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reasons to visit Kotor, Montenegro - the views

Five reasons to visit Kotor, Montenegro: Lonely Planet is right to put it on your must-visit list

When an email from Lonely Planet arrived in my inbox announcing its “Best in Travel” destination lists for 2016, I eagerly started clicking. Countries. Cities. Regions. A few I’ve been to. Several which encouraged me to immediately check flight prices on Skyscanner. And there it was. The #1 city recommendation to visit: Kotor, Montenegro. A […]

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waterfalls at Krka National Park, Croatia

Day trips from Split, Croatia: Krka National Park

Krka National Park, home of clear gushing waterfalls, makes a perfect day trip destination from the Dalmatian coastal city of Split, 80km south. Whilst Krka’s no stranger to tour groups; it’s also easy to plan your own day trip from Split, using public transport. What to expect in Krka National Park The main attraction of […]

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how not to get a bus from Albania to Greece

How not to catch a bus from Albania to Greece

Getting the bus from Gjirokastra, Albania, to Kalambaka, Greece, the town nearest the dazzling rock formations of Meteora, was an adventure in itself. As we wound down around picturesque mountain bends from the town of Ioannina towards Kalambaka at the end of my long journey by bus from Albania to Greece, I held back my neighbour Kara’s […]

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street art in Athens

Art in Athens: images from past and present

Famed for the Acropolis and with a history where culture is prized; a creative exuberance seeps from every pore of Athens’s being. From mafia-influenced graffiti, to the Islamic arts of the Ottoman era, art in Athens is apparent in every step you take. Street Art in Athens Street Art is encouraged in Athens. Murals are […]

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