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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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Oct 31 2014

Hop on the Post Bus in the Western Isles

While I was in the Outer Hebrides, there were times when I wished I had a car.  It would have been so much quicker and easier, and I would have been able to see so much more.  However, the more bus journeys I took, the more I realised that I would have missed something if …

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Oct 28 2014

The Isles of Barra and Vatersay

This will sound a bit strange coming from a Brit who is a world traveller, but the Outer Hebrides seemed like a place far, far away.  It isn’t.  In fact, it’s much closer and more accessible that many of the places I’ve travelled to in recent years,  However, that was my perception as a child and it stayed with …

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Oct 24 2014

The Story Behind the Geyser

This Foto Friday is a blast from the past for me because I took this photo while I was in New Zealand on my trip around the world.  This was the halfway point: I was about halfway through my travels and halfway around the world I have seen some pretty amazing things during my travels and …

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Oct 21 2014

My First Experience as an Expat in Poland

I had wanted to live abroad for a long time and, after two unsuccessful previous attempts, I decided to try again.  This time in Poland. I really had no idea what I was letting myself in for but, being as it was only a short plane ride from the UK, I wasn’t taking a massive risk. …

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