Sunday Spotlight – Sofia

Another Sunday brings another spotlight, and this week we go to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. When I went there in 2004 I was probably not exactly sure what I was going to get, but Bulgarian cities are very similar to other Eastern European cities and Sofia is actually quite a delight. There are beautiful churches, …

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Trip of a Lifetime – The Czech Republic & Norway

Crikey, it’s been MONTHS since I posted on the story of my first ever solo backpacker adventure. Readers may (or may not) recall that I had almost got to the end of my time in Europe, which had seen me through Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Sweden, Denmark yada yada yada. When last I left …

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Trip of a Lifetime – Iceland

And so it was that I left London via Stockholm to go to a little island out in the middle of Atlantic Ocean known as ‘Iceland’. And what a strange, confronting and challenging 2 weeks it would turn out to be. What can I say about this country? It’s well, not over-endowed with trees. That’s …

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Sunday Spotlight – Stary Smokevic (Slovakia)

Today’s spotlight, well, there’s only so much I can tell you in words about this place. Stary Smokevic is a little mountain town in Slovakia, not far from the Polish border in the Tatra mountains. It’s really a beautiful little spot. I first learnt about it in 2004 when I entered Europe via Bulgaria in …

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Sunday Spotlight – Lyon

I read a blog earlier this week talking about places that weren’t well known but really worth visiting, and Lyon was amongst them. Which sort of surprised me because I thought it was well-known. I loved Lyon. It’s really a glorious city and despite being there in 40 degree heat during August 2011. I can’t …

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Sunday Spotlight – Luxembourg

So. If you’re in Europe and want to go somewhere that doesn’t quite see the tourists that the big cities of Paris, Rome, Prague etc see, let me suggest one to you – Luxembourg. One of the smaller countries in Europe, Luxembourg and its main city, Luxembourg, are both charming spots to visit and although …

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