5 Days in Malaga, Sevilla, and Cordoba

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Spain wasn’t the first place that came to mind when I thought of where we would visit as our first “other country” trip since we came back to Europe. There are a lot of other countries we have not even been to yet. To be honest, it was the fact that Finnair were going to…

Taking the Train to Lapland (and back)

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So I’ve detailed what we got up to in Lapland, let me tell you how we got there and back without taking to the skies. It may not be known to people outside of Finland (it wasn’t to me) but there is an excellent rail network in place. One of the most popular trains is…

Travelling Around Japan By Train Part 2

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Part 1 here. Osaka We trained up from Miyajima, back through Hiroshima, and on to Osaka. The trip took less than 2 and a half hours. And so began, our journey into more touristy areas. The throngs of people got bigger and shoulders rubbed more frequently. We stayed up at the Courtyard by Marriott (review…

Travelling Around Japan by Train Part 1

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Part II here. You’ve experienced some form of Japanese culture. Yes you. Food, ninjas, karaoke, origami, strange internet movies, to name but a few. Japan is unique. A good type of unique. Not present day Syria unique. So Japan shouldn’t be too hard to delve into as a tourist and it’s not. But it’s unique, and…