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Jul 22 2014

A One-Way Ticket to Eastern Europe

If you have been following me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you will be well aware of my recent trip around some Eastern European countries.  I was intending just to stay in Poland and visit Ukraine briefly, but that changed while I was away.  That is one of the things I love about buying a …

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Jul 18 2014

Baroque Beauty in Vilnius

I loved the architecture in Vilnius, but there is one particular building which stood out for me – the church of St Peter and St Paul.  When you look at this photo, I’m sure you will understand why I chose it for this week’s Foto Friday. This incredibly ornate church was built in the 17th century to celebrate victory …

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Jul 14 2014

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s… a Bus!

Really?  Yes! When I started travelling independently in 2008, I used different modes of transport to get around – buses, trains, planes, taxis, and tuk tuks but, in the main, I travelled by bus and still do a lot of the time.  You might think a bus is a bus; seen one, seen them all, but that isn’t strictly …

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Jul 11 2014

The Multimedia Fountain Park Extravaganza in Warsaw

On my first visit to Warsaw, I happened to be there over a weekend.  That was fortunate because the staff at the hostel I was staying at were taking people to see the Multimedia Fountain Park Show.  I had no idea what to expect, but I decided to go along and find out for myself.  I’m …

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Jul 07 2014

Stay in a Traditional Portuguese Village Near Lisbon

During a recent short trip to Sintra, in Portugal, I was fortunate enough to stay in a 300 year old village called Aldeia Mata Pequena.  It’s about a 30 minute drive from Lisbon and is located within the protected area of a nearby extinct volcano, Penedo do Lexim. I had been given some information about the village, …

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Jun 30 2014

Saranda to Shkoder: The Coastal Route

I took the inland route to get from Tirana to Saranda, so, after hearing how amazing the coastal route was, I decided to check it out for my return journey.  I wanted to compare this route with the inland one and, even though it meant getting the bus at 05,.30, I was keen to do it. …

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