Warning: article contains disturbing images Little UFO-shaped bunkers dot the roadside throughout the country of Albania; great cavernous Albanian bunkers are carved into the sides of mountains and web-like tunnels weave beneath the city streets. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, more than 170,000 were built. In a country about one eighth the size of… Full Story »
At the Young Pioneer Magazine, we like to take travel geekiness to a whole new level when it comes to off-the-beaten-track destinations and political anomalies. One place which absolutely typifies both of these is the Birobidzhan Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The Jewish Autonomous Oblast is located in the Russian Far East, with Birobidzhan being its capital.… Full Story »
Soviet-era cars might not exactly be famous for being “good”, those of us old enough will remember the jokes about Skodas, Ladas and Yugos, but to blanket call all of them shit is somewhat unfair; they created a few gems out east! We’ve taken the time to go through some of the rubbish to deliver… Full Story »
About 11 years ago I first read about Brod when researching a trip to Kosovo. I pretty much had no idea what to expect from there, but a trip was planned regardless. I’ve now been 5 times, and it’s fair to say I quite like the place. Brod is part of Dragas town in Kosovo,… Full Story »
Catherine joins a disparate group of travellers on a thought-provoking journey from Moscow to Minsk.