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Travel Photoblog: Bulgaria

For Christimas this past year, we got the opportunity to visit Bulgaria for the festive season. We took a trip with my dad to Borovets Ski Resort in the Rila Mountains for some fresh air, skiing, family fun and a fair few Gluhweins! My dad has spent some time in Bulgaria and always raves about the warm people and some of the beatuiful countryside, so he was excited to show us some of it. The Rila Mountains, where Borovets Ski Resort is situated, are in the southwest of the country and one of the highest mountian ranges in the Balkans. The name 'Rila' apparently comes from the Thracian for '...
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Travel - The Amalfi Coast (La Costiera Amalfitana)

The coastline of the Sorrentine Peninsular, known as the Amalfi Coast, is just south of Naples in the region of Campania, Italy. We recently visited this movie-inspiring backdrop with its lemon groves dating back to Roman times, and colourful hill towns overlooking the aquamarine Tyrrenhian sea. You can read about our bucket-list trip along this coastline, the wonderful places we stayed, the food we ate, and the limoncello of course! When I was about 12 years old I watched the movie Only You , with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Junior. I will never forget the scene where Marisa Tomei,...
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The Holiday Workout

It is possible to keep up your training and exercise on a holiday, and not totally slip into decadence and debauchery (well, a little at least!). Recently, I went away for some sunshine, relaxation and fun with friends. In amongst my way-too-many bikinis (I have a bikini obsession even though I live in London - they turn out to be particularly impractical for the lifestyle here), I packed a skipping rope and a Theraband (both way less than a g-string). Thus I was able to do some mini circuit/strength training sessions. For me a holiday is first and foremost about breaking from the same old...