It’s Been Three Months

When you’re waiting for something, eagerly anticipating the arrival of your favourite season or perhaps a much awaited holiday, three months seems like an absolute age. In the grand scheme of things, three months isn’t very long. The average life expectancy of a British female is 82.8 years. Which is to say, if I’m your average female (and trust me, I most certainly am) then I’ll probably live to see a grand total of 331 lots of three months. It seems like a lot of time, right? But I promise you, it’s not. What were you doing towards the end…

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In Pictures: 48 Hours in Dubrovnik

It’s absolutely crazy that this time two months ago I’d just touched down in Montenegro, at the start of my little solo jaunt to the Balkans. What’s even crazier is that now, two months down the line, I’ve only actually managed to publish five posts from that trip. That’s five out of at least fifteen I have tentatively planned in my own head. So yeah, have no fear because there’s plenty more to come my lovely little bunch of fromage frais. The last two posts have been very word-heavy and very Game of Thrones heavy, and to be honest Westeros is…

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Trsteno Arboretum: The Palace Gardens of the Red Keep

Hands up who knows what an arboretum is. I don’t know about you, but all I’m hearing right now is a whole bunch of crickets and maybe the faint echo of tumbleweed drifting past in the wind. An arboterum, for those of you who don’t know, is, according to Oxford Dictionaries, a botanical garden devoted to trees. Although, for the sake of fluffing this piece up a bit, let’s take a look at this bloody fantastic description provided by the Free Dictionary: A place where an extensive variety of woody plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes I guess…

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10 Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Dubrovnik

For one minute and 40 seconds let us all silently imagine the Game of Thrones theme song is playing. Or for anyone dedicated enough, open up your multimedia player of choice and play that tune. Ready? GO!  One minute and forty seconds later… Are we back? Good. Excellent. Game of Thrones. It’s exciting isn’t it? All that murder and fire and incest and sex and naked people and not naked people and ugly people and pretty people and horses! What’s not to love? Apart from the unbearably long wait between books/seasons, of course. I’d even go so far as to…

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Travel Ain’t Easy: 4 Travel Bloggers Tell Us Why

This time last year (looking at my calendar it might actually be exactly a year to this very date!) I was riding along in the passenger seat of my friend’s super fancy car in India, going about 1000mph and trying to ignore the sound of the horn honking for no good reason every 2.5 seconds. That’s not even an exaggeration. It was crazy. We could have been the only ones on the road within a 20 mile radius and he would still be honking like there’s no tomorrow. How else are other cars going to know I’m coming? Hm, I…

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