Tag Archives: Europe

Tallinn: positively surprising

Arriving for breakfast and the receptionist stood to attention and offered me a little bow. I’m not in Japan, but in Estonia – positively surprising as the tourist board describes it, and indeed I find it is. Tallinn was European … Continue reading

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Madrid – Park Life

The sultry air hits you when you step off the plane. It always brings a smile to my face, too used to the English summer which doesn’t always get off the ground as soon as you want it to. I … Continue reading

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Budget travel

So many people are put off travelling because they think they can’t afford it.  I had a chat with my travel-wise friend to get some tips on lower budget travel. When you’re currently half way through a 4 month jaunt … Continue reading

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Sarajevo – part 1

I was getting used to the quizzical looks and question “why?” when I told people I was going to Sarajevo.  I usually tried to play it down, that I was only going for a short mini-break, just a few days. … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik – picture postcard pretty

I travelled to Dubrovnik almost 10 years ago now and it still seems fresh in my memory. It was May and the weather in the UK had been on its usual slow climb out of winter, a fairly bland spring … Continue reading

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Florence by Train

My obsession with train travel continues.  This time I was able to incorporate it into my journey: all the way from London to Florence.  By train. For those of you that live on mainland Europe, that fact that you can … Continue reading

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