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Upfest 2017 – Interview with Artist Jody Thomas

What is Upfest 2017? Upfest, the Urban Paint Festival is Europe’s largest free graffiti festival with artists taking over 1.3km of prime …

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.

Gourmet Italian Food Tours with Emilia Delizia

Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. As a haven for tourists and visitors, Italy is also home to some of the finest vineyards and restaurants in Europe.

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?

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.

St Mark's Church in St Mark's Square, Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Overview

Zagreb is dull and uninspiring. Like a tired, cheap version of Vienna it has pretty buildings aplenty but an anticlimactic scope in its history compared to other, similar cities.

It is very different from the other cities that I have seen so far in the Balkans in that it has an architectural and spiritual affinity with Central Europe. I mean spiritual in the sense of ornate Catholicism but also in the general vibe of the city.

Sure it is pretty and has a stock of buildings of regional importance but there is nothing that hooks the imagination. Like lift music it is both familiar and pleasant but offers little of substance,

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.