Post-Cover (2015-10-13) The Bet

La Apuesta (The Bet)

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When embarking on a year long around-the-world trip, it would obviously be helpful for one to know a second language.  And so while planning our trip… Lauren and I decided it might be cool for us each to try to pick one up.  She chose Spanish.  And I chose Arabic.  That was over a year ago. Flash forward to present …

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Editor’s note:  If you have ever seen the show Top Gear, please read this post in your best voice/accent impression of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and/or James May.  Thanks. ————- North of Bucharest lies a 90 kilometer stretch of highway connecting the regions of Transylvania and Walachia.  90 kilometers of pure madness.  90 kilometers of pure awesome.  It is road DN 7C: …

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Dear Dollary: Monteneg-roads

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September 18, 2015 Bay of Kotor, Montenegro — Note:  Before you read any further… click this link and let the song play quietly in the background.  You’ll know why soon… — Dear Dollary, So I knew I wanted to come to Montenegro just to rent a car and drive a certain road. Specifically, the 25 hairpin-turn road from Kotor – through Lovcen …

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Dear Dollary: Sarajev-whoa

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September 12, 2015 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Dear Dollary, We’ve been to quite a few cities now where I’ve found myself saying “Wow.  This is beautiful.  You would never know that a major war tore this place apart X number of years ago…” Not the case with Sarajevo. Granted the Siege of Sarajevo occurred not that long ago, but despite all of the rebuilding and repair that …

DD (2015-08-14) Tallinn

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Ok, I know I said I’d stop using the A word when talking about every city we see. So Tallinn, Estonia is [click this link]. It is one of the oldest capitals in Europe, and is absolutely stunning, which comes across in two seconds if you are standing in one of the beautiful Old Town squares: Get off the main …