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Budapest - Day 1 - All around Andrássy Avenue

HUNGARY | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | Views [356]

My train to Budapest doesn't leave till 1735. I've pack my bags, but am compelled to stay in Bucharest for another half day until the the train leaves. It's the third day of a heatwave in Romania. It hasn't quite hit the high of 41c of yesterday, only ... Read more >

Tags: bucharest, budapest, hungary, unesco


Athens - Day 5 - Delphi

GREECE | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | Views [1183]

Today, I'm heading out to Delphi to see the ancient site of the Oracle. OK, it's not exactly Athens, more than 3 hours out in fact. The ancient Greek world considered Delphi a sacred site, an important  a site of worship of Apollo. Delphi is also ... Read more >

Tags: apollo, athens, delphi, greece, unesco


Athens - Day 3 - Acropolis and The Ancient Stuff

GREECE | Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | Views [1608]

It's a Saturday today and it's only now occurred to me that my plan to do the Acropolis on a weekend was a huge mistake. So I'm resolved to get up as early as possible to get to the Acropolis for the 8am opening time. Imagine my happiness when I get ... Read more >

Tags: acropolis, agora, athens, greece, hadrians library, museums, scams, temple of zeus, unesco


Going Greek in Selcuk

TURKEY | Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | Views [886]

It's been 5 days in Istanbul and what a wonderful city it is. Having done all the tourist things, I still felt there was plenty more to do and see. Alas it's time to move on because the other places I want to see are Canakkale and Selçuk. Neither are ... Read more >

Tags: ephesus, greece, selcuk, unesco


Istanbul - Day 3 - 19th Century Istanbul

TURKEY | Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | Views [907]

Today, I'll do a walking tour of some sights related to the later Ottoman period. Staring the tour with a tram ride to Eminonu, the last stop before Galata Bridge. I decided to walk across the upper level on the way over, so that I could walk on ... Read more >

Tags: galata, istanbul, scams, sightseeing, tower, turkey, unesco, walking tour


Istanbul - Day 2 - Ottoman Istanbul

TURKEY | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | Views [548]

Today, I have to walk 10 minutes just to get my breakfast, due to the botch up of day 1 where I'm not at the hotel I booked. I also have to carry my stuff with me as I was going to insist the hotel give me another room, which they do. It seems good ... Read more >

Tags: blue mosque, haghia sophia, istanbul, palace, sightseeing, turkey, unesco, walking tour


Walking in Copenhagen

DENMARK | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | Views [2557]

Day 1 Although I only live 20 minutes drive from Glasgow airport, my 0700 flight meant I had to get up at 0515. So it's 0600 and I'm waiting for my flight to my first stop on the blitz through Nordic countries. My flight is on a small plane. It's ... Read more >

Tags: copenhagen, denmark, roskilde, sightseeing, unesco, walking tour


Sukhothai

THAILAND | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | Views [726]

After a 10 hour train journey from Ayuttaya, I'm beginning understand why train journeys in Thailand are so much slower by train than by road. There's seems to be a never ending stream of unscheduled stops, broken down train parts and invisible items ... Read more >

Tags: bicycle tour, buddha, buddhist, sukhothai, temple complex, temples, thailand, train, unesco


Yogjakarta and Prambanan

INDONESIA | Friday, 18 May 2012 | Views [1013]

I'm done with Borobudur and get the driver to take me to backpacker haven of Jalan Sosrowijayan, close to Yogjakarta Train Station. It doesn't take long to find a hostel and not much longer for a tout at the hostel spotting fresh meat. He talks to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, hindu, indonesia, prambanan, scams, temples, unesco, yogjakarta


Steps to enlightment in Borobudur

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Views [660]

I have to get up real early at 0600 to get my 0750 train to Yogjakarta, my transit point to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borabadur. The Indonesians have figured out a way to squeeze even more money out of the rich (assumed) foreigners by offering ... Read more >

Tags: borobadur, buddhist, hindu, indonesia, temple, unesco


Georgetown

MALAYSIA | Friday, 4 May 2012 | Views [851]

The morning is a bit hectic as I don't have an advance ticket to Penang and didn't set the alarm clock. It's 9.30 before I get to main bus station in Alor Setar and felt fortunate to be ushered onto the bus to Penang just as it was literally leaving.... Read more >

Tags: ferry, malaysia georgetown, photo, unesco


The Road to Aurangabad Cave Dwelling

INDIA | Saturday, 31 Mar 2012 | Views [682]

In Mumbai, I'd bumped into a couple of Scottish girls. As if to show their credentials, they explained some of their money savings tips. An interesting idea is to get an overnight train to the next destination. Effectively saving one night's cost in ... Read more >

Tags: aurangabad, cave, ellora, hot, india, unesco


Show me the way to Mumbai

INDIA | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | Views [800]

It's week 7 into my tour and I'm flying from Delhi to Mumbai. It felt pretty good to have flown for a change and avoiding the bus/train station madness that usually followed on arrival. Much prose and poetry has been written about the quality of air ... Read more >

Tags: india, mumbai, unesco


Agra

INDIA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [1290]

For some strange reason, I felt it necessary to try arriving at New Delhi Railway Station well ahead of time, 1.5 hours to be precise. Despite the chaotics scenes around the station, the train system actually functions quite well and my train to ... Read more >

Tags: agra, fatehpur sikri, fort, india, taj mahal, unesco


Delhi - The Tomb, The Disaster and The Fort

INDIA | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Views [1199]

So it's the third day now in Delhi and I've scheduled Safdarjung's Tomb and the Red Fort, in that order.   After hailing a taxi with instructions to take me to the Tomb. We arrived at a building that looked vaguely like the picture of the ... Read more >

Tags: bike, delhi, fort, good samaritan, india, kindness, misadventures, taxi, unesco



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