Eastern Europe

Astounding Armenia

Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, rests in a valley with the Hrazdan River winding through it. It is known as the pink city for the many prominent buildings in locally mined stone called “tuff” in mostly pinkish shades. Others are rich taupe and a few sport soft orange hues; the latter locals claim is rarest…

Bulgaria – Sofia and Day-Away Sites

Ahhh, Sofia, the beauteous capital of Bulgaria. One is never far from a green space with profusions of flowers, fountains and benches under shade trees. And then there is the alluring pedestrian-only street with its array of cafes where music and laughter drifts from under canopied seating …cocoons of enjoyment! Just past this ped-zone the…

Marvelous Moldova

Small landlocked Moldova may be one of Europe’s best kept secrets. It is not (as yet) flooded by tourists, it’s easy on the budget and has great sites to see.  This former Soviet republic is bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and around its southern tip. The country’s climate…

Prague, Czech Republic

Each city around the world has its own feel. On our first walk over Charles Bridge and through the Old Town streets we find Prague to be one of the busiest historic districts to date – hordes of people jostle for space, inevitably someone steps in front of Rick’s camera as he is about to…