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I’ve Still Never Used Airbnb – Here’s Why

Airbnb has been receiving a lot of press recently, and not all of it is good. In fact, I would go as far as to say not much of it has been good at all. I remember when Airbnb first started. Bloggers quickly began gushing about the experiences they'd had in someone's home, and soon all… Continue reading I’ve Still Never Used Airbnb – Here’s Why

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A Day Wandering Beautiful Vienna

When I think of visiting Austria, I don't necessarily think of Vienna. I think of Salzburg and the Sound Of Music, or the Alpine city of Innsbruck, or more recently, the phenomenally pretty town of Hallstatt (if you don't know it, I suggest you google it immediately). Meanwhile, my mum, as seldom as she ever… Continue reading A Day Wandering Beautiful Vienna

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I Didn’t Expect Bratislava To Be So Pretty

A couple of months before I found myself taking a detour through Bratislava on my way home from the Balkans, I watched EuroTrip for the first time. If you haven't seen this totally ridiculous, slapstick stupid American comedy, what were you even doing in the 00's? Me? I was listening to Scotty Doesn't Know, but… Continue reading I Didn’t Expect Bratislava To Be So Pretty

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Sunshine, Lakes & Statues In North Macedonia

When I think of countries that I know I'll visit eventually, Macedonia (now North Macedonia) would never have made that list. In fact, a year ago, if you'd asked me what the capital of Macedonia is, I might have been able to guess, though I couldn't have told you with confidence how it's pronounced, but… Continue reading Sunshine, Lakes & Statues In North Macedonia

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Adventures In Albania: Two Hours In Tirana Is Not Enough

When I saw Albania on the Travel Talk tour itinerary, my interest was immediately piqued, because even on the surface, it's a fascinating country. After all, this is a country that, when I was born, no one knew anything about. Until 1991, it was even more closed off than North Korea is today (you couldn't… Continue reading Adventures In Albania: Two Hours In Tirana Is Not Enough

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Hiking & Heating Up In Kotor, Montenegro

I'm not sure where to start with Kotor - which is probably why it's taken so long for me to write this post! Montenegro was the main reason I went on this trip. Photos of Kotor have captured my attention for a few years, and I was determined to get there before tourism blew up… Continue reading Hiking & Heating Up In Kotor, Montenegro

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Photo Friday: The Alleyways Of Dubrovnik

I think I made it pretty clear in my last post that I LOVED Dubrovnik. I especially loved exploring the narrow streets, and every alley is so picturesque that I ended up taking a lot of photos! In fact, I wanted to put together an entire post dedicated to the alleyways of Dubrovnik. Here are… Continue reading Photo Friday: The Alleyways Of Dubrovnik