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Prespa National Park

Icon Written by Fred Hart on February 9, 2020 – 21:53

My destination was the Εθνικό Πάρκο Πρεσπών (Prespa National Park). Tucked away near the borders of Albana and Northern Macedonia, the park is great for bird watching.



Ioannina Island & Kastoria

Icon Written by Fred Hart on February 8, 2020 – 20:53

This morning I took the boat over from the city centre to Ioannina Island. It was actually quite busy which I wasn’t expecting; I can only imagine how busy it would be in the Summer.



Day Trip to the Meteora

Icon Written by Fred Hart on February 7, 2020 – 20:57

The Meteora is the name of a rock formation in central Greece (in the Thessaly region) upon which a complex of monasteries were built. Of the original 24, there are now 6 which are open all year round. In the Greek Orthodox church, the Meteora Monasteries are second only in importance to those on Mount […]



Athens to Ioannina in 5 Hours

Icon Written by Fred Hart on February 7, 2020 – 08:21

I drove my own car to Greece last year but this holiday is the first time I’ve rented a car abroad (not counting Cyprus where they drive on the left) and driven in a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side.



My 2020 Holidays Are Booked!

Icon Written by Fred Hart on January 19, 2020 – 19:50

With 2020 now well under way I’ve more or less booked all my holidays for the year ahead.

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My Review of the Last Decade

Icon Written by Fred Hart on December 30, 2019 – 20:06

The next decade is upon us. Normally at the end of each year I post some sort of Review of the Year but this year the done thing seems to be reviewing the last decade – so here’s my take on the ’10s.

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Christmas 2019

Icon Written by Fred Hart on December 29, 2019 – 16:36

Happy Christmas to everyone who reads my blog!

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Christmas Shopping in London

Icon Written by Fred Hart on December 22, 2019 – 21:35

I left it a bit too late to order what I needed online (I was rather hoping Boris might prorogue Christmas) so when I got up on Saturday morning I made the decision I was going to hit the shops.

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Birthday Weekend in France & Belgium

Icon Written by Fred Hart on December 9, 2019 – 22:31

I returned late last night from my latest European adventure: A road trip to France and Belgium for my birthday weekend.

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Cheltenham Literature Festival 2019

Icon Written by Fred Hart on October 6, 2019 – 19:38

October sees the annual Cheltenahm Literature Festival and this year I’ve spent in excess of £150 on tickets and new books to read.

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