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Pécs: Hungary’s Undiscovered Gem

Most visitors who make it to Hungary only spend a few days in Budapest before crossing into the next country on their Eurotrip.  If you only have a few days to spend In Hungary, spending it in Budapest is definitely the way to go. You will undoubtedly love wandering around the Jewish quarter, checking out ruin bars and spending a relaxing afternoon in one of the baths around town. Budapest, … Read More

What To Do In Ohrid: The Jewel of Macedonia

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Ohrid is the reason to visit Macedonia. The town is located on the shores of the aptly named Lake Ohrid and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. It has a wonderful mix of natural beauty and historical monuments that ensures you won’t be at a loss for what to do in Ohrid. I recommend spending at least two full days in the town which will give you … Read More

How to Visit Meteora on a Budget

Stunning Meteora

Most Greek backpacking itineraries follow a similar path. They start with a couple of days in Athens before spending a week or two hopping around the major Greek Islands such as Ios or Santorini. Most backpackers in Greece don’t make it the northern part of the country and that is a real shame. One of the highlights of Northern Greece is Meteora, a group of monasteries built on top of … Read More

Is It Worth It To Visit Skopje: Macedonia’s Unusual Capital

Visiting Skopje Macedonia's Unusual Capital

Skopje is an unusual city. Walking along the banks of the Vardar River and seeing the large Neo-Classical style buildings you could be mistaken for thinking this city is similar to Paris or Budapest or other grand European cities that are based along a grand river. However, there are two crucial things that you realise when you visit Skopje that make the Macedonian capital different: the fact that the majority of these … Read More

Five Best Places To Visit In Albania

Beautiful and fascinating Albania, nestled between its more developed neighbours along the Adriatic Coast, is still relatively undiscovered on the mainstream European tourist trail. The country is still waking up from years of isolationism and whilst tourism is increasing to some coastal areas, particularly close to Greece, the country as whole remains one of the few unexplored countries left in Europe. If you’re unsure which cities to include on your … Read More

What To Do In Kotor For Three Days

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Montenegro has quickly established itself as one of the hottest new destinations in Europe. Tourism has returned here since the sharp decline during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. And with its prime location, nestled between Croatia and Greece on the Adriatic Coast, it was only a matter of time before tourists ventured here and away from its more popular neighbours. A perfect way to explore the highlights of Montenegro … Read More

Ten Unusual Things to do in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary easily ranks high among our favourite cities in Europe and it is not hard to tell you why. Aside from being one of the most visually stunning capital cities in the world, Michael and I have been there a number of times and know that there are a million things to do in Budapest! However, the city is steadily increasing in popularity (and rightly so), making it increasingly difficult … Read More

The Essential Moving To London Checklist

Moving to London has often been considered a rite of passage for many different nationalities. Whether you’re moving to London from the US, Australia, India or anywhere else in the world, there are a number of things to do before you can get down to the business of enjoying your new life in London. To help you with your transition, here’s an essential moving to London checklist to help you take … Read More