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Archive for July, 2008

Model Prospects in Sophie, Bulgaria

Took the day train from Belgrade to Sophie, Bulgaria. Time zone change to Eastern Europe time. Also alphabet change to the Cyrillic alphabet. I really like going to places that use the Cyrillic alphabet because I really feel like I am in a foreign country. View Larger [Read More]

Unrest in Belgrade, Serbia

Radovan Karadzic was arrested in Belgrade on war crime charges and his supporters rioted in downtown Belgrade on Tuesday evening. (Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb leader during the war in Bosnia.) I arrived today, Thursday. There are demonstration still going on right outside [Read More]

Winter in July! Zabljak, Crna Gora

Zabljak is the center for skiing, mountaineering and extreme sports. And was it ever extreme! It was freezing cold and snowing in July right in the middle of summer. The newspaper headline was “Winter in July” (I can read and understand some Cerna Goran which is [Read More]

Torn-up Blue Jeans

Torn-up Blue Jeans

Laura dresses down in torn-up blue jeans and multi-strand rope and leather belt. White-collared shoirt and on her feet the ubiquitous flip-flop sandles. Laura was photographed in Laguna Beach at the well-cared for Crescent Bay Park by one of the top swimsuit photographers [Read More]

Train from Bar to Kolasin, Montenegro

Bar is on the coast and is a popular beach resort especially for Serbian and Russian vacationers. It gets really crowded in July and August and accommodations are scarce and expensive. So I hopped on the train from Bar through the capital Podgorica up to Kolasin, Crna [Read More]

Beach Bummin’ in Laguna Beach

Beach Bummin’ in Laguna Beach

This is how the girls dress during the summertime in southern California. A white and pink skirt, a polka dot bikini top and flip-flops. The model is Ashley from San Diego. She was hanging out at Laguna Beach for the day. Doesn’t she look like the movie star from [Read More]

Kotor, Montenegro (Crna Gora)

Montenegro means “black mountain” in Italian and the local name for the country is Crno Gora, which also means “black mountain”. So I traveled by bus from Dubrovnik through Herceg Novi to the old walled city of Kotor in Montegro. Kotor is at the end [Read More]

By Train to Sarajevo

I took the train from Mostar to Sarajevo. It is quite a spectacular train ride. Sarajevo is up in the mountains. The 1984 Winter Olympics were held here when Bosnia was part of the former Yugoslavia. By 1992 Sarajevo was under seige. View Larger Map When I got off the [Read More]

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dubrovnik was just too expensive to spend much time in, so I took a side trip to Bosnia. Traveled by bus up along the Neretva River to Mostar. View Larger Map There is a famos old bridge in Mostar. Local men jump off it to earn some cash. The currency here is the [Read More]

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a big old walled city entirely made of stone and marble. It used to be called Ragusa. View Larger Map Dubrovnik is probably the most popular tourist destination in Croatia. Everyday cruise ships drop anchor off the coast and thousands of cruiseline passengers [Read More]

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