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Bulgaria: Plovdiv Sightseeing

Bulgaria: Plovdiv Sightseeing

Plovdiv claims to be Bulgaria’s second city with modern shops and a booming cafe society at its centre.  However, the main reason for visiting Plovdiv is its historical past whose legacy remains today in the form of ancient Roman ruins and many well preserved buildings. Some say Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in […]

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Photo Flashback – Kyoto: Geisha and Hanami

Photo Flashback – Kyoto: Geisha and Hanami

One year ago we were beginning our tour of Japan, one of the more expensive, yet most rewarding destinations we have visited.  It was Spring and we were there at this time by choice hoping to understand why cherry blossom season is such an important time of year in the Japanese calendar.  We had made […]

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Sightseeing in Istanbul

Sightseeing in Istanbul

You can spend a week or more sightseeing in Istanbul, we only had a few days and have picked out a few highlights.  A dervish ceremony and slow gentle trip down the Bosphorus on the local ferry should definitely make it onto any Istanbul must do list. Sultanahmet to Galata Our first full day of sightseeing in Istanbul began with a […]

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Things To Do In Brunei

Things To Do In Brunei

Sightseeing around Brunei Brunei is famous for its stunning sunsets, long days and beautiful mosques; however we’ve been told there is much more to do on a visit to the country.  After our own brief trip to the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, we received quite a few suggestions from readers of our travel blog, about places […]

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Turkey: Arriving in Istanbul

Turkey: Arriving in Istanbul

We fly from Dubai on another late (but cheap flight), arriving in Istanbul in the early hours of the morning. We’d found an apartment to rent before arriving in Turkey on-line, but on checking-in we found the place had been occupied by someone else, to make matters worse we started to feel the cold chill of […]

Posted in: Turkey