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Here’s Why You Should Visit The Horrible Town Of Ohrid

The Old Town of Ohrid, Macedonia

How incredibly horrible can Ohrid really be? It is easy to become bewitched by this quaint little town nestled on the banks of Lake Ohrid in the shadow of Samuil’s Fortress, however it isn’t all picture perfect vistas. This town has got some truly horrid charms which may just seduce you into staying for longer than you planned. Here’s five …

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How to Enjoy Lisbon for Less

This week’s Cities for Less post comes from James, whose travel blog the Portugalist focusses on Portugal. He is perfectly placed to deliver some wisdom on saving money in Lisbon as he shares his experience of living in Lisbon, the Algarve, and the North of Portugal. So let’s find out a little more about James. Our Story A few years ago my …

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Six Things You Need To Know Before Stepping Foot In The Philippines

beautiful beach in Mindoro

The Philippines has an abundance of natural beauty. From pristine white beaches to emerald lagoons, bubbling volcanoes to mist covered mountains, it is a nature lover’s paradise. However, travelling around the archipelago can be challenging and given I have travelled to over 80 countries, I do not say this lightly. There are some important factors to consider if you are …

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Things to do on Lake Ohrid that will make you fall in love

Church of St. John at Kaneo in Ohrid, Macedonia

Lake Ohrid is a UNESCO protected lake and town in South-West Macedonia. Squeezed into the border of Macedonia and Albania, it is a heady combination of crumbling villas, terracotta tiles and gigantic statues. This is a town where you will fall in love – with early morning mists hovering over the lake, with deserted castles and monasteries and with delightful, …

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