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Bansko Ski Resort Prices

May 6, 20131 Comment

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, […]

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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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Photo Flashback – Kyoto: Geisha and Hanami

April 29, 20132 Comments

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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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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