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Kiev metro: How to use it, and the stations you MUST visit!

Kiev metro: How to use it, and the stations you MUST visit!

Kiev, capital city of Ukraine, is a bustling metropolis with plenty to see and do. But how do you get around the city and make the most of your visit? Luckily, the Kiev metro is one of the greatest in the world - cheap, easy to use and with a wealth of beautiful...

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Kibera slum tour: Real life in an African slum

Kibera slum tour: Real life in an African slum

This post was first published in August 2017 It is really important to me to learn about everyday life in the countries I visit. It doesn't matter whether the country is affluent or impoverished, I want to see behind the tourist veneer and get a glimpse into how...

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Cyprus in winter: why it’s the best time to visit!

Cyprus in winter: why it’s the best time to visit!

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is a popular holiday destination for European travellers. Boasting a hot, sunny climate, a long coastline and a status as EU and Eurozone member (in the south and west of the island, at least), its beaches fill during the...

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Crossing the Irish border: what you need to know!

Crossing the Irish border: what you need to know!

Ireland is a country divided in two: in the south and west, the nation of Ireland (often referred to as the Republic of Ireland to avoid confusion), and in the northeast the province of Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom. Both have plenty to do and...

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The view from the airplane window

The view from the airplane window

I'm writing this sitting on a plane at 35,000 ft. And I need to kill the boredom. This is the decidedly unglamorous side of travel. I remember, growing up, reading my mother's series of "Shirley Flight: Air Hostess" books - she had the complete set and they are still...

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