Cities on Sunday – Vienna

A new segment for the blog, something a little different from Sunday Spotlight which has focused on the main in smaller places, now I’m going to turn my attention to the larger cities, capital cities across the world – or large cities in general. And today I’m starting with the Austrian capital, a city that …

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Travel Itineraries – Slovenia

I’ve been going through all my posts lately and putting them in ‘country’ pages, and I realised I haven’t blogged much at all about Slovenia (amongst quite a few countries I’ve been to). So I thought I’d address that. Starting today with my itinerary through Slovenia. I should point out from the very start that …

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Train Journeys – The Eurostar London to Paris

Yes – the Trans-Mongolian wasn’t the only train journey from my most recent trip. In fact I was on trains in every single country I went to! One journey was the Eurostar from London to Paris which I took on May the 28th. I have taken the Eurostar before, to Brussels, however it was the …

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City Rumble – Vilnius versus Riga versus Tallinn

Time for three cities to step into the ring in the Baltic showdown to end all showdowns! Okay well, not quite. However, the three Baltic capitals are all cities with something special and indeed different to each other. And it's been ages since I did a city rumble so it was well overdue! The Baltics …

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First Taste – Krakow

I really liked Poland when I visited. It doesn’t see as many tourists as other countries in the region, although it sees plenty, but there is still something a little authentic about the place. Not as expensive as some parts of Europe, but filled with amazing architecture and some beautiful scenery, Poland is a special …

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First Taste – Prague (Czech Republic)

With the honourable exception to Russia, Prague was not only my first introduction to the Czech Republic, but my first taste of Eastern Europe in general. It wasn’t on my list of places to go in Europe on my trip of 1999, however it was always a possibility. I made some good friends as I …

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