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The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk

A large dose of Combat and Propaganda Art in one of Minsk's most impressive museums  I’m not really into conventional paintings - stick a Turner or Van Gogh in front of me and you won’t get much reaction but there is something about Combat and Propaganda Art that I...

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Suggested itinerary: Myanmar (Burma) North and South

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Yangon - Mawlamyine - Hpa-an - Mt. Kyaiktiyo - Bago - Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake) - Nyaung U (Bagan) - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Kyaukme - Hsipaw - Lashio - Yangon Yangon needs two or three days minimum before boarding the roller coaster train south to...

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Museum of Railway Technology in Brest, Belarus

If you are considering visiting the incredible fortress in Brest, which we have written about in detail here, then you might want to also dedicate an hour or so to the quirky Museum of Railway Technology which is located opposite the main entrance to the fortress and...

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Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Finding so much Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo was an unexpected surprise ... Whilst exploring the Bulgarian town of Veliko Tarnovo we were struck by the large volume and variety of street art. Not unusual, you might think. After all, it feels like street art and...

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Suggested Itinerary: Istanbul to Sofia via the Long Route

ITINERARY SUMMARY  (Turkey) Istanbul - Edirne (Bulgaria) - Plovdiv - Bansko - Rila - Sofia   Edirne is a worthwhile stop on the route up from Istanbul to Bulgaria. The city sees few tourists, has some excellent cuisine (Edirne is known for its thinly-sliced...

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Budapest: Street Art that hurts …

...if you're an England football fan! Match of the Century: Sporting Street Art in the Hungarian capital This interesting piece of street art in Budapest depicts what became known as the ‘Match of the Century’. In November 1953, England lost 3-6 to Hungary at the...

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