Kosovo – Hiking the Edge

๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Born out of the breakup of former Yugoslovia, Kosovo is one of the youngest country in world. After Kosovo war in 1999 , it declared independence in 2008. The country is being rebuilt since then. In spite of sore relationship with neighbouring Serbia , gradually it is recognised by most of G20 countries. This was a short trip to Kosovo primarily to Hike part of Sharr mountains called The Edge. I arrived in Pristina and was picked up the by the host. We then relaxed and enjoyed a late…

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South of France

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท 6th - 10th April 2024 Day 1 London To Nice My flight to Nice was in the afternoon . Nice airport is fairly small and not that far from the towm. I reached my Air BnB apartment late in the evening . We had our dinner and then retired for the day. Day 2 Antibes We spent the morning in Nice. The Promenade des Anglais is the iconic seafront boulevard that stretches for approximately seven kilometers along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline of Nice. Lined with palm trees and offering…

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Malta In 4 Days

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta is the tenth smallest country by area and seventh mostly densely populated country. It is also having smallest capital amongst the countries in European union. Temeperature in January was quite mild compared to continental Europe. Day 1 - 5th Jan, Valetta I landed in Valetta , capital of Malta. My stay was booked at Hotel Carlton for 4 nights at Sliema area. Reaching to my hotel from airport is pretty straight forward by public transport. I bought a 4 day Malta card which gave unlimited access to public…

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Mexico : Chichรฉn Itzรก and Cenote Swimming

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Journey to Mexico started with a very long flight with two changes. It started from Frankfurt at 7 AM in the morning , then a 3 hr break at Heathrow before taking the 2nd one to Dallas . Dallas airport was in total chaos , there is this December vacation rush with very long queues and we had on one and half hour to board the flights. At security we got seperated while we were made to walk through an open area with a dog running around.    …

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Mexico : Tulum

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ From Cancun our next destination was Tulum. We booked our tickets in ADO bus which were very comfortable though bus station was bit crowded and chaotic . Tulum has excellent beaches , but Playa Ruinas (Ruin beach)ย  is the most stunning beach . This narrow strip of sand at the foot of cliffs, overlooked by ruins of an ancient Mayan walled city. The Tulum ruins, with its beautiful coastal setting, are one of the most popular Mayan cities and offer an interesting insight into the later years of the…

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Mexico : Cancun

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ   This was booked very well in advance primarily because I got a huge promotional deal at Sunset Royal Beach resort , Cancun .ย  Mexico and specially in Cancun there are these "all inclusive" resorts where essentially you pay mothing for your foods and drinks . On arrival you were given a bracelet and you just need to scan it and thats all. Flights , specially during Chrismas was expensive , so I opted for an indirect route . We had a fairly comforatable room for 5 days and…

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Budapest

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ My flight from the Brussels was in the morning. It was a 2.5 hour flight , I arrived at the Airport around 11 and then took a bus to the center. I was staying at Artist Guest House but I had collect my keys from a different place which was painful. Nevertheless after settling down in my guest house and taking a bit of rest I left to stoll around the center of the Budapest . The previously separate towns of Buda, ร“buda, and Pest were officially unified in…

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Belgium

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช 29 th April Brussels 4 nights London โ†’ Brussels โ†’ Budapest โ†’ Sofia โ†’ London Day 1 London to Brussels My flight was early morning from Heathrow. I landed at Brussels airport about 10.30. From airport I took public transport to my hotel. Hotel itself was outside the old city . I was bit early , could not check in, neither they had the facility to keep the luggage .ย  So I had to roam around for sometime before allowed to check in. After checking in I spent sometime…

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Croatia : Plitvice lake national park

Plitvice lake is a 295sqย  km national park in central Croatia. There are 16 lakes , 12 upper and 4 lower lakes joined by waterfalls. Veliki Slap is the highest waterfall (78 meter) in lower lakes. Apart from walkways and hiking trails there is also an electric boat which connect lower lakes and upper lakes. My flight from Sarajevo was on the Morning. From the airport , I first had to take a bus to transfer to main bus station and then took a bus from there to Plitvice . I bought…

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Croatia : Zagreb

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Day - 1 Zagreb is the captial of Croatia and my last stop before flying back home. I started in the afternoon after a long day at Plitvice . The bus reached at Zagreb early evening . I stayed at YHA in Zagreb. After checking in I roamed around city centre and also had my dinner . Interestingly in the city center the have probably smallest train line in the world ( used only for touristic purposes) . Tkes ppl from lower level of the town to upper level.…

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