Reconnaissance Europe

Mission in progress to explore all 51 European states.

Author

Sable Campbell de Oliveira (Novi Blokovi)

Not all of us are cut out to be round-the-world backpackers; roughing-it in hostels, sweeping through entire continents nomadically and carrying little more than a few pairs of perpetual underwear. I prefer to plan short, intensive trips to “military precision” and seek answers to big questions through targeted exploration.

My name is Sable (alias: NoviBlokovi): Engineer, military enthusiast, European and dark traveller, armchair expert and eternal scholar from Northern Ireland, UK.

Surely no single more diverse continent exist than Europe, which lends itself well to being airdropped and lifted in-and-out of its capitals by “large blue and pink carrier birds” rather conveniently. I always set out with certain mission objectives, from trying national delicacies to tracking down Vladimir Lenin statues, but always manage to add a couple more along the way.

Ugly buildings and history of recent conflict usually feature heavily on the agenda, as well as sampling local cuisine. I try my best to also look for the more unusual or unique experiences specific to any place. If it is strange and unusual, I WILL FIND IT.

I am now based in the Middle East, but that certainly won’t stop me!

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