• Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Why visit Plitvice? This bits easy. It’s beautiful. It’s Croatia’s largest national park and was recognized for it’s beauty when it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979.

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  • Montenegro: the best country in Europe?

    People often ask me which is my favourite country in Europe and without hesitation, I usually say Montenegro. It’s absolutely stunning. Although it’s a small country, one of the smallest in Europe in fact, it has so many beautiful places and a fascinating history.

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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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