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We didn’t actually plan to spend a whole day in Odda. We’d planned to arrive ...
Most years, I don’t start my Christmas shopping until December comes around so I was ...
In August I visited Bergen as part of a fleeting six-day trip around Norway with ...
The primary reason I added Norway to my 2018 travel wish list was because I wanted to complete the famous Trolltunga hike. Seeing as though the cheapest flights from the UK are to Norway’s capital, it made sense to fly into Oslo, and I figured that if I was going all the way to Trolltunga […]
I’ve recently returned from a 10-day trip to Italy, seven days of which I spent cycling around Puglia. Although it’s quickly becoming a more popular part of the country to visit, Puglia still doesn’t see anywhere the number of tourists that regions like Veneto, Lombardy, Tuscany or Lazio do. And that’s one of the things […]
When I was putting together my 10-day itinerary for Georgia, Svaneti was the one region I was most excited about visiting. One of the main reasons for this was because – aside from the independent republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (the latter of which it’s impossible to travel to at all from the Georgian […]
When I hopped on a marshrutka from Kutaisi and headed into the mountains of northwestern Georgia, running down a mountain harnessed to a crazy Russian fellow with a parachute strapped to his back was the last thing I anticipated doing with my time there. But, within hours of arriving in Mestia, there I was hundreds […]
All budget flights from the UK land in Kutaisi, and the city is also an interchange point for all public transport between Tbilisi and pretty much anywhere in western Georgia. So, regardless of whether you plan to, you will undoubtedly end up spending some of your time in Georgia, in Kutaisi. We stayed in the […]
Ninety percent of the time I’m a budget traveller. Whilst I now choose private rooms over sleeping in dorms (unless I’m travelling somewhere where I simply cannot afford or cannot justify the price of a private room), I always favour spending my money on experiences over accommodation. As long as I can find somewhere comfortable, […]
It didn’t take much more than a single photograph to convince me to add Sighnaghi to my 10-day Georgia itinerary. Sighnaghi sits on a hilltop 60 kilometres southeast of Telavi (the largest town in Kakheti) and 109 kilometres east of Tbilisi. Reminiscent of a charming little Italian village full of 18th and 19th century architecture […]
Just two years ago it was only possible to fly from the UK to Georgia via Istanbul (Turkey) or Kiev (Ukraine). However in May 2017 a direct Georgian Airways route from Gatwick to Tbilisi was launched, and just a month later Wizz Air (the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe) began offering direct […]