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Highlights from Three Days in Athens

To be honest Athens was never really on my radar.  I almost ended up visiting the city last year due to the European Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX to those bloggers amongst you) conference being held there.  I purchased my earlybird ticket as soon as they went on sale and had started looking around for places to […]

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The Incredible Clifftop Monasteries of Meteora

Just like the surreal volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia and the bizarre natural terraces of carbonate minerals in Pamukkale, as soon as I saw photographs of the stunning clifftop monasteries of Meteora, I knew I had to go. Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know that I’m an avid photographer and […]

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NDSM Werf: Amsterdam’s New Creative Hotspot

Amsterdam has come a long way since its small fishing village roots of the 12th century. These days its famous for its one hundred kilometre plus network of canals, its tall, narrow merchants’ houses with their stepped gable facades and shuttered windows, its relaxed laws on prostitution and marijuana-smoking, its efficient tram system, its popular push-bike […]

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In Photos: Exploring the Labyrinthine Streets of Granada’s Albayzín

I first visited Granada in early 2007.  Stu’s father was currently living in the small (there are just 256 inhabitants) Spanish village of Murchas, located in the Lecrín valley, just 32 kilometres from the city. We spent the week skiing up in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, visiting the Alhambra, eating some delicious home-cooked Spanish food, […]

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Yonderboxes: Make Money by Sharing your Travel Insights

A little while ago I reviewed a new kid on the block in the world of online accommodation booking – Yonderbound.   You can read my full review of the site here.  As well as being very competitively-priced (I found many properties to be cheaper than Booking.com and Hostelbookers, which are normally my go to […]

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