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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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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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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Iceland: Hiking an active volcano

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland is known to be the land of ice and fire, and in the past few years itโ€™s really shown the world what that really means. The country is situated on top of two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plate, and also right above a hotspot โ€“ a geological term for a volcanic area that has an unusually hot mantle underneath it. With over 32 active volcanic systems in the country, youโ€™d expect there to be a volcanic eruption going on all the time. Hiking to…

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Iceland: Laugavegur Trek and Fimmvรถrรฐuhรกls pass

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Theย Laugavegurย andย Fimmvรถrรฐuhรกlsย trekย has been listed by National Geographic as one of the "World'sย Best Hikes"ย dueย to the unique and extremely diverse landscapeย encounteredย on the trail.ย One can see everything from sizzling hot springs and volcanoes to icy white glaciers. We walked through geothermally active lands of colored rhyolite mountains, obsidian fields, cross glacier rivers, and so much more on our journey. We stay in rustic,ย but charming highland hutsย locatedย in remote areas. Each area is unique, revealing new features in the ever-changing landscapes of the trail. Day 1 Reykjavikย ย to Landmannalaugarย  We departed early in the morning from…

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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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Khirai – Valley of flowers

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Khirai, a sleepy station next to Panskura Junction is known as Bengal Valley of flowers. Though most of flower cultivation happens few miles down near Dokanda village at lower reaches of Kansai river. A nice day-out . It was sad to see that some farmers were destroying their own corps . Spoke to one and he told me that even the cost of transportation is more then what it would fetch in wholesale market.

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Tallin in 3 days

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Mid March 2020, Wuhan probably the most well known place is the world, countries are cities are coming to grinding halt , and it is in that condition we decided to travel Estonia. Tallin, the capital of Estonia located on the shore of Baltic Sea. The old town Kesklinn is an Unesco World heritage site and one of the best preserved medieval city in Europe. We reached Tallin pretty late in evening . Luckily drive from airport was only about 5 mile. Next day after breakfast we left for a walking…

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Chitagong & Coxbazar

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ It was a sunny and warm late December afternoon when I landed Chitagong international airport. The plan was to stay 4 days here before flying off to Dhaka. My hotel was near Chawk Bazar which was quite far from Airport. Chitagong itself is a very overcrowded and dusty (during dry season) city , but it is a great base to cover some of Chitagong hill tract districts, specially Rangamati and Bandarban. Unfortunately foreigners require special permit to visit tribal areas and I did not have time for this bureaucratic…

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