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Bulgaria: Plovdiv Sightseeing

May 1, 20131 Comment

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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The Bus from Turkey to Bulgaria

April 26, 20130 Comments

We didn’t really want to leave Turkey, but plan to return once we’ve caught the backend of the ski season in one of Bulgaria’s top ski resorts, after a final stopover in Sofia. We decided to take the bus from Turkey into Bulgaria as this was the cheapest option. We will be spending a couple of […]

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Sightseeing in Istanbul

April 23, 20134 Comments

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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Turkey: Arriving in Istanbul

April 18, 20134 Comments

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 […]

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Emotions, excitement and a mysterious travel companion

December 8, 20110 Comments

Emotions are a funny old thing aren’t they. You can try and keep them all packaged up in a nice little box on a shelf but eventually they prise open the lid and jump out and begin to scratch away at your calm controlled exterior until the wounds are visible for all to see. The […]

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