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How to Get to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) Georgia from Tbilisi

The small town of Stepantsminda in the Kazbegi region of Georgia is one of those places that makes you feel like you have stepped into a postcard. The imposing jagged peaks all around you don’t even look real – they surround the village on all sides and are so tall that their tops are dusted with snow and crowned with …

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13 Things You Must Know Before You Visit Macedonia

Before You Visit Macedonia

Unless you are a European native, chances are, you might not even know that there’s a country named Macedonia in the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Hence, there aren’t a lot of articles on the internet regarding traveling in Macedonia except for a handful of articles about Lake Ohrid and the country’s capital, Skopje. Landlocked and nestled between mountains …

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Reasons to Visit Georgia (The Country) in the Winter

There are a lot of reasons to come to Georgia – the gorgeous Caucasus mountains, the friendly people, the delicious food, the fascinating 8,000 year old wine culture, the unique architecture, the history and much more. Lee and I have been living in Tbilisi, the capital, since September and we have simply fallen in love with it here. I highly …

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Top 18 Things to Do in London in 2018

Heading to London this year? When you arrive in the UK capital there are a few things you’ll notice. First of all, it will likely be rainy (unless you are lucky enough to get one of those rare sunny summer days). Secondly, the architecture is old and gorgeous and the city is steeped in history – you’re likely to stumble …

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25 Interesting Things to Do in Tbilisi, Georgia

There is a lot to enjoy in the Georgian capital and it is all quite affordable for budget travelers. Looking for things to do in Tbilisi? The capital city of Georgia is a bit of a hot commodity at the moment and it was listed as one of Vogue’s 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017. Why is everyone so excited …

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Mtskheta, Georgia: Hard to Pronounce, Easy to Enjoy

If you want to take a day trip from Tbilisi, Mtskheta is simple to reach – and easy on the eyes. The only difficult thing about this peaceful small town is pronouncing the name, which looks to most English speakers like a random handful of Scrabble letters. Whether you are a tourist in Georgia or you are living abroad in …

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Lefkada Day Trip: Exploring the Greek Ionian Islands

When I said I was going to go to Lefkada in the summer, one thing everyone said to me was: “Go and see as many beaches as you can”. So, there we were. Two tourists eager to find a Lefkada day trip so we could explore the sandy beaches with an endless emerald sea everyone talked about so passionately about. …

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Stopover in Riga? Here are Some Cool Things to Do

If you are planning a stopover in Riga, I guarantee you will be charmed by the lovely and historic Latvian capital. It’s hard not to fall in love with this city.  We ended up having to do a stopover in Riga on our flight from the UK to the Republic of Georgia, so we decided to extend the stopover and …

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A Very Quick Guide to Edinburgh

quick guide to edinburgh

Planning a trip to the Scottish capital? Here’s a very quick guide to Edinburgh to get you started. The city of Edinburgh has the wonderfully rich atmosphere of an old bookshop. Its cobblestone alleyways give the impression of narrow aisles, and there is an overwhelming feeling that the buildings are made of volumes and volumes of stories stacked on top …

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16 Delightful Free Things To Do in Edinburgh

Free Things to Do in Edinburgh

I fell in love with Edinburgh the first time I visited – which is why I will soon be returning back again for my 4th time. Wandering down the narrow cobblestone alleys of the city feels like squeezing through the aisles of an old bookshop and the stately Georgian and medieval buildings tell countless stories of Scottish history. When you …

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The Broke Backpacker’s Guide to Krakow, Poland

How often have you visited somewhere and said to yourself “I could live here”? Maybe you got as far as telling your friends and family about your dream to move there and even looked into the logistics and costs of doing so. But how many people do you know have actually made the move? This is exactly what I did …

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7 Spectacular Spots in Ireland Travel Bloggers Recommend

If you are traveling to Ireland and you have the time, I highly recommend you go beyond the capital city and see what else the country has to offer. There are so many other beautiful places to go in Ireland besides Dublin. I’ve got nothing against Dublin, it’s a very cool city with lots of culture, a great nightlife and …

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How to Visit Pompeii on a Day Trip From Rome

I remember learning about Pompeii and the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in school as a child. As someone who’s always had a fascination with history and ancient civilisations, I knew that one day I would find my way there. My previous visit to Italy back in 2012 saw me walking the streets of Milan, Florence, Siena, Verona and Venice, but …

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Dublin Travel Suggestions from a Drunken Stranger

The first night we arrived in Dublin we went straight to the pub. After all, when in Rome… We ordered a pint of Pale Ale in The Ferryman, a pub on the banks of the River Liffey, and toasted our arrival. We weren’t in there very long before a grinning bearded guy approached our table to chat and offer to …

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How Canadians Can Get a Working Holiday Visa for Ireland

Whether you are in search of rich culture, unparalleled historical marvels, some of the best beer in the world, or mythical creatures of all shapes and sizes, the Republic of Ireland is one country that is undoubtedly somewhere on your top 10 list. With a truly remarkable landscape and national legends and lore shrouded in mysticism, there is just no …

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Creepy Paris: Exploring The Dark Side of the City of Light

Once you explore beyond the lovely romance of the city’s sidewalk cafes and tree lined banks of the Seine, you will discover that there is definitely a dark and creepy side to La Ville Lumiere. This city has a long and fascinating history involving plenty of ghosts, legends, murders, and dead famous people. If you are interested in the gruesome …

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