Around the World in 18 Barbers’ Chairs

From Bulgaria to Vietnam, Shawn visits barber shops around the world.

Sinking my Teeth into Subotica, Serbia: A Tale of Art Nouveau & Dental Tourism

Remarkable architecture — and dental tourism — intersect in the northern Serbian city of Subotica.

The Windows of Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad dramatically welcomes visitors with its formidable fortress and clock tower boasting reversed hour and minute hands. Like so many strategic spots in the region, Novi Sad also has a complicated history. It’s been conquered by the Celts and Romans, Byzantines, Hungarians, Ottomans and Habsburgs. The city’s complex past is reflected in Novi Sad’s eclectic architecture, and well-illustrated by the whimsical windowsContinue reading “The Windows of Novi Sad, Serbia”

Something Abuzz About Belgrade: Things to Do in Serbia’s Capital

Belgrade. It’s an old city with a new vibe, and as we discovered during a whirlwind two days there, it is abuzz with creative energy, innovation, and tradition. In one corner of town a woman wearing a babushka-style scarf sells lavender, white and cranberry-colored flowers at a market, alongside vendors peddling a bounty of cherries, strawberries, andContinue reading “Something Abuzz About Belgrade: Things to Do in Serbia’s Capital”

Paddleboating & Promenading at Lake Palić, Serbia

Passing through Palić’s Great Park entrance, a heavily-carved wooden arch that resembled reddish-brown lacework, I couldn’t help but imagine who had strolled through the gates a century earlier when this part of northern Serbia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. We continued along on a sidewalk that was covered by a thick canopy of handsome old trees, ourContinue reading “Paddleboating & Promenading at Lake Palić, Serbia”

Photo du Jour: Role Reversal – Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia

Known as the ‘reversed clock’ because of its swapped hour & minute hands, the clock tower of the Petrovaradin Fortress overlooks the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, from its perch on the right bank of the Danube River. It was designed in such a fashion so that fishermen could more easily tell time when viewing theContinue reading “Photo du Jour: Role Reversal – Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia”