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Two years after the Arab Spring, I traveled to Egypt with my partner Rick Steves. Ten days gave us ample opportunity to learn quite a bit about this beautiful and troubled, post-revolution country. Since that trip, the political and social scene in Egypt has changed drastically once more. My friends over there (both men and women) hold tight to their hope for positive outcomes
Although Ukraine may seem out of the way to most travelers, this country, once one of the most prominent members of the USSR, has emerged from the Soviet era in a major way. Restaurants and cafes, pubs and produkti (markets) line the streets of Kiev, under the shimmering domes of its cathedrals.
After about 12 days of whirlwind travel through London, Paris, Lucerne, and Florence with only Rome left on my journey, I was feeling like an estranged stranger, overwhelmed by the mosaic of cultures that I had encountered thus far. I had been traveling with my best friends from high school, backpacking and tour-busing across the continent, and fatigue was beginning to set in.
My curiosity would not let me sleep, so I departed for my study abroad program in Germany a couple of weeks early and invested my time and savings into traveling through the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic along with 27 other countries in Europe is part of the European Union. A smart traveler from U.S. will take the opportunity to explore the countries that have not yet switched to the euro and enjoy the sweet exchange rate for the Czech koruna
Croatia offers a mix of historic cities, beautiful beaches, and scenic hiking. Taking advantage of the buses and trains that connect the major cities, I spent a week working my way up from the southern coastal city of Dubrovnik to the capital city of Zagreb in the Croatian interior