An American in Belgrade, Serbia

During the 1990’s horrible things transpired in the former nation of Yugoslavia, bringing devastation not seen on European soil in decades. The country experienced civil war as old rivalries over land and religion stirred ethnic violence. The end result was a bombing campaign by the USA and its allies on the former Yugoslavian capital of…

European Christmas Markets Will Capture Your Heart

As we are writing this from Florida, warmth and sunny skies deceive us into thinking Christmas isn’t far away. After 5 cold Christmas’ we’ve gotten used to the crisp air and just as the days become short and dreary, suddenly colorful lights appear and cute little wooden stalls are constructed. Yes, it’s time to be…

What is Irish Pudding? Ireland’s Famous Sausage

What is Irish pudding? It probably isn’t what you think of when you imagine pudding! There are two types of pudding commonly found in Ireland – white and black pudding. White Pudding White pudding is a sausage typically made with oatmeal or barley, breadcrumbs, spices, pork fat and pork liver. The ingredients are combined into…

Hungarian Cuisine: Advice for Dining in Budapest

We were recently in Budapest and enjoyed a number of meals around town. Traditional Hungarian cooking is typically rich and meat-centric. There are some great deals to be found in Budapest, meals that would normally cost around 20 to 30 euro in Western Europe, will cost you around 10 euros. Tip on Ordering Wine in…