Plovdiv: Glimpses of central Bulgaria and the oldest city in Europe

I recall Bulgaria as a mosaic of snapshots. Old men in parks betting 1 lev on each chess game. A pimp walking through the cafe at 11 p.m. to drum up business. Protests on the first day parliament sits. Glimpses of horse-drawn carts on a long bus ride across¬†the country. The middle-aged couple on the […]

Planning for a Trip: Finding Accommodation

Note: This is written for an American who wants to travel to Europe, but it can be applied generally. Finding accommodation is the easiest part of planning a trip, so rest easy. The most important thing is to know whether one is¬†comfortable sharing a dorm-style room with snoring strangers or those entering the room in […]