Dubrovnik and Balkan Side Trips

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress …

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  1. Amelia Kotte says:

    I'd like the point out that one of the paintings inside the island church on the Bay of Kotor read "Citta di Durazzo" (City of Durazzo, or Qyteti i Durresit, Albania). By contrast, Rick's intro map went the length of spelling out the names for some of the better internationally known surrounding countries he did not visit (i.e., Macedonia, Italy), while (selectively, perhaps, typical of a postcolonial move?) chose to leave Albania unnamed, as an empty glob historically either ignored or shaped and molded by the influence of foreign nations. I normally love Rick Steves's tone and videos, but this erasure, despite most likely unintentional and mindless, does not sit well me at all.

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