Travel Articles

London Architecture – a travel blog

September 6, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I spent the last week of August in London. Visiting London gives a sense of the cityscape. In this post I’ll delve into London Architecture.  Georgian (1714-1830). When I visit London, I stay in Bloomsbury, an area chock full of Georgian architecture. The hotel where I stay, the Grange White... read more

Visiting London – a travel blog

August 30, 2016 7:42 am Published by 3 Comments

London is my last stop on my around-the-world journey that began five months ago. You know you’re in London when … Look Right, Look Left signs are painted on the streets at every corner. Very helpful! These signs have helped me – and likely every foreign traveler – to escape... read more

Balcic 5.0 – a travel blog (Repost)

August 9, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Balcic, Bulgaria. Cover Photo Credit: Boby Dimitrov, via Wikimedia Commons. Authorized for reuse under Creative Commons. Note: This is a repost of the blog post I wrote last year when I was in Balcic, Bulgaria. This is the fifth year in a row I’ve come with my Romanian friends to Balcic (also spelled... read more

Balkan Grammar – a Sprachbund

August 5, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Strange as it may sound, there is such a thing as Balkan grammar. The term Sprachbund ‘language league/area’ was first coined to refer to the unusual language situation in the Balkans. (Linguistic note: the word balkan is Turkish and means something like ‘wooded mountain chain’.) A glance at the map... read more

Famous Serbs: Top Ten

August 2, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My recent trip to Serbia inspired me to put together a list of famous Serbs. Some are infamous. You decide. (I’m using the spellings I saw in Serbia.) I. Famous Serbs in Sports, Science, and the Arts Novak Đoković – professional tennis player currently ranked #1 in men’s singles and... read more

Belgrade, Serbia – a travel blog

July 26, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Belgrade Fortress When Phillip, my friend and wonderful co-author for Languages in the World, was in Spain this past month, he suggested we meet up in Serbia. I said “Sure,” especially since Belgrade is an easy hour+ plane ride from Bucharest. We met up last week. It was no surprise... read more