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Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden New Bield

Oct 27, 2018

This is a story of religious intolerance. It is from a time when religious beliefs were seen as absolute truths and those beliefs affected every part of your life. This is the story of Lyveden New Bield. Sir Thomas Tresham was a Roman Catholic at a time in English history when that was considered almost

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Learning new things at Knightshayes and Killerton

Learning new things at Knightshayes and Killerton

Oct 5, 2018

You never know quite what you are going to learn when when you visit a National Trust property. Today was all about Ludites, suffragists, suffragettes, ladybirds and a bear. We were visiting Knightshayes  and Killerton in Devon. So stunning walled gardens, very impressive houses, woodland walks and a very tasty National Trust lunch were also

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Our top ten tips for Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro

Our top ten tips for Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro

Oct 3, 2018

As we travelled from Vienna to Kotor, there are a few lessons that we learned along the way. If you are planning a trip around the region, here are our top ten tips for Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Crossing borders You are inevitably going to cross borders from time to time. We travelled in

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Our Top 20 Adventures from the first 12 months.

Our Top 20 Adventures from the first 12 months.

Sep 24, 2018

This week is our anniversary. It is a year since we started our travelling. So we thought we would do a post about our top 20 adventures this year. It is not so much a 1 – 20. It is more 20 amazing adventures. That is why we have decided to put them in the

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Majestic Montenegro

Majestic Montenegro

Sep 16, 2018

Montenegro is a spectacular place, no two ways about it. We woke this morning to see even a huge cruise boat dwarfed by the mountains. Today was suppose to be quieter than yesterday, but hey we wanted to get out and explore more of Montenegro. We had a couple of recommendation to check out didn’t

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Mostar, Bosnia – we love it!

Mostar, Bosnia – we love it!

Sep 14, 2018

When we travel we always keep an ear open for good advice and tips from fellow travellers. And booking this Croatian holiday we followed the advice of a friend who had done a similar trip last year. Of course, us being us, we changed it around a bit and Mostar wasn’t really going to fit

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A day in Dubrovnik

A day in Dubrovnik

Sep 12, 2018

A sea of terracotta roofs, first light on ancient buildings and near deserted streets. That is our impression of an early morning in the old town of Dubrovnik. Of course there are the delivery trucks making the most of the limited time they are allowed in the old city, but we manage to overlook them.

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Eight Hours in Hvar

Eight Hours in Hvar

Sep 5, 2018

There were nine men in the crew and they were trying to moor their yacht stern to the quay. As far as we could make out there were nine excellent plans to achieve this. Unfortunately, the plans had very little in common. There were men in the water, men in rubber dinghies, men on the

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Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Aug 31, 2018

You know that feeling when you desperately want to go somewhere but you are terrified of doing wrong? well that was me with Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes. I had wanted to come here for years and now I had my chance. I’d devoured every TripAdvisor review and blog going and the chance of getting it wrong

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Loosing ourselves in Zagreb

Loosing ourselves in Zagreb

Aug 29, 2018

Today’s project was loosing ourselves in Zagreb. In fact we had lots of brochures and maps that our Airbnb hostess had left us but try as we may, all the Croatian street names would not stick in our little Aussie brains. Words like Tkalciceva, Miklousiceva and Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica were not really helping. We

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Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Aug 27, 2018

I think the definition of a beautiful place, is that even in the pouring rain it is still beautiful. And this is certainly true of Slovenia’s Lake Bled. We came here today by bus from Ljubljana in driving rain. I kept saying to James, “You know I think it is brightening up”. He would just

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A straight line is godless.

A straight line is godless.

Aug 23, 2018

“A straight line is godless” This quote from the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser kind of sums up our day. Having seen the Lipizzaners do their morning exercises, we wanted it visit the Kunst Haus Wien that exhibits his work. Looking at the map, working our way across Vienna was definitely not going to be a

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