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Nugget and Simone’s Wedding – Chateau de Varennes, France

Get a bunch of wonderful people together in a wonderful place and wonderful things will happen. What a few days, much love. BT Advertisements

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Prague, Czech Republic

Last stop before heading home – Prague. This place is something special for many reasons. For me it’s particularly special because it’s where I had the best beer of my life, and somebody’s going to brew one hell of a beer to trump it. The Czech’s are pretty good at the whole beer thing and […]

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Not a whole lot to say about Bratislava. It’s another Eastern European, post-communist city that’s got plenty of charm. What I will say is that if you’re there in Winter and it’s pouring rain then it going to be bloody cold, I assure you of that. I wouldn’t say there’s anything mind-blowing about this little […]

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Budapest, Hungary

Our jaunt through Romania was to be our last long(ish) trip in the same country. As we were soon to head back to Australia for a friend’s wedding gone were the long winded driving adventures and along came a few “pack it all in” stops. We still kept our two night minimum rule in play […]

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Chasing Dracula – Romania

Well check this out, somebody’s actually posting something here. It’s been 236 days since my last post due to a severe backlog of photo editing along with a severe backlog of laziness. But here we are and let’s not dwell on how lazy I am. Romania, what a place. I think every country we visited […]

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Bulgaria

Getting to Bulgaria from Istanbul involved potentially the most feral train ride I’ve ever experienced. The cabin wasn’t all that bad, it was just grossly hot and opening a window only force fed the joint with diesel fumes. On top of this the toilet was a good old squatter and naturally everybody who tried to […]

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is many things, quiet isn’t one of them. 14 million people in one city is bound to be hectic and no doubt it is. Don’t believe all the media beat up of instability or insecurity in Istanbul though, it’s another world and it’s awesome. Put it on your list pronto. BT

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Selcuk, Bergama and Gallipoli

Aaaaaaaaaaand we’re back. After a seriously long hiatus I’ve decided I’d better pull my finger out and get up to date with these posts. So here’s a start. After Pamukkale we spent a few days in Bodrum and realised it wasn’t our scene – it’s a total resortsville and the hassle from restauranteurs and shop […]

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Next stop was Pamukkale in the South West interior where we discovered yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Pamukkale” means Cotton Castle in Turkish and it’s not hard to see why. Emerging from the middle of nowhere, this brilliant white mess of travertine stands out like dog’s you-know-whats formed from millions (I suppose) of years […]

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From the Mediterranean to the Aegean, the Turkish Coastline

Cappadocia and the rest of the Anatolian region was superb but it was lacking the ocean in a big way. Being one of the pastiest humans on the planet it was imperative that I maintained the mediocre (for a normal person but epic for me) tan I’d developed after a month in Croatia. ┬áHence our […]

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