Monthly Archives: September 2010

Euro Trip 2010 Pt XI: Split (Croatia)

….and so we have reached the 15th and final part in this Summers trip to Europe. I arrived in Split at 11am after a four hour journey from Mostar in Bosnia & Herzogovena and after enquiring at a few private … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt X: Mostar (Bosnia & Hercegovena)

So having arrived in Mostar five hours later than I had hoped for I decided to spend the night there rather than leaving later that night. I don’t really like the idea of booking a ticket out of a place … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt IX: Zagreb & Dubrovnik (Croatia)

After Slovenia I had to spend about four hours in the nice but fairly unspectacular Zagreb while I waited for my night-train down to Split. One great thing about Croatia’s capital is that there is a legitimate free transport zone……not … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt VIII: Bled & Ljubjana (Slovenia)

It was only a couple of days before this part of the trip that I realised my planned journey between Venice and Ljubjana would take longer than I realised. There was only one daily night train between the two so … Continue reading

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James Bond Filming Locations In Venice

It’s been said that some 500 movies have been made in Venice but most of us can probably only name a few at best. In ‘Euro Trip 2010 Pt X‘ I referred to locations used in ‘The English Patient‘ (1996), ‘Indiana … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt VII: Venice (Italy)

I was lucky to escape a fine on the train between Verona and Venice. I bought a ticket two minutes before it left and made a dash for the train but stupid rules in Italy say you have to validate … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt VI: Verona (Italy)

A spot of torrential rain on my arrival at Verona station had me wondering whether to even bother staying in the place. The thing with Italian stations is that there are seemingly never any maps (apart from in the shops!) … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt V: Milan (Italy)

The only reason I actually stopped in Milan was to see the San Siro Stadium; the home of Milan and Inter. Getting there wasn’t exactly plain sailing though as the train line which runs to that area was having work … Continue reading

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Attack Of The Clones Filming Locations: Star Wars Traveller – Naboo (a.k.a. Como)

You may think that an afternoon of seeking out ‘Casino Royale‘ and Star Wars Episode II film scenes at the Villa del Balbianello would be enough for one day. Not for me though because while I was walking back to my hotel … Continue reading

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Attack Of The Clones Filming Locations: Star Wars Traveller – Naboo (a.k.a. Villa del Balbianello)

Ask almost anybody what their 6th favourite Star Wars film is and chances are that they will say ‘Episode II: Attack of the Clones‘. To be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with episodes I and II but my opinion changed with … Continue reading

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