Couldn’t get enough of…. Bulgarians nodding for “No” and shaking for “Yes”… see below The perfectly preserved Roman ruins around the city The gorgeous Bulgarian Revival that dominate the old town Splashing the cash… 500ml Bottle of Kamenitza Beer: 1.50Lev (€0.80) Local meal for two with drinks: 30Lev (€15) Private 2 bed Hostel Room: 40Lev (€20)…

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This morning I realised that dam, after writing about all these awesome places abroad, I should really post something about my hometown. Dún Laoghaire (please – go ahead and try to pronounce it) is a harbour town south of Dublin city centre. It takes it name from Laoghaire, a High King of…

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[mapsmarker marker=”9″] The East Lancashire Railway in Bury, north of Manchester, is probably the best preserved heritage railway in the UK. It runs vintage steam train services throughout the year and appeals to visitors of all ages. For many steam train excursions in the UK, the cost can be upwards…

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Despite the recent trouble in the west of Ukraine, life goes on in the bustling metropolis of Kiev. It is perfect for a quick stopover for a couple of days, with quirky bars, superb food and a vivid yet troubled history. The Ukrainian Orthodox church has flourished since the fall of…

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Last month I went on a brilliant hike through the Lake District. I had planned this for a quite a while, and to be honest I was getting cold feet when I looked at the dreary forecast for the weekend. Happily though, under glorious sunshine, I boarded the train from…

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