I'm Bob Ramsak, a reporter, photographer, digital nomad 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 I'm blogging from Quito, Ecuador.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your visit and please, don't be a stranger.
Video footage surfaces showing oil giant allegedly covering up Amazon contamination
Despite Chevron’s best efforts, charges that it knowingly contaminated large areas of rainforest in Ecuador five decades ago won’t go away – largely because evidence keeps surfacing that counters the oil giant’s flippant denials. Read More
Concerts in Quito move me to tears. Last night’s performance at the 18th century Iglesia de la Merced by the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group comprised of some of the finest operatic voices on the planet, was no exception. Read More
Several hundred people gathered in Quito to take part in the fourth annual ‘Marcha de las Putas’, part of the growing trans-national network of ‘Slutwalk’ marches to protest sexual and domestic violence towards women. 46 images, some NSFW. Read More