bosnia

Sorrow In Sarajevo: A Heartbreaking Tale Of The Bosnian Capital

It's 25 years since the war ended in Bosnia - and yet it still bears scars that no country should have to endure. Sarajevo, Bosnia's capital city, had never made it onto my radar until I started researching it for this trip. What I found was an incredibly interesting city with a harrowing past and… Continue reading Sorrow In Sarajevo: A Heartbreaking Tale Of The Bosnian Capital

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greece

#tbt: A Birthday Break To Greece

One thing Ash is absolutely passionate about when it comes to history is Greek mythology, so in the hunt for a birthday present a few years ago I naturally dug around for some cheap flights and treated him to a hotel break in the heart of Greek history: Athens! (am I the best girlfriend ever or… Continue reading #tbt: A Birthday Break To Greece

orkney · scotland · united kingdom

Why You Should Visit Orkney

Welcome to my 100th post on An Orcadian Abroad! What better way to celebrate than by writing about my own home town - the reason behind the name of my blog? Orkney is hideously overlooked when it comes to Scottish islands, particularly amongst travel bloggers, so it's about time someone shone a light onto it.… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Orkney

belgium · france

#tbt: The Only Time I’ve Been Abroad With My Parents

I was not brought up into a travelling family. Which is strange because my mum can speak some French and regales many tales of a trip she took with Dad to Amsterdam, and I've seen some great pictures of her in Paris. But somewhere along the way, they settled down into farming and haven't been… Continue reading #tbt: The Only Time I’ve Been Abroad With My Parents