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...

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...

(I will preface this by saying that if you’re offended that I am spelling Kyiv as “Kiev”, please pretend it is spelled the way you prefer throughout; I am spelling...