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Loved Split think I’ll stay just a little bit longer

Well at least for the next 4.5hrs..... turns out red planes do not fly faster, they do not fly at all. After spending nearly 2.5 hours sitting on the tarmac cause our brand new plane had problems with its flaps they decided it was a lost cause & ushered us off but I did make sure I got my free crisps & drink first. We are now sitting round waiting for a plane from Leeds to come and get us. I’m working on better to be safe than sorry & just thankful we don’t have connecting flights however I think I’ll be sick of this view shortly...

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Should mention it’s probably not a bad thing to be grounded with out luck today our airport transfer (guy managing our apartment) forgot to turn his lights off in his car....he had to push start the car.....

Posted by ChristieA 04:31 Archived in Croatia Tagged europe airports Comments (0)

Up in the sky so high...

.... ok maybe just up Srd Hill.

After a bit of a lazy start we took off to the old town and the cable to Srd Hill, ild call it a mountain but apparently it’s a Hill. There’s an old fortress up there which houses a museum about war in the homeland, sad & interesting. The views were amazing

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One last wander through the old town where we found the best ice cream shop, Peppino’s probably a good thing we found it on our last day, we’ve definitely walked off today’s ice cream.

We found our apartments pool so nice to go for a dip and wash the sweat away, it was a warm day here and we spent a lot of it on foot.

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Posted by ChristieA 11:04 Archived in Croatia Tagged croatia europe dubrovnik Comments (0)

To step or not to step

Today we took a jaunt across the border to Montenegro, a beautiful place, mountains, water & interesting buildings. We took a drive around the Bay of Kotor soaking in the sights before stopping and catching a boat across to Our Lady of the Rock a man made island with an interesting church on it.

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Have to give our bus driver some credit he backed out of the busy street and we were on our way to Kotor’s old town, another walled city. You can climb the walls which are some 1,500 steps up a mountain, since we are stiff & sour from our hike we decided we’ld do that another time. We wandered the tiny streets, exploring, poking our heads in shops & enjoying an ice cream.

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Lunch was overlooking the water in Budva before exploring the old walled town, which was a bit like Kotor. We did manage to take a quick look at the beach the water looked inviting but taking off my sneakers was not, not sure the pebble, shell, sand mix would have been nice to walk on.

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Posted by ChristieA 09:31 Archived in Montenegro Tagged europe montenegro Comments (3)

Last day in Reykjavik

So today I went flying, swimming, boating, suba diving, kayaking, saw a volcano erupt, went under a waterfall oh who I kidding I went to the cinema & those that know me know how I hate kayaking! I went and saw the 360 degree cinema experience at the Harpa so technically I really did do all those things just sitting working out which side of the room I should look at.

The rest of my day involved chilling with a book, making sure things fitted in my backpack (positive I've lost things along the way there seems to be more room) and one last explore of the city by foot.
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I did manage to get up the tower at Hallgrimskirkja before they closed it where I had a great view of roof tops.
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Our hotel is the white building on the right, right in front of the hotel so much so looking out our window I feel like offering to take people's photos.

Last night Birte & I braved the rain (wasn't heavy just annoying) to do a tour out to Videy Island to see the Peace Tower (if your here when it's lit it's a must do) didn't get too many photos because of the rain
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Posted by ChristieA 08:15 Archived in Iceland Tagged europe iceland reykjavik Comments (0)

Out and about in Reykjavik

Again the weather is grey & wet, but since when did that stop us........ Today we took a trip to the wild side, ok really we went to the zoo. It was nice to see the Icelandic domestic animals up close but other than that it wasn't too exciting.
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We stepped through nature (& in some kindly left behind deposits from the ducks) as we strolled through the beautiful botanical gardens. The down side everything is labeled (not so bad) but the labels are a but of visual pollution & kind of over power the plants.
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Coffee & cake at the top of the Perlan was a nice way to hide from the weather
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I stepped inside Hallgrimskirkja instead if admiring it from our window, the beauty is mostly on the outside of the building. However I timed my visit well as they seemed to be practicing playing the giant organ, it was interesting to sit & watch.
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Here's hoping the weather passes Birte & I are off to see the Imagine Peace Tower on Videy Island tonight, we have timed our visit well as it will be lit up.

Posted by ChristieA 08:57 Archived in Iceland Tagged europe iceland reykjavik Comments (0)

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