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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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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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Jun 27 2014

Uzhgorod has Upped the Stakes for Love Lock Bridges

In recent years, I have seen a lot of love lock bridges (bridges adorned with padlocks that have lovers’ names painted or engraved on them).  They are everywhere now and I have to say that they were getting a bit, ‘same, same, but different city or town’ for me; seen one, seen them all.  That was until I …

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Jun 23 2014

Tirana to Saranda: The Inland Route

After the difficulties I faced in Tirana, things just got better and better once I met Andi, who helped me get to the correct place, so I could get a bus to Saranda. Having said goodbye to him, I approached the man who seemed to be in charge at the bus station to find out when …

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Jun 20 2014

Polish Cuisine: Pierogi

One of the joys of travelling is tasting the regional or national dish.  However, as a vegetarian, that can be tricky and I tend not to go to a country or specific region for the food as other people do.  I’m just relieved when I find something on the menu I can eat. When I decided to …

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Jun 06 2014

Butrint National Park

During my short visit to Saranda, in Albania, one of the places on my ‘must-see’ list was Butrint.  What I didn’t realise was that it’s also on a lot of other people’s lists too.  Well, I suppose that’s no surprise since it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has national park status, and is a Ramsar Wetland Site of …

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