourn was...

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Posted by | January 1, 2009
Happy 2009

With more peace and music ++++++ Con mas paz y musica ++++++ Sa vise mira i muzike ++++++

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Posted by | December 19, 2008
Last chance to give back

The Passports with Purpose fundraiser has only ten days to go and $475 to raise! So, I just wanted to remind everyone that a $10 raffle ticket towards one of...

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Posted by | December 1, 2008
Give back to the world

A couple of days ago, I blogged about Passports with Purpose, a travel blogger-driven fundraiser for Heifer International, a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate hunger and poverty around the...

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