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    Hi, I'm Marko.

    I love to write, travel, and discuss politics & philosophy.

    This blog is a reflection of my varied interests and over three years of moving around the world.

    Read the "About Marko" section to learn more about me, or browse the categories below to read about my travels through Asia, Europe and my home country.

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    ...Donostia-San Sebastian, Euskadi (Basque Country, Spain)
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Searching for Scotland: Vagabrothers Release 4-Part Series on Scotland

This winter, the Vagabrothers traveled through Scotland as the country found itself at a historical turning point – after 300 years of being part of the United Kingdom, Scotland is now faced with a referendum on independence.  Within this context, the Vagabrothers set off to travel from Glasgow up to the Highlands and Islands to … Continue reading

Barcelona: The Bank and the Bikeshop

My brother and I team up again in our new travel video series, Vagabrothers. In our first full length video, my brother Alex and I travel across Spain to connect past and present in some unlikely corners of Barcelona. Like what you see?  Like our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter @vagabrothers or check out … Continue reading

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Germany Doubles its Michelin Stars in Two Years

Germany has doubled its number of Michelin Stars in the last few years. Find out why Germany cuisine is about more that bratwurst and sauerkraut at

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Salvador Dalí Retrospective Wows Parisians

The biggest Dalí exhibition in thirty years hits the Pompidou Center of Paris with a big bang. Read more at

Photo by Walter Rodriguez

Travel News: Guggenheim to End Art Partnership in Berlin

The Guggenheim foundation has announced it will be closing the doors on its museum in Berlin.   Read more at

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Travel News: Milan’s Cathedral Puts Gargolyes up for Adoption

Milan’s cathedral has announced its putting its gargoyles up for adoption in an effort to raise money for restoration. Read more at

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Travel News: Wall of Love to Come Down at Juliet’s Balcony

Local authorities in Verona announce a new law – Romeos are no longer allowed to post love letters under Juliet’s balcony.     Read more at

Travel News: Thief Makes Off with Keys of Tower of London

A thief broke into the Tower of London on Guy Fawkes’ day and stole the keys. Read about what happened at

Photo by David Holt London, CC

Travel News: High-Speed Train to Cut Berlin-Munich Trip by 30%

Berlin and Munich announce that travel between their two cities will be reduced from six to four hours, thanks to the planned super-fast trains. Read more on

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Travel News: Tourists Can Still Smoke Weed in Amsterdam

Don’t snuff out that doobie just yet – Dutch lawmakers have announced they will NOT ban tourists from smoking pot in the Dutch capitol. Read more at