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Tbilisi (24 to 29 October 2022)

Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi is a city of contrasts.  There’s the genteel Old Town.  And then there’s the vibrant, cosmopolitan, modern city which has emerged in the decades since Georgia’s independence following the fall of the…

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Goris (20 to 23 October 2022)

In eastern Armenia, less than 15km from the border with Azerbaijan is the small town of Goris. We had hoped to take a share taxi but at the station we found there were none going…

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Khor Virap, Garni and Geghard

Within striking distance of Yerevan there are three significant monastery and temple sites.  Well, actually, there are many more than that.  Medieval monasteries are Armenia’s biggest drawcard.  But there’s a real risk of monastery fatigue…

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Yerevan (16 to 20 October 2022)

Yerevan is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.  It’s fortunes have waxed and waned over the centuries since it was first established in about 3,200 BCE.  At the beginning of the…

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Neuschwanstein Castle (14 October 2022)

When Julie backpacked in Europe in the early 1990s, visiting Neuschwanstein Castle was on every traveller’s wish list.  But it was hard to reach on public transport and wildly expensive for a backpacker budget.  She…

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