Best of the Balkans

Growing up, I remember learning European geography: England, France, Spain, Germany.. and all those little countries in the East. This past summer, I realized that ‘those little countries’, the Balkans, are some of the most enchanting (an inexpensive) places in Europe. I spent over three months in the Balkans and fellĀ in love with theĀ cultures of…

Istanbul’s Must-See Mosques

Istanbul is an ancient city, where many empires have reigned throughout the centuries, each leaving their mark. The Romans built aqueducts, the Byzantines built churches, and the Ottomans built mosques. The Sultans of the Ottoman Empire sought to raise the largest and most impressive mosques the world had ever seen, and they succeeded. Today, the…