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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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5 Things… Europe Is Best At

5 Things… Europe Is Best At

From amazing cathedrals to stunning beaches, thrilling nightlife and mountains peaks straight out of the national geographic, here are the 5 things that Europe is best at. 1. History Yes, there’s wonderful history across the whole world, except for probably Canada. Some of my family members are older than that place, but for their sheer number, diversity and ease of access, Europe has to win this one. You can spend the morning having coffee in the shadows of the Eiffel…

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5 Things I Loved About Thessaloniki

5 Things I Loved About Thessaloniki

Greece is a hard country not to fall in love with, it’s got great food, beautiful architecture, amazing beaches and a history that stretches back forever, here are 5 things I loved about Thessaloniki. 1. The Night Some countries die as nightfall descends on them, most of the Scandinavian countries and pretty much the whole of Canada and the USA. Thessaloniki on the other hand, came alive at night, maybe it was because I was there during the summer, and…

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5 Things To Do In Thessaloniki

5 Things To Do In Thessaloniki

Ah, Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, often overshadowed by its big brother, Athens, but there’s plenty to do in this lively student city, strap on those walking boots though, as most of it involves walking. 1. Climb Up Trigoniou Tower See what I said about walking, now if you’re lazy, you could just hop on the number 50 bus and away you go, but you’re not going to do that, are you? No, you’re going to hike up in the midday heat…

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Scrambling Down Hymettus Mountain

Scrambling Down Hymettus Mountain

There is nothing like the feeling of standing at the very top of a mountain, especially one as high as Hymettus. Of having conquered, admittedly in a small way, mother nature. I could easily understand why the ancient Greeks would climb all the way up there to make their sacrifices to the gods. Though the wind had now started to pick up, the sun was just two hours away from setting, and I was still stuck up Hymettus Mountain. With…

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