Author Archive | Kiara Gallop

The scenery along the river

A Couple of Thieves in the Night

I began today quite optimistically.  Little did I know that it would not be ending in quite the same way… After a couple of lazy days on the beach, I was eager to explore the southernmost tip of Cambodia a little further than the confines of Sihanoukville had so far allowed.  With this in mind, […]

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Lovely wide pistes and incredible views

Flamenco, Tapas, and….Skiing?

Considering that Spain is the 4th most visited country in the world, not a lot of people realise that it’s home to Europe’s third highest mountain range.   Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains (which span Europe and Asia) and Mount Blanc in the Alps are the only peaks higher than Mulhacén in the Sierra […]

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My favourite spot on Paxos

Beneath the Ionian Sun

There’s a beautiful gem of an island in the Ionian sea, called Paxos.  It’s accessible via catamaran from Corfu Town.  The 60-minute journey takes you south along Corfu’s eastern coastline, and continues 11km onwards from its southernmost tip. It’s an island not many people have heard of, and even fewer have been to.  Yet when […]

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Slovenia: The beauty of the open road – Gallop Around The Globe

I’d decided a long time ago that I wanted to travel to Slovenia…from seeing my parents’ innumerable photographs of beautiful lake Bled, to flicking through adventure travel brochures and being drawn to the challenging but equally visually rewarding treks up into the dramatic Julian Alps, to reading blog posts recounting the charm of the country’s […]

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Pamukkale: Bizarre Landscapes and Ancient Ruins

So I’d decided that Turkey would be my next destination to explore, partly because it was one of the closest and cheapest places to get to that would be relatively hot in April, and partly because family and friends had been continually telling me how much I would love Istanbul.  They were right.  I loved […]

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