What to do in Veliko Tarnovo

We entered Bulgaria from Romania and we originally planned to get the train all the way to Sofia. However, Florence did some research and heard about a small city called Veliko Tarnovo in the center of Bulgaria that was worth a stop in. Veliko Tarnovo was the medieval...

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Brasov: The crown of Transylvania

“When in Romania, you’ve got to visit Brasov” We did a bit of research once we touched down in Bucharest about where to explore and we kept reading about a quaint little city called Brasov, which is located in the heart of Transylvania. It’s a three-hour train ride...

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The Legend of Dracula and Bran Castle

Our quest to explore some more of Europe is well and truly underway. Having kicked things off by flying into Bucharest, Romania at the end of January, we’re now enjoying some time in the Transylvanian province of the country and we just got around to visiting the...

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72 Hours in Bucharest

We were very surprised by our visit to Bucharest. In fact, Romania in general seems like it’s somewhere that we’d definitely like to return to. When you think of Eastern Europe, Romania probably doesn’t float to the top of the list of countries that springs to mind....

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Exploring the Backwaters of Kerala

In the southern state of India, lying parallel to the Arabian seacoast is the mystical water world of Kerala. The network includes five large lakes, all intertwining by both natural and man-made canals. The waterways are all interconnected and feed into nearly forty...

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The Rat Temple of Karni Mata in Rajasthan

While we were travelling around the stunning province of Rajasthan in India last year, we kept hearing about this weird rat temple. We immediately knew that it was somewhere we definitely had to visit. Yes, we're strange like that! India presents a plethora of bizarre...

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Auschwitz: Black and white photo series

Back in 2008 we visited Krakow, Poland in February and again in June. On both occasions we visited Auschwitz. Why go twice you may be wondering? On our first visit in February, we couldn't get to visit the Birkenau section as it was closed off due to stormy weather...

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The burning of bodies in Varanasi

In the north of India, on the west bank of the sacred river Ganges and 360km away from the Nepali border, stands the holiest city of Hinduism: Varanasi. According to legend, Varanasi, also called Kashi or Benares, was founded 4,000 years ago by Lord Shiva, mighty god...

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