Category Archives: Balkans

The Best Coffee in Belgrade, Serbia

Aviator Coffee Explorer in Belgrade, Serbia

Coffee in Belgrade is definitely not a new phenomenon.  In fact, it is one of the best things to do in Belgrade when you’re there.  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, […]

Walking Across the Border of Albania to Tushemisht

Tushemisht, Albania

Prior to traveling to Ohrid in Macedonia, I had decided that I would make the valiant effort of walking from Sveti Naum, a monastery on the south shore of Lake Ohrid, to Tushemisht or Pogradec in Albania.  While there are many things to do in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, I planned to spend all […]

Sofia Cafes: Where to Find the Best Coffee in Sofia, Bulgaria

Are you on the hunt for the best coffee in Sofia? This Sofia cafes guide will help you out! I was in Sofia this past March and before arriving, I had my heart set on creating a coffee guide to the Bulgarian capital.  Once I arrived there, I actually ended up slightly hard-pressed to find […]

20 Essential Things to do in Athens, Greece in Winter

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One of the best things about Greece is the weather.  There are varying climates throughout the country, but Athens has tolerable weather even during the winter compared to northern and central Europe.  This is a guide of things to do in Athens in winter. Things to do in Athens in Winter I have been to […]

Ultimate Santorini Itinerary: How to Spend 5 Days in Santorini

View from Oia Castle in Santorini

Are you planning to spend 5 days in Santorini (or more)? This Santorini itinerary covers all bases of how to plan the epic trip, including what to do, where to stay, and more! 5 Days in Santorini Itinerary Santorini is a very beautiful island in Greece. It’s a very popular destination and is famous because […]