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  Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park On your way to Split, the first thing I recommend doing is to head to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Being one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia, with UNESCO status, it is a must. The lakes are absolutely stunning and such a fantastic day out. As soon as you arrive, hop on the transfer bus down through the woodland area. Then follow the trails, across the wooden paths and bridges.…

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Probably one of the easiest Game Of Thrones landmarks to Recognise in Dubrovnik are the steps from the Great Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing aka the ‘Shame Steps’. In real life these are actually the Dubrovnik’s Jesuit steps. Because they are so iconic and are situated right in the centre of the walled old town of Dubrovnik. These steps are very busy and a very popular photo stop. When we first found them…

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The city walls are what has made Dubrovnik famous so it’s only fitting that you start your time in Dubrovnik by walking the walls. The walls have surround the entire old town of Dubrovnik since the 12 century. For hundreds of years they have protected Dubrovnik and today you can walk the entire way around the old city on top of these walls. The views are absolutely stunning! On one side you get amazing views…

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  Relax at Szechenyi Baths After a recommendation, we chose to visit the Szechenyi Bath House whilst in Budapest. There are quite a few bath houes around the city, but this particular one is fantastic. It is open from 6am until 10pm at night (last entry is around 7pm), but it does get busy around lunchtime onwards, so make sure you get there around 9am to make the most of your time there during the quieter times. As part of…

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During our summer European adventure, we decided that we would leave the cities behind us for just over a week and trek through the Slovakian High Tatras. The best way to really get into the mountains and explore the most of them is by trekking hut to hut. There are lots of tours that offer pre-arranged and organised guided and self-guided tours but we decided that we could do it…

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Explore Krakow by Night and Day Krakow is such a fun city to visit. Your first stop has to be the main market square. Here you can wander around this beautiful area, exploring the market stalls, the side streets and Cloth Hall (a traditional Polish indoor market) to pick up some local souvenirs. This is also the perfect place to grab some food at the many street side cafes and restaurants that surround the square. As you walk around,…

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The East Side Gallery is a memorial for freedom in Central Berlin along the river Spree. It is a 1316m long section of the Berlin Wall which, in 1990, many varying and different artists painted 105 different paintings along it. Art with this much meaning and scale is always impressive and these works are no exception. Walking along the wall looking at all of the different works did give you some small impression of…

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If you see a photo of Copenhagen it’s probably of Nyhavn. This was originally a bustling commercial port where ships from all over the world would arrive to dock. The area was packed with taverns, sailors and the sort of ladies who hang around at docks with sailors! When you visit Nyhavn today, you will see beautiful old houses that are now classy restaurants and bars. Hans Christian Andersen (the famous Danish fairytale writer) used to…

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  Get out of Stockholm and See The Archipelago The best way to see the Archipelago, perhaps the only way, is to book a boat tour. This took us around just some of the 30,000 islands, islets and rocks which make up the world famous Archipelago. With a delicious lunch included, it really is the perfect way to spend a few hours, whilst admiring the views and the very expensive holiday homes on the islands. Seeing Stockholm from the water…

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The best way to arrive in Oslo is by rail – the Bergen railway line is fantastic. We travelled from Myrdal to Oslo and were so impressed. The train follows rivers and valleys along some of the most beautiful countryside I have ever seen. It is comfy and very spacious plus there are spectacular views the whole way. It is great to travel through such epic scenery and through the long train tunnels, really exciting. I…

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