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Things to Do Ards Peninsula – 1 Day Itinerary

view from Ballyquintin Point across fields toward the Mournes

The Ards Peninsula protrudes from the County Down mainland on the east coast of Northern Ireland and protects Strangford Lough from the Irish Sea. It offers mind-bending discoveries such as neolithic remains older than the pyramids of Egypt or Sudan and a plethora of historic windmills earning its former nickname of ‘Little Holland’. This low-lying …

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Exarcheia Athens Greece – Flashpoint of Anarchy or Community Activism?

graffitit of fish monster head with four eyes and whiskers in exarcheia athens

Mention Exarcheia to Athenians and you’ll get a quizzical eyebrow in return. Its beautiful yet ramshackle, neo-classical buildings, oversized graffiti and reputation for riots entice nervy photo-journalists. But, do its hip restaurants, thriving markets, burgeoning AirBnB industry, and assured man-bun cafe culture call the casual visitor? Exarcheia Athens in Greece is the location of a …

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Train from Bucharest to Transylvania – Romania By Train

romania by train

Trekking by train from Bucharest to Transylvania sounded like the best option when it came to discussing our next trip. We’re both (aspiring) amateur literary buffs and my travelling companion was keen to see Dracula’s Castle(s). It was decided – Romania by train was next. No better reason, eh? Romania by train from Bucharest to …

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