Greetings. Welcome to Piran Café.

I'm Bob Ramsak, a reporter, photographer and blogger driven by a lust for travel, art, culture and justice. I’ve visited 54 countries and write something and make pictures every day. Piran Café is my notebook, kicking since 2006.

I roam often but Piran Café is not a typical travel blog. It's a collection of experiences, moments and vignettes, both long-form and short, connected and propelled by those primary passions and published here to inform, entertain and engage. More here.

I'm based between Cleveland, Ohio, USA and Ljubljana, Slovenia; currently in Bogota, Colombia.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your visit and please, don't be a stranger.

LATEST POSTSStraight From the News Feed

ECUADORDispatches From and About my Current Base

Cayambe Bids Farewell

Another reward. For what exactly I’m not sure, but just before my last sunset in Quito the perpetual veil over the Cayambe volcano lifted long enough for me to enjoy a spectacular view to the northeast from the balcony that I’m already missing. The mountain straddles the equator; the highest point on the planet that
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GALLERIESTravel and Stock Image Collections

PIC DU JOURDaily Travel Pic, Nearing 500 Straight



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