Heartbreak in Hebron: Palestine

You'd think walking around refugee camps would my most emotionally difficult experience whilst visiting Palestine, but it was Hebron that really broke my heart. Walking through a cobbled marketplace that should have been bright and bustling with laughter, gossip and bargaining attempts was cold, dark, almost empty, with many derelict looking shut shops, overshadowed, literally, by …

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Palestine (pt1), The Occupied Territories of

What do you think of when you hear the name Palestine? Do you know anything about Palestine? Palestinians? Just take a moment. What are the first images that come to your mind? Thoughts. Questions. Is it an actual country? Is it safe? Why would I even want to visit there? I first learnt there was a 'situation' …

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Sunshine & snowcaps in Sofia

A few months ago a friend suggested we go away for a weekend. I already had a few trips planned, and am trying to save, but, (un)surprisingly I agreed. Georgia & Belarus were tempting, but no direct flights would cut into an already small budget & exploration time. Bulgaria ticked all the boxes; interesting history, beautiful scenery as well …

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My long weekend in Moscow – the preamble

I think it was payday, January 28th,at approximately 3am I purchased my flight to Moscow for April later that (this?) year. The idea popped into my head a few months before - I knew I wanted to go somewhere alone, where I didn't know anyone. I needed to do some independent travelling again, but nothing …

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