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Pulteney Bridge Bath

Bath Coffee Shop Tour with Showaround

My review of a tour of Bath with Showaround taking in all the best independent coffee shops and cafes.

Boat on Lake Bled

Lake Bled Overview and Travel Competition

Lake Bled has been lifted straight from a fairy tale, fully living up to its reputation as one of the best tourist attractions in Slovenia.

Welcome to Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Follow a diabetic Jersey Bean as I aim to travel around as much of the world as possible on a limited budget focusing on history, culture and diabetes.

Diabetes Travel Inspiration

Never let “it” stop you from seeing the world. Diabetes is my “it” but it didn’t stop me. What is stopping you?

The Coliseum lit up as darkness falls over Rome.

Monuments of Rome

They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day but my, it seems like someone waved a magic wand and left the city awash with astonishing monuments and a glorious past. Reverberating by history all around it is hard to escape the architectural beauty and the monuments of Rome. So what’s so special about these colossal structures that make Rome the city that it is? Come, let’s take a look and revisit Roman history.

Photo of riverside restaurants by the Ljubljanica River in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ljubljana Overview

Ljubljana is the perfect blend of cool and charming. It successfully mixes Central European architecture and horrendous, but somehow endearing ugly, communist apartments blocks, the latter acting as a necessary counterweight to ostentation.

Artwork for sale by Zagreb artists in a park in the Croatian capital.

Zagreb Photos

Photos from Zagreb, Croatia, including Tkalciceva Street, the Zagreb City Museum and St Mark’s Church.

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Plitvice Lakes Photos

Plitvice Lakes photos: A selection of my favourite photos from the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Even in the rain the lakes at Plitvice are fantastically beautiful.

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Plitvice, Croatia – Two Nights in the Madhouse

Thankfully there is no not-so-slyly masturbating man on this coach so I am much more relaxed. Instead there is a lovely Croatian woman and her son behind me who start chatting to me. Her husband is from Paisley in Scotland so she almost speaks better English than I do (a shameful and repetitive embarrassment on this trip considering my lack of a second language).

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Plitvice Lakes Overview

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is gorgeous. Even in the rain the lakes have an allure that is equal parts mesmerizing and refreshing.