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Sulmona Italy

Sulmona ItalyTravel Stories Summer 2021 in Italy Travel Stories With much of the world restricted and travel difficult it was not possible for us to head to our usual summer haunts in South East Asia. With Thailand out of bounds we headed 'next door' to Italy for the summer.  Our journey took us through the Barolo to Tuscany and then onto to Sulmona in Abruzzo.Here are the stories from ...
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San Gimignano Stories

San Gimignano ItalyTravel Stories Summer 2021 in Italy Travel Stories With much of the world restricted and travel difficult it was not possible for us to head to our usual summer haunts in South East Asia. With Thailand out of bounds we headed 'next door' to Italy for the summer.  Our journey took us through the Barolo to Tuscany and then onto to Sulmona in Abruzzo.Here are the stories...
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Langhe Valley Piedmont

Langhe Valley ItalyTravel Stories With much of the world restricted and travel difficult it was not possible for us to head to our usual summer haunts in South East Asia.  With Thailand out of bounds we headed 'next door' to Italy for the summer.  Our journey took us through the Barolo to Tuscany and then onto to Sulmona in Abruzzo. Here are the stories from this trip. Langhe Valley...
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24 Hours In Istanbul

24 Hours In Istanbul Turkey Istanbul | 24 Hours In Istanbul Turkey We were in Istanbul 10 years ago and I really did not like it. I don’t know why, maybe it was because I had the flu or maybe it was because we stayed in crappy accommodation but I just did not like it. I was determined that this time I would have a fresh look and give Istanbul another chance, after all it is one of the worlds ‘gre...
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The Dogu Express Across Turkey

The Dogu Express Across Turkey The Dogu Express Across Turkey Catching The Dogu Express From Kars To Ankara When I was researching the easiest way to get from Georgia to Eastern Europe overland the most straightforward way was to travel through Turkey. I then kept coming across vague referrals to a train that crossed Turkey - the Dogu Express. So it was the Dogu Express it was - a 30 hour journey...
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