Author: Ellis Veen

Backpacking Bosnia: everything about travel in Bosnia

Backpacking Bosnia: everything about travel in Bosnia

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Bosnia. It includes all the practical things you need to know about travel in Bosnia. Why Backpacking Bosnia? The first time I visited Bosnia was in 2005 as a volunteer. It was a project from a dutch 

Una National Park in Bosnia: a travel guide

Una National Park in Bosnia: a travel guide

Una National Park is one of the newest national parks in Bosnia Herzegovina. It was established in 2008 to protect the pristine and unspoiled nature around the Una, Krka and Unac rivers.  Una National Park is located in the northwestern part of Bosnia, close to 

The best restaurants in Sarajevo: Bosnian food on a budget

The best restaurants in Sarajevo: Bosnian food on a budget

This post is about the best restaurants in Sarajevo on a budget. Sarajevo is one of my favourite cities in Europe and one of the reasons is its delicious Bosnian food on offer. In this post I like to introduce you to the best restaurants 

26 Top things to do in Sarajevo Bosnia

26 Top things to do in Sarajevo Bosnia

This post is about the best things to do in Sarajevo. The capital of Bosnia remains my favourite city in Europe and it is one of the most charming and interesting places I know. Why visit Sarajevo? I could talk for hours about all the 

Kazan in winter: a travel guide

Kazan in winter: a travel guide

Kazan in winter embraces the snowy and harsh cold weather that Russian winters are famous for. In fact, it was one of the coldest places I visited on my Russian trip, comparable with my visit to Murmansk that lies above the Arctic circle. Why visit 

The train from Moscow to Kazan in Russia

The train from Moscow to Kazan in Russia

Taking the train from Moscow to Kazan is for many the first leg of their trans siberian journey. It’s actually a detour and not all trans-siberian trains stop in Kazan. I wasn’t doing a Trans Siberian journey, but I read enough about Kazan that I 

Russia’s Golden Ring cities: a 10 day itinerary

Russia’s Golden Ring cities: a 10 day itinerary

In this post about Russia’s Golden Ring cities I will share the ultimate golden ring itinerary. One of the most picturesque and historic parts of Russia. This is the Russia you imagine, with rural villages, wooden homes and onion domed churches.   Russia’s Golden Ring cities 

Moscow to Suzdal: a day trip guide

Moscow to Suzdal: a day trip guide

This post is about how to get from Moscow to Suzdal on a day trip or weekend trip. Suzdal is one of the most scenic city getaways from Moscow. It’s a fairytale-like village with an easygoing atmosphere where nothing has changed much. It’s like an 

Moscow to Vladimir: a day trip guide

Moscow to Vladimir: a day trip guide

Vladimir is one of the most interesting day trips from Moscow. Getting from Moscow to Vladimir should not take more than 2 hours and it is very easy to arrange this day trip on your own without the need for an expensive tour. Why visit 

Moscow to Sergiev posad: a day trip guide

Moscow to Sergiev posad: a day trip guide

Sergiev posad is one of the most interesting day trips from Moscow. Getting from Moscow to Sergiev Posad should not take more than 1.5 hours and it is very easy to arrange this day trip on your own without the need for an expensive tour.