In photos: Abandoned swimming pools

Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools Of all the derelict places we find, swimming pools have to be one of the most alluring. It’s not always that easy to visualise what an abandoned location would have been like before it became...

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Things to do in Belgrade, Serbia

Our guide on what to do during a short break in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade Edit: Originally posted: May 13, 2015, Last updated: February 2019 Our very first 3-night visit to Belgrade (in July 2014) was an unexpected surprise. We knew there would be enough things to...

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Visiting the Bay of Abandoned Hotels in Kupari, Croatia

Easy urbexing on the Dalmatian Coast at the bay of abandoned hotels The words ‘urbexing’ and ‘easy’ are a rare combination but the smattering of abandoned hotels near the Croatian seaside town of Kupari is not only one of the best places for a spot of urban...

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Off-the-Beaten-Track Lithuania: Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius

Be a Tombstone Tourist in Lithuania Antakalnis (Antakalnio in Lithuanian) Cemetery is one of the most interesting graveyards we have visited in a long while (Budapest’s Kerepesi and adjoining Kozma Street cemeteries are also high on the list but neither Kirsty nor I...

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In Photos: Street Art in Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina

We didn’t go to Zenica looking for street art but on our recent road trip around Bosnia & Herzegovina, we found ourselves spending a night in Zenica. It was simply a place to rest our heads, park the car and eat a huge plate of the small Balkan kebab-style...

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Off-the-beaten-track Latvia: Zeltini Missile Base

Zeltini (also spelt Zeltiņi or Zelteni) Missile Base sits deep in the forest of northeastern Latvia, close to the borders with Russia and Estonia. In fact, as is the norm with these former Soviet military bases, it’s in the middle of absolutely nowhere: the nearest...

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Off-the-Beaten-Track Estonia: Visiting Hara Submarine Base

In spite of its dramatic setting, when it comes to rummaging around abandoned places, the decommissioned, and once top secret, Hara Submarine Base is a fairly tame experience. Unless you have access to a boat, you’re limited to the section of the base that is...

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