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Category Archive: Europe

Aug 12 2014

Rediscovering Glasgow

As part of my interest in rediscovering the UK and Ireland, I wanted to return to Scotland this year  because it had been nigh on 20 years since I was last there.  I was originally going to do a hitchhiking race in April, which was being organised by a Couchsurfing group.  It is just the sort …

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Aug 08 2014

Polish Cheese from the Tatra Mountains

I am generally a fairly curious person but, for whatever reason, some things don’t seem to spark my interest to find out more.  This was the case a few weeks ago when I was in Krakow.  The Canadian woman I was travelling with, at the time, was feeling peckish and wanted a snack.  She saw something, …

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Aug 05 2014

Discovering Podgorica: Things to See and Do

When I was in Montenegro last year, I fell for the place because of its natural beauty.  I went to historic Kotor, pretty Perast, stunning Lake Skadar, spectacular Lovćen and Durmitor National Parks, and the underrated historic capital of Montenegro, Cetinje.  During that time, I passed through Podgorica on more than one occasion, getting buses from …

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Jul 25 2014

Palanok Castle in Mukachevo

While I was in Uzhgorod, someone mentioned there was a castle in a town nearby called Mukachevo.  As I was on a bit of roll with visiting castles, it didn’t seem like one I could miss out on.  So, I hopped on a bus to get there.  It was the hottest and sweatiest bus ride I’d had …

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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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