Visiting Orheiul Vechi near Trebujeni, Moldova

Our guide to planning a day trip on public transport to one of Moldova's most picturesque sights What is Orheiul Vechi? Orheiul Vechi is an Eastern Orthodox monastery complex carved into a massive limestone cliff that overlooks the meandering Raut River. It is one of...

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London: Old Favourites and New Discoveries – A Photo Essay

Eight years of travelling and finally we’ve got round to exploring a bit of London Kirsty was born and raised in North London and I moved to the capital in my early twenties and lived and worked there for about a decade. Indeed Kirsty and I met in London when we both...

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2016 Travel Review in Photographs

Here we go again with a roundup of where our 2016 travels took us, featuring a lot of wanderlusty photographs. Is it really a year since our last annual travel review?! At the start of every year we catch ourselves saying “we’re going to really slow it down this...

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Our Visit to Brest Fortress, Belarus

I’ve just finished watching Fortress of War, a 2010 war film jointly produced by Russian and Belarusian filmmakers and directed by Aleksander Kott. Set entirely within the grounds of the fortress in Brest, a medium-sized city on the Belarusian/Polish border, the film...

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Communist-era architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria

aka architecture built during the period when the communists were in charge of Bulgaria I got completely lambasted by the guy in the Tourist Information Centre in Sofia. Within the very early stages of our (eventually) long conversation, he was telling me that Sofia...

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Electric Utility Box Art | Street Art in Sofia, Bulgaria

Whilst exploring Sofia recently, with our usual eye out for street art, we noticed a couple of those electricity boxes; the kind you don't usually notice. I don’t know what the correct name for them is - Electricity transformer boxes or kiosks? Circuit boxes? Junction...

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Double Take: From Cambodia to Shoreditch, London

They say everybody has a double somewhere out there… I got within a cat’s whisker of creeping up and surprising a guy at Chengdu airport many years ago because I thought he was my father and I actually met my double in Cambodia earlier this year - he even (almost) had...

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Communist-era architecture in Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova, will not win any prizes for architectural attractiveness, but this is hardly surprising, given the city’s recent history. A huge earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, devastated the city in...

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THIS IS ENGLAND – 11.11.16

Although Kirsty and I spend the majority of our time overseas, I'm still a patriotic person. I was born in England. It's the place I've spent the majority of my life and it's where most of my family and friends still reside. I support the national football team...

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How to spend a few days in Lodz, Poland

Exploring Lodz, Poland’s third largest city Lodz (pronounced woodge), approximately 130km south-west of Warsaw, is not a city that instantly grows on you. For starters, it doesn't have the (almost) mandatory picturesque square that you will find in so many of Poland’s...

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Top Reasons to Visit Ukraine

Just some of the reasons you should consider Ukraine as your next travel destination ...  We have been to Ukraine twice in two successive years (2015 and 2016). During our first visit in September 2015 we only spent time in the capital, Kiev and the western city of...

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Travel Shot | View Across Warsaw | Poland

Today’s Travel Shot is a double-dose of Warsaw’s skyline. During our most recent visit to Poland’s capital, we stayed at a very centrally-located apartment. It was great in many respects, but particularly the view!  From one side of the building, there was a fantastic...

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