Tag travel

Travel Quests (Podcast Ep. 86)

On the road in the former Yugoslavia with a couple of Americans: one recreating his trip from 1984, the other looking for cheese.

Balkan Travel Writers (Podcast Ep. 51)

When it comes to travel writing and the Balkans, the vast majority of literature is by Western authors; travel writing about the Balkans. What’s much less known

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon at 80 (Podcast Episode 43)

Eighty years since its publication, Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia remains the most authoritative (and longest) book of travel writing on that former country.

Travel Writing About Ex-Yugoslavia (Podcast Ep. 22)

Travel writing about ex-Yugoslavia exploded in the 1990s as the country disintegrated in violence. The lessons the author of the first such account, Brian Hall, learned when he traveled through then-Yugoslavia in 1991 resonate today more than ever.

Balkan Travel Spies (Podcast Episode 14)

Foreign-born, Belgrade-based tour operators, Ralph van der Zijden, from the Netherlands (iBike Belgrade & Yugotour), and Tiago Carruco, from Portugal (Into the Balkans), share the stories of their respective businesses and how the covid pandemic has affected them.

Travels with Herodotus

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

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