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Day trip to GUERNSEY – St. Peter Port | Europe in a Day

Bian v’nue en Guernési – Colourful flowerbeds in the Candie Gardens – Source: James Scanlan The second largest of all the Channel Islands, Guernsey is also the western-most island in the chain, sitting 50km off of mainland Europe. One of the British Crown Dependencies, I had always been curious about visiting Guernsey and its capital… Continue reading Day trip to GUERNSEY – St. Peter Port | Europe in a Day

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Day trip to JERSEY – St. Helier and Gorey | Europe in a Day

Séyiz les beinv'nus en Jèrri – Fountains around the Liberation Sculpture – Source: James Scanlan At just over 15km long and 8km wide, Jersey might be small but it is still the largest of all the Channel Islands. Being so compact, though I’d originally planned to spend my day trip here exploring the island’s capital… Continue reading Day trip to JERSEY – St. Helier and Gorey | Europe in a Day

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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