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Split.

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“Croatia has been glorious – it’s so beautiful, and I want to go back as often as I can.” Emilia Clarke “I don’t want to have things anymore,” she said, “I want to go places and see things instead.” It was hot and I’d bought an ice cream, scanning the Riva for a bench in the shade. I found one across from an elderly couple and almost immediately they started talking to me. The woman […]

Rome.

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“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” Giotto di Bondone I’m going start with a very bold and very honest statement – I did not love Italy. I say this because it’s all too easy in forums such as this to wax lyrical about everywhere you’ve been and pretend that every city is a dream destination. It’s not. There are places I’ve been that I’ve adored, some […]

Berlin.

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“You are crazy, my child. You must go to Berlin.” Franz von Suppe. You don’t have to travel very far across Europe to see the scars still present from the two world wars past; and, that being the case, all roads historical lead naturally to Germany. So it would be easy to have expectations about the country and it’s long divided capital. Whatever mine were – my recollection is uncertain on this point – by […]

London.

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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Samuel Johnson. I’ve been to some incredible places around the world but from the moment I stepped off that plane into London 12 years ago, it had my heart. It was the first major international city I visited and it’s still my favourite. I absolutely love London. I’ve been there four times now; the most recent visit was only just over a month […]