Visiting the Danube Delta in Romania

Visiting the Danube Delta in Romania

What to do in the Danube Delta and how to get there Ask a local for a list of the most beautiful places in Romania and there’s a good chance the Danube Delta will be on it (in fact, some friends first urged us to visit some eight years ago). And yet, it’s an area of...

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In Photos: Street Art in Sisak, Croatia

In Photos: Street Art in Sisak, Croatia

An unexpected bonus of our brief stay in Sisak was finding some fantastic street art. We hadn’t planned to go street art hunting in Sisak; in fact, we hadn’t planned to go to Sisak at all. But during our spomenik-hunting road trip last autumn, we made a...

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Guide to visiting Cahul in Moldova 

Guide to visiting Cahul in Moldova 

What to do in Cahul - getting off the beaten track in Moldova  To quote a friend of ours who wrote a comment on our Facebook page when we published some photos of Moldova’s second city, “Cahul rocks!” He’s not wrong, in fact we think that this small, landlocked...

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Abandoned Bulgaria: Former swimming pool in Lovech

Abandoned Bulgaria: Former swimming pool in Lovech

On finding an abandoned swimming pool with beautiful mosaics in Bulgaria It was a last-minute decision to try and find this abandoned swimming pool in Lovech, a small city in central Bulgaria. In fact, 30 minutes before setting foot inside the place, we had no idea of...

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Street Art and Graffiti in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Street Art and Graffiti in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

As a destination, Mostar is growing in popularity and most travellers to the Balkans are keen to include it on their itinerary. The biggest draw to the Bosnian city is the attractive Stari Most (Old Bridge), spanning the equally attractive cobblestoned Old Town. The...

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Places associated with the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Places associated with the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Linking locations connected to Chernobyl and HBO’s miniseries If like us, you’ve been watching HBO’s recently-aired, and utterly riveting miniseries, Chernobyl, you might be wondering about the filming locations. If you’ve travelled in the region, you may also be...

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Former secret Soviet bunker in Līgatne, Latvia

Former secret Soviet bunker in Līgatne, Latvia

Līgatne is situated in northwest Latvia, 25km from Sigulda and 29km from Cēsis. The local Tourist Information Centre lists quite a few reasons to come and visit their town and I’m sure they are all valid ones but our one inducement to visit Līgatne was to go on a...

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