Zaporizhia, Zaporozhye, Zaporizhzhya.  I typically spell cities on this site according to what people are searching for on Google, not how I would normally spell it on an everyday basis....

Did you know that Belgrade, Serbia was home to Europe's first kafana, or coffee shop?  Thanks to the Ottoman Empire, Serbia saw coffee houses nearly a century before London, Marseilles, Vienna and...

My first experience with a Soviet sanatorium was back in Sukhum, Abkhazia in 2013.  I had booked a place on Couchsurfing to stay that ran me $1 (free accommodation was...

In early October, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the city of Kharkiv in northeast Ukraine.  After years of earnestly researching the city, much of which I credit Katherine...