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Month: February 2019

Balkans Adventure – Beauty & The Skopje Valley – Part 4

Balkans Adventure – Beauty & The Skopje Valley – Part 4

After Part 3’s drama, here I finally make it up to the top of the cross and am greeted with stunning views across the whole of the Skopje Valley. First, though, I had to get up there, so far I had dodged a rather shifty looking police station and the even more dangerous Skopje traffic. Now though, I had actually got to make my way to the top on what everyone was telling me, was the hottest days of the…

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Balkans Adventure -Up and Away, Hiking Up Skopje Cross – Part 3

Balkans Adventure -Up and Away, Hiking Up Skopje Cross – Part 3

As I mentioned before in my previous post, the city of Skopje has a rather large, adeptly named ‘Skopje Cross’ overlooking the city. So it should come as no surprise to you dear reader, with my love of hiking and equal love of big crosses, what should transpire next… Situated at the top of Vodno Mountain and standing tall at over 66 metres, Skopje cross makes a rather grand statement over the valley. Leaving aside the history behind it, like…

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Balkans Adventure – Receptionist & Politics, Easy Ride Into Skopje – Part 2

Balkans Adventure – Receptionist & Politics, Easy Ride Into Skopje – Part 2

Following off from my trials and tribulations of getting to Skopje and dodging all manner of taxi drivers, in this part I find myself chatting to a local, hike up Skopje cross and discuss politics with a local hostel receptionist, you’re in for a fun ride I can assure you. There are a variety of different things that separate a fully democratic country from one that sort of pretends to be one. One of the most notable things is the…

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5 Things To Do In… Frankfurt

5 Things To Do In… Frankfurt

Frankfurt, the capital of the ECB, modern skyscrapers and city bankers galore, it doesn’t exactly jump to one’s attention as a place for the perfect mini-break but listen up and I might just be able to pursue you otherwise. 1. The Old Town Once you move past the glittering high skyscrapers and the large ‘E’ sign, you’ll find yourself on a dingy 1950s style shopping street. Don’t worry about it, keep going and as you pass down a narrow alleyway,…

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Balkans Adventure – On The Road To Skopje – Part 1

Balkans Adventure – On The Road To Skopje – Part 1

Following on from popular demand from my epic adventure through the Baltics, I thought I would re-tell the summer I spent exploring the Balkans, this starts in typical fashion arriving on a rather dodgy bus, into Skopje. After spending a whole month in the gorgeous and underrated sweat bucket of a city Thessaloniki.I felt it was now time to hit the road again. When I travel for a long time, I enjoy the more start-stop approach. Whereby I travel quickly…

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