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A self-guided walking tour around Ponta Delgada

A Self-guided Walking Tour Around Ponta Delgada, São Miguel | Gallop Around The Globe

If you’re coming to São Miguel – the largest island in the Azorean archipelago – you will undoubtedly end up spending some time in its capital city, Ponta Delgada.  It’s where  Sao Miguel’s airport is located and the majority of its budget accommodation. For this reason we decided to base ourselves in Ponta Delgada for […]

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Visiting Ostrog Monastery: One of Montenegro's Highlights

Visiting Ostrog Monastery: One of Montenegro’s Highlights | Gallop Around The Globe

If you haven’t heard of Ostrog Monastery before, you may well have seen photographs of it. Beautiful, whitewashed Manastir Ostrog is built seemingly impossibly into a vertical cliff face, almost a kilometre above the fertile Zeta Valley in central Montenegro. When Stu and I were busy planning our 7-day road trip around the country, this incredible landmark […]

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7 Things to See and Do in Kotor

Visiting Kotor: 7 reasons this coastal city in Montenegro totally charmed my socks off

Kotor was one of the major reasons I decided to visit Montenegro in the first place. Just looking at photos of the city’s historic fortress towering above the deepest natural fjord-like bay in the Mediterranean Sea was enough to encourage me to book a flight there. Kotor is somewhere that successfully manages to pull out all the […]

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