High on a hill was a lonely goatherd, Yodle lay Yodle lay Yodle lay hee hoo. January 22nd 2009 Due to my rule about only writing one blog per country (Costa Rica is an exception because I was living there), I cannot discuss, or show any photos, of New Year in Serbia.
New Year in Belgrade was a very last minute decision, I think I bought the ticket on the 29th, actually to Zagreb, and then I took a bus. After New Year I had a bit of trouble when I went to buy a ticket home. I didn’t re ... read more
Europe » Austria Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info