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My top #travel  reads of last year...
From farting shepherds in Yemen to drink driving through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, here are the best travel books that I read in 2014.
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A visit to Krujë, birthplace of #Albania 's national hero, Skanderbeg...

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Krujë makes for an easy day trip from Tirana, or so the guidebooks say. Negotiating Albania's chaotic public transport system is not quite so simple...
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One of the highlights of last summer: The Bay of Kotor, #Montenegro ...

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Montenegro has been touted as the next big thing for a while now, but does it live up the hype? I spent a few days in the Bay of Kotor testing the waters...
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24 hours in Skopje, #Macedonia ...

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What do you do if you miss your flight to Skopje? You fly to Bulgaria instead, and let a chain-smoking lunatic drive you across the border illegally...
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The world's cheapest beer, tastiest soup and craziest traffic: Welcome to  #Hanoi ...

#travel   #vietnam   #southeastasia  
Hanoi, Vietnam February 2012 The traffic honked and screeched and beeped and buzzed, a seething mass of organised anarchy. A constant stream of motorbikes, carrying up to four people at a time, wov...
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Exploring #Palermo , a city fighting back against the Mafia...

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Palermo, Italy April 2012 Our host, Salvatore, beckoned us inside with a theatrical flourish, and welcomed us to his self-proclaimed Sultanate in the heart of Palermo. Exuding eccentricity, with wi...
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Out and about in Saint Lucia...

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Ditch the sun lounger and discover the real Saint Lucia, a vibrant and diverse island that's much more than just another Caribbean cliché.
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A weekend exploring #Kent , from the Faversham Hat Festival to the most surreal tea rooms in Margate...

#travel   #england   #uk  
From genteel Faversham to gritty Margate and hipster Whitstable, I found Kent to be a county that challenged my perceptions, a microcosm of modern England.
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Walking the #CapitalRing  from Highgate to Hackney Wick...

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Hidden away behind the urban facade is a secret London, where goblins lurk and old hippies try and sell you cheesecake. Welcome to the Capital Ring...
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Exploring past and present in #Dubrovnik ...

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Is Dubrovnik really as beautiful as they say? Well, of course it is, but there's more to Croatia's most famous city than its gleaming marble streets...
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Christmas trees and castles in #Latvia ...

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Riga, Sigulda & Turaida, Latvia December 2007 It was only a couple of weeks into December, but already Riga was bitterly cold. The Daugava river had begun to freeze around the edges, and the ai...
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Why Tirana is the perfect introduction to #Albania ...

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Tirana, Albania August 2014 It’s probably fair to say that most people arrive in Tirana with low expectations. Dismissed by many guidebooks as dusty and dilapidated, with little in the way of touri...
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