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Abney Park Cemetery was opened in 1840 as a model garden cemetery. Originally it was parkland dating from the eighteenth century and was named after Lady Mary Abney. It is also one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries of London. As …

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This is another in the occasional series of London Walks. This particular walk took me around Stoke Newington. I took the overground train from Liverpool Street to Stoke Newington. When I left the railway station I crossed the road and …

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Music plays an important role in my life especially with travelling. When I am travelling I am always listening to good music. It is one of the reasons for living. The following are my 10 favourite travel songs. They are …

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A sore head and a heavy heart greeted me as I woke this morning. It was the final full day of my trip. Tomorrow I am off home but first today I would be leaving Vilnius for one final night …

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Castle – Day 14, 26/09

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After breakfast it was agreed that we should take a day out of Vilnius to Trakai. It has a castle and a lake that is worth visiting. It has been recommended to us by the staff at the hostel. So …

 

October 2014 – New Beginnings

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After 12 years with my employer I finally left on 6 October after taking voluntary redundancy. The day itself went quicker than I had imagined. While it was emotional I was glad to be moving on. October 2014 felt right …

 

Užupis Republic

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One of the reasons I like travelling is that you may come across something that could only be described as quirky. Užupis Republic in Vilnius certainly falls into this category. Užupis Republic is a independent state which is located within …

 

Cooked – Day 13, 25/09

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Let me give you one good reason to stay at Jimmy Jumps Hotel. The waffles that are served for breakfast taste wonderful. Freshly cooked, I had mine with strawberry jam and chocolate spread. Just the thing to boost my energy …

 

To Vilnius – Day 12, 24/09

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Today was going to be a leisurely one. I will be travelling to Vilnius. There are plenty of coaches that run between Kaunas and Vilnius so I had no need to rush about. The receptionist at the hostel recommended that …

 

Knin

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Knin may not be the immediate choice of places to visit in Croatia. I suspect that most travellers have never heard of the place. Yet, Knin is important in the hearts of Croats particularly of the recent history. Historically Knin …