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Palolem beach, Goa

Romania: Văcărești Natural Park #ExperienceBucharest

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Văcărești Natural Park is unique. A hidden gem. It is the first urban natural park in Romania and the only one in continental Europe. As part of the recent #ExperienceBucharest press trip, I was lucky enough to be able to go on a tour of the park with Carmen from Cultour Association, some other bloggers and influencers, and Cristi Lascu, who…

Thailand: Ao Nang & Phi Phi Islands Snorkel Scam

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Going snorkelling and, or diving in Thailand was something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. So when I and a group of friends booked a short break in Ao Nang, I had the perfect opportunity to tick it off my imaginary list. I eagerly bought my snorkel and mask in England as soon as the trip was confirmed….

Poland: The Horrors of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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‘The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again’ – George Santayana. Rather appropriately it was a dull, drizzly and chilly day when I visited Auschwitz. It wouldn’t feel right when visiting a place such as this if it was bright and sunny. A place where over a million people were brought to. A place…

Boat Trip on Skadar Lake

Montenegro: Why You Should Visit Lake Skadar At Least Once In Your Lifetime.

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Once part of the former Yugoslavia, Montenegro is not the most well-known country in Europe. Lake Skadar which straddles the Montenegro-Albanian border is a spectacular and pretty much unspoilt destination. Surrounded by karst mountains and rocky shores, it is the largest freshwater lake in the Balkan region. The Montenegrin side of the Lake Skadar has National Park status and is…

Turkey: Exploring Kırkısrak

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This was my 5th visit to Turkey and my first since 2009. My previous visits were to Istanbul and to the tourist resorts along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. So when my best friend, Mehmet invited me to stay at his home in the village of Kırkısrak, I didn’t need to be asked twice! Kırkısrak has a population of only…

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India: Things To Buy At A Groundnut Fair!

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Visiting a groundnut fair in Banaglore wasn’t something that I intended to do. My plan for the day was to visit Bull Temple, one of the biggest temples in India dedicated to Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. As with all the best made plans and with all the best intentions, sometimes things just don’t work out the way that…

Palolem beach, Goa

India: Where to stay in Palolem, Goa

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Tucked away in the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of Palolem, but at the same time close enough to walk into Palolem and to the beach is Palolem Green Inn . The bathroom was huge! It had a western toilet, and also a sink and great hot water shower. The hot water was available whenever we needed it.  There…