Port Bou – Moving on

Port Bou – Moving on

Call it Port Boo, it annoys the locals and can be used to confuse border officials. The sort of mentally symbolic gateway between France and Spain. WaitRather than wait for 2hrs in Port Bou, I felt the 5 minute train journey over the border could easily be taken on foot.Alpha male like myself would not find this a problem, and I set off through the Boo heading for the French border. Aside from treading on a prickly pear on the…

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Barcelona – Football

Barcelona – Football

Managed to wander round, get drunk and watch the football.Good constructive stuff. Didn’t bother with the museums. Got some pictures of bits and pieces which I will be adding later. Due to excessive American students, have decided to give myself a new name for each independent tourist encounter. So far have been Harry, Jim, Fred, Geoff, Brin, Mat, Damon, Lodger and Pimp.. This saves time thinking about things and you can concentrate on the conversation to come.

Barcelona – Scam

Barcelona – Scam

Barcelona hosts the best backpacker horror stories. Snatchings, street scams pickpockets, all the best stuff for those travel yarns. This one of the more popular scams you’re likely to encounter on Las Ramblas. Find the Lady Hat and balls trick on cardboard table. Balls are exchanged between hats, money is exchanged between Spaniards, all is jolly, all is normal.. Hat is chosen by Spainiard. Spainiard loses bet, and no objection, continues with the game. Gullable tourist approaches, spots the ball…

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Continental Bloggage

Continental Bloggage

Following the success of previous blog – Budget Slovenia, demand suggests the south of France to visitate and analyse on behalve of the nation. I have just bought my tickets at the following knock-down prices:Birmingham – Perpignan – £45Nice – Coventry – £32

Slovenia – Costs involved

Slovenia – Costs involved

If you are planning to go to Slovenia expect to take the following basic costs into consideration: ESSENTIALS > Flight to and from Ljubljana (£124.98) Booked through – easyjet > Accommodations in Ljubljana & Bled (5 nights accommodation) (£105.64) Booked through – lonelyplanetexchange.com > 1 Pizza (£4.30) > 1 Beer (£1.19) > Bus ticket (£0.78) OTHERS > Walking tour (£4.68) This is assuming you stay in Ljubljana eating beer and pizzas every night. Obviously, the more illustrious your weekend becomes,…

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5 Days in Slovenia – Summary

5 Days in Slovenia – Summary

In future Ljubljana’s leafy boulavards are sure to bring competition to the likes of Prague, Budapest or Bratislava as a cheap weekender for a few drinks. However, Slovenias best attractions lay outside the capital; in its hills, mountains, lakes and rivers. This is where you are likely to find the ‘real’ Slovenia and those attractions which make it stand out as a unique and worthwhile destination.

Ljubljana Walking Tour

Ljubljana Walking Tour

TUESDAY Taking a walking tour is usually a good idea in a foriegn city. Meeting a real local gives you the opportunity to get information first hand, tap them for info. on good bars or nightspots or other aspects little known outside the locality. Our tour guide was a Slovenian fine art student. We took a walk from the town hall down to the cathedral, through the market and into the main square where we caught a miniature train to…

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Lake Bled and Postojna Caves

Lake Bled and Postojna Caves

MONDAY Have found my way down to the lake Bled and managed to pick up a rowing boat. The weather is hot and sunny. I am going to find this easy. Bled is surrounded with mountains some of which are the alps. In the middle of the lake stands a geographical anomoly, (island), on top of which they decided to build a church. Over the years the church and island have often been independent from the locality. At times of…

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Ljubljana and Lake Bled

Ljubljana and Lake Bled

FRIDAY + SATURDAY Have been staying in the Bit Center economy hotel, Ljubljana. Its a mix between a hotel and a sports center. Booked it through the website so its turned out pretty cheap. Got a much needed haircut on Saturday afternoon and the hairdresser recommmended a couple of prime spots. Due to poor weather, didnt bother with either. I suspect there are many interesting historical facts to learn about the Ljubljana but because its the weekend, many things are…

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Easyblog

Easyblog

Arrived in Ljubljana yesterday night. Nobody is able to agree on how this city is pronounced. In flight, it varied from stewardess to stewardess. The brits call in lublana. Flight was ok, went with easyjet from stansted. This is the first time ive flown from stansted, and it seems to be like a kind of mecca for budget flights, idols of stelios and michael oleary adourn the travellator, toilets and other parts of the airport. It was starting to hail…

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