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Nov 25 2014

Lviv: A City Full of Surprises

I had wanted to go to Lviv in Ukraine for a while, but I hadn’t made any set plans to visit.  While I was in Poland, it made sense to pop across the border to Lviv.  The thing is, plans change.  I did eventually get to Ukraine, but it was via Slovakia rather than Poland. …

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Nov 21 2014

The Windy Butt of Lewis

I know this sounds like a joke, but there actually is a place called the Butt of Lewis.  Seriously, I’m not kidding you.  What’s even funnier is the fact that it was in the Guinness Book of Records as the windiest place in the UK.  This really is true.  Because it’s Friday and I find this so amusing, …

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Nov 18 2014

Barra Airport: The Beach is a Runway

While writing about my time on the Isles of Barra and Vatersay, I mentioned Barra Airport.  I had initially intended to write about the airport as a Foto Friday, but I didn’t think that would do it justice, using only one photo.  In the end, I decided to give it the airing it deserves. Before …

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Nov 11 2014

Settling in to Expat Life: One Month On

I thought it’d be worth giving you an update on expat life, having worked for a month and received my first month’s salary. When I first moved to Poland, at the beginning of October, I had no idea what to expect because I had never lived nor worked abroad before. This really was a whole new …

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Nov 07 2014

A Night Time Visit to a Cemetery in Poland

It’s always nice when you find out that you have a day off coming up.  As a recent expat living in Poland, our first Bank Holiday was on 1 November. A colleague told one of my flatmates to visit the local cemetery that night.  It seemed a bit of an odd suggestion because it isn’t …

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Nov 04 2014

The Isle of Benbecula

I was surprised when Morag, the postie driving the Post Bus from Daliburgh, in South Uist, to the Isle of Benbecula, stopped and said, ‘This is it.’  Apparently, I had reached my destination.  I thanked her, got out, put on my backpack, and walked to the side of the road.  The hostel looked great, as did the surrounding …

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