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Sofia Two Days City Break

Sofia Two Days City Break

We had rested our aching skiing limbs for a few days in Bansko before we headed north to Bulgaria’s capital to see what we could find out about Sofia in two days.   We were looking forward to a bit more city exploring after Istanbul and Plovdiv had provided us with some real architectural and historical […]

Posted in: Bulgaria
Bansko Ski Resort Prices

Bansko Ski Resort Prices

We set off by bus from Plovdiv after a very pleasant two days sightseeing amongst the Roman ruins and the very friendly locals.  Getting to Bansko from Plovdiv is easy, the buses at this time of year leave three times a day for the two and a half hour journey into the mountains of Pirin National Park, […]

Posted in: Bulgaria
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 […]

Posted in: Bulgaria
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 […]

Posted in: Flashback Photos, Japan
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 […]

Posted in: Turkey