Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ This was the last leg of ny B&H trip. The hotel I booked was just opposite to the pigeon square. It was fairly cheap but comfortable. I arrived from Mostar in the morning by Talgo train. There are two daily trains depart from ฤŒapljina , I took the morning train which departs about 6.30 AM. Sarajevo is about 2.5 hours but it took little longer. With the help of my host , I took a local tram to the pigeon square and deposited my luggage . Sarajevo old town…

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Hiking up Mount Maglic

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ The bus picked us up from the Dubrovnik airport . There was some confusion about one person who arrived lake but nevertheless we set out for Tjentiste which would be our base for Mount Maglic. I met my guide and team en route to the 18th century city of Trebinje. This is the southernmost city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is situated on the banks of Trebiลกnjica river in the region of East Herzegovina. The restrurant seems pretty posh with great view . After lunch we visited the Tvrdos…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina : Mostar

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Day 1 I arrived Mostar in the morning . The hotel was in the old town and it was bit of walk from the bus stop. My hotel was at the heart od new town . It is one of the Bosnia and Herzegovina's most beautiful cities . Most of the old town area can be covered easily by foot . Stari Most ( old bridge) is one of Bosnia and Herzegovinaโ€™s most famous landmarks and its compelling history and lively culture mean it features highly in a visit…

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Croatia : 3 days in Dubrovnik

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Day 1 This is the beging of a 2 week trip coinciding with UK bank holiday. I arrived Dubrovnik in afternoon. My apartment was between Lapad and Old Town. Uber is available in Dubrovnik so I took an uber to my accomodation. Later in the afternoon visited a local beach named Belevue. Day 2 Dubrovnik gets pretty hot even in the beginning of June. So next mornings I wanted to go for a walk along the city wall as first thing. For a walk,ย  tickets are pretty expensive close…

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Tenerife and Madrid in 10 days

Everyone loves cheap deals but this one was rediculasly cheap to be true. A fully equipped 1 bed apartment in a popular sea side resort for just $150 for 3 that too for a full week.ย  I was not sure if I am getting into a scam and then we rescheduled two time times due to covid restrictions . So finally in Feb 2022 we were off for Tenerife and Madrid . Day 1 My flight from Luton took off early morning and we checked in Pearly Greay ocean resort by 12.ย …

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Puri

Puri was on cards for a long time. So this December when I was in India , I decided to finally go for it. I started in the evening by Howrah - Puri Supefast express. In spite of booking ticket in 2nd AC 1 month in advance, I only got RAC. Nevertheless , We reached Puri hotel in the morning. I booked the hotel through OYO platform but thr hotel did not honur the booking so ended up paying it again. It took months for me to get my money back. Day…

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Aberdeen, Shetland and Inverness

Shetland is an island archipelago between UK and Faroe island in Norway. There is a cluster of 100 islands only 16 of which are populated.ย  So it was a long journey from mainland UK. Day 1: London - Abardeen This was long day started at morning in Hemel Hempstead. We had to travel all the way Kings Cross and then take the train Abardeen. It`s one of the longest train journey in UK ( longest one is ย Aberdeen to Penzance) of more than 7 hour . We reached Abardeen in late afternoon…

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Isle of Wight

So finally its time for a relaxing family holiday. Getting to Isle of White is starightforward . There are mainly three Ferries from UK mainland, Southhampton - East Cowes, Portsmouth - Fishbourne and Lymington - Yarmouth. We took train to Southhampton and then the Ferry to East Cowes. From East Cowes we took bus to Sandown beach . The place we were staying is inside a holiday park and pretty close to beach .   We were staying there for 3 nights. I went for an afternoon stroll in and around the…

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Annapurna base camp

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต Trekking in Nepal was always a dream . Nepal is a tiny country, which has 8 out of 14 8000M peaks in the world. However I was not considering trekking in Nepal.ย  My original plane was to travel in India and spend some days in Uttarakhand / Himachal , but my cheap return ticket from LOT air has been cancelled and tickets to India were very costly. So I bought a ticket to Kathmandu instead. Annapurna base camp trek is probably the only trek with all the glamour and…

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Abu Dhabi in 3 days

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Visiting Abu Dhabi was not in cards but the offer from Etihad was tempting , they were offering free stay for 2 nightsย  in 5 star hotel. I was on my way to India anyway, so it was a good deal. I arrived at the airport around mid day . Immigration barrier was mostly automated and getting a local SIM in airport was easy. I took a bus from airport to now defunct city terminal and then took a cab to my hotel. Day 1 Today I reached the hotel and…

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