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The Balkan surprise

I spent much of last year in the Balkans. Before April 2013, I’d never set foot in the region in my life (bar Greece, which I’ve never really seen as Balkan). And, looking back, I loved it. More than I ever thought I would. Back in 2007, when I first visited Europe, I thought I’d […]

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A traverse around Triglav

You might think I’m crazy, but Lake Bled wasn’t even my favourite place in Slovenia. That honour goes to Triglav National Park. Just last week I was saying how I’m not really an outdoorsy, sporty person. (‘Understatement of the century!’ my family is yelling at the computer screen.) I’m notĀ supposed to like places like Slovenia, […]

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A raft, some white water and a scaredy-cat

That lovely little boat ride on Lake Bled wasn’t the only aquatic experience I had in Slovenia. I also figured that while I was out there, in the most outdoorsy country I knew, I should go the whole hog. Why not try my hand at some white water rafting? If you know me, you’re almost […]

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Believing the hype of Bled

Travel is completely subjective. So many people love Salzburg; I hate the place. I raved to my parents about Munich, but they couldn’t see its charm. I don’t particularly care for Belgrade and said so on this blog; never have I received so many messages and emails telling me how wrong I was. The small […]

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Mushroom soup in Ljubljana

I will always remember Ljubljana for its mushroom soup. Ljubljana is lovely, it really is. It’s everything you expect of a capital city to a country like Slovenia, which is known as being both small and drop-dead gorgeous. It’s tidy, prosperous and relatively insignificant. It’s got some pretty baroque buildings, a couple of nice churches, […]

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A love letter to Slovenia

Dear Slovenia, Well, this is kind of awkward. You see, we’ve only met three times. You probably don’t know me, and hey, less than a year ago I hardly knew a thing about you. You’re so quiet, so unassuming. But you see, I’d heard things about you. Good things. From cool people. I’d heard that […]

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View from the Office Days 21-30

Over the last ten days, I’ve been travelling at a rate of knots. I finished up my training through Eastern and Central Europe, and started work again in more familiar territory. One thing’s for sure though; Slovenia absolutely blew me away. I’ll be writing more about the country later, but I spent a day exploring […]

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View from the Office Days 11-20

So I’m on the road again. Quite a bit actually; in the last ten days I’ve found myself in Prague, Split and plenty of places in between. I’ve been on a tour guiding training trip, which is basically a fortnight of getting to know destinations, activities and food in all the new places I’ve been […]

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