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Day trip to UKRAINE – Kyiv | Europe in a Day

Ласкаво просимо в Україну – The gigantic Motherland Monument - Source: James Scanlan Declaring independence in 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is the largest country entirely within Europe. Although a fairly young nation, its capital Kyiv has a history that spans over a millennium – making it one of Eastern Europe’s… Continue reading Day trip to UKRAINE – Kyiv | Europe in a Day

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Day trip to BELARUS – Minsk | Europe in a Day

Сардэчна запрашаем у Беларусь – The golden domes of All Saints Church - Source: James Scanlan Frequently found near the top of lists naming ‘the least visited countries in Europe’, Belarus spent centuries under different empires before finally declaring independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Admittedly, I’d never planned to write about my time… Continue reading Day trip to BELARUS – Minsk | Europe in a Day

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Day trip to SERBIA – Belgrade | Europe in a Day

Добродошли у Србију – Pobednik keeps watch over the city – Source: James Scanlan SERBIA - Belgrade Right at the core of the Balkan peninsular, Serbia has repeatedly been at the seismic centre of European history. Fascinated by the region as a whole, I studied Serbian at university and got to spend time in the… Continue reading Day trip to SERBIA – Belgrade | Europe in a Day

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Day trip to ALBANIA – Tirana | Europe in a Day

Mirësevini në Shqipëri – Skanderbeg keeps watch over his namesake square - Source: James Scanlan Bridging the point where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet, Albania is a small country but its reputation precedes it. Spending decades in political isolation under a particularly oppressive and hard-line communist dictatorship, Albania became characterised as a remote peculiarity… Continue reading Day trip to ALBANIA – Tirana | Europe in a Day

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Day trip to ENGLAND – York | Europe in a Day

Ƿilcuma tō Englaland – York Minster looms over the city - Source: James Scanlan Annually attracting millions of visitors from all over the globe, I’ve often been asked why I’ve never written about England as part of Europe in a Day. The truth is, I’d always wanted to include my home country and had spent… Continue reading Day trip to ENGLAND – York | Europe in a Day