Travel Stories

How and Why to Visit Prizren, Kosovo

Why would you want to go to Kosovo? The real question is why wouldn’t you? There are only two main cities in Kosovo: the capital of Prishtina and Prizren. I didn’t go to Prishtina myself, but my two days in Prizren were more than worth it. Here’s what I did, and my recommendations for your own travel there, which you …

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Experience Something Different in Tirana, Albania

Tirana Skyline

Once again, Albania was a country I hardly knew anything about before I visited. But the three weeks I was in Tirana were wonderful. The three weeks in Tirana were spent working in my first hostel, Hostel Propaganda, which you can read about here. But my time in the hostel was not all work, and much of the work was play. Many times I would …

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Why You Should Work in a Hostel

Riva Hostel

I’ve just finished working for my first hostel, and in Tirana, Albania of all places. One, I can’t wait to work in another, and two, everyone else needs to do so too. Yes, volunteering in a hostel will get you a free bed, and maybe even a few meals. But that’s actually the least motivating reason to work in a …

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Who Ever Heard About Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor from St John Fortress

If you’ve never thought about going to Montenegro, I’m sorry to tell you…you are missing out! Once again my day trip to a city turned into three days, and I was sad to leave. I actually made a mistake going straight from Mostar, Bosnia to Kotor, Montenegro. I should have traveled via Dubrovnik and seen the filming locations for Game …

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Why You Should See Mostar, Bosnia

Mostar Panorama

After Croatia, I went to Mostar for a day. I literally had no idea what to expect about Bosnia and Herzegovina. My only knowledge of it was from the war twenty year ago. Once again, I differed to my hostel’s recommendation of what city to visit. I am so glad I did. While Sarajevo might have been nice too, Mostar was …

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