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When I travel…

Although I love the freedom of travelling solo, it’s not always easy. It’s tempting to stay safely in the comfort zone of your accommodation and not explore the local area as you might have thought you would when planning your … Continue reading

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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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When in Japan…visit Italy

“This is mad!” I couldn’t count the number of times that this thought ran through my mind on my short trip to Japan. It was autumn in Hakone National Park. This is a mecca for autumn colours and promised views … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Journey

Le petit cyclotourisme en France I have a fridge magnet that reminds me to “celebrate the journey” and whilst I often struggle to do this on my daily commute, when I’m exploring new places I find it easier. Especially when … Continue reading

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Sarajevo – Part 2

A few thoughts and comments on some places to visit in Sarajevo. Latin Bridge: The site of the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand the then heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne in 1918. The current bridge was built in the late 19th … Continue reading

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Fighting Man-Eating bogs

A promise of man-eating bogs is not the draw everyone is looking for on a weekend away.  However being female I was feeling in some way confident for what lay ahead. This was part of my effort to remind myself … Continue reading

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