How to Easily Visit Boyana Church in Sofia, Bulgaria

The small graveyard at Boyana in the fog

After living in Sofia for two years, I still can’t believe what a secret Boyana Church is. Even though it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its location in the neighborhood of Boyana means that it’s still a bit off-the-beaten-path for travelers coming to Sofia. Here’s everything you need to know to visit Boyana Church from … Read more

A Visit to the Merry Little Christmas Market in Sofia (Photo Essay)

The National Theater outside the Market looks wonderfully rich in Winter

Quick History of the Sofia Christmas Market Officially known as the Koledaria Christmas Market, the Weihnachtsmarkt is a German-style Christmas market in the heart of Sofia. It’s a smaller, let ostentatious version than those in other cities (from what I hear. This was my first European Christmas Market, but I’ll be in Vienna’s in a … Read more

How to Improve Your Travel Photography

How to Improve Your Travel Photography (Infographic)

   Introduction Regardless of what kind of camera you use, you can take stunning travel photography to remember your trip and share with your friends. Travel photography has been my favorite hobby since 2007, when I bought my first DSLR (a NikonD40). In the last year, I’ve upgraded my equipment, but some of my favorite … Read more

How to Visit Mycenae from Athens

The Tomb of Agamemnon also known as the Treasury of Atreus

When we think of ancient history, the classical Greeks might come to mind. When they thought of ancient history, they thought of the Trojan war and the great (and potentially mythical) figures of Mycenae.   Take Agamemnon. The powers in heaven permitted him to capture Priam’s town, to return home honoured by the gods. But … Read more

How to Visit the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus from Athens

The theater from the highest row. The second tier of seats was added during the Roman era.

Epidaurus, Epidaurus. When you think of visiting Greece and taking in some of the most significant historic places in the world, you think of climbing to the top of the Acropolis to stare down the Parthenon and whispering questions to the Oracle of Delphi. You might picture exploring the seaside Temple of Poseidon or marching … Read more