• Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 5-9)

    If you read my last blog, you’ll know that after an interesting few days on Fuerteventura, I’d covered the first four sections of the GR131 walking trail, ending in Betancuria at the end of the final day.

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  • Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

    If you only have time to do one thing in Croatia, there’s a choice to make. If you’re a lover of history, architecture and crowds of people – head to Dubrovnik. However, if you’re a lover of waterfalls, natural beauty and crowds of people – head to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Reflections on my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

    When I decided to write this post, I was planning on taking a much more logical and historical approach. I planned to explain the difference between Auschwitz and Auschwitz-II-Birkenau and was going to write the usual spiel about prices, tour guides and exhibits. But I got lost in my own thoughts and none of that seems important now.

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  • A budget long weekend in Barcelona

    I always thought that Barcelona would be one of the cities that I raved about. And even though I know Barcelona is an amazing city and I enjoyed the time I was there, I feel like I need to go back to truly experience it. I don’t want to label it as over-ratted, as most places that are regarded so highly get their ratings for very good reasons. But I do have mixed feelings about the city. It’s got aspects I love and aspects I was reasonably indifferent towards.

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