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3 Weeks in Serbia

September 3, 2013

Just before my trip to Serbia, every time another traveler asks me where I was going next, they’d get a puzzled look and ask “Serbia? Why are you going there?”.

Serbia doesn’t seem to be really known as a tourist destination. The main reason I was coming here was to actually just visit a Serbian friend I met in Seattle over 3 years ago when I was there for a 1-week IT training. It was …

Serbia’s Guca Trumpet Festival in One Day

August 26, 2013

I would’ve never found out about the Guca Trumpet Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Serbia, if my Serbian friend didn’t mention it. Hundreds of thousands of people attend this festival in Guca (pronounced ‘goo-cha’), a village of approximately 2,000 people, every year in August. This year was the 53rd time the festival had been celebrated.

I’m not really big into partying and wasn’t really sure what to expect in a trumpet festival, …

Celebrating Songkran 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand

April 19, 2013

I came to Chiang Mai without even knowing about this festival called “Songkran.” Songkran is basically Thailand’s New Year’s Day celebration (except it’s 3 days long), and probably the biggest and most famous festival in the country.

It’s officially celebrated on April 13-15, but you can see people celebrating it a day early. You celebrate this festival by throwing water at each other while drinking and partying. From what I’ve heard, Chiang Mai is the …