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A fountain at Peles Castle

Sinaia, Romania: A Great Addition to Your Bucharest Trip

If you’re fortunate enough to visit Bucharest, Romania, you will have much to explore and enjoy. Among the many things to see in Bucharest, you can tour the Palace of ...
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The Colosseum

Wind and Whim’s Monthly Update: November 2023

Hi there! Can you believe 2023 is almost over? I hope you are enjoying this festive time of year and looking forward to memorable holiday celebrations. Steve and I are ...
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Boats on the Bay of Kotor

Kotor, Montenegro Photo Gallery

Here are our favorite photos from our November 2023 trip to Kotor, Montenegro. There are also two photos from the nearby town of Tivat. Most of the photos were taken ...
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Two churches

Wind and Whim’s Monthly Update: October 2023

Hi there, and happy November. Steve and I spent most of October in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, and then moved on to Kotor, Montenegro, at the end of the ...
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A merry-go-round at night

What You Need to Know When Visiting Tirana, Albania

What’s it like to visit Tirana, the capital of Albania? Except for the lack of street addresses and lackadaisical bus schedules, it was similar to visiting any other city. Before ...
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A large planter of a woman’s head

Tirana, Albania Photo Gallery

These are photos from our September 2023 trip to the cities of Tirana and Durres in Albania. To see the images in a slideshow with captions, press any image. You ...
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Venetian masks in a store window

A Venetian Surprise in Shkoder, Albania

One of the many things I love when traveling is discovering something incongruous, like when Steve and I ran across the wonderful Beatles Museum in the Hungarian city of Eger ...
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The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia in Skopje

Skopje, North Macedonia Photo Gallery

Steve and I spent most of August 2023 in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. This city is unlike any we have visited. It’s quirky, it’s over-the-top, it’s never boring ...
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The New Bazaar in Tirana

Wind and Whim’s Monthly Update: September 2023

Hi! I hope you had a great September. Ours was quiet, which is sometimes a good thing. And now, here we are in October, and it’s time for another monthly ...
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The Vardar River with a fountain

What Is Skopje Really Like? An Honest Review

If you asked 1,000 people which European city they would most like to visit, I'd be surprised if even one would put Skopje, North Macedonia, at the top of their ...
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A fountain in Skopje

Wind and Whim’s Monthly Update: August 2023

Hi there! Can you believe it’s September already? The summer has been flying by for us, but we’re having fun. I hope you are, too. Steve and I started August ...
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Archaeological Museum of Macedonia

What You Need to Know When Visiting Skopje, North Macedonia

If you’re looking for somewhere unique and inexpensive to visit in Europe, consider Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. This Balkan city is uncrowded and easy to get around. Its ...
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