Foreign Lands

Game Of Thrones Filming Locations In Dubrovnik, Croatia

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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Gear

BioLite Campstove II Review

  I’ve always been interested in BioLite Stoves; they’re very innovative and very different to other outdoor stoves on the market. I’m going to be reviewing the Biolite Campstove Two, this updated version of the original BioLite Stove has a 50% higher power output as well as new LED controls and improved control of its combustion. Inside the box you get the above contents: a stuff sack, FlexLight, fire starter, USB cord and instructions (don’t worry you wont need them,…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Dubrovnik, Croatia

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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Footwear

Hanwag Belorado Low GTX Trail Shoes Review

  Hanwag (named after their founder Hans Wagner) are a small walking shoes company based near Munich in Germany. They’ve been around for almost 100 years and have been creating top quality shoes for outdoor enthusiasts. Hanwag want all of their shoes to have a great fit and be tough, rugged and durable. They do this by making all of their shoes out of the best materials available, using the traditional skills of the craft.   Hanwag Belorado Low GTX…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Budapest, Hungary

  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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The Best Slovakian High Tatra Mountain Huts

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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What You Must Do In Krakow, Poland

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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Cool Things You Must Do In Berlin, Germany

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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Clothing

Excellent Travel Clothing – Sherpa Adventure Gear Review

When we were backpacking this summer, we were travelling a lot (as you do) and we had to carry everything we had with us. We really wanted to pack as lightly as we could – this is pretty hard. Especially when travelling from the cold Fjords of Norway, through a lot of Europe, up and across the High Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range and the only place in Europe where real Sherpas still work! – to the scorching…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Copenhagen, Denmark

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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