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We Stand With The People of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a peace-loving country that has delighted many of our guests in the past, has taken the world by surprise. Like everyone, we are deeply saddened by the senseless violence and are hoping for a resolution to the situation soon. We are naturally concerned for the one … Read More

Best Memories of 2020 and What Travel in 2021 Might be Like

2020 was a terrible year for all of us. People have lost love ones. Lives and businesses have affected badly by the pandemic. And yet in the sadness, humans always look for the positive elements. There have been plenty of articles being written about what travel will look like, specifically … Read More

Where to Go in 2021

While it appears that the first few months of 2021 will look much like last year, with expeditions to the kitchen and treks to the bathroom being the extent of our wanderings, we dare to hope to be able to travel again before too long. For this article we’ve rounded … Read More

Nine Memorable Party Spots

One reason we love East and Central Europe so much is its sheer diversity. In even a smaller city you can find endless options to party. Here are favorites we’ve encountered in our travels, or like to frequent and take our guests to.

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Haggle Across Central & Eastern Europe

Delve deep into local culture and history, and check out a flea market. From the banks of a canal, to a floating barge to market halls and pedestrian streets, East and Central Europe have endless opportunities for memorable, historic souvenirs, especially if you’re up for a bit of haggling. Here’s … Read More

An Ostalgie trifecta: A Trabant stuffed with East German plushes, with the Sandmännchen riding beside the driver, and an Ampelmännchen in the background

Communist Reminders in Daily Life

  After the fall of communism, many products disappeared from the eastern side of the Iron Curtain, as factories struggled to compete with an entire globe’s worth of products, often flashier and higher quality. That doesn’t mean that communist heritage has completely disappeared from daily life and culture. In time, … Read More

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Central & Eastern Europe’s Diverse, Delectable Desserts

From blood sausage to octopus risotto, East and Central European cuisine runs the gamut, and its desserts, varied as they may be, are all worth a taste. We asked our local staff for their favorites, and struggled mightily to winnow them down enough to fit into a blog post! Here … Read More

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#JayWayUkraine Blogger Trip

In July 2018 we sent three of our favorite bloggers on a journey of discovery in Ukraine. This post is a round-up of all the articles that have been published from this project.

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