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Med to the Balkans research trip – week 3

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Med to the Balkans research trip – week 3

Our 3rd and final week saw us entering the storybook world of Dubrovnik, a fabled walled city on the Adriatic coastline. This UNESCO listed city left us in no doubt why Warner Bros chose this location for the renowned Game of Thrones series. Walking the 2-kilometre-long city walls offered stupendous views of the old city …

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Med to the Balkans research trip – week 2

We kicked off week two leaving our 5-star hotel at Livorno with a drive down through the stunning region of Tuscany, a superb landscape of centuries old wineries and cypress lined driveways at the end of which lay grandiose villas, the scene was magnificent and followed the path of the ancient Romans known as the …

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Spain, Portugal & Morocco 2022 Tour Blog

Felix and I led the inaugural Spain, Portugal and Morocco tour in 2019 and it was also one of the last Compass Expeditions tours to run before the onset of the dreaded Covid.  Three years later it was time to run this magical tour again and knowing what was ahead, we were very excited. With …

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Med to the Balkans research trip – week 1

Endless delays, baggage issues, a good dose of jet lag and being bitten by an overexcited hotel dog couldn’t dampen our spirits as the plane touched down at the Franjo Tudman Airport on the outskirts of the Croatian capital, Zagreb. It had been three years since we had completed our last research trip and since …

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