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Mielec and Kolbuszowa

Mielec and Kolbuszowa

Today we went to visit relatives in Mielec and in Kolbuszowa, a bit east of Krakow. The plan was to take a train to Tarnow and be collected for a stay overnight in Mielec. Alas the best laid plans of mice and men oft gang aglay. We had plenty of time so we took it […]

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Krakow Zoo

Krakow Zoo

It was a beautiful Sunday. After visiting Anna’s late parents and placing some flowers and candles on the grave we went to Krakow Zoo. This place is amazing. The work they are doing on the enclosures is very well considered and the animals are in excellent condition. Our first stop was the birds. They have some […]

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Our new home

Our new home

It is 2015 and it is time to resurrect my blog as Anna and I are travelling again. We spent the last two years and a little more renovating our basement flat in Krakow in Poland. We did this because Anna had finally sold her father’s flat and we needed a new place to stay. […]

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Nafplion, Corinth and away

Nafplion, Corinth and away

Fortunately we left the terrible Esperia Hotel early and headed to Nafplion. This is a quaint city that was a former capital of Greece at the beginning of the 19th century. The city is dominated by a complex of fortresses. They can be visited but it was hot. Anna and I chose to stay in […]

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Olympia and north Peloponese

Olympia and north Peloponese

We rose to a fairly ordinary breakfast and then travelled a short distance to the site of the ancient Olympics. The English speakers again had our own guide. Unfortunately he was not as excited in his work as the lady we met yesterday. He showed us around in a fairly tired fashion. We saw the […]

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Blessed Luke and Delphi

Blessed Luke and Delphi

Now lets get back to our Greecian tour. We left Athens on the bus that was to be with us for the remainder of our time on the mainland and headed north west towards the slopes of Mt Helicon where we visited the Monastery of the Blessed Luke. This was blessed relief. The monastery is […]

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Nessebar and back

Nessebar and back

The last day of our trip began in Nessebar. This is a village in an area that exists for tourists. It is so touristy that the area is literally called “Sunny Beach” by the locals. Nessebar is a fortress on a headland and it is amazing. We walked around many of the ruins and Angol […]

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Bachkovo, Stara Zagora and Burgas

Bachkovo, Stara Zagora and Burgas

We began this day with a visit to Bachkovo monastery. This place is classic. The monastery is on the very top of a huge hill and sort of hangs over. We were warned that they have aggressive security to stop people taking photos. In truth, the place was so badly maintained and stained with candle […]

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Rila and Plovdiv

Rila and Plovdiv

Day 5 was to be a real treat; a visit to Rila Monastery, another world heritage site. On the way we were congratulated for coming back so late the previous evening. And we thought we had gotten away with it. The Monastery has the most important and impressive Bulgarian Orthodox church. It is like a […]

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Sofia

Sofia

Day 4 began with a visit to a rose oil factory. Bulgaria is world renown for rose oil and it is on sale everywhere. We were shown how it is produced and then taken to the shop. At €10 for a couple of Mls we did not buy as much as we had planned. Outside […]